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  • Summary: Discover TROUBLE WITCHES NEO , horizontal shooting in which cute and comical little witches roam the skies of Xbox LIVE! Sakurako, a traditional Japanese young witch, joins the cast of the Arcade version! The "Story Mode" offers a full voice dubbing in English and in Japanese to enjoy twice the game! The Online Mode featured in "TROUBLE WITCHES NEO" will allow you to play in cooperation with players worldwide, or, at the contrary, to confront them to get the highest score! In addition to the "ARRANGE MODE" with its high quality HD graphics, you can enjoy two different types of "CHALLENGE MODE" and the "ARCADE MODE", original version of the game, for a very low price ♪ Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 1, 2011
    85
    A great HD adaptation of the classic game, which fans of old-school arcades will love.
  2. May 2, 2011
    80
    Trouble Witches Neo is a fantastic value for its price: It's easily one of the best shooters on XBLA, and offers a depth of play and wealth of content that will keep you coming back for more. While it's still a bit rough around the edges, the core game is so solid that you can't help but be charmed.
  3. May 12, 2011
    80
    Trouble Witches Neo stands out for an interesting gameplay, a pretty design and loads of game modes, proving itself definitely worth its price.
  4. May 9, 2011
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. May 11, 2011
    65
    A mixed bag. The action and strategy implemented in an already demanding sub-genre of shooters is engaging and fun, but a lack of gameplay modes and stages cuts the experience short all too quickly. Dreadful voice acting, bland sound, and a lack of a compelling story keep the game from being stellar.
  6. Apr 29, 2011
    60
    Amidst the unremitting chaos, there's something fractured to admire in Trouble Witches Neo, especially if you can drag a friend into some co-operative mayhem. At least download the trial, but maybe get into the spirit first by putting on some Elton John shades, wearing a pink wig and wolfing down a big bag of Haribo.
  7. Jun 28, 2011
    60
    Carving a path through the madness is far harder than it needs to be. [Issue#73, p.103]

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  1. Jul 28, 2011
    9
    at this price point, this game is truly a steal! a ton of modes and looks and plays fantastic.
    as somebody here has already pointed out -
    this is a must buy for any fan of modern shmups!
    the only thing i find unfortunate (hence not 10/10) is that the score doesn't reset after you die. which means especially if you're not a pro yet and you compare yourself to other newcomers on the leaderboard, you have to credit feed just like they do in order to compete with them in a fair manner.
    but i suppose with any offline arcade shooter, there are no leaderboards anyway and one can just view it in this way. and use high score lists on shmup forums such as http://shmups.system11.org instead.
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  2. May 19, 2013
    8
    I haven't played a big libary of shoot-em-ups like this so I can't give much of a comparision, sorry. I downloaded this game without getting the trial, so thankfully I enjoyed it. During the game the screen is filled with bullets fired from your enemies, but you can use a barrier that turns the bullets into coins. (You collect the coins by letting go of the shoot button, and you'll pick up all onscreen coins like a human magnet) The game is the standard length of an arcade game six stages all of which last a few minutes. There are two different modes of the game the classic mode, with the original art style and with six (I think, I'm not sure) playable characters, and then the 360 arrange mode, with a new art style and an additional playable character, as well as an added story mode, which is really just the arcade mode with added dialouge cutscenes. There is a multiplayer feature, both locally and online (but I don't think many people will be playing this online anymore) and a challenge mode, featuring a score attack and a boss rush. I would reccomend downloading this one if you're in search for a new shoot-em-up to play, and in that case I'd say it's worth the 800 MS point pricetag/ Expand
  3. May 13, 2011
    8
    A $10 Japanese shmup on XBLA is always a dream of the fans of that genre, although this game not quite on par with those $80 CAVE masterpieces, its still give you really same amount of fun. A must buy for all shmup fans. Expand
  4. May 11, 2011
    7
    If youre into shmups like DeathSmiles, R-Type or Gradius, pick up this game, its just $10 and a lot of fun. The critics reviews are just that- critics. Expand