Friday, March 25, 2011
By: Matthew Doucette
With the help of the incredible XBLIG Pivot Database, courtesy of Xbox Indies, we are able to find all 4 player shoot 'em ups on Xbox LIVE Indie Games. We created three of the top seven, based on worldwide user ratings:
The top seven 4-player shmups on XBLIG, in alphebetical order:
- Decimation X :)
- Decimation X3 :)
- Hypership Out of Control
- I Maed A Gam3 W1th Z0mbies!!!1
- Score Rush :)
- Square Off
- Zombie Estate
All other 4 player shmups on XBLIG are rated below 4.0 of 5 stars. We assume the list is based on the U.S. ratings (EDIT: The list was based on aggregated worldwide ratings), which it and other countries have experienced lacrosse fan manipulation. Our same three games dominate the Japan ratings with even higher ratings.
That is all!
About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.