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Solar Shifter EX

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

52

Top Critic Average

9%

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Based on 11 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneAug 25, 2016
PCSep 11, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developer: Elder Games

Publisher: Headup Games

Genres: Arcade, Vehicle Combat

Warp into action with Solar Shifter EX. Man your ship and dive into fierce combat situations in space and over beautiful and distant planet surfaces. Solar Shifter EX is a sci-fi shoot ’em up with the unique ability to ‘shift’. Your only weapon is your ship: The Phase Shifter has been outfitted with a one-of-a-kind jump drive that lets you warp out of tough situations at will, a technique which will challenge you of to your limits when surviving the masses of enemies coming at you from all sides in this true bullet hell.

Solar Shifter EX Critic Reviews

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ZTGD

5.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Solar Shifter EX has some cool ideas and poor execution. I wanted to love it, I tried to love it, but in the end I simply left every session disappointed that it never really delivered on any of its ambitions. There are better shooters out there, heck, there are better shooters everywhere. Regardless of any love for the genre, I simply cannot recommend this game to anyone.

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This vertical scrolling shoot’em up adds a number of modern refinements to the genre’s common conventions; that said your personal enjoyment of the game might depend more on your opinion of the genre as a whole.

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Some nice mechanics here but flawed in almost all aspects.

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Wildly difficult? Check. Set in space? Check. The goal of shooting the other things in space? Check. Solar Shifter EX doesn’t add anything special to its genre, but it is certainly a solid entry worth a play or two if you dare.

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