Have you ever had a moment where you feel like you walked into something that already started, so you have no idea what is going on? And have you ever experienced something that is so surreal that you don’t care about what you don’t know, because it’s so fun? Welcome to Acceleration of Suguri X Edition!
This is a hard nut to crack. From what I can gather of the story, the game follows a group of android girls (drawn in the cutesy anime style of moe) as they deal with a clone of their creator showing up and causing shenanigans. Shenanigans that apparently result in high-speed flying and blasting each other with weapons larger than they are. I get the feeling this may be a sequel to another game. Still, not understanding the story will not distract from the fun of the game.
When the game is elaborating the story, you have still images of the characters chatting back and forth, but when the game actually plays they’re represented by super-deformed cutesy characters. The backgrounds are very well-done 3D environments as you battle it out, and the music is a techno-trance, which oddly suits the action.
The control scheme is relatively simple. You have two attacks, which alternate depending on if you press or hold the button; you can dash, which alters certain attacks, you can launch a hyper attack once you’ve built up enough energy, and with a button press at the same time, you can modify attacks for melee.
The seven available characters have their own visual styles of attacks, such as using missiles, making rings of energy around them, and launching chains at opponents. It kind of reminds me of an old game called Psychic Force, where opponents fly around and the battling is mostly at a distance.
The only real complaints I have are that I have no idea who these characters are and why I should care about them. Also, when the actions starts going wild, you don’t really get to see your sprites that much. Still, it’s an incredibly fun trip, and a pleasant way to duke it out with your friends.
Acceleration of Suguri X Edition is available now on PlayStation Network for $5.99. For more information on Rockin’ Android, check out their official website.