Shoot-'em-up fans, perk up your ears: n0rty games has released Chronoblast, a DoDonPachi-inspired vertically scrolling shooter for the Xbox Live Indie Games service.

Chronoblast offers all of the options and extras you'd expect from a high-profile shoot-'em-up release, and allows players to scale and rotate the screen to suit multiple monitor types and orientations. The game itself is great stuff, too -- the presentation quality is impressive, and the level design was obviously the work of someone familiar with the bullet-hell genre. At just 80 Microsoft points ($1), it's well worth your time. Just be warned that the action can get rather...intense.