Excerpt: Xbox Live Arcade is fast becoming a veritable nest for a new generation of shooters, with games such as Geometry Wars and Mutant Storm long established and old favourites Rez and Ikaruga soon to join the party.
Excerpt: As one of the D+PAD team elegantly put it this month, “XBLA has scrolling shooters up the f’ing ying-yang”. So what makes Omega Five worth your time and, perhaps more importantly, 800 of your MS Points?
Excerpt: It’s warming to see huge developers of the 8-bit to 16-bit era going back to their old ways thanks to XBOX Live Arcade. Hudson Soft created some legendary titles in the past including that cheeky chappie Bomberman and this game is equally retro.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: At 800 Microsoft Points, Omega Five is a great shooter that's definitely worth the download if you're a fan of the genre. The game looks absolutely gorgeous with fantastic sounds, and highly addictive gameplay.