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Old 12-14-05, 07:01 PM
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Geometry Wars! All SHMUP fans should see this

Any description I make won't do the game justice. So check out this video of an amazing run by the former world champion. The video's low quality don't do the graphics justice as this game looks incredible in HD, but you can see the incredible gameplay in all it's glory.

Article and video

The game is available on Xbox Live Marketplace for around $5. Well worth it.

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Damn. I want that game.
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
Damn. I want that game.
I figured you would, almost put your name in the thread title. :P
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Well, I still have the original on the first Xbox.

Come to think of it.. I can't tell much of a difference. Still a lot of fun though.
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Ok, I think I must be an idiot for not knowing and I'd rather just be told by someone who knows than look it up, but... SHMUP?

EDIT: Having seen the video, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess Shoot 'em up?

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Originally Posted by pinata242
Ok, I think I must be an idiot for not knowing and I'd rather just be told by someone who knows than look it up, but... SHMUP?

EDIT: Having seen the video, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess Shoot 'em up?
You would be correct sir.

Originally Posted by PixyJunket


Well, I still have the original on the first Xbox.

Come to think of it.. I can't tell much of a difference. Still a lot of fun though.
In terms of gameplay it does look like the original. The feel of the game and controls have been vastly improved making it a far better game.

It also contains the original as well.

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Originally Posted by tenaciousdave
You would be correct sir.



In terms of gameplay it does look like the original. The feel of the game and controls have been vastly improved making it a far better game.

It also contains the original as well.
Yeah, it is amazing how much better GW2 is. I can't bear to play GW1 for more than a couple minutes, but the sequel keeps me busy for quite a while.

I just wish I could break 350k, that video makes it look so damn easy! It did give me a few ideas that I need to try.
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Wasn't Geometry Wars on PGR2?
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Originally Posted by nickdawgy
Wasn't Geometry Wars on PGR2?
Yes, the original was on PGR2. I know that at least a demo of GW2 is on PGR3, but I'm not sure if it's the full game.
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Originally Posted by tenaciousdave
Yes, the original was on PGR2. I know that at least a demo of GW2 is on PGR3, but I'm not sure if it's the full game.
The full version of GW1 is on PGR3 and a demo of GW2 is there. They are both in any garage, you can walk around to a couple arcade cabinets.
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I think GW1 is also on the original Xbox Live Arcade.. but yeah, most of us know it from PGR2.
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That looks pretty cool. I love these super-play videos.
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Yea... this game itself is worth 5 bucks... I have played it a ton!
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It's only $5 but I suck so bad that I doubt I'll ever need anything more than the demo. Does it timeout eventually?
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Originally Posted by Gromit
It's only $5 but I suck so bad that I doubt I'll ever need anything more than the demo. Does it timeout eventually?
Yeah, there is a timer at the top of the screen, you only have 4 minutes.




That video seemed to help me a bit, I was able to get a score of 549k yesterday, which beat my old high score of 320k. Next up 1m!
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I looks a lot like Robotron.
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Originally Posted by ytrez
I looks a lot like Robotron.
Yeah, it's basically Robotron on meth.
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What is everyone's HS on this game, My high right now is 550k and I have not checked out that video yet. Bump for an awesome game.
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Originally Posted by flashburn
The full version of GW1 is on PGR3 and a demo of GW2 is there. They are both in any garage, you can walk around to a couple arcade cabinets.




GW2 on PGR3 is just a demo? I could have sworn that it was the full version....

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Originally Posted by gimmepilotwings
What is everyone's HS on this game, My high right now is 550k and I have not checked out that video yet. Bump for an awesome game.
I crossed the 1 million mark a few days ago. Man that was a sweet, sweet achievement.
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Does anyone know if these games are exclusive to xbox or is there a chance we may see the same thing on Revolution or PS3?
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Someone wrote a PC clone of Geometry Wars out. I've only played Geometry Wars for a couple of minutes, but it seems to be pretty close.

Grid Wars
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pinata: Not likely you will see Geometry Wars on the PS3 or Rev. But hopefully well seen a lot more 2D shooters.

2D shooters > *


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