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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Space Giraffe features uniquely beautiful graphics and 100 levels of shoot-em-up action gameplay from the makers of Llamatronand Tempest 2000. Collect power-ups to activate Bonus Rounds and master the strategies necessary to maximize your score on every level! Enjoy the unique graphical appearance of each level due to the use of the Neon engine. Learn special moves to increase the Bonus Multiplier, and collect power-ups to gain access to the Bonus Round. Bonus challenges: Finish all 100 levels to unlock a hidden gameplay mode. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. 100
    Space Giraffe does an incredible job of tying score to performance, and the feeling that there's always a way to squeeze a few more points out of a level provides amazing replay value.
  2. Feels amazingly fresh and new. [Issue 26, p.118]
  3. This is a simple game at heart, a game about learning the rules, becoming really good at manipulating the elements, and then getting a huge high score to brag about. And who could argue with that? [Oct 2007, p.98]
  4. As much as I personally love it, there are plenty of people out there who will outright loathe it. Many won't manage to see past the colors and will simply be unable to play the game. It can also be deeply unforgiving, and while there are concessions in the form of the automatic save, you'll usually advance two or three levels and then hit an absolute brick wall of a stage that will take multiple tries to finish.
  5. The game offers a very frustrating learning curve but once you pass that you’ll uncover a pretty decent game with a lot of replay value.
  6. Ultimately, the game falls apart when the player is bombarded with harmless background colours and life-sucking enemy bullets at the same time. The two become almost indecipherable from one another.
  7. With incredibly poor visibility(apparently by design)and a thumping electronica soundtrack peppered with sophomoric sound effects, Space Giraffe offers a generous 100 levels of damn-near-unplayable technoslop. [Oct 2007, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 9 out of 51
  1. Jan 4, 2014
    10
    This doesn't come easy. It's a game for the dedicated and open minded. You have to work into it. And if you do, you find a perfectly orchestrated game with clean and fun mechanics behind the audiovisual blast. It's clearly one of the best games ever made. Expand

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