GameVortex writes: "Go ahead and say it. I'll wait. "What the hell is a Thexder?" you ask. Well, to be honest I didn't know either when I started playing Thexder NEO. Following the waves of success of retro remakes like Mega Man 9 and Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Square Enix decided to dig through their back catalog for a dead franchise to revive. What they found was Thexder, an old school space-action shooter from Japan that was ported to PC in the mid 80's. The series was very short-lived, but many fans still regard it as a classic alongside Life Force and Gradius."