Nexzr is a vertical shooter by Naxat Soft. In 2012, Earth is once again under attack and a large armada of enemy ships approaches our blue world. The player pilots the Slasher, a powerful space fighter, and prepares to face the oncoming threat. The introduction story is told through a series of fully animated cutscenes and reveals the intricate plot of the game. We learn that stopping the invasion is not our pilot's only goal - he is also on a quest of revenge after a fatal encounter with a large red mecha and the terrible loss, in front of his very eyes, of a close friend and fellow female pilot. He makes his way towards the enemy lines on his own, ready to launch a deadly ambush attack. The Slasher starts its mission with a standard Vulcan gun (Rapid Shot/Wide Shot) and more weapons are available along the way such as homing flame-lasers (Guided Fire), side missiles (Crawl Missile), lasers, shields and secondary flying pods (Funnel). Unlike most of its peers, Nexzr is as bare as it gets on the weapon/power-up side. It features only one fire button and weapons have a single power level and can't be powered-up, without forgetting the total lack of smart bombs. Interestingly, the option menu offers a special arcade mode that shrinks the screen horizontally and offers a narrower field of view.
Game ID: NXCD2014
Released on December 11, 1992 in Japan for 7400 Yen.