Project Starship X

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7 / 10
Feb 5, 2021

Despite its unconventional structure, Starship Project X is an undeniably creative endeavour. It's clear that the developer has enjoyed making it, and it manages, against all odds, to do something new and interesting with the often tired shoot-em-up premise. Once you learn its catalogue of obstacles and sync with its immediacy, it gets a lot more manageable and enjoyable, and trying to finish stages unscathed is a fun pursuit. Unfortunately, no matter how skilled you become, the experience is occasionally marred by unexpected attack overlaps and ensuing ship positioning struggles. While the balance isn't perfect, and its longevity in terms of holding your attention is questionable, it deserves applause for its originality and its short, fun, adrenaline-fuelled nature: the kind arcade gaming was designed for.

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Jan 31, 2021

Project Starship X is a prime example of what happens when a developer puts a lot of effort and love into creating a stand-out sequel.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Something will always change every time we take off for another adventure in the colorful and crazy space of Project Starship X. The game makes great use of very simple mechanics in conjunction with random elements, resulting in a fun and addictive experience within the shoot 'em up genre. What I liked most was the fact that it is not a game that becomes too easy after we learn or memorize the patterns of the enemies.

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Feb 3, 2021

Project Starship X is a wild and wacky space shooter that is enjoyable to play in small bursts. It sometimes feels more time was given to making the game funny than making it a more solid shooter. Some will get the joke but if you lean too heavily into this design some will certainly not. If you’re looking for a game to play in short bursts with some rough edges then Project Starship X is sure to provide an enjoyable and hopefully funny experience for you.

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6 / 10
Jan 27, 2021

Project Starship X is a well put together retro shmup with tons of style. It’s simple and hones its small selection of moves into well-handled and white knuckle sections of gameplay. However it’s also relatively short, and lacks any real depth unless you’re a score-chaser.

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