There are a lot of shooters available through the Indie Games section of Xbox Live, so it takes a special game to stand out from the pack. Red Wolf’s Vorpal is one such title. The challenge level may be high, but success is oh so rewarding.
Best decribed as a bullet-hell boss rush shooter, Vorpal is both beautiful and brutal. There are five levels, each comprised of an eight-part fight against a capable and formidable foe. As is common with this type of game, the screen will often be filled with bullets, usually of multiple types and with unique movement sets. It’s common to have rows and rows of attacks coming at you from above, but there are also moments where others come from beneath you. Needless to say, you’ll have to keep your wits about you since there are precious other tools to work with.