What if you took Defender, took out the need to rescue tiny little figures, and stripped it down to its core shooting element? Oh, and added mind-meltingly good graphics that easily rivaled any XBLA release you would care to name. You’d have something like “Orbitron: Revolution”.
This is an interesting beast; it’s actually offering *fewer* features than its retro inspiration, yet somehow manages to feel fresh. It’s a bit like taking the training wheels off a bike: one less feature, yet a sense of finally being free to fly. It’s an impressive effort, gorgeous at every turn, and worth a trial at least. 240 Microsoft Points well spent, in my mind.
Here’s what the developer (firebase) has to say about the game:
“Launch into a relentless battle against a robotic horde bent on the destruction of an Orbital Power Station. Blast your way through three intense game modes with one of two selectable space fighters. Compete against other Xbox Live Gold members for high score bragging rights. Beautiful 3d graphics and a soundtrack by Audio Antics await you in Orbitron: Revolution!”