Entries in TATE (26)

Tuesday
Aug062013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 81 - DoDonPachi Resurrection

ave is where its at for modern shooting games, with very little in the way of competition when it comes down to the intense brand of Bullet Hell that they deal. Mushihimesama Futari and Espgaluda II showed us that Bullet Hell doesn't have to be so mean... but DoDonPachi Dai Fukkatsu, released in the UK as DoDonPachi Resurrection, is out to remind us just what this subgenre is all about. If this game were in a back alley, it'd be cracking its knuckles and leering menacingly. How does this iconic Bullet Hell series treat us? Watch to find out in the third installment of the Boundless shooting block!

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Tuesday
Jul302013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 80 - Espgaluda II Black Label

oundless Shooting continues with Cave's Espgaluda II Black Label! Originally released to arcades a year befor Mushihimesama Futari, Espgaluda II Black Label saw release on Xbox 360 a year later, and has also since become a very popular international import. But how does it compare? Let's take a closer look!

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Tuesday
Jul232013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 79 - Mushihimesama Futari Ver.1.5

he Summer 2013 block, Boundless Shooting, has begun! To kick it all off, we're taking a look at one of the most prolific Japanese Xbox 360 imports ever! Mushihimesama Futari Ver.1.5, also known as Bug Princess 2. With cave's brand of intense Danmaku gameplay and a ton of different modes for anyone, just how does Mushihimesama Futari stack up?

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Tuesday
Jun182013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 74 - Strikers 1945 II 

n this episode of Bullet Heaven, we take a look at Strikers 1945 II on the Sega Saturn (JP Version), published in 1998 by Psikyo and also available on a variety of systems. The Wartime shmup is nothing new... can Strikers stand apart?

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Sunday
Jun092013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 73 - Kingdom Grand Prix

hippu Mahou Daisakusen (疾風魔法大作戦): Kingdom Grand Prix, otherwise translated (depending how you interpret it) as "Gale Great Battle of Magic" or "Hurricane Magic Armageddon: Kingdom Grand Prix" is a mouthful to say as well as slick racing/shmup hybrid! But how does this nifty mashup blend together? Watch to find out.

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Monday
May202013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 71 - Flying Red Barrel

C Indie gaming is a great place to find some quality shmups, and Rockin' Android is on the forefront, bringing some top tier stuff top the west with great games like Cloudphobia, Suguri and Gundemonium! So how does their 2009 release, Flying Red Barrel, fare?

 

SPECIAL THANKS to Rockin' Android for giving us this copy of the game!

 

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Thursday
Dec202012

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 59 - Ikaruga

n this episode of Bullet Heaven, we take a look at the fantastic Ikaruga, released on XBLA in 2008. Simplicity and beauty come together with brutal difficulty and sublime control... but how does it stack up? 

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Thursday
Dec132012

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 58 - Under Defeat HD

elcome back to Bullet Heaven! Rising Star Games is back - in the same year, no less - with another physical shoot em up release! Bullet Heaven takes a look at G-Rev's Under Defeat HD, with special thanks to Rising Star Games for supplying our copy for review! This controversial release saw an original release back in 2005 on Naomi Arcade and Dreamcast... so just how does this helicopter-based shooter fare...? 

 

 

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