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Game review
Shoot 1UP
Bursting with life
by Jon Mundy 13/2/2013
Product: Shoot 1UP
Developer: Mommy's Best Games
Format: Windows Phone, Windows 8
Genre: Action, Conversion
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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The term 'bullet-hell' is an unusual one. Under which conditions could bullets flying at your head ever be considered a good thing? And what does bullet heaven look like, anyway?

Shoot 1UP plays along with shoot-'em-up conventions in its portrayal of this bullet-hell, with swarms of glowing neon bullets surrounding your fighter craft at pretty much all times.

However, in a couple of other respects the game lobs the rule book out of the window. Then blasts it into smithereens for good measure.

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This is a solid 2D shooter in which you drag your auto-firing craft around the screen, blowing up enemies, engaging in boss fights, and collecting bonuses. ...
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A surprisingly fresh 2D shmup that's bursting with interesting twists on the formula, though these concepts occasionally outstrip the execution
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 7
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