Posts Tagged shoot-em-up

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

Bravo Force: Last Stand Review

Bravo Force: Last Stand Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Simple yet satisfying FPS fun.

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Bug Princess 2 Review

Bug Princess 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cave. Shooter. Awesome. Obviously.

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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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Atari has sent us a rather disturbing email today. A cluster of asteroids are propelling their way towards planet Earth! Uh oh! Fortunately, the ship that saved us all back in 1979 in the original Asteroids has had a few upgrades in the past 30 years and it’s back again.

Coming soon will be free-to-play, dual-stick shooter Asteroids: Gunner. It’ll offer three galaxies to explore with 150 waves of asteroids and aliens to wipe out. Three different spacecrafts will also be available: the Miner, the Bomber and the Dart and plenty of upgrades are on offer. New galaxies and upgrades will be purchaseable with Space Bucks, while leaderboard fans will enjoy the all-important Game Center and Open Feint support.

For now, we’ve just got a selection of screenshots of what’s to come, but I strongly suggest keeping an eye on the Asteroids: Gunner Facebook page as well as here for more information as and when we get it.

Monster Burner Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Combining the shoot em up with pinball and pool style game mechanics is a fantastically addictive move for Monster Burner.

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ZombiePanic Review

ZombiePanic Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Who can resist the opportunity to shoot a zombie in the head with their finger? ZombiePanic offers plenty of this kind of fun.

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Galactic Striker Review

Galactic Striker Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Players will have a good time piloting their ship past waves of attacking alien ships.

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Bugs are universally considered pests in the gaming world. All the more so it seems when it comes to attempting to destroy historical artwork such as the great paintings located in The Louvre Museum.

This is the premise of Paint in the Bugs, a simple casual game all about wiping out bugs in order to stop them damaging the beautiful paintings within the museum. Along the way, players can take in the sights of such classic masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and more.

To do this, players must shoot their way through each level ensuring that they use the right color paint for the right creature in order to vanquish them.

Good hand to eye coordination is required, as well as a keen eye to keep track of the color variants. This looks set to be one for the high score chasing fan.

Paint in the Bugs is out now and priced at $0.99.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-05 :: Category: Games

Space Falcon Reloaded Review

Space Falcon Reloaded Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Space Falcon Reloaded is a somewhat straightforward shooter with pretty visuals and plenty of old-school fun to be had. Just don't expect a ton of bells & whistles.

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Catcha Prince Review

Catcha Prince Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Offering a quirky mix of Tower Defense and shoot em up, Catcha Prince isn't bad at all.

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Gunner Galaxies Review

Gunner Galaxies Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Gunner Galaxies is a simple yet addictive shoot em up that likes to provide instant gratification.

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Apache Overkill Review

Apache Overkill Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Apache Overkill is a fun for five minutes shoot em up but it lacks depth and substance to make it a must buy.

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Bugs Wars Review

Bugs Wars Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bugs Wars is one of those delightful games that you can drop into and everything just clicks immediately.

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Earth Defense Force Review

Earth Defense Force Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Earth Defense Force provides fun retro shooting action.

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Avenging Spirit Review

Avenging Spirit Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Retro side-scrolling platforming shoot em up fun awaits.

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Lightning Fighter Review

Lightning Fighter Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Lightning Fighter offers bullet hell shmup action at a budget price

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Zombie Neighborhood for iPad

Zombie Neighborhood for iPad

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Living as a human in a zombie neighborhood can be quite fun. With a good selection of guns, what’s not to like?

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Majika The Fairy Review

Majika The Fairy Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Majika The Fairy teaches you that you really shouldn't mess with fairies. They're tougher than they look.

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R-Type Review

R-Type Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
R-Type is a fantastic port of the classic Irem shmup, which means that you should prepare for an insane challenge. And some tears.

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Assault Squadron Review

Assault Squadron Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Assault Squadron is full of chaos, but unfortunately that extends to the controls as well.

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Cartoon Wars – Gunner Review

Cartoon Wars – Gunner Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Cartoon Wars – Gunner is a great sequel to the original game. Combining shoot-em-up action with RPG elements, it’s deceptively deep and its combination of well-drawn graphics and animation, intense, solid game play and ability to track scores on-line more than justify its price tag.

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Star Trek

Star Trek

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Take the helm of the USS Enterprise and destroy the enemies of the Federation in this frantic, but shallow, shoot 'em up!

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Blue Defense [Updated]

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
What a great game, perfectly simple and very fun.

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