Crescent Moon Games

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 24 Ratings
    • $2.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Game of the week - Touch Arcade

Gold Award - Pocket Gamer

'Could prove to be one of the most accurate representations of the
Japanese bullet hell shmup outside of Japan' - Touch Arcade 5/5

'Massive screen-sized bosses who spew more bullets than you can count.'
-Pocket Gamer

Operation Dracula is a rip roaring bullet hell shooter that will scramble your brain and your fingers!
Its an over the top arcade shoot-em-up inspired by the classic shmups.
This all wouldn't be complete without the awesome 80's style 16 bit pixel art and fantastic Japanese style soundtrack.

- 3 Playable characters (Plus one bonus character to unlock!)
- 5 Huge bosses and 4 mini bosses!
- Full MFi controller support!
- Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements!
- Bullets everywhere!
- Wailing Japanese guitar solos
- Built in Music Player with more than 30 awesome gaming music
- Extreme Challenge - not for the feint at heart!

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What’s New

Version 1.0.3

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

-Bug fixes
-Sound/music fix for iPhone 6+ and iPad mini 2
-In-app purchase can now unlock music player and Mini Samurai character

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Retro fans, welcome to gaming heaven. Operation Dracula delivers all the insane action you could want in a top-down shooter, complete with luminous 16-bit graphics and a rockin’ soundtrack. While mowing down futuristic foes and dodging bullets from all sides, you’ll be smiling at the absurd backstory and old-school flair.

7-String ,

Come for the bullet hell, stay for the music

I learned very quickly that I am probably the worst at this game, but the masterfully crafted tracks have me coming back.

syntheticvoid ,

Operation Dracula

I've had the free version of this on my phone for so long, and it took me so long to actually get into playing it seriously, that I forgot it was the free version - and really just figured it was a free game with ads.
Then, while scrolling through the store looking for a new SHMUP to snag, I saw that Operation Dracula didn't say 'OPEN', and instead - showed that $2.99 price tag.
Well.... I fired up the free version again, and about 2 days later, I picked up this paid build.
I have no clue what took me so long to get into it, or why I kept just glancing over this version while scrolling through the AppStore, but I'm kicking myself for it now.
This is a GREAT shoot-em-up, with FANTASTIC visuals, sounds, scoring and a hardcore difficulty that should keep even the most seasoned bullet-hell gamers wildly entertained - and this is coming from someone that is VERY picky about their SHMUPS. This fits right in with the 10 or so other top notch titles that are not offloaded in my SHMUP folder right now (4 of which are Cave offerings). So, if that tells you anything.... .... I'd be surprised to hear of any serious fan of the genre bad mouth this one.
Oh, and THANK YOU for keeping this title active all these years (especially after the 'OS update that shall never be mentioned'). You guys rock!

App Privacy

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