Easily one of my top 3 shmups on the Switch, probably the best new one released within the last 10 years. Captured on Nintendo Switch (Handheld/Undocked). - No Fowl Play Here, This Is A Great Detective Adventure, Plenty of modes with various difficulty levels and alternate gameplay rules, The ship design and levels are pretty standard. based on You also, Ugly game with obviously no play testing. Among the various changes are a Gradius-style power-up that replaces the Break meter. Type-III ship is likely geared towards the professionals as that ship moves QUICK. Was on my wishlist anyway so I'll now DL. Losing a ship not only makes your bonus for the stage disappear, it puts you in a terrible spot of trying to pick back up on the routine in mid-performance. Our reviews can be found on Metacritic and Opencritic. Will add it to the wishlist. Close to a 1cc but it's been good practice to work up the original mode. The Novice mode is a great place to start for all and serves as the version I would recommend everyone start regardless of skill. This is a must-play shmup that I couldn’t recommend more. Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion is a beautiful shmup with well-designed stages and some incredible boss designs. 9/10. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Bombs work a little differently than most other shoot-em-ups in that there’s no numbered stock, but rather, you can sacrifice your Break meter in order to clear the screen and save your bacon if you’re trapped against a wall of bullets. The original, entitled Crimzon Clover: World Ignition, is a title that I sank many hours into when I was still part of the game publishing world. Beginning as a homemade doujin soft distributed back in 2010, it received an arcade port in Japan in 2013, which was followed by another version for Windows, distributed internationally, a year later. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Ah good. On top of this, there’s also a Break Rate multiplier that increases your points even further. Perfectly captures everything that's great about the arcade shmup experience. It’s not only a homage (look at the default high score table for some familiar initials) but also brings some mechanical brilliance that makes it stand out against most of its doujin shoot-em-up peers, and enough to hang with the genre greats. As anyone will tell you, the seconds where there was lag were after a boss fight, which I fully believe was on purpose to give it that “final victory” feel that we see in action movies and in anime. Each ship has a choice of a different paint job and at first that just seems like a cosmetic thing but it will help keep the ship visible for whatever the pilot prefers. From Japanese indie developers YOTSUBANE and AdventurePlanningService, this unique top-down shooter is a wild ride you won't want to miss out on. Gorgeous, too! Lock has the caveat of slowing down your ship’s movements while casting (which is extremely noticeable on ship type III), but you can do both at once. I highly recommend starting with the original “Arcade Normal” version to get going so that you can really get a taste for what Yotsubane brings to the table. Combined with hilariously high scores, medals for accomplishments and the inexplicably awesome two-player mode for the normal arcade style means that you’ve got the best of all worlds in your hands. I make video reviews as well as written reviews. If you’ve ever seen a child forget their steps during a recital, freeze, and then try to continue while they’re now three measures behind, that’s precisely what death in Crimzon Clover is like.