European box art
|Developer(s)||HyperDevbox Japan, Octopus Studio (iPhone port)|
|Publisher(s)||HyperDevbox Japan, Conspiracy Entertainment, 505 Games, Metro3D|
ExZeus (also known as Counter Force) is a video game developed by HyperDevbox Japan. It was released in 2003 in the arcades running on a Tsunami Visual Technologies TsuMo arcade cabinet. In 2004, a PlayStation 2 port was released, but only in Europe. Then in 2005, the game was released in the arcades, this time running on Sega NAOMI GD-ROM hardware, and only released in Japanese arcades. There was also a PC port of the game released as shareware. It was ported to the Wii under the working title of Shoot Out, later changed to Counter Force, and released in 2007. It was reincarnated in 2009 for the iPhone, under the name ExZeus. An Android port was released in 2010.
IGN gave the Wii version a positive review, praising its accurate infrared controls, graphical design, and "deep-rooted sense of nostalgic fun". However, they scored the game a 4/10 based on its price, saying "If it was on Wii Ware for $5, we’d have a hard time not nerding out entirely".
- ExZeus kit, CoinOpExpress.
- HyperDevbox reveals ExZeus, coming soon to Android, Eurodroid.
- Bozon (29 January 2008). Wii version review, IGN.
- Conspiracy Entertainment's Counter Force page
- HyperDevbox's ExZeus homepage
- HyperDevbox's ExZeus Android homepage
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