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Exed Exes (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . There's nothing technically wrong with Exed Exes, it's an average 2D space shooter for $8. Unfortunately, the price is a little too high to recommend. You're better off tracking down one of Capcom's arcade compilations, which features this obscure shooter. There are certainly worse shooters on the Virtual Console, but I wouldn't rush out and buy Exed Exes. Rating: 57%
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What Is It? Never heard of Exed Exes? You're not alone. At one point this vertical shooter was known as Savage Bees (or Attack of the Savage Bees) and was distributed by Memetron. But here we have Capcom's arcade classic, which can be summed in one lazy catchphrase: It's 194X ... in space. You play a teeny tiny little space ship flying around the screen shooting fighter jets. Along the way you'll also need to deal with people below you, on floating layers and other space-age land formations. There are power-ups, bosses and cool level designs, but fans of this style of game have already seen most of this in newer, better games.

Does It Still Hold Up? Exed Exes definitely feels its age. The game was first released in 1985 and looks exactly like what you would expect from that era. There are some neat layering effects in the levels, but the small visuals make the game an eye sore. This game also feels a little too much like 194X, which seems to work better as a World War II shooter. Perhaps there are too many competing space shoot-em-ups, but Exed Exes didn't hold my interest for long.

Is It Worth The Money? There's nothing technically wrong with Exed Exes, it's an average 2D space shooter for $8. Unfortunately, the price is a little too high to recommend. You're better off tracking down one of Capcom's arcade compilations, which features this obscure shooter. There are certainly worse shooters on the Virtual Console, but I wouldn't rush out and buy Exed Exes.
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