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Super Crossfighter review (iOS / Universal)

August 4, 2014

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10 word description: Old school arcade shooting meets dazzling graphics and energetic music. [Copied verbatim from app store description – many thanks for that!]

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10 word review: Colourful, slick action. Galaga meets gravity swapping in neon lightshow.

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You will like this if you enjoy: Old school arcade shooters. With a twist.

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The good news: Very pretty graphics. Responsive, reliable controls. Loads of levels. Ship upgrades add greatly to the sense of progression. Swapping sides (top and bottom of screen) feels similar to the polarity shooter mechanic and adds an extra dimension to the otherwise fairly standard gameplay. Tons of control & interface customisation options.

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The bad news: This is hardly a criticism, but I prefer Inferno+, Radiangames’ dual-stick mash-up of Gauntlet and Geometry Wars set in an RPG reimagination of the Pac-Man maze. If that sounds even remotely interesting (and you haven’t played it yet), I recommend checking it out immediately.

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Arcadelife verdict: It’s a retro shooter with a screen-flipping gimmick. It’s also a highly polished, addictive and rather gorgeous looking slice of ultra-cool touch-screen gaming. If not for the fact that it doesn’t quite reach the standard set by its stablemate (Inferno+), there is absolutely no reason why any shoot-em-up fan wouldn’t want this on their iOS device.

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Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 9.5/10
Visuals – 9.5/10
Controls – 9/10
Content – 9/10
Fun – 8.5/10
Final rating – 9/10

INTENSE

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
iTunes link

Radiangames website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
5th gen iPod Touch (iOS 7.1.2)
4th gen iPad (iOS 7.1.2)
This review was typed on a Das Keyboard Model S mechanical keyboard – check them out, they’re really rather groovy.
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