Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury feels a lot more like an Xbox 360 successor to Bangai-O Spirits than it did when I played it at TGS. The demo available in Tokyo seemed a lot more straightforward, more “here are a bunch of enemies for you to shoot” — in other words, more original Bangai-O — than the cleverly-designed, semi-puzzle stage design that the DS game brought.
But that was just the TGS demo. Most of the elements that made Bangai-O Spirits what it was have carried over into the XBLA game, with a few important changes. Perhaps the most notable change is the addition of multiplayer. You might not think putting one more thing (another player) on the screen in a game about filling the screen with objects would be a big deal, but it doubles the unfathomable insanity.
Gallery: Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury (co-op)
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