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Verytex (Genesis)

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Description

Humanity has long since advanced into space, and colonies have been established on many planets, but humanity has yet to contact any alien life. However, an emergency signal has come from the planet Shirakusa. During a colonization survey, contact was lost with the battleship Aphrodite. As a member of the elite Verytex squad, you are sent to investigate.

Verytex is a vertically scrolling space shooter with vague organic themes. There are six stages and three different weapon types: Normal Shot, a standard multidirectional cannon; Beam Laser, a powerful forward-shooting weapon; and Boomerang Laser, a wide-range forward shot. Each weapon type can be upgraded to three increasing levels of power. Also available are homing missiles, which are also upgradeable, as well as smart bombs and shield pickups.

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Verytex Genesis Shooting a powered up weapon.
Verytex Genesis Flying with the shield power-up on.
Verytex Genesis A wave of enemies
Verytex Genesis A boss battle

Alternate Titles

  • "ヴェリテックス" -- Japanese spelling

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58455) added Verytex (Genesis) on Aug 14, 2008