#1 Quick Fix: Supercharged Robot VULKAISER

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It’s been a while since I’ve had anything to cover on #1 Quick Fix. This time, I’ll be discussing Supercharged Robot VULKAISER, a side-scrolling shmup by ASTRO PORT, the developers behind games like ARMED SEVEN and GIGANTIC ARMY. Continue reading

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Under Your Radar: Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls!

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It’s time for Under Your Radar! Today’ll be a short one about Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls!, which was recently released on Steam by Nyu Media. It is the sequel to the previously-covered Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, but it’s an episodic, linear visual novel instead. It was released alongside an update patch to the aforementioned game that de-Westernized the localization by default (but it left it available as a launch option). This sequel only uses de-Westernized terms. Continue reading

Under Your Radar: Croixleur Sigma

When knight defenders hold the day,
The sword and scarlet sun array.

When High-born Lords are rulers sworn,
The pale blue moon our flag adorns.

The sun and moon will ne’er ally,
The scarlet and blue do forever vie.

As one ascends, one must abate:
Foundation of our glorious State.

Proud blade and flag do both convene
For naught but serve our gracious Queen.

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Croixleur Sigma key_artIsn’t this a familiar sight? Yet again, the day before release, I cover this new version of Croixleur. Croixleur Sigma, or Croixleur Σ if you prefer, is an updated version of Croixleur, which will be available on Steam and DRM-free tomorrow for $7.99, an increase from the original’s $4.99. However, I was told over Twitter that this release replaces the original, so I can only assume that anyone who already has the game will receive this updated version on release. Continue reading

#1 Quick Fix: ARMED SEVEN

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Sure has been a while since I actually put up much in the way of worthwhile content, but Nyu Media has snapped me out of my little rut with a review copy of ARMED SEVEN, the first of their latest slate of games.

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Like all other Nyu Media titles, ARMED SEVEN is a localized Japanese indie title. This time, the developer is ASTRO PORT. They list the genre as “2D Mecha Shooting” in their press release, but I’d more accurately call it a side-scrolling shmup, albeit a much more forgiving one. Curious? Read on!

#1 Quick Fix: The Tale of ALLTYNEX

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a #1 Quick Fix, huh? This time, I’ll be covering The Tale of ALLTYNEX, a shmup trilogy by the circle known as SITER SKAIN. Nyu Media handled the localization after a successful Kickstarter, and the trilogy is currently available for $7.99 per game or $19.99 for the whole set, having been released at noon today.

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This trilogy is a bit strange, as you may or may now be able to tell by the titles. The three games in the trilogy, in chronological story order, as known as ALLTYNEX Second, RefleX and KAMUI (which is Japanese for “divine menace”). However, a few of the titles available in this release are actually remakes (thus the odd names). ALLTYNEX Second, for instance, is a remake of ALLTYNEX, which was released for a proprietary Japanese PC build known as the FM Towns. The end result of this is that the versions of these games available in the English release were released in Japan in reverse-chronological order, with KAMUI being 15 years old. But age isn’t too much of a negative here.