Leucistic Wyvern, an Xbox Indie title

siliconera.com/2010/10/25/i- … r-dragoon/

The similarities are obvious. Too bad it’s only available on the indie marketplace; I’d pay a few dollars for it.

it looked pretty cool from those shots so I just had to try the free trial version (even though it is all in japanese it shows up on NA XBLA).

It is pretty bad- it feels like somebody swapped out a Space Harrier lead guy with a panzer-ish dragon, but otherwise it feels and plays like Space Harrier. All the enemies are more geometric shapes than creatures or anything, usually they are doubled up like space harrier.

No lock-on or missles that I could figure out- you just fire out blue spheres.

Plus there is cheesy 80s music …

Do you know if there’s a way for regular Xbox 360 users to play the game, or a Creator’s Club membership required?

I don’t know how other countries do it, but indie games can be bought by just selecting the “Indie Games” tab in the Games Marketplace menu?

I’ll have to give this a try later. I like Space Harrier, so even if the gameplay is closer to that than Panzer, I’ll pay $1 for it.

Hmm, I don’t see it. US only, perhaps?

Edit: According to this FAQ the games can only be played in the following countries:

United States
United Kingdom

Well, that’s a bit silly.

That looks very interesting; I quite like the colours and apparent simplicity in those screenies. 80 points sounds like a right old bargain too (provided the price is the same in the UK as it is in the USA).

Methinks it might be worth giving it a go, even if it turns out to be bad. A little bundle of virtual points is no catastrophic loss.

Thanks for sharing this with us, Solo!

It may look a bit like Panzer , but it plays almost exactly like Space Harrier

Yeah I’d try the free demo- after playing it, you probably won’t want to spend a dollar …

That’s precisely what I did just this morning and you’re absolutely right. It’s okay for the cheesiness and nostalgia factor but other than that, I wasn’t overly enraptured by it. A game can only go so far on aesthetic appeal alone.