Mars Matrix

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Mars Matrix is a top-down vertical scrolling shoot-em-up (shmup) game, originally for the Capcom CPS-2 arcade board. It is the second in a series of three Capcom/Takumi shmups, between Giga Wing and Giga Wing 2.

Mars Matrix features unique gameplay based on the "mosquito" system. By holding down the fire button, your ship can absorb shots and then "spit' them back at the enemies. Additionally, each destroyed enemy (and reflected shot) releases experience cubes of various values, which can multiplied by chaining. This experience is used to power-up your ship, and also acts as a multiplier for your score.

The Dreamcast port also includes some extra features that can be unlocked by accumulating points in the game. These features include replay videos, an image gallery, a score attack mode for perfecting individual levels, and even a complete extra game mode with a new enemy sequence.


Mars Matrix Arcade Over factory
Mars Matrix Arcade Like a energy saw
Mars Matrix Arcade Title screen
Mars Matrix Arcade Bullet hell

Alternate Titles

  • "Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting" -- Alternate title

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IGN Dreamcast Apr 30, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Da Gameboyz Dreamcast 2001 8.25 out of 10 82
IGN Dreamcast Nov 13, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast May 03, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Netjak Dreamcast Jan 08, 2005 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Jun 22, 2007 B 75
Game Revolution Dreamcast Jun 01, 2001 B 75
Video Games Dreamcast Jan, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Dreamcast Mar, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Dreamcast Mar 30, 2001 6.9 out of 10 69


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