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XType Plus Hands-on Preview at GDC

by Aaron Kaluszka - March 22, 2014, 3:47 pm EDT
Total comments: 2

JavaScript meets the arcade.

XType Plus is a bullet hell-style shoot-'em-up that features wave after wave of bosses. The bosses are procedurally generated from a small set of parts, and increase in complexity with each new round. Your mission is simple: avoid the projectiles (which include bullets, missiles, and lasers) and take out the core to destroy the boss.

Originally designed as a Chrome experiment, XType was ported to mobile platforms. Though you can technically play the game in the Wii U web browser, performance isn't optimized there, and it runs very slowly. Through the Nintendo Web Framework, the game plays at a blistering pace in HD and uses a twin stick control scheme.

The second Nintendo Web Framework game to arrive on Wii U (after Blok Drop U), it utilizes the Impact JavaScript game engine, and provides flashy lighting effects and online leaderboards.

And the plus version adds a new time attack mode. Time bonuses are added when bosses are defeated and time is subtracted when your ship is hit. The mode also adds a limited super-weapon to help you get out of tight situations.

XType Plus is a simple game, but it’s simplicity is also its virtue. The game was quickly adapted to Wii U and its endless rounds provide an ever-increasing challenge.


KDR_11kMarch 23, 2014

Sounds a lot like Warning Forever

Yep, it was inspired by Warning Forever.

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Genre Shooter
Developer PhobosLab
Controllers & Accessories Wii U GamePad

Worldwide Releases

na: XType Plus
Release Aug 14, 2014
eu: XType Plus
Release Jul 31, 2014
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