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X-Bomber is a free vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up for Windows, based on the 1980s Japanese sci-fi TV show Star Fleet. X-Bomber is the hero spacecraft; both in the show and in the game.
The game is smooth and responsive, with sharp controls.
X-Bomber manages to combine fast player movement with a wide view of your surroundings to move around in. It provides a wide range of challenges that change throughout the missions, while the randomising engine means that you never quite know what it'll throw at you next.
Choose when to change ship and whether to use firepower, mobility, durability, a balance of each, or force of numbers.
Use a range of amazing special and upgrade weapons, devastating secondary attacks or call on your allies for support.
Manage your resources: shields, armour, energy, ammunition.
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Switch between the X-Bomber space battleship, launch the three Dai-X Fighters or combine them to form the Dai-X robot at any point.
Replay with The Skull space sailer or WingBlade assault ship.
17 story-driven missions: 3 chapters with 5 each, plus training mission and finale, featuring:
Hundreds of relentless enemies and powerful allies; both old and new, ranging from fighters to capital ships and beyond and including ground targets and alien creatures
Features an extensive array of combat craft, lots of powerups, excellent graphics, good sound effects, and more
This is a terrific space shooter in a typically Japanese style. The action is fast and furious and you can grab powerups for things like shields.
It is quite stable and ran flawlessly on our test computer.
We loved playing X-Bomber. It is fast moving with lots of eye candy and good sound effects. If you like space shooters then this is one we highly recommend. Grab a copy and see for yourself!
5/5 - Completely Free Software
X-Bomber has all the charm and feel of the classic 2D games that created such a furor in the 1980�s and 1990�s.
Using the controls given to you, which allow fast, smooth gameplay, X-Bomber is much more than just a shoot 'em up. You have a large range of enemies, great sounds, well created environs and objectives and attractive, fun graphics.
So there you have it. If you want to relive those old retro moments from when you were younger, then you need a program like this. And best of all is that you can download it for free! What are you waiting for?
90% - Software & Games
A cracking fangame made to commemorate the show. Do give this a go. It's a great example of what a good Japanese-style shoot-em-up should look like and takes off many of the show's great and unique ideas ...
... very playable and has buckets of charm and variety. Swapping ships at the touch of a button or combining the Dai-X craft to make the mighty Dai-X robot is pretty cool! Not to mention the variety of enemies to chop down"
- Mark Radon, The Daily Click
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