DoDonPachi Blissful Death in Review – A Shooter By Any Other Name

There’s a bit of irony in the game’s title, because I’m pretty sure going down in a hailstorm of bullets is anything but blissful.  The slightly odd name aside, however, once you start playing DoDonPachi Blissful Death you’ll feel right at home if you’re a fan of Cave.  If you peruse their titles on the App Store you’ll note they primarily do one thing, but they do that well – scrolling shooters.  To be even more specific, their area of expertise seems to be the “bullet hell” shooter, though from that perspective Blissful Death is a bit milder than most of its type.  That’s good news for me, because I’m terrible at bullet hell games. Continue reading…

10 New App Store Games To Watch [Feb. 6 - 12]

 

This week should be paradise for scrolling shooter fans.  Cave released another game in the DoDonPachi series called DoDonPachi Blissful Death, and I’m sure it will provide the same frustrating “bullet hell” satisfaction that most other shooters they release do.  The graphics look a bit dated, but if there’s lots of destruction it probably won’t matter too much.  Next up is DariusBurst SP, the latest in a line of horizontal shooters that dates back to 1986.  This installment comes to us courtesy of a PSP port, and I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that it provides a similar thrill to Taito’s earlier release, RayForce (TMA Review).  Finally, if you’re looking for something a bit different there’s Beat Hazard Ultra.  Sure it’s still a shooter, and if we’re lucky there will still be many things to blow up, but this one generates its level based off of the music in your on-device iTunes collection (or off of an internet radio station if you don’t have any music loaded).  Oh, and a few other games came out as well!

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