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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:14 pm 


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What CIT said, the Japanese version is quality if you can change to it DEL.
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Thanks for the info 8) . How do I go about a romswop though?

btw - My board doesn't do the colour blue.
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So - DEL is installing the PCB in our local arcade - Casino in London, so I'd like to get scoring and posting here. DEL - did you sort out a ROMswap, or is the game running in Casino Intl.?
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 Post subject: Re: Xexex
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:42 am 


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Awesome game!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:15 pm 


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UP!

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:D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Xexex
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:33 am 


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The boss in 2-1 has a ridiculous amount of health. Can it be killed before it times out?
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 Post subject: Re: Xexex
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:35 pm 


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Long overdue update is long overdue. Sorry, guys, didn't have this thread subscribed for some reason.
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Got the score backwards here it seems. >>
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 Post subject: Re: Xexex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:03 am 


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:11 am 


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Might as well since it's not the lowest score on the table :lol:


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I´ll never play this again.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:18 am 


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Ed Oscuro wrote:
Might as well since it's not the lowest score on the table :lol:


Yeah, I'd hate to be that guy.

(Wait a minute...)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:56 am 


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Wow, three Dragons.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:15 am 


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Wow, three Dragons.


I didn´t want to look up which of these signs I am, I just thought is was the prettiest. :oops:
And it represents the dragon which sounds a little better than rat...
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Another STGT score. I leeched the ball and vine bosses pretty heavily.

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Want to 2-ALL this game yet. STGT score for now.
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Are PSP scores accepted?
If so...

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One silly death in 1-5, but no milking or leeching was done, hence the fairly low score. I also didn't look up the Zodiac sign. :mrgreen:

Jesus Christ, the second loop in this game is brutal. R-Type II's second loop is notably easier for the most parts. So many (pre-/proto-)Psikyo fast bullets everywhere, it's scary. Special shout-outs to the little guys in 2-6 that shoot you through the battleships with the speed of light whilst blazing across the entire screen, those jerks are nefarious.

Completely messed up 2-7 (used the charge shot instead of throwing the Flint out with the charge, ruining my entire positioning), but somehow survived. Since I lost quite a few runs on 2-5, 2-6 and 2-7 before I'll gladly take it.

I have to say that Xexex surpasses both R-Type and X-Multiply in certain ways. Xexex mastered what I would like to baptize as "micro-aggression". Seldom do you want to let the Flint wander off too far, but it's incredibly useful both as a shield and an omnivorous weapon in short range. Tossing out the pod in an R-Type game is usually not a smart idea (with the prominent exception of Rios in R-Type II and the R13 in Delta, of course) since you lose out on your main weapon, the firepower of your bits in case you have the DNA laser equipped and the protection granted by the pod itself. Here, your ship will always maintain the firepower, making it much more self-dependent. And since the Flint is very reliable in its behaviour it allows for some creative uses, aided by the excellent stage design - it really shines in stage 3 where you want to call it from an elevated position in order to crush all the enemies, that has to be one of the most astutely designed stage in a horizontal shooter.

I was also surprised to see that checkpoint recovery in most spots of loop 2 is fairly doable despite the insane enemy bullet speed. You're usually back on your feet in less than a minute! The only Irem arcade shooter (from the ones I've played so far) that is equally lenient is X-Multiply. That is a truly impressive balance - even though most Irem 2-ALLs utterly pale in comparison to a Xexex 2-ALL recovery is still a more reliable thing in the latter.

As fun as it is to play this game, figuring out the best strategy with the Flint and then practicing tricky spots, it still only is a stale taste compared to the hilarious whining during the STGT 2010, however. All the outrage, the crying, the pouting, it fills me with a heartwarming portion of sadistic glee. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Xexex
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:20 pm 


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Great writeup, as usual - please never think you're without an audience, this is exactly the substantial commentary we need to keep around for posterity. I don't think I've seen much forum discussion of XEXEX's second loop over the years, but then you and indomitable saucy are currently the only listed conquerors. :smile:
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:48 pm 



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Yeah, I read every one of your posts too. And yet another legendary performance, you are pumping out 2-ALLs more often than I change my socks.
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