Xeodrifter Reviews

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Liked
Dec 14, 2014
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Dec 15, 2014

All in all, I was more pleased than displeased with Xeodrifter. As a fan of Renegade Kid, it takes a lot for me to hate anything they make. I found Xeodrifter was quite fun and pretty much unputdownable. My biggest complaints were the lack of unique boss fights and the short time it took to finish it. However, for the price tag of $9.99, I feel I got my money’s worth. I hope to see more such games from Renegade Kid in the future, as they have certainly proven they can do retro right and can handle Metroidvania pretty darn well.

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Buy
Dec 15, 2014

Xeodrfiter is a win for fans of classic gaming and the metroidvania genre.

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IGN
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2014

Xeodrifter's mix of old-school 2D platformer sensibilities and new-school visual effects is charming, and finding a new ability that unlocks a new area tickles the same pleasure centers that Metroid does. Even when it felt like a pale imitation because of severely deficient enemy variety, the fun of experimenting with different gun behaviors and revisiting old areas to find new secrets kept my interest buoyed beyond its short runtime.

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B
Dec 16, 2014

Short, sweet, and tough as nails.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 25, 2014

Like the Metroid titles that inspired it, the music, graphics, and world/enemy design are more than worth revisiting a few times a year. This may be Renegade Kid's best game yet, despite its relatively short length. I hope this isn't the last time we'll be invited to adventure with this mysterious new space explorer. Were they secretly a girl the whole time? Hopefully we'll find out next mission.

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74 / 100
Dec 29, 2014

Xeodrifter is a nice appetizer for whenever Nintendo gets around to making a new Metroid game but it definitely needed a bit more time to cook to make it feel like a more complete experience.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2015

Xeodrifiter is a fun, by-the-book way to get your fix for this niche style of gameplay

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7.1 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2015

It may not be anything especially spectacular, but upon completing Xeodrifter, you surely won't regret the time that you've spent with it.

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8 / 10
Jul 3, 2015

Its retro aesthetics adjust perfectly to its new ideas and despite its limited lifespan and very minimal plot, Xeodrifter has all the conditions for an intense and rewarding sidescrolling experience.

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Jul 13, 2015

An absolute treat for fans of Metroid

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8 / 10
Jul 29, 2015

Xeodrifter is a fun little game that Nintendo fans should get a kick out of. We wish it was longer and had more visual variety, but those criticisms are mainly because we enjoyed our experience and wanted more of it. We'd love to see Renegade Kid revisit this world at some point in the future, and wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who hasn't played the 3DS version already.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2015

I highly recommend Xeodrifter no matter what system you get it on—and by getting it on one, you'll automatically have it on both. It's a win-win!

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2015

Xeodrifter is a great little game. It's too short and too lacking in boss variety to be an everlasting indie classic, but while playing, it really is stellar.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 27, 2015

Xeodrifter condenses the core gameplay of Metroid into an experience that blends action and strategy without much filler and that doesn't waste a moment of the player's time in the process. The controls are smooth, while the animation and sound design fits the NES-to-SNES era that Renegade Kid loves to a tee.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2015

Renegade Kid took to Xeodrifter with the retro scene in heart, and the end result reflects that. The charm of exploring each planet far outweigh that it's all over a little too quickly.

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72 / 100
Aug 27, 2015

I'm of two minds when it comes to Xeodrifter. It's an homage to a game that I absolutely love, and Renegade Kid did some truly commendable things here. On the other hand, I didn't get much excitement from exploring its worlds. It's a game that will only appeal to the gamers that grew up with the games that inspired it, and even then, it might leave you wanting more.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2015

So long as the player expects nothing more from Xeodrifter than what it is very upfront about providing in terms of content, retro-aesthetic and gameplay, then it will be hard to feel disappointed after playing this game. It's not perfect, but there is a sincerity here that is likely to charm even the most sceptical of gamers.

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70 / 100
Sep 7, 2015

Xeodrifter is a good game for fans of classic 8-bit platformers and adventure style games alike, providing a fun and challenging gaming experience that rewards smart playing and creative tactics. While the game suffers from a handful of glitches, the overall design and outcome of Xeodrifter is well worth a look for anyone in the market for an old-school experience in a brand new package.

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CGMagazine
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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2015

It's a highly enjoyable game with a unique take on a genre that's overused in today's gaming landscape.

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