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Not for the faint-hearted!
on 10 May 2010
Okay, this game is long overdue on the Wii but it was definitely worth the wait! Let me begin by saying that it won't appeal to anyone who doesn't like a challenge! Fortunately, there are three difficulty settings and a two-player co-op mode which provides a degree of help in actually completing the required levels. Each difficulty setting has to be completed before you can access the stage select option in the respective setting. This is where the meat of the gameplay takes place, by getting you to better your scores and entering them into online leaderboards.
This is beautifully designed by the use of a multiplying combo system which increases when you get enemies but decreases 10 times faster when you take a hit yourself! Fortunately, there is an "evade" move which negates any bullet barrages or laser attacks for as long as you are doing the move and believe me, YOU WILL BE DOING IT A LOT! You can choose between two characters who have different firing methods, mostly in the charged-weapon department, to further the lifespan and satisfy the completists' longevity demands.
The settings are truly awesome and well crafted and the animation is top notch too. You will spend most of your early dying times due to distractions from the scenery! Treasure have certainly pulled off a terrific achievement here and hopefully, this game won't disappear without trace due to its now niche market compared to years ago when this sort of fare was gobbled up gratefully. I hope to see many of you reading this on the leaderboards in the future, so if you like your games with a lot of replay value over actual completion time ( 6 hours or so ), then give this a go by all means. It's already getting reviews in the 9/10 range, so rest assured, it's not just my opinion! I only rated this down a notch due to the difficulty level which may put off the less experienced gamer, but easy mode will be within the reach of any average gamer...not unlike myself! Feel free to ask anything about the game and I may add to the review in the future.