Indie game developer Mommy’s Best Games (MBG) has released its kinetic, high-score shoot’em up Game Type DX to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.
Gamers will help Hoodie Girl fight the evil MediaBall’s inane advertisements. Each time players beat a level, the speed and difficulty increases. The game was originally released as a protest against Microsoft’s terrible dashboard update in 2011 on Xbox 360, and is now remastered and enhanced for modern consoles.
“I’m really happy we’ve been able to capture this unique piece of gaming history in its own game. It was a special time on the Xbox 360, and a special time in game development within the XNA community,” says Designer Nathan Fouts.
He adds, “I’m thrilled to see, that despite the unusual history of the game, people are enjoying it. Reviews are giving it high marks for the addictive quality of always going for a higher score. Sure it’s not a big game, but the budget price makes it easier to take the plunge.”
Game Type DX features 2-Player local co-op for extra firepower, and extra Parkour. There are 3 game modes called “Standard”, “Parkour Remix”, and “Surprise!” An online leaderboard will track player progress.
The game is also planned to release in the future on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The developer says approval was difficult due to having such a close resemblance to the Xbox 360 Dashboard.