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Cosmos X2 Review

Slow motion space shooting

You get what you pay for with Cosmos X2. Anyone shelling out £1.80 for a DSiWare shoot 'em up won't be expecting much more than a basic blast through space.

It's no looker, but Cosmos X2 does have a neat feature which lets you select primary and secondary modes of fire and switch between them as you fly around avoiding asteroids and enemy fire.

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The homing projectiles enable you to concentrate on not getting hit as the screen fills with bullets and asteroids. You'll need them too - this is a hardcore challenge that gets tough from the second level in.

Yet it's so dated and slow it rarely feels exhilarating when you avoid a laser blast by millimetres and take out a boss. Worth £1.80? Probably, but that's not saying much.

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