|Prepare for awesome!|
Anyway, yes, for the past few days, I've been destroying my thumbs playing Crimzon Clover (thanks, Neil!). Crimzon Clover is a vertically scrolling classic-style bullet-hell shmup. Allow me to translate that for the non-video game players. "Vertically scrolling" is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. The game screen advances automatically from the top down, as opposed to horizontal like, say, Mario. "Shmup" is just a portmanteau for "shoot 'em up", which means it's light on plot and focuses on shooting things. As for "classic-style bullet-hell"... well... they say a picture is worth a thousand words:
See, in this game, when you blow up enough bad guys, you fill a gauge and unlock Break Mode. Break mode doubles your scoring, and increases your damage (it does other stuff, but those are the important ones). If you fill the gauge twice, you can Double Break. Double Break increases the damage even more, doubles (again!) your scoring, and makes everything faster. It also makes the game glorious. I mean, unleashing a Double Break is crazy fun because you just blast things to pieces. It kind of ruins other shmups. Of course, it's not all wiping the walls with baddies:
|The bosses are worse.|
|Get used to seeing this.|
You could do a lot worse for $10.