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Game #4297
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Xadlak Plus    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Vertical shooter

Rating: 5.71 (7 votes)

Xadlak Plus box cover

Xadlak Plus screenshot
Xadlak Plus is quite a fun horizontal shooter from Japan, featuring an excellent illusion of depth, parallax scrolling, and plenty of cool enemies and backdrops. Despite heavily borrowing from other shooters (most notably the Gradius series) and some pixellation, the game is still highly entertaining and plays flawlessly.

Although it doesn't look as good as many modern hi-res shooters, Xadlak Plus has excellent gameplay and plenty of character. Your ship, for example, comes equipped with booster jets that allow you to jump out of trouble spots. Enemy ships are well-designed, and the boss ships are particularly memorable. Power-ups are very neat, especially the ship add-on in the last level. Combine all this with an excellent soundtrack, and you have one of the best freeware shmup you'll ever play. The only big downside is that the game is relatively short: there are only five levels. But at least you will have a lot of fun as long as it lasts. Two thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Sprite
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1997
Software Copyright: Sprite
Theme: Anime
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site (archived)
If you like this game, try: Amanagi, Gradius Deluxe Pack, ZugyA

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