Warp into action with Solar Shifter EX. Man your ship and dive into fierce combat situations in space and over beautiful and distant planet surfaces. Solar Shifter EX is a sci-fi shoot 'em up with the unique ability to 'shift'. Your only weapon is your ship: The Phase Shifter has been outfitted with a one-of-a-kind jump drive that lets you warp out of tough situations at will, a technique which will challenge you of to your limits when surviving the masses of enemies coming at you from all sides in this true bullet hell. In good old shmup fashion you will face uncountable formations of enemies that'll try to stop you. Be clever and use the Phase Shifter's jump drive to your advantage or you will get shot. STORY Shortly after mankind left the solar system to colonize new worlds, we had to face a powerful alien race. The war has passed, the losses were devastating and the enemy has defeated us. As the final strike, they are about to destroy the sun that gives life to the system that we now call home. Chaos erupted, and pirate raiders are scavenging fellow human colonies on the outer rim. Their only goal is to collect enough resources to be able to leave the solar system. FEATURES • Unique 'shifting' mechanic to bring a completely new level of depth into a shmup • 18 tough missions • 8 beautiful environments • Over 40 enemy types encountered throughout the game • Upgrade your ship • 4 controllable ships: One main ship and three alien ships. Control all-powerful alien vessels that decimate allied forces with ease.

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Xbox One

Xbox One

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Headup Games

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4.78 GB

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    Mild Fantasy Violence

    Mild Language

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Platform: Xbox

tough as s@#t!

fun shmup! take it like hardcore gamer of 90's shmups be a man!




Platform: Xbox

Really bad. Terrible.

the camera breaks the game how did THAT get through testing?! Also the level design is awful. Total waste of ten dollars.

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Platform: Xbox

If Only It Were Traditional

I am a huge fan of shoot em up bullet **** games....When they're done right. This shootem up looks gorgeous but plays the exact opposite. Why on earth does the game mechanics have you shoot or get shot at diagonally? Not only does this mechanic make it frustrating it makes it not so fun. I expected this to be like Ikaruga or Gunbird but it doesnt come close. Such potential and amazing graphics are thwarted. Heres hoping the up and coming Cuphead brings back life into this genre, If not then give us DeathSmiles backwards compatible. 2/5

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