Posts Tagged 2D shooter

I do love a good SHMUP, and a classic old-school style SHMUP with hand-painted visuals appeals to me even more. It probably appeals to a lot of people, actually, which might have something to do with why publisher Lace Mamba Global and developer Firepixels is bringing Solar Wings to the App Store.

Players will get to blow up all manner of fancy-looking enemy ships as they fight their way through five different worlds. Each with a collection of tough/large bosses and vessels. Power-ups are on hand, naturally, as well as a total of three selectable characters with their own personal ships, although the third character needs to be unlocked before they can be used. And it’s all depicted in that colorful hand-painted style I mentioned. Sounds tasty, right?

Solar Wings should be sitting pretty on the App Store come Saturday, July 28th. Any SHMUP fans can nab it for a very reasonable $0.99, assuming there’s no accident with the listing like there was for the game’s Desura release.

*Note: Images are from the PC version*

Bug Princess 2 Review

Bug Princess 2 Review

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Cave. Shooter. Awesome. Obviously.

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Endless War Review

Endless War Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Despite initial appearances, Endless War can be a surprisingly personal shoot-em-up.

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AstroWings2 – space odysey Review

AstroWings2 – space odysey Review

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It gets the obvious stuff right, but this shmup stumbles a bit with the key fundamentals.

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DARIUSBURST SP Review

DARIUSBURST SP Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
TAITO brings another shmup classic to iOS, complete with some new bells and whistles.

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Shogun Review

Shogun Review

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This tribute to classic Japanese shoot-em-ups has a couple of tricks up its sleeve.

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Pixel Ranger Review

Pixel Ranger Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
What do puns, a cowboy, pixels and alien abduction have in common? I'm not entirely sure but they make for a fun combination!

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Holmade Games, creators of Hurdle Turtle and preservers of all things retro, have recently unleashed their newest creation on the App Store. Pixel Whirled is an arcade shooter in which players have to constantly flip back and forth between the ninja and pirate sides of the screen while shooting down encroaching waves of enemies. Isn’t it nice when two mortal enemies can put aside their differences in the name of self-preservation?

Pixel Whirled has received a few new additions in its transition from an Xbox Live Indie Game to iOS. Mostly the expected Game Center Achievements and touch controls, but it looks as though a few “super cool” power-ups have also been thrown in. This is all in addition to the retro arcade goodness already contained within, of course.

If Pixel Whirled sounds interesting (and really, why wouldn’t it?), why not do a quick search for it on the App Store? It’s available right now for the low cost of one dollar.



$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-24 :: Category: Games

DEATHSMILES Review

DEATHSMILES Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Cave releases great shooters. Cave released DEATHSMILES. The chain remains unbroken.

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Flare Elite Review

Flare Elite Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Flare Elite is a vertical space shooter whose unique control scheme almost upends all the game has to offer. Even so, it’s fun and challenging with a unique Star Map navigation system and a nice arsenal of upgradable weaponry that will keep you occupied for hours.

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ESPGALUDA II In-Depth Review

ESPGALUDA II In-Depth Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Espgaluda II is a stunning, well-developed 2D vertical scrolling “manic-shooter” that has breathed new life into an otherwise stale, complacent genre and raised the bar for other 2D scrolling shooter developers. It's beautiful, fantastic game play and varied game/scoring modes result in fun, engaging, lasting game play that should appeal to all game lovers.

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