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[PlayStation 5] Z-Warp Review

[PlayStation 5] Z-Warp Review
  • On April 12, 2022

Z-Warp is the latest trippy vertical bullet hell shoot ‘em up from eastasiasoft and Panda Indie Studio on PlayStation 5. Learn more in our Z-Warp review!


Z-Warp is the latest trippy vertical bullet hell shoot ‘em up from eastasiasoft and Panda Indie Studio on PlayStation 5. After giving us Project Starship and its sequel Project Starship X, as well as retro-styled digger Pity Pit, they’re back to the shoot ‘em up genre with a game set in the year 21XX. A starship capable of space-time warping ends up lost in space during its maiden voyage. After a distress signal reaches the base, you’re sent on a mission to retrieve the ship’s black box to find out what happened. Unfortunately, this journey will take you through a hellish dimension where you’re going to be attacked from every direction by enemies of all sizes that can quickly destroy you if you’re not careful.


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You’ll pilot your spaceship with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, shooting at anything that moves by pressing the X button. If you press and hold down the X button, your attacks will be more powerful, but your ship will move at a slower pace. You could also opt for launching a burst of attacks as you avoid enemies and their bullets at a faster pace. The Circle button is used for Killer bombs, which are very powerful and can be used as needed, as long as the cooldown period is over. Be sure to pay attention to the huge circle around you since this will let you know what the bomb’s area of effect will be.


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The game features a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and since this is a Cross-Buy title, your purchase will reward you with the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game, and each one will have a separate trophy list for you to work on. The list includes 7 Silver trophies and 9 Gold trophies. As for the objectives to complete, you must defeat 100, 500, and 1,000 enemies, collect 10, 25, 50 power-ups, clear stages 1 through 4, complete the Story Mode, beat 5, 10, and 15 bosses, and score 500,000 points in Story Mode, and 500,000 points in Endless Mode.


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If you enjoyed Project Starship and Project Starship X, then you’re going to enjoy Z-Warp. The game offers three difficulty levels so that players of all skill levels can take a go. The higher the difficulty you select for the Story Mode or the Endless Mode, the higher the multiplier for your score so that you can aim at getting the best score possible for each run. Z-Warp is out on PlayStation as a Cross-Buy title with a $7.99 price, so you’ll get the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game, each one with its own trophy list.

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This Z-Warp review is based on a PlayStation 5 trophy provided by eastasiasoft.

Review Overview

A trippy shoot 'em up