Triggerheart Exelica Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Warashi
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2008

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic 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. A breath of fresh air to see a vertical scrolling shooter that actually adapts to the players skill set.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 75
    On one hand you have a bright, colorful, highly addictive shooter that'll flex those twitch gaming muscles a bit. On the other hand the game is very short, and if you're not a hardcore fan of the genre, and don't care about leaderboard rankings and hunting down Achievement points, then there won't be any incentive for you to bother with the game after completing it once.
  6. With the majestic and genuinely eye-popping Ikaruga waiting in the wings, you can happily keep saving your 800 Points without missing out on anything special.
  7. 70
    Triggerheart: Exelica is a good little shooter that's held back by a lack of value for anyone other than the hardcore.
  8. X-ONE Magazine UK
    A solid shooter that will have many a leaderboard junky glued-fast for weeks on end. [Issue#31, p.118]
  9. Triggerheart is a passable arcade shooter, but doesn't offer enough to make it worth the asking price.
  10. What is important is the difficulty to distinguish between things you’re supposed to collect and things you’re supposed to avoid, especially when the screen fills with lasers and power ups. Even after several hours of play, dying because of this was fairly common.
  11. To sum this up, this game is your standard scrolling shooter, it's nothing special and nothing majorly appalling.
  12. 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!
  13. Official Xbox Magazine
    Triggerheart Exelica is the kind of brutally difficult bullet orgy that shooter otaku love. [May 2008, p.76]
  14. 57
    Like most arcade shooters, the experience is brief. The challenge is there for those who would like to memorize attack patterns and master the five levels, but there isn't anything that feels exciting.
  15. Despite the enjoyment of slinging bad guys around like giant wrecking balls, Triggerheart's indecisive difficulty, average looks and short length render it a bad choice for any but the most devoted shooter fans.
  16. 50
    In the end, Triggerheart fell down as a game that didn’t grip me or leave me with the desire to appreciate more fully, so there was very little personal enjoyment.
  17. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    A gimmick in need of a game. [May 2008, p.97]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. r4nd0m
    Feb 27, 2008
    Finally a real score-shooter for XBLA!!! Although it obviusly can't compete with a masterpiece like Ikaruga it is still fun and makes theFinally a real score-shooter for XBLA!!! Although it obviusly can't compete with a masterpiece like Ikaruga it is still fun and makes the waiting for PR RS II easier. A major flaw of this DC port is that you can't save your Score and Settings, there's only an online leaderboard and some achievements. But the greatest let down are the missing multiplayer modes (don't know if the original had)!!! Even though I'm a big fan of bullet hell shooters I have to admit that Warashi could've done better. This way I can't give more than still good 7 points (if I weren't a big fan of the Genre I would've given less). Full Review »