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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Mankind's newest and best weapon is the Triggerheart, a humanoid weapons system with a human-like personality. When the Ver'mith attack, only the Triggerhearts Exelica and Crueltear have the power to destroy the enemy. In the classic vertically-scrolling Japanese arcade shooter Triggerheart Exelica, each weapon has a different combat style, but both can perform unique anchor shots. Anchor an enemy ship, capture it to use as a shield, or throw it back into the fray to cause massive damage. With five levels, three difficulty settings, and all the usual Xbox LIVE leaderboards and achievements, Triggerheart Exelica is a fast-paced, full-featured arcade shooter. Unique anchor shot element: The Triggerhearts can anchor enemies, capture them to use as a shield, or toss them back into the field of battle to cause havoc. V.B.A.S. (Variable Boss Attack System): The game dynamically reacts to your skill level. If you have a low score, the bosses will be slightly easier to defeat. Carry a higher score, and the bosses become more challenging. High-def graphics: Fully compatible with HDTVs, the graphics bring the top-down shooter genre to a new level of intensity. New background music willl have you grooving to the rhythm as you destroy the Ver'mith. [Warashi] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Triggerheart Exelica is one of the best XBLA games I've played on the 360, so if you like vertical shooters of old and new; if Radiant Silvergun, Parodius or Do Don Pachi mean anything to you; or if you enjoyed the recent Omega Five, you'll be perfectly at home with Triggerheart Exelica.
  2. Despite the glaring flaw of a cramped field of play, there’s no denying that Triggerheart Exelica is still a blast to play. Nonstop action teamed up with unique gameplay elements and easy to use controls make this just the game to please those of you longing for a good ol’ fashioned space shooter.
  3. 75
    I enjoyed Triggerheart, but the game's length is both a good and bad thing -- it has only five levels, and most players will be able to beat them all in about 30 minutes.
  4. Think of it as an appetiser before the main course - Ikaruga, which as soon as it's released Triggerhearts will not have a look in!
  5. Triggerheart is a passable arcade shooter, but doesn't offer enough to make it worth the asking price.
  6. To sum this up, this game is your standard scrolling shooter, it's nothing special and nothing majorly appalling.
  7. A gimmick in need of a game. [May 2008, p.97]

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