By Joel Couture . June 2, 2016 . 3:00pm
As the “world’s first widescreen bullet-hell shmup”, Score Rush Extended 撃点 lets up to four players control 1-2 ships each as they their use rainbow-hued weapons to tear their enemies apart. The player’s hit box will always be visible during the chaos of combat as well, making it a little easier for everyone to stay alive.
There are no combos or bonuses for players looking to climb the game’s leaderboards. The developer’s philosophy on shmups is: “Empower the player. Increased challenge comes from increased game difficulty, not player weakness. Allow domination. Never let the game be at fault for player death. Reward domination. No gimmicks. No hidden points or bonuses. To get the highest score, dominate the game (kill everything as fast as possible).”