• Publisher: Degica
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2020
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  • Summary: Prepare yourself for an insatiable rain of bullets, bombs, and beams in Crimzon Clover. From Japanese indie developers YOTSUBANE and AdventurePlanningService, this unique top-down shooter is a wild ride you won't want to miss out on. Your first step in Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion isPrepare yourself for an insatiable rain of bullets, bombs, and beams in Crimzon Clover. From Japanese indie developers YOTSUBANE and AdventurePlanningService, this unique top-down shooter is a wild ride you won't want to miss out on. Your first step in Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion is choosing how you want to play, as well as which powerful ship will be yours to command. Choose your version from ARCADE (true to the original arcade game), NOVICE (better if this is your first step into the world of hardcore shmuppage), or ARRANGED (a whole new can of worms with unique mechanics and novel challenges never seen before in the Crimzon Clover saga), then choose your mode from Boost, Original, Unlimited, and Time Attack.

    Original is THE main mode, where you blast your way through stages in search of the last boss. Boost Mode will adjust the difficulty based on how proficient you are at devastating your enemies. Unlimited turns each stage into an intense battlefield of bullets that only the most hardcore players will be able to survive. And Time Attack pits you against the clock as you race to earn the best score possible in about 3 minutes.

    Can you pilot your craft through the bullet massacre the enemies have prepared for you? Or will your ship become just another bump amidst the endless wreckage beneath your wings?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 4, 2020
    91
    This is a breathtaking, extremely playable arcade-extravaganza with varied challenges and ways to play.
  2. Nov 1, 2020
    90
    Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion is the most well-optimized shmup available on Switch in terms of the port’s quality and accessibility. The added modes do enough to invite fans back to the bullet-hell action, and there are also user-friendly options to introduce the genre to newcomers. This is a must-play shmup that I couldn’t recommend more.
  3. Nov 8, 2020
    90
    While Crimzon Clover does owe a tremendous debt to many arcade shooters through the 1990s and 2000s, it's clear that Yotsubane has a great love and understanding of them. It’s not only a homage (look at the default high score table for some familiar initials) but also brings some mechanical brilliance that makes it stand out against most of its doujin shoot-em-up peers, and enough to hang with the genre greats. It’s flashy, it’s exciting, it’s addictive, and it’s an essential purchase for genre fans.
  4. Nov 26, 2020
    80
    Whether you're new to Crimzon Clover or not, if you're a shmup fan then you'll love everything that World EXplosion has to offer.
  5. Dec 1, 2020
    80
    Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion is a rare entry within the genre that manages to be inviting to shmup rookies, while also giving the hardcore veterans plenty of challenge to chew on thanks to its carefully considered mechanics and swathe of options.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 8, 2020
    10
    Stunning game. Perfectly captures everything that's great about the arcade shmup experience. Loads of modes and options and, despite lookingStunning game. Perfectly captures everything that's great about the arcade shmup experience. Loads of modes and options and, despite looking insane, actually very accessible to anyone. Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2020
    10
    Crimzon Clover is one of my favorite shooting games of all time, and this Switch port is amazing. The new arrange mode is a lot of fun.
  3. Nov 22, 2020
    1
    Ugly game with obviously no play testing. Novice is way to easy while arcade fills up the screen with bullets making it ugly asf. You alsoUgly game with obviously no play testing. Novice is way to easy while arcade fills up the screen with bullets making it ugly asf. You also move way too fast. He should have went back to the drawing board before releasing this garbage. Should have looked at ikaruga to see how you make real shmups.will give 1 star cus it is somewhat playable Expand