While the Namco Bandai-published, Blitz Arcade-developed PowerUp Forever will likely be overshadowed by Meteos when it launches on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday for 800 Microsoft Points, that’s not to say it will be a bad game.
As a matter of fact, it sounds kind of neat. PowerUp Forever is an arcade shooter in which you fly through procedurally generated environments while killing enemy “Guardians” and collecting the energy orbs they leave behind.
You know where this is headed, right? The energy you collect is then used towards evolving your ship and in turn, more powerful enemies begin to start showing up.
Sure, the game sounds an awful lot like Bubble Tanks, and LIVE Arcade is saturated with arcade shooters as it is, but … I forgot where I was going with this. Regardless, I think I’m going to give this a try come Wednesday.