TAITO is famous for arcade shooting games, and the RAY trilogy is one of the most beloved series!
Ever since the 1993 release of the trilogy's first installment, RAYFORCE, fans have been thrilled by the game's cinematic visuals and gorgeous layered raster scrolling graphics. RAYFORCE became a 2D shooting instant classic, and now it's available for iPhone and iPad!

*Two Game Modes: Remix Mode and Arcade Mode!
The Remix Mode provides a new, iPhone-optimized experience with simple flick-style controls.
For the hardcore, Arcade Mode is a faithful touchscreen recreation of the original arcade game.

*Two Shooting Methods: Auto and Manual!
Auto Mode provides automatic, button-free firing for both the standard weapon and lock on laser, allowing players to take on this challenging game with a single finger.
Manual Mode adds weapon controls (a toggle for the standard shot and a fire button for the lock on laser), providing a more arcade-like play experience.

*Support MFi Bluetooth controllers!!
Key configuration is also possible!

*Game Center Compatibility!
Individual rankings have been prepared for each ships and for each game mode.
Let's compete with high-score players from all over the world!
Get Achievement fulfilling various conditions in game! Aim for Achievement Complete!!

*Two Display Types: Zoom and Original!
The Zoom display enlarges the play area, filling the entire iPhone screen with dynamic visuals.
For the purist, the Original display mode delivers a pixel-perfect rendition of the arcade game's screen.

*Difficulty Modes Added!
A total of 8 difficulty modes are now available, ranging from Very Easy to Very Hard.

*RAYFORCE's gorgeous graphics and striking raster scrolling, perfectly recreated!
RAYFORCE owes much of its unique look to the arcade technology of the time, and no expense has been spared replicating those visuals for the iPhone edition of the game.

*RAYFORCE's enchanting soundtrack is back!
One of the highlights of the original RAYFORCE experience was its sound design, perfectly replicated here under the supervision of TAITO's ZUNTATA sound team.

*Added a arranged BGM by SHOHEI TSUCHIYA(ZUNTATA) on Area1!
Using Option setting,you can choose Original BGM or Arranged BGM!!

This app is intended for the iPhone 4 or newer, running iOS version 4.2 or newer.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.4

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

*Added link banner connecting RAY-Series applications.

==Major Free Updated on May,31,2017==
*Supported MFi compatible bluetooth controller!
*Added a arranged BGM by SHOHEI TSUCHIYA(ZUNTATA) on Area1!
*Supported operation using entire screen for iPhone6 or newer!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

DCRage ,

Now that it works, I can review it...

When I first downloaded this I couldn't play it because the prior version (1.0.2) didn't work with iOS 6. But the new version (1.0.3) does work as advertised (at least on my iPod Touch 4th gen running iOS 6) so now that I can play it I can say it's indeed an arcade-perfect port of this great Taito game in almost every way-my only complaint, albeit a near-big one-is the controls. The finger-swipe for movement is hard at first and I would've much preferred a D-pad or virtual joystick controller as the movement isn't as smooth as in similar Taito iOS games (namely DariusBurst SP). Oh, and don't play Zoom mode on anything but an iPad, it makes the screen size too small. No such problems in Original mode though. As far as frame rate and the like, on my Touch 4 it runs perfectly with no lag or delays. And I'm also happy that the solid ZUNTATA-produced soundtrack is intact.
As long as the control issue isn't make-or-break it otherwise is probably worth $6 while it's on the half-price sale (if I wasn't a big franchise fan I wouldn't otherwise have paid more than $3). if it goes back to regular price (probably $12 based on advertising) then I would stop short of recommending it unless you're a diehard fan of the franchise or Taito games. Now if a future update were to implement a better control setup I'd probably up my review from 4 stars to 5.

cliz305 ,

Shoot em up classic

Good game. The interface looks pretty good as well. My complain is that it doesn’t support joystick on my mfi controller. It would also be great if it can save my scores locally as well.(scores are only saved on Game Center)

Shdw77 ,

Not running at an acceptable speed and at times unresponsive

I thought my iPad 2 wasn't working right and then I realized it's the game...please fix this cause it's one of my favorite shooters please

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