- Llamasoft Founder Jeff Minter
offers a TxK Beginner's Guide to PS Vita's trippy new shooter below today.
To quote: TxK is an arcade-style shooting game. The basic idea is simple: shoot all the enemies that arrive on each playing surface. When the surface is clear or all enemies arrive at the top, the surface explodes and you transition to the next level.
Use the left analog stick or the d-pad to move the player entity left and right (or clockwise and anticlockwise on connected surfaces). Hold down the x button to shoot. Tap the screen to smart bomb. You get one smart bomb per level. When enabled, press the R shoulder button to jump. Collect Powerups to gain score bonuses and capability upgrades.
I'd recommend starting at level 1 while learning the basics. Starting at this level enables labels on many game elements for the first few levels.
Enemies move quite slowly on early levels. Hold down x and move your ship to shoot them.
Collect Powerups by just moving your ship to intercept them as they move up the surface.
It'll be obvious when you successfully collect one!
If enemies arrive at the top don't panic. Your shots come out of the "leg" of your ship that's in the direction of its motion.
Often if you "walk" slowly towards...