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Bulkypix have today announced that Starkom’s Heli Hell will arrive on the App Store this week. Set to offer a “modern take on the vertical shoot’em up genre,” the game will challenge players to take out the enemy that has holed up on the island of Vyellna, using the heavy upgradeable arsenal at their disposal.

Heli Hell will fly into the App Store on June 26 and will be free to download.

Final Flight of the Perseus Review

Final Flight of the Perseus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Final Flight of the Perseus is a simple but entertaining space shooter. However, the dark ships on the dark backgrounds make the action difficult to see at times.

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Flying Hamster and Flying Hamster HD are Free and Updated to Support MFi Controllers

Posted by on April 9th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Flying Hamster brags that it has almost 2 million players worldwide, and I don’t see any reason to doubt that as the truth. After all, this game is about flying hamsters. It features 6 unique worlds, 35 different enemies, and 8 “freaky” weapons that you can find throughout each level. Additionally you can control the game in four different ways, allowing the player to use either on-screen controls or the accelerometer.

Flying Hamster and its HD version were both recently updated with support for 4-inch screens, iOS 7 game controllers, and Game Center. But the best part about the recent update is that both games are now completely free to download. Head over to the App Store and grab one (or both) of them now.

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Warp 5 Overdrive Review

Warp 5 Overdrive Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Death is certain in Warp 5 Overdrive, but players will be compelled to keep on plugging away at the game before they let it get the best of them.

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BaBaBear Boom Review

BaBaBear Boom Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
BaBaBear Boom is an enjoyable shooter that takes place on the back of a dragon. However, fans of the genre may not appreciate the free-to-play elements.

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Hypership Still Out of Control Review

Hypership Still Out of Control Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This remix of fast-paced shoot 'em up Hypership Out of Control should satisfy new players, but those expecting a true sequel will be let down.

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Trisector Review

Trisector Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The 1980s arcade style comes back to life in a visually awesome but chaotic bullet hell title.

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BlastTrax Review

BlastTrax Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A clever concept, adaptable controls, and stylish, Minter-esque, blur effects make BlastTrax a winner.

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Lightning Fighter 2 Review

Lightning Fighter 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Finally, a game that tells the player to go to hell... bullet hell, that is.

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Space Bits Review

Space Bits Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Space Bits fuses two unlikely genres pretty well, but it's still rather rough.

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Futuridium EP Review

Futuridium EP Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Futuridium EP is a stylish game that is built on adjusting to the rhythm of the gameplay.

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Inheritage: Boundary of Existence Review

Inheritage: Boundary of Existence Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Inheritage: Boundary of Existence could use a little refinement but it's still a very solid, and oddly compelling, shoot-em-up.

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Syder Arcade HD Review

Syder Arcade HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Syder Arcade HD is a free-scrolling shoot 'em up that will satisfy retro gamers looking for a game with a modern visual edge.

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Raiden Legacy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Nothing like taking a flight down memory lane to raise the blood pressure a smidge.

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Odyssey: Alone Against the Whole Space Review

Odyssey: Alone Against the Whole Space Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
So many things could have gone wrong with Odyssey, and a few things did, but it all comes together in the end thanks to lots of RPG trappings.

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Space Shooter Blitz Review

Space Shooter Blitz Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
One minute. Tons of hostile aliens. Even more tons of bullets. Let's rock.

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Toybox Review

Toybox Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Toybox is a shooter. Toybox is a match-3 game. Toybox is both of those things combined, and it creates a rather compelling and unique whole.

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Super Ox Wars Review

Super Ox Wars Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Super Ox Wars is the latest game from gaming industry veteran Jeff Minter, a psychedelic bullet hell shoot 'em up inspired by a festival in a small Brazilian village in the Amazon.

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Bug Princess 2: Black Label

Bug Princess 2: Black Label

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A new spin on another fantastic iOS shmup from CAVE

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Dragon Flight Review

Dragon Flight Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Free endless shmup with upgrades, dragons, and a pink-haired valkyrie

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After a recent SHMUP release (okay, not so recent. And they pretty much do SHMUPs exclusively), Cave is poised to drop another one on us. Kind of. Bug Princess 2 Black Label is more like a Director’s Cut than a real sequel, but it might just be the be-all-end-all version for series fans to get.

The key story and gameplay elements are exactly the same as the original Bug Princess 2. Make no mistake, however, there’s new stuff to justify the purchase. Even more bullets are included in this version, which is something I would never have considered possible but there it is. Players can also recreate a near arcade-perfect experience by slowing down the action (i.e. simulating processor strain). But by far the most interesting addition is the new Boss Rush Mode. All of the massive bosses from the first and second game are here, and high scores can be posted for bragging rights. There was also mention of an option to save progress, but details are still a little scarce at this point.

Bug Princess 2 Black Label has no definitive release date or price at the moment. Presumably it should be out in the next few months, and most likely sell for anywhere between $5 and $15 using Cave’s previous titles as a guide, but that’s all speculation. It is coming, though. And it’s looking like it’ll be glorious.


$6.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-05 :: Category: Games

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-15 :: Category: Games

A Little Turbulence Review

A Little Turbulence Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The world's first cloud-em-up. It's pretty neat too.

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Neoteria Review

Neoteria Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Neoteria is a retro-style shoot 'em up that plays much better with real controls.

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Starfighter Overkill Review

Starfighter Overkill Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A wave-based side-scrolling shooter with insane weaponry.

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DoDonPachi Blissful Death Review

DoDonPachi Blissful Death Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Remember Galaga and Space Invaders? Yeah, this isn't them by a long shot. DoDonPachi Blissful Death brings "bullet hell" into the palm of your hand.

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Shogun Review

Shogun Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This tribute to classic Japanese shoot-em-ups has a couple of tricks up its sleeve.

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RayForce Review

RayForce Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
RayForce is a true port, in the best and worse sense, but is the quasi-classic SHMUP worth the asking price?

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Game titles nowadays are often just so ambiguous. Boss Battles from Backflip Studios doesn’t muck around with any kind of ambiguity in its title. This is a shoot ‘em up that is pretty much all about the boss battles. There are eight different bosses to take on, each with different attacks and weak spots. When a boss is defeated, the player nets a bounty of gems for the conquest, which can be spent on ship upgrades such as support weapons. Repeat battles get more challenging, but also more lucrative. Defeat will come to the player often, so thankfully each boss fight begins with a wave of normal enemies that are just there for collecting gems, which go toward upgrades. The game is free to play, supported by ads and in-app purchases of additional gems. This all goes without mentioning that the protagonist is a squirrel with a commanding officer who is a bear. Why? Well, why not?

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-29 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-09-29 :: Category: Games

rRootage Online HD has given shmup fans quite a bit of love. It’s got lots of shooting, plenty of resulting explosions and a grand total of 160 stages. There are four different game modes included, giving players four different ways to experience the bullet-hell mayhem. It also features the expectant online high scores and, of course, achievements.

Until recently, this was an experience only afforded to iPhone users. Now, after the new 1.3.0 release, iPad users can get in on the action. Yes, rRootage Online HD is indeed a universal app now.

Since I don’t own an iPad myself I can’t really say much of the experience on the larger device, but I imagine the bigger screen makes spotting those pesky enemy projectiles a bit easier. Regardless, it’s nice to see rRootage Online HD getting even more love. It’s bound to please iPad using shmup fans who’ve might have missed it the first time around.


$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-08-28 :: Category: Games

Bathtime Boogie Review

Bathtime Boogie Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Bathtime Boogie may look childish with its colorful graphics and bubbly gameplay, but there's actually a lot of depth in the bath tub themed shoot'em up.

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