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Game Type DX, Shoot Em Up with a Giant White Cat

Game Type DX, Shoot Em Up with a Giant White Cat

Game Type DX is a shoot-em up game that increases in speed and has a Giant White Cat for a boss. Maybe the giant white cat was a boss but maybe it wasn't. It's a weird shoot-em up with blue crabs, flying money and jazz hands as a weapon.

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Press Release

Game Type DX Pre-Order, Xbox One Now, Switch Soon

Charlestown, IN – July 6, 2022 – Mommy's Best Games (MBG), the out-there Indie game developer, is releasing its pulse-pounding, high-score shoot’em up Game Type DX on September 8th to Nintendo Switch, PS4/PS5, and Xbox One/X . Pre-orders are open now.

Game Type DX is a score-attack shoot-em up with a speed-boosting twist. Help Hoodie Girl fight the evil MediaBall's inane advertisements! Each time you beat a level, the speed and difficulty increases! Originally released as a protest against Microsoft’s terrible dashboard update in 2011 on Xbox 360, and now, remastered and enhanced for modern consoles. Cruise down a fascinating hall of gaming history, while blasting some unusual baddies.

Lead Designer Nathan Fouts remarks “I wanted to add something new to the high-score shmup genre. I love just sitting down for a few minutes at lunch and getting in some cathartic shooting playtime.”

Fouts continues “With Game Type DX, the action continues to ramp up, since the game speed increases as you play. Each session starts slow and easy, but by the end it’s white-knuckle outta-control speeds that you can’t believe you played through. And with the DX version we’ve added some spicy randomized sections and lots of new content to keep it fresh.”

Tumultuous Gaming History

Game Type was originally released for the Xbox 360. Back then, the menu system called the “Dashboard” would be updated every few months. This system controlled how games were purchased on the Xbox 360. One particularly bad update left indie games almost impossible to find. 

Mommy’s Best Games created Game Type as a protest against the dashboard update and a way to bring attention to the issue. Game Type ended up helping, and a new dashboard update was quickly released. The release changed the menu layout for the better, making indie games reasonable to discover again.

All-New DX Content

Now, over a decade later, Mommy’s Best Games releases Game Type DX replete with enhancements including new levels, enemies, and power-ups. 

There are several new game modes included. One of the most intriguing game modes is aptly named “Surprise!”. In it players are treated to a random assortment of level segments with all new challenges to surmount. Their particular level arrangement then increases in speed each time the player completes it in a single run. The player receives help with the addition of several types of power-ups including those for shooting power, score, and damage. There are even wacky power-downs the player must avoid, or possibly take as they discover the patterns of the game. There are nearly 40 level segments with multiple new enemy types for players to discover in the all-new “Surprise!” mode.

Pre-Order Now on Xbox One, Soon for Switch

The Xbox One version is available for pre-order now.

The Nintendo Switch pre-order will be available on the NA store and EU store on July 16th.

Release Date for Game Type DX

On September 8th, Game Type DX will be available in the Americas and Europe on Playstation 5 and Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The Xbox One version will support a worldwide release.

Chat ’Em Up

Join theMommy’s Best Games Discordto get all the news on Weapon of Choice DX, upcoming MBG games and sales, and to discuss other run and gun games. Shmup players, retro enthusiasts and game developers are there now talking about the details of many classic shooters.

Key Features for Game Type DX in 4K

  • Loop-tastic speed insanity! Every time you beat a level, the game speed increases!
  • Time Pulse gameplay -- Slow down time and turn enemy bullets into score drops!
  • 2-Player local co-op for extra firepower, and extra Parkour!
  • 3 Game modes: "Standard", "Parkour Remix", and "Surprise!"
  • “Surprise!” game mode features new level layouts every time you play.
  • Online Leaderboard! Show up often. Show Off your play skills!
  • The new DX version of the game has lots of powerups and even POWER DOWNS!
  • DX version also features loads of corny video game jokes to discover in the fake dashboard section.
  • PARKOUR!!!

About Mommy’s Best Games

Mommy's Best Games, Inc. is a boutique video game developer founded in 2007 by industry veteran Nathan Fouts. All of their games add wild gameplay to classic action genres. They have created hits such as Pig Eat Ball (Switch, XB1, PS4), Serious Sam Double D XXL (XBLA,Steam), Shoot 1UP (Steam, PS4/5, Xbox One, Switch), Game Type (Steam, Xbox 360), Explosionade (Steam, PS4/5, XB1, Switch), Weapon of Choice (Steam, PS4/PS5, XB1,  Switch), Emoji Scream (,iOS,Android), and Finger Derpy (iOS,Android).

About Super Soul

Super Soul is an independent video game developer founded in 2010 Lexington KY and run by studio head John Meister. Developer of recent titles such as Kentucky Dash, and responsible for porting Pig Eat Ball, Shoot 1UP DX, Explosionade DX, Weapon of Choice DX and now Game Type DX to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, Super Soul has established themselves as a leader in Unity game development.

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