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
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.
Give it a shot
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.
A surprisingly fresh 2D shmup that's bursting with interesting twists on the formula, though these concepts occasionally outstrip the execution
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