In Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD (aka AoSXE HD), the "little war" continues at a breakneck pace. AoSXE HD is an enhanced version of the eagerly awaited sequel to SUGURI.
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Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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“So, what the heck is SUGURI X, anyway? At its core, the game can be thought of as a top-down version of Sega’s Virtual On, only with the speed cranked up to the max and cute anime girls in the place of mechs.” … “Beyond its twitch action, what makes SUGURI X so engaging is the depth of its combat.” ... “Bless Rockin’ Android for bringing SUGURI X to the Playstation 3. The game’s potential audience is certainly limited and the frenzied action may be a little too much for most gamers to swallow, but for those of us who live and die by these types of niche titles, SUGURI X is an absolute godsend.”

“SUGURI X Edition challenges players to simultaneously implement both fighting game and shoot-’em-up strategies, and the end result is as interesting as it is addictive.” ... “The continuous Arcade mode, local and online versus, techno soundtrack, in-game Youtube recording, and the visible difference in difficulty modes all give SUGURI X Edition the boost it needs, especially for its shockingly low price.”

“The intense battles and tight gameplay in Acceleration of SUGURI X Edition offer a high replay value. If you spend a little time getting to know this shooter-brawler hybrid, you'll want to dig deeper to check out each character's moves, test her unique combat abilities against other adversaries, and grab a pal to pummel over and over again.”

About This Game

In Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD (aka AoSXE HD), the "little war" continues at a breakneck pace. AoSXE HD is an enhanced version of the eagerly awaited sequel to SUGURI, and it features completely redone, optional HD graphics by the incredibly talented independent artist, Keiko Sakurai. The frenetic, rapid-fire combat action that fans have come to love in the first game is all here but with a focus on one-on-one shoot-’em-up/fighter hybrid action. Whether you choose to play as SUGURI, Hime, Nanako, or any of the other multiple fighters, you're dealing with weapons of mass destruction! Inflict massive damage and dash to safety. Victory can be yours!

Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD Features:
  • Hybrid shoot-’em-up/fighting game
  • Three story modes with multiple unlockable characters
  • Pummel your friends with local and over-IP online support
  • Optional, beautifully redrawn HD graphics
  • Steam Cards

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® 1 GHz Processor or comparable
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® 2 GHz Processor or comparable
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9-level Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
As of August 23rd, 2014. A patch has come out that has fixed some of the issues, I can safely recommend the game now. Some issues still exist, but the game is actually functional. There has also been no official word on what the patch has contained showing rather poor communication skills.

Acceleration of SUGURI mixes a 1v1 fighting genre with a SHMUP/Bullet-Hell type of gameplay, leaning more towards the latter than the former with an emphasis on being aggressive against your opponent and really good music.
If to put it even shorter : It's a good game.

What isn't good is the quality of Steam integration and the lack of communication done by the publishers.
There are too many issues (some fixed, some still existing) with this release some of which will likely persist outside the Steam release : Multiple ways of causing this game to crash, unexplainable performance issues, missing sprites, rare cases of it being unable to load sprites altogether, unobtainable achievements, unclear achievement descriptions.

Beyond that, the developers seemingly have disappeared and the only time someone has popped up, is to announce Steam Trading Cards being available for this game, on which the Emoticons are completely horrible and had all 10 seconds of effort put into them. Just look at the :devious: :its_on: (SUGURI) :cheer: :challenge: (AoSX) emoticons on the market.

But forget the Steam Trading Cards, these are a minor issue :
  • One of the finest examples of missing sprites is 2nd Player Suguri's weapon shooting sprite.
  • The game's performance drops when you enter the leaderboards (which are in-game rather than via the website for some reason)
  • Broken unlockable conditions
  • Playing the game for long enough causes various interface objects not to load. (Including healthbars and even main menu)
  • There is no steam overlay support.
  • Someone I know has the game crash upon startup. The game also crashes if you alt-tab prior to Rockin Android screen.

The steam release while at launch was a tragedy, with many issues still persisting, is now actually playable both in netplay and singleplayer without painful workarounds.

Addendum, August 8th, 2015 : If any of you suffer from any issues preventing you from playing the game, do not wait or try to get it fixed and just ask for a refund via steam support.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
I haven't really played, well, any other bullet hell games besides Drunken Robot Pornography, so I can't exactly compare this to anything, but that is a good thing in my opinion, because it allows me to judge the game solely on its own merits, and not give it pre-set standards to live up to.

Now, where do I even start. Think of this as a fighting game, except bullet hell. It's like Dragonball Z up in this ♥♥♥♥. There's a good selection of characters, each with their own unique move set (well, mostly), and they're all pretty much on equal footing. This is one of those games where it's best to pick one character and master them though, because if you can combo their moves together efficiently you will become an unstoppable force. Basically, if you think the idea of epic super powered fights between anime girls sounds cool, I'd recommend this game to you, especially because of the low price for this gem as well. My one complaint would be the fact that it pretty much assumes direct control of your desktop. You can't alt+tab unless you press esc first, and the steam overlay doesn't work. Basically it's a bit more complicated to manage other programs while you're playing this one. Also, I guess it can get pretty repetitive after a while if you don't have friends to play with, but it's managed to entertain me for 50+ hours, so it's not a huge problem.

Now, I do want to point out his review is based on my experience. Apparently some people are having problems running the game, it's unresponsive to their controls, or they can't get achievements. Now, I honestly haven't encountered any of these problems personally. I play with a keyboard as well, and use Windows 8, yet it runs perfectly. Even multiplayer works fine for me and my friend. So, maybe it's a problem on their end? The point is, there is a chance the game may not work for you I guess, so buy with caution.
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55 of 91 people (60%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
Had to kill all my friends in order to protect my pudding. Also apprently beat up God in the name of pudding. 10/10
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
133.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
Carrying some of the principles and mechanics of the game Suguri (i.e dashing priniciples and heat gauge), Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition HD takes into to a world of arcade fighting style where you can not only just play your favorite silver head female Suguri but you can now play an extra cast of eleven more characters each with their own attacks, method of attacks, hypers, and devastating combos. Not only are you are presented with new characters, you are presented with now reworked background stages, outstanding bgm, and vigorous fighting styles which now you can take to friends since you can versus each other online.

Alright, so more on to the aspects of the game itself: The game, unlike Suguri, doesn't have that vast arsenal of weapons. Those weapons are now replaced by combos and abilities so don't expect to be unlocking weapons.... Not gonna happen. Another thing to mention is that the game only presents you with two storylines of which you have to play a certain character and battle you way to the end. In addition, this game may get repetitive since it only offers you only arcade style of playing these storylines against the same characters.

What are the in-game differences?

-There is actually only character that can actually recieve the title as a boss.

-Sicne there are no bosses, the difficulty settings are now reduced to just easy, normal, and hard. There is no special. T^T

-You actually have this option of where you can activate a shield when not using a hyper. This shield requires to 1 hyper gauge. (Pretty nice when it comes to outrageous situations)

-Each character has more than 1 hyper that can be accomplished by combos associated with the hyper button. You can even execute the character's ultimate hyper by having 3 hyper guages and slamming the hyper button+dash button+attack button.

-Like I mentioned before, it can get repetitive, howeverm if you like arcade style gaming and like the amazing combos you can do with these characters then it probably won't get that repetitive.

-Some of these characters contain abilites of which you can spam.

Do I recommend this game? Of course, I do. Now this is just coming from a huge Suguri fan. :v I recommend playing it to see if you like it, or just watch gameplays of it to see if meets your standards.

Still has that achievement glitch....

If you have any questions about this game that I haven't discussed or left out, please tell me in the comments of this review and maybe I can asnwer them for you.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
I honestly like the game. AoS2 plays better, but that one doesn't have an English release. Honestly AoS is a pretty fun game marred mainly by the rocky initial steam release and terrible response from the company. RA at least got the horrible initial bugs fixed quickly, but I'm wondering why it's so problematic when the desura release was so smooth. 1 thing they did do however, is fix up the netcode. It runs alot smoother now and has less visible lag. Also you don't have to go through the godawful direct connect system anymore and can just run off steam lobbies. Which have issues granted, but it's still less trouble than the old method. Multiplayer is still fun as hell though.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Extremly addicting and fun game which takes some time to get used to.
-Nice soundtrack
-Looks pretty
-You can play as QP
-Has a practise mode to get used to each character
-VERY confusing at first
-Keyboard controls don't always seem to register (might be my own stupidity)
-Steam overlay does not seem to work ingame

Overall I think this is a great game which is worth every cent
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
Amazing game! the gameplay is great, and it's really fun. Not have many people playing online, but it's worth buying it.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
There is a story mode to this game the middle option when choosing a new game. The game takes place during the time of Christmas where Miracles can occur. During a party to celebrate the occasion a miracle occurs and a man appears who dreams of owning a harem and resting his head on the knees of other girls. These acts of war will not go untreated as the man who is actually a robot clone can control some of the other girls who are robots as well and not actually battle gods. Its time to alpha up, all will die who wish to rest their heads on the knees of girls! No quarter shall be spared in this one on one fighting game street fighter style! The controls are broken for most where you cant go diagonal, which is fine in single player but going online in multiplayer is a death sentence. Its got fun fighting mechanics where you fight in the air, using attacks like from a side scroller shooter just like the first Suguri game. Building up heats increases damage you do, so get alot of that heat! The more heat the better lest some man try to rest his head on your knees! War is hell!

Rating: 8/10 Value: $7.99
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40 of 69 people (58%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
I just killed all my friends over pudding. 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2015
Quick Summary
A localized fighting game based around characters from the original bullet hell game, Suguri. As well as a few crossover characters from OJ's other games, such as QP (from QP Shooting) and Sora (from Sora).

Purchase Verdict: Yes

Points of Interest
-Even though I love this game, it is necessary for me to give you the following warning. This is very buggy for many people, some people can't start it, some people have thirty minute load times, some people have random crashes. On top of these issues, there is no steam overlay and the multiplayer gamemode runs using an old method of allowing players to connect to eachother, often causing desyncs and crashes. Two of the achievements are also broken.

-Charming, short story arc surrounding the story modes.

-Mechanics are extremely similar to Suguri and Sora's gameplay, with many new additions to enhance the fighting experience.

-Online community is practically non-existant, so find some friends or strangers and plan times to play.

-Leaderboards are a huge part of this game, meaning a lot of people practice to become great players.

-HD interface included, meaning you get new HD-styled sprites, backgrounds, and UI. However, those of you who are more nostalgic can still play with the non-HD interface without issue.
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1.5 hrs
Posted: October 16
This game... I don't really know what to say about it.
It's not bad as a game, it's not good either... *sigh* Okay, lets go with this.

Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition (Basically the name of this releace) otherwise known as AOS... as I said it isn't good, it isn't bad either. To be frank this game should have sold well on Steam, it presented a unique idea which is bacicaly... um imagine Super Smash Bros with characters from Suguri in it and bullet hell mechanics to top this mix off. There I explained most of the game... Can I go now? No? Okay, I'll keep going then.
Gameplay is a bit odd at first, as some effective stratigies from the origional Suguri game, or even Sora can not be performed here. Orange_Juice had to do a thing called... uh... 'balencing' a word not exactly in the dictanory of Suguri or most bullet hell's in general. The cancel for instance (In the origional game you could dash and leave an attack animation early... in Sora there was a penality for doing this, but this is before Sora) has been removed entirely... or it's really hard to pull off... most likely the former. Another gameplay error would undoubtadly be the timer and health bars, if a charactor goes up under one of the health bars they disappear entirely as the bars don't turn transperrent, so it's possible to lose YOUR charactor.
Now... I have a few words for the art style here... I feel as if there were about thirty people designing Suguri's menu sprite, it looks over designed... but simple at the same time. I can't put my finger on why I dislike the art here, it just dosen't look right. Then you get into a story cut scene and the artstyle changes completely to more like 100% OJ('s) art style which looks good, great infact and it kind of rectifies the menu and after battle sprites, in battle looks good too, though the timers really kicks you in the ♥♥♥ if you lose yourself in there.

And last but not least... Rockin' Android... WHY???????????????????????????????????
You invest what could only be described as ALOT of money into localization and then make the servers for a game which you'll get the most bang for your buck from about as relibile as trying to launch a mountain into space with one engine from a Fiat 500 and two ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ on planing.
*Sigh* rant over now okay... deap breath...

Look I'd love to recomend this game, as a game it isn't bad, it isn't great either but Rockin' Android put too many eggs in the basket that was inside a cannon marked 'Too be fired in twenty minutes' The only saving grace for the game in the end (Because gameplay is kinda samey) is the fact that you can get Suguri a little bit cheaper through the bundle they're both in. And if you're invested in the charactor (EG me) you can find little bits of lore surounding the charactor in text sequences that lasted longer than the arcade mode on easy. However I couldn't be bothered to unlock all of these as they (Undoubtadly) would require online play... which with the kind of dead couminity is quite hard... not to mention the servers.
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4.4 hrs
Posted: October 2
Too hard for me, can't defeat Robo, use cheat X_X
I tought this a bullet hell game but more fighting game
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4.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
I see anime I buy. However I don't buy all anime gems. This one caught my interest as it's gameplay is very unique and so are the character's attacks/abilities. The pudding story cracked me up!
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H.S Sarina
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 6
Controls don't seem to be a problem as much as just trying to get them down without having the game crash on you whilst you do it.

The game overall looks good in addition to not being a problem with many others in terms of crashing. I can't recommend solely based on the fact that I'm unable to play it under unknown circumstances.
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[MMold] Bega
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
Good idea, but poorly executed.
Completely random targeting system.
Very very poor storyline.
Hollow characters.

Vote 4
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Enemy Spotted
10.0 hrs
Posted: August 14
I don't know how to play this game
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0.5 hrs
Posted: August 12
Once you play AoS2 you won't want to go back to this version. The mechanics are just so much better in the sequel, like having limits on your ammunition so you can't spam the same attacks.

AoSX was fun for a while, but the online multiplayer no longer works, and Rocking Android died and quit supporting the game. I should have known better than to buy the game so late, but I wanted a copy in case I ever wanted to try the new sprites, or to play the campaign again in English. Sadly with multiplayer broken and the fanbase moving towards the newer OJ games, I recommend against buying this version of the game now.
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All Might
2.8 hrs
Posted: July 24
I'm a sucker for Orange_Juice games, and Acceleration of SUGURI is one of the reasons why I am one. A quick and fun game to play that I would recommend to certain people that would appreciate its charm. :)
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2.1 hrs
Posted: July 22
Beating the heck out of my friends for some pudding? Well then, I'll give this 10/10 for being so realistic!
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2.9 hrs
Posted: July 1
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