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Old 02-08-2013, 01:30 PM
phoboslab phoboslab is offline
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Default X-Type - Arcade Shooter, completely free

Hey I'm PhobosLab, you may remember me from such arcade classics as Biolab Disaster or DropJS.

Today, I want to show you my newest game, X-Type:

It's an Endless-Boss-Battle-Arcade-Shoot'em'Up, complete with GameCenter Leaderboards and Achievements. No Ads, no In-App purchases.

For the curious, the game was made with the Impact Game Engine and ported to iOS using Ejecta. You can play the HTML5 version here.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:41 PM
aeranth aeranth is offline
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Aside from the space issue due to the cramped-ness of a portrait oriented dual-stick shooter, I quite like this. It somewhat reminds me of another dual-stick iOS shooter from a while back, Space Boss, even the artwork shares a general look. All of which are good things, as I quite liked Space Boss, dunno if it ever caught on with anyone else, though. At any rate, this is more of a bullet-hell shooter. Serious kudos to the dev on this one. Well done.

Absolutely free. And no IAP in sight.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:12 PM
tops2 tops2 is offline
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^ agreed! Pretty fun, but cramped controls. Maybe an option for landscape mode..but otherwise, fun game!
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:43 PM
Guise Guise is offline
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I agree with the above posters. I'll probably give it a shot on the iPad as well, to see if I prefer the controls there.
Otherwise, this is a no-nonsense shooter that plays kind of like a twin-stick rRootage. And it's free without ads or IAP. Definitely worth a look.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:47 PM
Bronxsta Bronxsta is offline
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Fun game, definitely needs landscape support

Anyone ever play the freeware shmup Warning Forever? The dev definitely got his inspiration from that game. WF was a boss only game and bosses would adapt and learn from your strategies
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:04 PM
ZeroRob ZeroRob is offline
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Had a quick spin with it - quick enjoying it actually, especially on the iPad Mini, where it's easy enough to hold & use both virtual sticks.

Really dig the formula (as with Warning Forever as well), but to be honest - I think the only change I'd want would be to ditch the fixed sticks, which would really help out when running on the iPhone
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:15 PM
Biggavelli Biggavelli is offline
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Excellent shump (rank 18 on leaderboard).My only issue with game is left analog stick needs to be more responsive.Besides that all else is good.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:21 AM
Blackcat1313 Blackcat1313 is offline
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I remember the same guys also doing Z Type. Awesome work on this.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:23 AM
Ramone Ramone is offline
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Not a bad game at all. Would be nice if it's in landscape mode though.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:45 PM
Psiufoxx Psiufoxx is offline
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Hey Phobos, this looks great! Thanks for your lovely library of freebies.

Have you ever gone back to add more to Biolab Disaster? Loved that game but it was crazy short.

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