Exed Exes[a] is a vertically scrolling shooter video game that was released in arcades in 1985 by Capcom.

Exed Exes
  • JP: Capcom
  • NA: Memetron
Designer(s)Yoshiki Okamoto
Composer(s)Tamayo Kawamoto
Platform(s)Arcade, Family Computer
Genre(s)Vertically scrolling shooter

Gameplay edit

Arcade version

Exed Exes is a vertically scrolling shooter game.

Development and release edit

It was originally published in North America as Savage Bees, licensed to Memetron.[1] It was ported to the Famicom and later included in retrospective compilations. It is included with its original name on the Capcom Generations Volume 3 for Sega Saturn and PlayStation, Capcom Classics Collection of PlayStation 2 and Xbox and Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded for PlayStation Portable. This game has been released for the Wii Virtual Console Arcade in Japan on September 21, 2010, the PAL region on January 7, 2011, and in North America on January 10, 2011. In 2013, it was released on Capcom Arcade Cabinet for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as Savage Bees. It is available as one of the rotating arcade games in Street Fighter 6's Game Center.[2]

Reception and legacy edit

In Japan, Game Machine listed Exed Exes on their March 15, 1985 issue as being the fifteenth most-popular arcade game at the time.[5] Fan reception for the Famicom version was mixed: readers of Famimaga voted to give Exed Exes a 15.27 out of 30 score.[4] A reviewer of Gamest Mook noted that the insect and skull-themed enemies, the inorganic backgrounds, as well as the mysterious and anxiety-inducing music posed a unique and exciting atmosphere. He also praised the mechanic of turning enemies into collectable fruit items as "the greatest attraction of this work."[6]

Colonel Issue appears as a cameo character in Project X Zone 2 as part of Captain Commando's Solo Unit attack.

Notes edit

  1. ^ Also known as Super Floating Fortress Exed Exes (Japanese: 超浮遊要塞エグゼドエグゼス, Hepburn: Chō Fuyū Yōsai Eguzedo Eguzesu) in Japan and as Savage Bees in North America.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Akagi, Masumi (13 October 2006). カプコン (Capcom); Capcom USA (Capcom Coin-Op); Memetron; S (in Japanese) (1st ed.). Amusement News Agency. pp. 23, 112, 123, 163. ISBN 978-4990251215. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Penwell, Chris (6 June 2023). "All games available in Street Fighter 6 Game Center". Destructoid.
  3. ^ van Duyn, Marcel (January 14, 2011). "Exed Exes Review (VC Arcade) - Extremely excruciating". Nintendo Life. Nlife Media. Archived from the original on 2019-02-17. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  4. ^ a b "Famicom ROM Cassette All Catalog '91 全787本 5月10日号特別付録 - 超浮遊要塞エグゼドエグゼス". Famimaga (in Japanese). Vol. 7, no. 9. Tokuma Shoten. 10 May 1991. p. 221.
  5. ^ "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - テーブル型TVゲーム機 (Table Videos)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 256. Amusement Press, Inc. 15 March 1985. p. 21.
  6. ^ ザ・ベストゲーム2 - アーケードビデオゲーム26年の歴史: ゲーメスト大賞11年史 (in Japanese). Vol. 5 (4th ed.). Shinseisha. 17 January 1998. p. 75. ISBN 9784881994290. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)

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