Tagged: Top Down Shooter

The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2 Video Game review

The Expendables 2 Video Game is a prequel to the outlandish movie featuring mostly aged action stars and sees you and up to three friends locally or online seeking to rescue a very valuable hostage. Think of it as a cross between Ikari Warriors and Smash TV and you’ll be someway there. As you’ve probably guessed you move using the left stick and shoot independently with the right stick as waves of enemies circle and flank you and try to end your fun with a stream of bullets. You can choose from one of four characters from the movie, each...

Alien Breed Evolution Episode One

Alien Breed Evolution Episode One review

The Alien Breed franchise was a runaway success back in the days of Amiga’s and Atari’s, so of course it was destined to be revived in the age of digital downloads. Following on from the glorious revival of their Worms franchise on Xbox Live Arcade, Team 17 have dug through their archives, pulled out the dusty old folder labelled ‘Dark and Gritty Top-Down Shooters from the Nineties’, grinned a wide grin and declared to themselves: “This shall be awesome… again!“. And so, Alien Breed Evolution was born. Episode One is the first of three episodes in this fancy new reboot...


Madballs in Babo Invasion review

Have you heard of the Madballs? Before I downloaded Madballs in Babo Invasion from the Xbox 360 Arcade marketplace I was completely unaware of the craze knows as Madballs which spawned in the mid 1980’s. After looking into the history I was surprised to see that there has been a Madballs cartoon series, comic book and of course; a series of toys. When I first started playing Madballs in Babo Invasion I was describing it to myself as Super Monkey Ball – but with guns. I then found out that Madballs is in fact a sequel to the free webgame...

Wii Sports 2

Ultimate Shooting Collection for Wii

We don’t know what it is about the Wii but it really does attract 2D top down shooters. UFO interactive are bringing three classic shooters on one disc in the form of Ultimate Shooting Collection Wii. With pretty cell shaded retro graphics and intense action with hundreds of objects on screen at once, you can’t go wrong with this bargain sub $30 package. The Ultimate Shooting Collection release date is January 31, 2009. Buy Ultimate Shooting Collection now New: Buy Ultimate Shooting Collection from Amazon.com

Monster Madness Grave Danger

Monster Madness Grave Danger review

Monster Madness first came out on the Xbox 360 a couple of years ago. To be brutally honest it wasn’t a great game but two years later Southpeak Interactive have tried again by releasing the same game on the PS3 with some gameplay tweaks, new modes and a new subheading of Grave Danger instead of Battle for Suburbia. The game revolves around four teenagers. The main kid in the story is an uber-geek called Zack, there’s a goth called Carrie and their friends skater dude Andy and blonde bimbo Jennifer. Whilst doing what teenagers do over at Zack’s house one...

Space Invaders Get Even screenshot

Space Invaders Get Even

Another reason for Wii owners to celebrate this year is the release of a brand new and exclusive Space Invaders game heading to WiiWare. After the success that was Space Invaders Extreme, Taito are developing the game that Space Invaders fans have been waiting for 30 years. You now control the alien UFO’s and can command the hordes of Space Invader underlings in an attempt to overrun Earth and battle Earthlings’ attacking human weaponry. More features of Space Invaders Get Even Wii are: Five different attacking modes; Shot, Homing, Burst, Drill and Hopping. Fight and destroy Earth technology including Tanks,...