Thexder is a Japanese platform shooter game, with various levels and various enemies. The difficulty of the game increases with the level.
Gameplay described: There is a robot, battle-tech styled, and you will be a pilot to this robot. Robots are big with lasers as their weapon. This robot can switch to a jet from mech whenever needed. The weapon is capable of auto-aiming and works on rechargeable energy supplied to it in a fixed amount. You need to wait for certain duration to charge up in case you run out of energy. After which you can start firing the enemies again. Mech has a shield to save you from any harm caused, which is activated sometimes. But, the disadvantage of this shield is that it will use up some of your life energy and will only last a few seconds. The enmax is the meter used to tell you about your energy reserves. It increases as you move on to the next level.
Few colors are used in the graphics of the Thexder. This makes it look simple but not bad. There are small details on the robot as well as the enemies, also the animation done is very precise. There are some sound effects in the game along with some music notes, which are of repetitive nature.
Overall the game is good with nice graphics and special effects. The weapons used to give a good justice to the gameplay.
Game Arts Co., Ltd.
Game Arts is a Japanese video game software developer located in Tokyo. It was founded on March 2nd, 1985. The company has produced a number of games in several genres, beginning with the action game Thexder (1985) for personal computers. Its president is Yōichi Miyaji.