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Wave - Against every BEAT! Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 1st, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FRANTIC FUN
It might not fulfil its potential but Wave - Against every BEAT! is still a pretty fun bullet hell type shooter.
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Mushihimesama Bug Panic Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 7th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FRANTIC FUN
Fast and furious bullet hell fun with an added twist
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Gunstar Heroes Now Available

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on November 22nd, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOW EVEN MORE DIFFICULT! :: Read Review »

Gunstar Heroes has made the rounds since it launched on the Genesis back in 1993, and now it's finally made its way to iOS. As of today Treasure's infinitely entertaining (and exceptionally challenging) title is ready to kick your butt on the iOS device of your choice.

The game is run on a Genesis iPhone emulator, replacing the physical buttons of Sega's controller with onscreen controls. While this is the standard procedure for most games ported to iOS, this is one of those cases where the lack of a physical controller may turn out to be a genuine issue. Treasure games are renowned for being fast-paced, twitch affairs with absolute precision required in order to succeed. Gunstar Heroes is already nearly impossible to beat with a traditional controller, so it's hard to image that the game will work particularly well on a touchscreen. Still, we're willing to give the title the benefit of the doubt right up until the point we hurl our iPhone out a window in frustration.

For those who must have you'll be happy to know the game features seven full stages with familiar bosses as well as two-player support via Bluetooth. It's recommended you bring a friend along for the ride, not that it makes it any easier to win, but at least this way you have someone to share your frustration with.

For all its challenge Gunstar Heroes is still a terrific title and a classic in every sense of the word. If you're looking for a real challenge and want a game on your iOS machine that offers a true test then this is easily the game for you. Just make sure not to play the game on a plane, subway or other form of public transit as your screams of rage may be misinterpreted by the other passengers.

[via TouchArcade]

Phoenix Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on November 1st, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BULLET ABUNDANCE
One thing is for certain: you'll never get the feeling while playing Phoenix that the screen could use a few more bullets.
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Techno Trancer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Chris Hall on October 7th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TOO MUCH
Bullet hell blended with insane techno provides Techno Trancer with enough mojo to make gamers forget that they can't possibly win.
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Dodonpachi Resurrection Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Brian Hudson on September 7th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC SHOOTER
Dodonpachi Resurrection is a phenomenally crazy "bullet hell" shooter that boasts excellent gameplay and execution. Just don't spend too much time trying to figure out the plot.
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Assault Squadron Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on June 7th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UNCONTROLLABLE
Assault Squadron is full of chaos, but unfortunately that extends to the controls as well.
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ESPGALUDA II In-Depth Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Fanguy on April 16th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: MIND BLOWING
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
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