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Did anyone else pick this game up? Inversus Deluxe is a sleek, minimalist 2D grid shooting game with a twist: You flip the color of the squares by shooting them, and you can only traverse squares of your own color. It's Othello meets Splatoon!
It's an incredibly clever and elegant little game. You move with the analog stick and shoot in each cardinal direction with the corresponding face button. Your bullets regenerate over time, so you can't just spam shots, and you can pick up faster bullets and charge for a three-way shot. Bullets will cancel each other out, but there's a cool mechanic where if you wait until the last second, you can negate their shot with your own.
Very impressive stuff. The presentation is fantastic and the feel of the game is perfect. It has a 1-2 player (co-op) arcade mode and a 2- or 4-player versus mode, complete with tons of maps, bots, and online support. You can even go online with 2 local players, a large Mario Kart!
Anyway, don't just take it from me! Check it out for yourself!
I haven't actually played beyond the tutorial yet. I'm saving it to play on the plane with my nephew when we go to London next week. I don't want to build up too much experience for fear of utterly crushing him. Which brings something to mind: Every game should have manual and auto-handicapping options for competing with, y'know... the skill-impaired.