GRACEFUL EXPLOSION MACHINE
Developer/publisher Vertex Pop Origin Canada Release Spring
This chunky, vibrant shooter is that rarest of beasts: a true thirdparty exclusive for Nintendo’s console. It pays homage to side-scrollers of yore, with a beefy four-weapon setup and deep combo system adding complexity to the traditional high-score chase. Though it may not stay exclusive for long – it was showcased at last year’s PlayStation Experience, too.