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January 2018 Retro Gaming Article


January 9, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

If you like top-down shooters like Smash TV, check out the Xeno Crisis Kickstarter for Genesis and Dreamcast

I love what I'm seeing with Xeno Crisis as a top-down 16-bit shooter!
Xeno Crisis for Genesis and Dreamcast I came across Xeno Crisis Kickstarter, created by Bitmap Bureau, and was instantly drawn to it's similarity to games like Smash TV. The top-down game-play and frantic shooting brings back a lot of 90s video game memories. It has a great look and feel for games of the Genesis era.

The game is available as a Genesis Cartridge (with a CIB option), downloadable ROM, and a Dreamcast CD. Being a modern homebrew game, it contains procedural map generation and randomisation of gameplay elements. One of the stretch goals is a Nintendo Switch port - which has been met. I'd love to have this on the Switch, but I'd also like that Genesis cart in my hand!

Check out the video and see if you want to back this awesome looking game. The Xeno Crisis Kickstarter is quickly nearing it's end, so check it out soon!

Xeno Crisis for Genesis and Dreamcast

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