Shoot 'em up to fight off the looming cream puff!!
Easy operation with one finger!!
Abolition of Lobi ranking.
Corresponds to leader boards and achievements of Game Center.
RISK/REWARD CENTERED GAMEPLAY!!
This game didn't click with me at first. I thought it was a cheesy little attempt at a 'professional' shmup....
However, once the scoring system clicked, the bullet canceling started to flow and I finally noticed the speed of your shot and how that works - this game TOTALLY opened up for me. The added EX mode also adds a wonderful challenge for us sadistic shmup fanatics.
The controls are a little loose (something like a 1.3/1 relative movement ratio [think Danmaku Unlimited 3's default movement]), but other than that - this is a top notch, score chaser's dream game!
Destroying enemies gives you a large fruit - this large fruit winds up exploding and canceling near-by projectiles once it's caught by your character and turns those bullets into smaller fruits.
Collected fruits fill up a gauge, which basically acts like a multiplier, because once you fill this gauge up, you're given a different food item with a higher point value (which means all those canceled bullets will add up to MUCH more points).
This leads in to the risk/reward centered gameplay, because of you take damage, you're dropped back down to your starting fruit, which means you'll be earning A LOT less points for every fruit you catch. Another aspect of the risk/reward system? --- The higher up on the screen you are, the faster your character shoots. So if you can stay in the top 1/3 of the screen, you'll be able to destroy enemies incredibly quickly, while if you stay towards the bottom of the screen, you'll be lucky to take out more than one or two enemies per 'wave' that comes at you.
You'll also constantly be charging your bomb gauge - which means you can bomb like crazy and not worry about ruining your score - in fact, using your bombs is essential in RAISING your score!!
However, in the EX Mode - you have NO BOMBS! This makes boss battles incredibly difficult, as you need to basically point-blank them in order to get them to spit out the bullet-canceling large fruits!
On top of all of this- there's 3 difficulty levels, Easy, Normal and Hard - and even 1CCing Easy difficulty can be quite the challenge when playing for a high score!!
All of this comes together to offer up an awesome shmup!
The only negative things I can say about it? There's no option to purchase an ad removal, though, the ads only show up on the pre-game menus, and there's never a video ad, just banners at the top or bottom of the screen (which, these days, is a HUGE plus!!), and secondly, the game is sized for an iPhone 5 sized screen, so you'll have black bars at the top and bottom of the gameplay area. However, touch is registered in these black bar areas, so it's not too big of a deal (it's only cosmetic).
Other than that, this is easily one of my favorite indie shmups available for the iPhone (and, if it were available on the PC/Steam/GOG, it'd be a favorite among the HUGE indie offering on that platform as well!!).
If you're a shmup fan, YOU NEED TO AT LEAST CHECK THIS GAME OUT!!! It's free, it's awesome, it has great risk/reward gameplay, it's bloody entertaining as all get-out!!! What more could you ask for?!?!