Over and over, the Crimzon Clover series of shmups has been entertaining its fans for years. Now the new entry is about to arrive in the form of Crimzon Clover – World EXplosion for Nintendo Switch. It’s a worldwide launch, hitting Japanese, North American and PAL markets at the same time.
If you’re new to the series, World EXplosion is an excellent entry point, but try not to get overwhelmed by the abundance of options. You have three versions of the game to start with: ARCADE, the original unaltered version, ARRANGE, a completely rearranged and reinvented version of the game for those who have played the arcade version to death, and NOVICE, for those who haven’t played at all. From there you pick from five modes: BOOST, ORIGINAL, UNLIMITED, and TIME ATTACK.
Onc you begin the game, Crimzon Clover starts out like most shmups, but while you’re blasting waves and waves of enemies and dodging their fire, you’ll be building up something called a Break Meter. Fill it up and you can either blow it on a screen-destroying bomb or boost your regular attack by entering BREAK MODE. And if you manage to stay in that mode long enough to fill the gauge again, you’ll enter DOUBLE BREAK MODE and really do some damage!
- Utilize the newly added Multi-Gauge to give yourself unique power-ups based on items collected from downed foes!
- Destroy foes, then dodge their last-ditch revenge shots for an added challenge in the new BOOST Mode.
- Shoot enemy bullets out of the sky directly in the new UNLIMITED Mode.
- And much more!
Look for Crimzon Clover – World EXplosion on Nintendo Switch starting Thursday, October 29.