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Heck Deck review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 11th, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DEATH ISN’T FUN
This deck-based arena bullet hell shooter has a lot of fun ideas that stop being fun once you die, and you die a lot in Heck Deck.
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Salvagette review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 7th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FREEDOM FIGHTER
Salvagette is an innovative (and free) approach to the bullet hell genre.
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.Decluster Zero: Bullet Nocturne Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 31st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FRANTICALLY FANTASTIC
.Decluster Zero: Bullet Nocturne is a fantastic bullet hell shooter.
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 4th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EXPLOSIVE
Loud and outspoken, OPERATION DRACULA will punish and excite you with equal measure.
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Star Squad Space Rescue Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 26th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DUCK & WEAVE
Duck and weave through waves of attack in this twist on the bullet-hell shooter.
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Magenta Arcade Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 23rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FRESH BULLET-HELL
Bullet-hell with a pleasant twist thrown in.
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Nekki Shows Off It's New Rhythm/Bullet Hell Game, Beat the Beat

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

What happens when you cross a shoot-em-up with a rhythm game? You get Beat the Beat by Nekki, creators of Shadow Fight 2 and Vector.

You'll be dodging alien gunfire while being bombarded with dub-step beats. The game lets you upgrade your ships to get the firepower you need to defeat the giant bosses. The action in the preview video looks rather frantic and exciting.

Beat the Beat is bringing the beatdown to iOS this summer.

BaBaBear Boom Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on March 4th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ROCK THE DRAGON
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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Don't Shoot Yourself! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 14th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CHALLENGING DODGING
Dodge and dive in this challenging game all about avoiding the bullets that one fires.
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DoDonPachi Blissful Death Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on February 14th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BLISSFUL MISSILES
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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EnbornX Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on December 15th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EVOLVE OR DIE
This constantly-evolving SHMUP is about as replayable as a game can get.
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Cave Announces Bug Princess for iOS

Posted by Rob Rich on November 18th, 2011

Cave has released a number of shooters on the App Store, and virtually all of them have been very well-received. In the interest of preserving that tradition, they've just announced an iOS port of Bug Princess (also known as Mushihimesama). I'm hoping that I have all my facts straight, but bear with me here.

Mushihimesama was a big hit in Japanese arcades when it was released in 2004. Thanks in no small part to its "Manic" and "Ultra" modes, I'm sure. After all that success, Cave released a sequel - Mushihimesama Futari - in 2006, followed by a 2010 spin-off most iOS users should be familiar with at this point: Mushihimesama Bug Panic. Still with me? Good.

So, Cave is getting ready to release the original vertical-scrolling shooter Mushihimesama, now under the name Bug Princess on the App Store for our enjoyment. My head hurts a little now... Anyway, the original arcade title that led to the creation and release of Mushihimesama Bug Panic is headed our way. According to the developer, it's going to be compatible with the iPhone4, 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd Gen and up, the iPad and iPad2, and will require OS 4.2 or higher.

There's no specific release info yet aside from "winter 2011," but there isn't a whole lot of 2011 left so it won't be too long a wait. As for pricing... Well, that's still unannounced, but it's a Cave game so I'd imagine it'll range from $5 to $10 or so. Best get those App Store funds ready.


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jacob Siegal on November 2nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: BULLET HEAVEN
The most balanced, polished, attractive top-down shooter on the App Store makes its way into high definition without missing a beat.
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More Espgaluda II HD Details Revealed (Finally!)

Posted by Rob Rich on October 4th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: MIND BLOWING :: Read Review »

Update: 10/07/11
Cave has just unveiled more solid release details: Espgaluda II HD will be available on the App Store next week on the 13th (10/13). It's also going to have a special 4-day "Commemorative Price" of $10.99, so I'd suggest those who are interested jump on it ASAP.

A couple of months ago we mentioned that Cave was working on an HD version of Espgaluda II for the iPad, but at the time they didn't disclose much else. We just knew that it was a thing. Well Cave has since chipped away at the ice a bit.

The "Guinness-recognized 'danmaku' shooter!" is indeed being refitted with high definition displays in mind, however it's looking like this HD release will be exclusive to the iPad 2. At least for the time being. In addition to the remastered visuals - although according to the press release, the backgrounds and "some other graphics" will retain their SD quality - the "iPhone Mode" is being re-dubbed "Smartphone Mode" and receiving a new soundtrack by Kenichi Fukui and “KAY.”

Of course, that's not all. Along with all this HD craziness, the current iPhone/iPod Touch version of Espgaluda II is getting a bit of a revision. For starters, the soon-to-be newly dubbed Smartphone Mode will also receive the new soundtrack. So there's no need for audiophile non-iPad users to feel left out. Secondly, the full version will also get two separate "split" versions: Arcade and Smartphone. Each one will contain the full content of its titular mode, but won't contain the other. Of course, the Full version will still be available, and contain everything. I'm guessing (keyword: guessing) this was done to allow more frugal App Store shoppers a way in, so to speak.

There's still no official release date or pricing, but Cave promises that it'll all be posted "soon" on their homepage. I'd strongly suggest iPad 2 owners with a love of bullet-hell keep an eye on it. Or here. We'll probably mention something here, too.

Absolute Instant Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on June 23rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHOOT DODGE REPEAT
This bullet hell shooter follows the standard genre tropes with one interesting exception.
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