What’s New

Version 1.1.0

Now compatible with new iOS.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

~Anguawolf~ ,

Good (for a Touch game)

I managed to get it free, so that's one less issue I could have.
It really is good. The art style and music remind me of Castlevania SotN, but that is a really good thing.
It's also fun for short time wasting or if you want a solid play through.
It isn't perfect. The graphics are TINY, but they kind of have to be. It does get confusing at times with everything on the screen.
But the weirdest is that any time you quit you will have to start from the very beginning. That's not bad...but if you pick up a new item and forget to check if it is any good, you can't back out of the map or it starts ALL OVER.
At least you keep the inventory.
It's worth around $3 max if you want to buy it.
It is still not on par with real handheld gaming systems like Vita.

LastOfArcadia ,

Excellent Port

Update: Thank you Cave for fixing that annoying bug crash! Now come back to the states and port more of your amazing games! We need our twitch, bullet hell shooter fix too!

Excellent port of the 360 version. However, as a previous reviewer stated, this version has no Black Label content and is NOT updated for the retina display. Hopefully Cave can ameliorate this by making an HD Black Label version (I'd pay another 12-14 dollars)...Also, a Deathsmiles 2 port would be awesome (however, I've heard rumblings that Cave is in some financial trouble so we might not be so lucky)...Despite these caveats, this is one of my favorite Cave (or for that matter any other company i.e., Taito, Konami) shooter that I have ever played. Do not hesitate if you like 2D-side-scrolling shooters...There is plenty of content here for the twelve dollar asking price! Good show!

Dacvak ,

iOS 11 compatibility added!! 😍

CAVE makes the absolute best shoot-em up games, and this one is no exception. Deathsmiles, especially, is unique in that it’s a horizontal shooter that can fire in both directions.

For the last few years these masterpieces were unplayable on modern iOS devices, but in a surprise, they added 64-bit compatibility recently. Do yourself a favor and pick up all of the CAVE shooters available - you won’t be disappointed!

And, CAVE, PLEEEEAAASE update Espgaluda 1 & 2 as well!!


CAVE Co., Ltd.
524 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
© 2007 2011 CAVE CO.,LTD.
In-App Purchases
  1. Bat Umbrella $0.99
  2. Pointy Hat $0.99
  3. Ragged Cloak $0.99


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