Crisis Wing Review (Xbox Series S)

This Crisis Wing Review introduces us all to a game called Crisis Wing which is a mid-90’s style arcade shoot’em up (shmup) game with frantic fast-paced gameplay and colorful pixel graphics. From enemy swarms to screen-filling boss battles, Crisis Wing offers a daunting challenge while remaining accessible to newcomers. Practice mode lets you replay stages with infinite lives. Score Attack and Boss Rush bonus games further extend the experience with unique levels and bosses.

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Crisis Wing Review Pros:

  • Nice pixel art graphics.
  • 250.7MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Shmup gameplay.
  • Local leaderboards.
  • 1 – 2 player local play.
  • Five game modes – one player, two players, practice, time attack, and boss rush.
  • All game modes are available from the start.
  • Two ship colors – Red and Blue.
  • Game settings – instant respawns, and two players pool lives.
  • Colorblind support.
  • Border color – Black and Grey.
  • True low res settings – off, CRT, and sharp.
  • Screen mode – Letterbox, rotate 90 CW, Rotate 90 CCW, and horizontal.
  • Bullet hell elements.
  • Pick up powerups to change how your gun shoots and bullet patterns.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Pick up and earn Bombs to clear the screen.
  • Excellent Chiptune soundtrack.
  • 3 digit name entry.
  • You get 3 starting lives then it’s game over.
  • You have a slight bit of movement in that you can move far left or far right to get a bit more space.
  • Supports playing with the stick and d-pad.
  • Very easy achievements list.

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Crisis Wing Review Cons:

  • No online leaderboards.
  • Doesn’t have a tutorial or explanation on the controls.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Screen options don’t allow a way to zoom in or stretch the screen.
  • Hard to judge the projectiles and know who’s is who.
  • The stick is very sensitive.

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Crisis Wing:

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Developer: Pieslice Productions

Publisher: Eastasiasoft Limited

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Crisis Wing is a Shmup that is basic compared to a lot of games out there in the genre but that doesn’t mean it’s to be missed. Crisis Wing houses an excellent soundtrack and simplified route of play, you could say that it strips out all the fancy bollocks and just gets down to a solid Shmup affair. It plays well all though I found the analog stick for movement to be overly sensitive. What I appreciated was the fact I could play any mode right away with no need to unlock or clear levels first. As I said the gameplay is not a massive step up in the genre but it’s a solid one of those and one that should be played, yeah OK it has super easy achievements but it is also a lot of fun to play. As a score chaser, it’s only good for personal battles as the game uses no online features at all which is a shame but even so Crisis Wing is worth checking out.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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