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Friday, November 09, 2007

XED is a decent vertical shooter by BomB that will please veteran shmup fans, but drive beginners mad even at it's default difficulty setting. The game sports great pixel graphics and consistent frame rate, though only two continues are allowed for each game.

Hold the left shift key for spread shot, and use the Z key for concentrated firepower. Your special weapon can be charged by destroying enemy ships, then activated by pressing the X key. A stage select feature allows players to attempt levels previously completed. The config file can be used to change key configuration settings.

Name: XED
Developer: BomB
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 2MB
Direct download link: Click here
Anonymous Anonymous said at 11/09/2007 12:43:00 PM:  
This might be totally off subject, but the link to the Review Archive is gone.
Blogger Tim said at 11/09/2007 01:05:00 PM:  
lol, I didn't know people still visit that site.

Anyway I've updated it to include all games reviewed (up to Buster; click on latest).

Was supposed to update the template but the priority at the moment is to create mirrors for old and broken links. There's quite a few of those in there, it's a work in progress that could take a couple of months (at least) to fix.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 11/09/2007 01:29:00 PM:  
Kewl. Yeah, also, there's lots of games that have been updated since you posted them...
Blogger Unknown said at 11/09/2007 05:30:00 PM:  
Very, VERY nice. A little music and some powerups wouldn't hurt it though.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 11/11/2007 07:52:00 AM:  
How many levels are there? I thought the difficulty was great on normal, challenging yet totally fair. I got to the third boss, before I really started sweating. If I had more free time I'd have tried to beaten it all together.

My only real complaint is that the backgrounds were a bit bland, especially on level two and three. No biggie, though.
Blogger Backspace said at 11/11/2007 10:38:00 AM:  
Really nice, and very entertaining. Would have been better with more powerups though.