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  • Publisher: Felix Hard
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 17.6 MB
  • Version: 1.3.4
  • Price: Free
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App description: Play sessions are quick and challenging in this on-the-go action roguelike, featuring an infinite number of randomly generated levels and enemy patterns along with tons of weapons and other gear. Every round is guaranteed to be different as you fight your way through hordes of enemies, all to the steady beat of a crisp chiptune soundtrack.

Full version of Virexian is unlocked through a one-time in app purchase of ~$1.99 USD (local pricing may vary).

Features include:

- Over 50 weapons along with numerous upgrades and variations to frame and movement modules, diversifying play styles across runs by changing the way you deal damage, move around and resist enemy attacks.

- Dynamic level generation that guarantees that no two levels are the same. Areas can be narrow and favor close range combat or large and leaving you without cover, or anything in between. Adjust your approach to your surroundings to get as far as possible.

- Controls are specifically designed to be simple and direct on a touch screen. Easy to learn, difficult to master.

- Large variation on enemies and numerous bosses. The difficulty increases as the game progresses, making the enemies more aggressive and powerful.

- Five original music tracks composed by chiptune artist Starving GOGO on genuine old school gaming hardware.

- Minimalistic art style that mixes new with old, and renders everything easily readable due to vibrant colors and distinct shapes, even when the entire screen is covered with bullets.

Boardumb's comments:

03-08-2017, 01:29 PM
Gameplay in the video reminds me of Radiangames games. Downloading now.

03-08-2017, 05:20 PM
2$ unlock to full. Free mode has you playing enough to get the idea of it.

It's not bad at all. Just feels simple and more of an arcade shooter with random levels and powerup drops.

Coordinator @ Fat Thunder
03-08-2017, 08:22 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,430
MFi contorller support? Guess not...

Edit: it is not even in HK Store (yet)

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)

Last edited by currymutton; 03-08-2017 at 11:15 PM.
03-08-2017, 11:22 PM
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
MFi contorller support? Guess not...

Edit: it is not even in HK Store (yet)
I recommend everyone trying it. There is something "charming" about the style. The mechanics feel flat, but its pretty cool other than that.

Coordinator @ Fat Thunder
03-09-2017, 02:13 AM
Love it. Paid the 1.99 (completely on accident I may add) but I'm pleasantly surprised! I'll be coming back to this one for a while
03-09-2017, 05:30 AM
I don't like how you have to push forward in all directions on the right stick to shoot. Feels unintuitive.
03-09-2017, 12:52 PM
Originally Posted by your personal robot View Post
I like the style quite a bit, but this game feels too flat for me right from the start. No interest in purchasing the whole game right now. But lurking around for any later impressions.
The meat of the game is in true rogue mode, different frames, legs, weapons, bosses, it's MUCH more fleshed out in true rogue mode. It gets INSANE
03-09-2017, 12:56 PM
I did have one thing to add, it'd be cool if there were some sort of unlockable basic mech frames, ones that have basic frames of the carapace/steel frames and basic tread/biped/spider legs and basic weapons.... maybe tailored to different play styles? Just thought I'd give my input
03-09-2017, 05:34 PM
I made the purchase. I'll have more to post later but I'm enjoying the game. I really love the retro vibe and it's a fun twin stick shooter. It gets pretty intense too. I really like the different weapon styles. I do wish there were some upgrades we could work for such as mech bodies. I'll post more later. So far for me it's worth it's price.