GleyLancer Review (Xbox Series S)

For our GleyLancer Review we go back to the year 1992, Gleylancer was released as an iconic space shooter. Our heroine pilot decides to hijack the prototype fighter and go after her missing father. Get ready to shoot your way through battalions of hostile aliens as you guide your ship safely across the universe.

GleyLancer Review

GleyLancer Review Pros:

  • Decent retro graphics.
  • 293.5MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Shmup gameplay.
  • Video settings – display (fullscreen/4:3 DAR/Perfect), scaling (soft/crispy/razor), wallpaper choices and brightness along with CRT shader choices (mask type/mask intensity/Scanlines intensity/sharpness/curvature/trini curve/corner round/CRT gamma).
  • Rewind speed – adaptive, 1x and 2x.
  • Gameplay mode – modern (new features like twin-stick controls, saved high scores, fancier subtitles, separate speed up and down buttons), Vintage (original Japanese release version) and debug (allows you to enter cheats).
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Save and load states.
  • Can change settings from the pause menu.
  • 3 difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Story mode – on/off.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.
  • Manual or automatic shots.
  • Five-speed options including hold.
  • Music and sound tests.
  • Seven mover options (how your guns fire/work) – normal, reverse, search, multi, multi reverse, shadow, and roll.
  • Shoot special injects to collect power-ups.
  • Gain more ship attachments and little ships.
  • Brutal one-hit deaths.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Variety of power-ups making for some cool weapon load-outs.

GleyLancer Review

GleyLancer Review Cons:

  • No built-in cheats.
  • One hit death is brutal.
  • The movement is sluggish.
  • Never know when you have hit a checkpoint.
  • Backgrounds kind of mask enemy projectiles.
  • Difficult even on easy.
  • Very hard to earn extra lives.

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GleyLancer Review


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Developer: Nautlander

Publisher: Ratalaika Games S.L

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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


GleyLancer is a game I have heard of but never played until now. It’s a Shmup in a classic way with you being able to move around the screen collecting power-ups and shooting enemies. It all feels familiar until you start collecting the many gun attachments the game offers. All of a sudden your once basic ship is now a crazy contraption of death, you can control your outer guns with the right stick to enable twin-stick shooting, you can lock onto enemies and do crazy moves like having the outer guns circle your ship shooting. It’s a thing that once experienced changes the way you play shmups going forward, GleyLancer is a solid bit very difficult game, even on easy you will get one shot Ted, die a ton, and generally swear and hate the game for hours. I like it but man I’m no good at it but the whole guns variant really makes me want to be better at GleyLancer. Overall GleyLancer is not for the faint of heart and is prepared to get whooped.

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!