eXceed 3rd reboots the eXceed storyline, taking it in a new direction. In this installment, Rayne Lindwurm, a descendent of the Dragon Clan, fights her way through a tournament to become one of the 7 Cardinal Lords who rule her world, Pandemonium.
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Positive (14 reviews) - 100% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Aug 2, 2012

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Includes 3 items: eXceed - Gun Bullet Children, eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX, eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package

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Includes 6 items: eXceed - Gun Bullet Children, eXceed - Gun Bullet Children Original Soundtrack, eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX, eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX Original Soundtrack, eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package, eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package Original Soundtrack

 

About This Game

eXceed 3rd reboots the eXceed storyline, taking it in a new direction. In this installment, Rayne Lindwurm, a descendent of the Dragon Clan, fights her way through a tournament to become one of the 7 Cardinal Lords who rule her world, Pandemonium. Standing in her way are other competitors and their familiars, including her own older sister and heiress to the mighty Dragon Clan, Celestia Lindwurm.

Rayne must use her Mini-Tiamats, bombs, and the Burn Air Raid homing special attack to fight her way through the tournament and win a seat as a Cardinal Lord. Also featuring a slowdown feature for precise maneuvering through 'bullet curtains', multiple scoring multipliers, localized cut scenes, and memorable bosses, you'll be driven to help Rayne in her journey to power.

Key Features:

  • 6 action-packed stages
  • Dynamic difficult balancing, depending on the player’s skill
  • Multiple scoring mechanics including bullet grazing and bullet cancelling
  • Cutscene-driven story-telling
  • High production values – outstanding graphics, music and gameplay

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor:Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:NDIVIA Geforce 5200 or better, AMD(ATI) Radeon 9600 or better
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Hard Drive:309 MB HD space
    • Sound:Standard
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gette
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
bullet hell + trading cards
awesome soundtrack
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stef_ruvx
( 26.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
poor mans touhou just got a little less poor.
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dismal20xx
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Who named this game...
8/10
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Quint the Globular Springtail
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Very nice shmup. It's a bullet hell, but it's also pretty accessible to people who aren't experienced with the genre. Nice art and excellent music in the form of an awesome heavy metal soundtrack. This is actually a remake of eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate. The original had a slightly less snicker-generating title, and largely the same music (both soundtracks can be bought on bandcamp), though it played significantly faster and the gameplay was different other ways as well.

This game is just a straight-up bullet hell, unlike eXceed 2nd which was a polarity-based bullet hell game. There are four action buttons: shoot, bomb (clears everything on screen and gets you limited invulnerability), special, and slowdown. (Five if you count the pause button.) (Auto-)collect tokens from defeated enemies and graze their bullets (you can hear when it happens) to charge your special meter, and when it's full, release it to do a homing attack. You also collect attack pods that follow you around, and either shoot forward (when you're not using slow) or do a homing focus fire (when you are doing slow). Hold down the slow button to move more precisely, and also visualize your hitbox as a bright orange circle at the center of your sprite -- grazing means letting bullets come close to but not touch this! As you first learn the game, there's also an auto-bomb setting that will basically give you more lives to work with.

The storyline is simple but amusing and fitting. You're Rayne Lindwurm, the younger sister of the Lindwurm dragon clan. Your school is conducting what's basically the local preliminaries to fill the seat of a Cardinal Lord in Pandemonium. By preliminaries, we mean a magical combat tournament of course. Five opponents stand in your way, all of whom are horrible jerks (except the stage four boss, she's cool), the most powerful and biggest jerk of which is your own older sister, who just loves rubbing it in that she's better than you. But this time, you get to kick her ♥♥♥.

The game has five stages, each culminating in a multi-phase boss fight. Oh, and if you manage to beat the game without using contniues or auto-bomb, there's a bonus boss waiting for you.
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Hoppou Zero
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Awesome bullet hell games
Good storyline
Good waifu
And the musics are so epicc, favourite one Intersect Thunderbolt (all hail S.S.H.)

10/10 eXceeded my expectation
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Tatsuya
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I got this game as i was listening to touhou music and the soundtrack for this game is the best
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Nyaruko #Global Memes
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Best music ins this game, Thx S.S.H. for this masterpiece!
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SheepFreak
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
may contain bullets
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Lewd
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
YAS
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kanaan
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
This game has the perfect formula for making you come back again and again. It's challenging as all hell, too, with a great soundtrack. Also, the most refined in the series.
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coolRONz
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
pretty interesting game and story. cutesy dialog. i'm still adjusting the the color changes and absorbing bullets. if you love anime, this is a keeper. even on easy its still pretty hard to me and unfortunitely only 3 continues. games like this i will never finish without unlimitted continues, but still easily worth the price. love the art work!
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Ibuki Mioda
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
ːremedyː pretty fun game if you don't mind dying on a regular basis. Kind of like going out in the rain and trying to avoid getting wet.
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admiral_armpit
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
A very fun and fast-paced SHMUP, in the same vein as the Touhou series. If you would like a tricky, patterened bullet-dodging game featuring cute anime girls and an intense metal soundtrack, this is the game for you.
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RubikReef
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
This game is going to be the end of me
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死ぬがよい
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
Generic "touhou ripoff" with surprisingly decent soundtrack.
It's like 10 bucks or so and worth the price if you want touhou that is not touhou.
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shrivel
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 5
yessssssssssssssssssssss
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K.K
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
Pew pew pew pew BOOOOOOOOM
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SpaceCowboy
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
I love the danmaku genre and this game doesn't disappoint, deff satiates my cravings + moe! I love all the character designs and especially the voice acting; stage 2 I think had the best OST in the game. However I feel like the backgrounds in this game are a little too bland and boring, unlike games like Raiden or Strikers where it feels a little more immersive.

8/10 Overall

Oh we 2hu now m8's
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MadKiLLz
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
If you're a fan of Bullet Hell games such as Touhou, this wont disappoint. The story seemed kinda rushed but the gameplay overall is pretty good, its unique in its own way. If I were to rate it I'd give it an 8 out of 10.
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gjfaris
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
eXceed 3rd - Jade Penatrate black package is the 3rd game of the eXceed series and the best, with good control, an awesome soundtrack, and tons of bullet hell fun. 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Very nice shmup. It's a bullet hell, but it's also pretty accessible to people who aren't experienced with the genre. Nice art and excellent music in the form of an awesome heavy metal soundtrack. This is actually a remake of eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate. The original had a slightly less snicker-generating title, and largely the same music (both soundtracks can be bought on bandcamp), though it played significantly faster and the gameplay was different other ways as well.

This game is just a straight-up bullet hell, unlike eXceed 2nd which was a polarity-based bullet hell game. There are four action buttons: shoot, bomb (clears everything on screen and gets you limited invulnerability), special, and slowdown. (Five if you count the pause button.) (Auto-)collect tokens from defeated enemies and graze their bullets (you can hear when it happens) to charge your special meter, and when it's full, release it to do a homing attack. You also collect attack pods that follow you around, and either shoot forward (when you're not using slow) or do a homing focus fire (when you are doing slow). Hold down the slow button to move more precisely, and also visualize your hitbox as a bright orange circle at the center of your sprite -- grazing means letting bullets come close to but not touch this! As you first learn the game, there's also an auto-bomb setting that will basically give you more lives to work with.

The storyline is simple but amusing and fitting. You're Rayne Lindwurm, the younger sister of the Lindwurm dragon clan. Your school is conducting what's basically the local preliminaries to fill the seat of a Cardinal Lord in Pandemonium. By preliminaries, we mean a magical combat tournament of course. Five opponents stand in your way, all of whom are horrible jerks (except the stage four boss, she's cool), the most powerful and biggest jerk of which is your own older sister, who just loves rubbing it in that she's better than you. But this time, you get to kick her ♥♥♥.

The game has five stages, each culminating in a multi-phase boss fight. Oh, and if you manage to beat the game without using contniues or auto-bomb, there's a bonus boss waiting for you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Awesome bullet hell games
Good storyline
Good waifu
And the musics are so epicc, favourite one Intersect Thunderbolt (all hail S.S.H.)

10/10 eXceeded my expectation
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
poor mans touhou just got a little less poor.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
pretty interesting game and story. cutesy dialog. i'm still adjusting the the color changes and absorbing bullets. if you love anime, this is a keeper. even on easy its still pretty hard to me and unfortunitely only 3 continues. games like this i will never finish without unlimitted continues, but still easily worth the price. love the art work!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
A very fun and fast-paced SHMUP, in the same vein as the Touhou series. If you would like a tricky, patterened bullet-dodging game featuring cute anime girls and an intense metal soundtrack, this is the game for you.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,009.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
1000 hours / 10
Nah, but this game is fun C:
Would recommend to people whom like bullet hell games.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
no problem with Bullet Hell like this
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118 of 126 people (94%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2013
I hate fun so I buy these bullet hell to torment myself with and drown in sprays of bullets because they're super fast and I deserve to die for playing these.
It's like Touhou or Ikaruga. those are like Space Invaders, except the screen is made of bullets and tears are streaming down your face because you keep dying because there are so many bullets.
The patterns are pretty.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
This game is voiced by Homura, Nanoha and Fate.

Play it.
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35 of 45 people (78%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
My waifu can beat up your waifu - steam edition
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2013
Super fun bullet hell game. Also super short. I played it twice on easy in an hour. It has some great training wheels (autobomb and show hit box) that still lets you get the crazy bullet experience while feeling like you are a god of reflexes. 5 levels, 4 difficulties, lots of replay value. GREAT soundtrack.
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39 of 53 people (74%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
This game really EXCEEDed my expectations.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
Much better than the previous games in the series.

This is a solid bullet hell shooter with some interesting bullet patterns and flashy visuals.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
308.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
I'd say that this is a must buy for every danmaku fan that has a Steam account.
The gameplay is fun and challenging, the graphics are pretty good too and the music is absolutely fantastic.
I'd say that it's a 8.5/10, at least it is for me.

And it's cheap, so if you like the Touhou series, Ikaruga, Deathsmiles or even DoDonPachi you won't get disappointed.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2013
The third (and so far final) game in the eXceed series, Jade Penetrate Black Package is 100% fan service. From the outrageous number of bullets that fill the screen, to the cute girls wearing compromising clothing, it knows what it is and who it's targeted to, and that is actually a good thing.

Opting to refine not redefine it's basic gameplay, eXceed 3rd ditches the 2nd game's color swapping mechanic in favor of simple raw shoot-em-up action. There is some depth to be found in utilizing a lock on move that cuts down your movement speed, but generally speaking you'll be holding down the shoot button and just trying to stay alive through the torrent of blue and read particles blowing up around you.

Despite being simpler than its immediate predecessor, this is easily the most enjoyable and satisfying of the series. The overly dramatic story proves unintentionally hilarious, the graphics 16-bit eye candy, and the soundtrack once again setting the bar for games in this genre (really, it's incredible). The one downside is that it's quite short even for a bullet-hell game, but given the high difficulty even on easy, there's the potential for lots of replayability as you improve and take on the higher levels.

If you've enjoyed either of the prior eXceed games, or just like bullet-hell shooters in general you can't go wrong with Jade. This is the culmination of everything the developer has worked toward with the eXceed games, and as far as I'm concerned the best of the lot. It might be traditional in design, and perhaps even exploitative in nature, but taken for what it is I'd find it hard not to recommend it for fans. Because again that's what it is: pure unadulterated fan service of the best kind!
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
Third time is definitely the charm. This is, in my opinion, the best of the eXceed series. It's more fast-paced and challenging, the soundtrack is catchy and befitting of the chaos on-screen, and it's probably the easiest to get into. There are so many positives that it almost makes me forget about the problems that plagued the first game (though one again, you'll need Microsoft Application Compatibility Tool to get this game optimized for newer machines). All-in-all, the eXceed series is a great series of bullet-hell shooters, and they saved the best for last. I can't believe it took me almost a year to get to this game (bought this game back in October, but only now have I gotten around to trying out the eXceed series).
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
if you like dying and the colors blue and/or pink then this game is for you

on a scale of 1-10 i give it a death

rip
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
what you can expect:
6 stages with fitting music( mostly heavy metal)
6 bosses and some sub bosses each with their own awesome attack patterns
homing shots and destrucable homing lasers if enough ( don't how there are called)are gathered.
4 different diffculties
screen will get very very shiny because the bullets in the later difficulties, it won't prevent you from playing.

Rate it for all shmup advanced players to complete shmup masochists.^^

PS: note that this game is NOT the orginal you can see on yt as jade penetrate. But I still recommend it to buy it, as it is very similiar. it is not as hard as the orginal but still worth it.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
You need to be a fan of this type of game to enjoy it. I bought this game because I enjoy trying different things in gaming, but i never really got into this one. For the price however, I can't really complain. I would have paid more going to a movie.
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