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General Chat => Galaxian Theater => Topic started by: Zeether on November 25, 2013, 04:44:53 PM



Title: Star Ixiom
Post by: Zeether on November 25, 2013, 04:44:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/w9gqSNp.jpg)

There hasn't really been a thread on this game, which I think deserves a mention as it is part of the UGSF timeline and contains Galaxian^3 stuff.

Star Ixiom is a PS1 game, it only came out in Japan and Europe (much like G^3's port) and it's a sort of evolution of the old Namco game Star Luster except it involves the whole of UGSF and multiple UGSF "universes", specifically Galaga, Galaxian, Gaplus, Bosconian, Starblade, Star Luster and of course G^3. The Dragoon J2 and Geo Sword are selectable ships and enemies from G^3 and Starblade make appearances alongside old Galaxian/Galaga/Bosconian enemies and battleships. Zolgear even makes an appearance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eM_GqBnq-s

This is the intro video, you can see the Geo Sword in action along with the Gaia Ʃ from Star Luster and the Galaxip from Galaxian. The game itself seems to be a bit rough but it has some nifty music (including an orchestral version of the Galaga music!) and the ships are rendered quite nicely.


Title: Re: Star Ixiom
Post by: Toykyle on November 27, 2013, 02:24:29 PM
Ah, yes. I played this hero on ePSXe. It brings back the memories of classic ages including galaxian 3 and starblade.


Title: Re: Star Ixiom
Post by: zxthehedgehog on November 28, 2013, 01:34:40 AM
Also tried it. By the way, never came out in Europe, it was a Japan-only title.  Most scenes are in English, excluding the talk scenes, which are in Japanese. It's actually pretty hard. I died on Level 02 of the story mode.


Title: Re: Star Ixiom
Post by: DarthNuno on November 28, 2013, 09:41:42 PM
Bought it and tried it long time ago, but because it's in Japanese, I never understood the principle of the game...:oops:


Title: Re: Star Ixiom
Post by: Zeether on January 08, 2014, 07:14:47 PM
Also tried it. By the way, never came out in Europe, it was a Japan-only title.  Most scenes are in English, excluding the talk scenes, which are in Japanese. It's actually pretty hard. I died on Level 02 of the story mode.
It didn't? Giantbomb has info saying it did, even with PAL boxart:

(http://i.imgur.com/vEEQpBP.jpg)

The only ISO out there though is of the Japanese version.


Title: Re: Star Ixiom
Post by: zxthehedgehog on January 08, 2014, 07:30:12 PM
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It didn't? Giantbomb has info saying it did, even with PAL boxart:

The only ISO out there though is of the Japanese version.

Hmm...
I don't believe it did at least, but I'll get back to you on that, possibly with the PAL version ISO.


Title: Re: Star Ixiom
Post by: Zeether on February 11, 2014, 10:17:34 PM
http://ks23364.kimsufi.com/psxdata/databasepsx/games/P/S/SCES-01707.html Here's a listing on PSX DataCenter, there's even screenshots of the dialogue in English.


Title: Re: Star Ixiom
Post by: DarthNuno on February 11, 2014, 10:50:30 PM
http://ks23364.kimsufi.com/psxdata/databasepsx/games/P/S/SCES-01707.html Here's a listing on PSX DataCenter, there's even screenshots of the dialogue in English.

Ah Yes, this is great! This is a game I definitively want to try... let's find this PAL/english version now.


Thanks for this confirmation, Zeether!  :)


Title: Re: Star Ixiom
Post by: DarthNuno on March 31, 2014, 10:12:41 PM
Got the game! ...and I love it!

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/StarIxiomGeoSword.jpg)

Geosword power! ...and many many other ships/aliens from the UGSF / Namco universe  :)


Title: Re: Star Ixiom
Post by: Zeether on August 01, 2016, 07:41:30 PM
I have some snapshots from the European version with English text:

(http://i.imgur.com/wsf5KTi.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/560idAH.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/doRdqyU.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/bN10JYN.png)