Cave's Espgaluda II appeared in the App Store tonight. This vertical shooter falls in the "bullet hell" subgenre where your job includes dodging waves of endless projectiles. Espgaluda II was originally released as an Xbox 360 game earlier this year and is now making its way to the iPhone.

Due to the number of projectiles in the game, Espgaluda II requires a 3rd generation device. This includes the iPhone 3GS, 3rd Generation iPod Touch and even the iPad. In fact, the game plays pretty will on the iPad with pixel doubling as the added screen size seems to make navigation a little more precise. That's not to say the iPhone 3GS version is lacking. In our brief time with the game, it seems to deliver on the promise of "bullet hell" with smooth visuals and solid controls.

The video shows the manic action involved in the iPhone release:

While you can touch anywhere on the screen, the play field is inset a bit to allow you a bit of room to swipe your finger. It works well prevents any obscuration of your ship with your finger.

The game has 3 levels of difficulty, multiple control setting options, and both iPhone and Arcade modes. The embedded video gives a great walk through of the game and the intense action.

App Store Link: Espgaluda II, $4.99 (3GS, 3rd Gen iPod Touch or Pixel-Doubled on iPad only)

Note: The game will reportedly not install on iPod Touches (even 3rd gen) at this time. This should be easily fixable by the developer in time.

  • Jono

    Arigato gozaimasu!

  • Jono

    Arigato gozaimasu!

  • eyn

    The control and graphics are simply amazing, get it before the price goes up!

  • eyn

    The control and graphics are simply amazing, get it before the price goes up!

  • Brian

    Really wish you could play this on a 3G. Is my phone already starting to show it's age? I was hoping to wait until June 2011 to get a new iPhone =

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      Doh! June 2010 is the time to get a new phone!! And yes, the 3G is already starting to show its age. :(

  • Brian

    Really wish you could play this on a 3G. Is my phone already starting to show it's age? I was hoping to wait until June 2011 to get a new iPhone =\

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      Doh! June 2010 is the time to get a new phone!! And yes, the 3G is already starting to show its age. :(

  • big things ftw

    dam you 3rd gens!!!

  • big things ftw

    dam you 3rd gens!!!

  • TheSporkWithin

    Worth noting that currently the game will not install on a 3rd gen iPod either, because it was packaged wrong or something. I know there's a way to bypass that (without jailbreaking too, I think), but I don't know what it is. Pretty sure it was posted several times on the forums in regards to GTA.

  • TheSporkWithin

    Worth noting that currently the game will not install on a 3rd gen iPod either, because it was packaged wrong or something. I know there's a way to bypass that (without jailbreaking too, I think), but I don't know what it is. Pretty sure it was posted several times on the forums in regards to GTA.

  • shmupfan

    I just bought this immediately upon seeing that it was out... the first app I've ever done that for. Unfortunately, I have a 3rd gen ipod touch and can confirm that it won't install right now (I just read the comment that it won't install as I was downloading it). I really hope this is fixed soon... and if there is a way I can make it work now on my ipod (not jailbroken) I'd love to know about it because I would love to be able to play this!

  • shmupfan

    I just bought this immediately upon seeing that it was out... the first app I've ever done that for. Unfortunately, I have a 3rd gen ipod touch and can confirm that it won't install right now (I just read the comment that it won't install as I was downloading it). I really hope this is fixed soon... and if there is a way I can make it work now on my ipod (not jailbroken) I'd love to know about it because I would love to be able to play this!

  • TheSporkWithin

    To get it working on a non 3GS follow these steps:

    1. In iTunes, find the downloaded Espgaluda app in the apps section. Right click it and select "Show In Finder" or whatever the windows equivalent is.
    2. Copy the file to your desktop, removing it from the itunes folder.
    3. Extract the Espgaluda.ipa file with either Stuffit Expander or WinRAR.
    4. Open the new folder.
    5. Inside you'll see a "Payload" folder, open it. Drag Espgaluda.app into the folder you took Espgaluda.ipa out of.
    6. Sync. If it gives an error about not being authorized, entire your iTunes account info.

    This should get it running on 3rd gen touches, and possibly even older hardware. If you run it on older hardware, however, be prepared for a stuttery ride, not sure how bad it will be and I'd be interested to hear reports.

    • shmupfan

      Thanks a lot to TheSporkWithin for that superfast reply! I tried those steps but I may have done something wrong because it didn't work. I was able to
      1. find the "Espgaluda2 1.0.0.ipa" file, then...
      2. I extracted it to its own folder using winrar, then...
      3. I saw the "Payload" folder and opened it and inside was a folder titled "Espgaluda2.app". then...
      4. I dragged that "Espgaluda2.app" folder to the same directory where all my ipa files are (the one where I got the "Espgaluda2 1.0.0.ipa" file from)

      I tried to sync again but I got the same message that it could not install to my device. Should I be deleting the original espgaluda ipa file? I would like to know where I went wrong and hope this could help others who are in the same situation as me. Thanks a lot!

      • shmupfan

        Update: I tried deleting the espgaluda.ipa file (after looking at the similar thread relating to GTA) and then restarted itunes. Now when I sync I don't get any message saying there was any error, but the app is not on my ipod! It is checked under the applications to be synced... I guess I'll have to wait for an update?!

  • TheSporkWithin

    To get it working on a non 3GS follow these steps:

    1. In iTunes, find the downloaded Espgaluda app in the apps section. Right click it and select "Show In Finder" or whatever the windows equivalent is.
    2. Copy the file to your desktop, removing it from the itunes folder.
    3. Extract the Espgaluda.ipa file with either Stuffit Expander or WinRAR.
    4. Open the new folder.
    5. Inside you'll see a "Payload" folder, open it. Drag Espgaluda.app into the folder you took Espgaluda.ipa out of.
    6. Sync. If it gives an error about not being authorized, entire your iTunes account info.

    This should get it running on 3rd gen touches, and possibly even older hardware. If you run it on older hardware, however, be prepared for a stuttery ride, not sure how bad it will be and I'd be interested to hear reports.

    • shmupfan

      Thanks a lot to TheSporkWithin for that superfast reply! I tried those steps but I may have done something wrong because it didn't work. I was able to
      1. find the "Espgaluda2 1.0.0.ipa" file, then...
      2. I extracted it to its own folder using winrar, then...
      3. I saw the "Payload" folder and opened it and inside was a folder titled "Espgaluda2.app". then...
      4. I dragged that "Espgaluda2.app" folder to the same directory where all my ipa files are (the one where I got the "Espgaluda2 1.0.0.ipa" file from)

      I tried to sync again but I got the same message that it could not install to my device. Should I be deleting the original espgaluda ipa file? I would like to know where I went wrong and hope this could help others who are in the same situation as me. Thanks a lot!

      • shmupfan

        Update: I tried deleting the espgaluda.ipa file (after looking at the similar thread relating to GTA) and then restarted itunes. Now when I sync I don't get any message saying there was any error, but the app is not on my ipod! It is checked under the applications to be synced... I guess I'll have to wait for an update?!

  • Heaven

    These games are all like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQZuidKexBQ

    • Xurkey

      Would everyone who has never played a cave shooter stop posting this end
      boss? It is very annoying and clearly you know nothing
      about bullet hell or even regular vertical shooters. You will never see that end boss either since you don't possess the skills needed
      to get to it.

      You cant even name that shooter you linked people to let alone survive 10 seconds. Some people make me sick.

      • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

        Yes! People who suck at video games make me sick!! lol

      • Greg K

        Yeah... people who don't spend 99% of their time playing video games are suupppiiiddd... doh... geeze.. get a life. It was someones opinion.

      • Smarter

        Mushihimesama is the name of the game and basically all bullet hells are retarded like that video is. Vertical shoorters =/= bullet hell.

    • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

      Less inflammatory, but yeah, that's Ultra Difficulty mode on another game, and that's a secret uber-boss that you reach only by beating the entire game TWICE in one sitting without continuing. It's meant to be one of the toughest challenges in the entire genre, and most players will never even see it.

      On my first go at Espgaluda 2 iPhone, I played Arcade mode, Normal difficulty, and didn't even take a hit until halfway through the third level. It ain't that hard.

    • Lukeb

      That game has the worst voice work and music imaginable. l would need proof that the player had had to endure it without noise-plugs before being impressed by that video. Besides, many of the bullets are not being dodged.

      • Lukeb

        Sorry, I was referring to the sound in the linked youtube video for some other game (not Espgaluda).

      • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

        You gotta keep in mind that it's an arcade port. If you can even hear the game you're playing at *all* in a crowded arcade, it's considered a minor miracle. As such, not much effort goes into the voicework.

        There's a few little voice snippets in Espgaluda 2, but you'll be happy to hear there's actually a voice on/off toggle in the options menu.

  • Heaven

    These games are all like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQZuidKexBQ

    • Xurkey

      Would everyone who has never played a cave shooter stop posting this end
      boss? It is very annoying and clearly you know nothing
      about bullet hell or even regular vertical shooters. You will never see that end boss either since you don't possess the skills needed
      to get to it.

      You cant even name that shooter you linked people to let alone survive 10 seconds. Some people make me sick.

      • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

        Yes! People who suck at video games make me sick!! lol

      • Greg K

        Yeah... people who don't spend 99% of their time playing video games are suupppiiiddd... doh... geeze.. get a life. It was someones opinion.

      • Smarter

        Mushihimesama is the name of the game and basically all bullet hells are retarded like that video is. Vertical shoorters =/= bullet hell.

    • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

      Less inflammatory, but yeah, that's Ultra Difficulty mode on another game, and that's a secret uber-boss that you reach only by beating the entire game TWICE in one sitting without continuing. It's meant to be one of the toughest challenges in the entire genre, and most players will never even see it.

      On my first go at Espgaluda 2 iPhone, I played Arcade mode, Normal difficulty, and didn't even take a hit until halfway through the third level. It ain't that hard.

    • Lukeb

      That game has the worst voice work and music imaginable. l would need proof that the player had had to endure it without noise-plugs before being impressed by that video. Besides, many of the bullets are not being dodged.

      • Lukeb

        Sorry, I was referring to the sound in the linked youtube video for some other game (not Espgaluda).

      • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

        You gotta keep in mind that it's an arcade port. If you can even hear the game you're playing at *all* in a crowded arcade, it's considered a minor miracle. As such, not much effort goes into the voicework.

        There's a few little voice snippets in Espgaluda 2, but you'll be happy to hear there's actually a voice on/off toggle in the options menu.

  • Mega Man

    Despite owning a mere iPhone 3G I bought this. It shall sit on my hard drive un-used until I can upgrade to an iPhone HD (or whatever it ends up being called) this summer.

  • Mega Man

    Despite owning a mere iPhone 3G I bought this. It shall sit on my hard drive un-used until I can upgrade to an iPhone HD (or whatever it ends up being called) this summer.

  • Jethro

    Hi,
    Is the 3G iPod Touch 8GB OK for this game?

    (Sorry, but my english is really basic)

    • Jethro

      Oh, Damn!! :
      "This application will not run on iPhone3G, iPod Touch 1st Generation,
      2nd Generation types, and the following iPod touch types: Late 2009, ** End 2009 8GB**."

  • Jethro

    Hi,
    Is the 3G iPod Touch 8GB OK for this game?

    (Sorry, but my english is really basic)

    • Jethro

      Oh, Damn!! :
      "This application will not run on iPhone3G, iPod Touch 1st Generation,
      2nd Generation types, and the following iPod touch types: Late 2009, ** End 2009 8GB**."

  • MorbidToaster

    Oh. I am so pissed. Promised support, not there. The other thing is. If you don't want to pay 5 bucks MORE than the sale price, you have to buy it within 3 days.

    So, I have to buy it now, even though I can't use it, but have the required hardware. Not a good start for Cave on the app store.

    • MorbidToaster

      This is what I've been looking most forward to all week, and now I can't play. ;~;

    • Citsade

      Prices always changes. Sales always happen.

  • MorbidToaster

    Oh. I am so pissed. Promised support, not there. The other thing is. If you don't want to pay 5 bucks MORE than the sale price, you have to buy it within 3 days.

    So, I have to buy it now, even though I can't use it, but have the required hardware. Not a good start for Cave on the app store.

    • MorbidToaster

      This is what I've been looking most forward to all week, and now I can't play. ;~;

    • Citsade

      Prices always changes. Sales always happen.

  • jules2k

    Bought it this morning, the introduction price is quite good considering that the game costs about 10 times more on X360.

    Some random thoughts about my gaming expericene (please take not that i'm not to much into bullet hell shooters)
    - the game is pretty short (only 6 stages). Sure, there's lots of replayability, but i would have hoped for some more stages, easily beatable in one hour (tanks to unlimited continues, even if you loose our highscore between them)
    -the controlls work surprisingly well -- think of the Space Invaders Infinity Gene controlls a bit more refined, i quite liked it
    - the ending sequence is just horrible. Do yourself a favour and skip it.

    • Vally

      In regards to the length of the game, it's supposed to be short. It's not about completion, it's about score. Going from beginning to end racking up the points without losing a single continue all the way through.

      It's essentially shoot-em-up law that you haven't completed a shmup until you've done it on a single credit. :)

  • jules2k

    Bought it this morning, the introduction price is quite good considering that the game costs about 10 times more on X360.

    Some random thoughts about my gaming expericene (please take not that i'm not to much into bullet hell shooters)
    - the game is pretty short (only 6 stages). Sure, there's lots of replayability, but i would have hoped for some more stages, easily beatable in one hour (tanks to unlimited continues, even if you loose our highscore between them)
    -the controlls work surprisingly well -- think of the Space Invaders Infinity Gene controlls a bit more refined, i quite liked it
    - the ending sequence is just horrible. Do yourself a favour and skip it.

    • Vally

      In regards to the length of the game, it's supposed to be short. It's not about completion, it's about score. Going from beginning to end racking up the points without losing a single continue all the way through.

      It's essentially shoot-em-up law that you haven't completed a shmup until you've done it on a single credit. :)

  • Anonymous

    thesporkwithin's guide is a bit off.

    1. find the original ipa using the method described by thespork
    2. make a copy of it and extract the payload folder using winrar
    3. delete the original espgaluda 2 app using itunes itself and select "move to recycle bin" when asked what to do with the deleted files.
    4. locate "Espgaluda2.app" in your extracted payload folder and drag&drop it into itunes, again don't copy it to the directory using your file browser, use itunes itself
    5. you should now have an icon-less app called "Espgaluda2" in your itunes "Apps" tab.
    6. sync that new app with your idevice.

    you might as well save yourself the trouble though, because the damn thing isn't working anyway, at least on my iphone 3g. i can use the menus fine but once i try to go ingame, it says "loading" for about 10 seconds and then crashes to springboard. i've tried re-syncing and redownloading the game from the appstore several times, hell i even tried downloading and installing it with installous but to no avail. note that i'm still on firmware 3.1.2. might try updating to 3.1.3 later and report back with results.

    • MorbidToaster

      This works PERFECT for me on my 3rd Gen 64gb. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'm getting NOTHING done at work today.

      • Anonymous

        oh well i thought i could at least get a (stuttery) glimpse of it but apparently the memory footprint of this game is too large for the pre-3gs idevices to even run.

        makes sense that they wouldn't allow installing then, it'd be pretty stupid for a niche developer like cave to neglect a large part of their potential customer base because of a few frame rate issues.

      • Anonymous

        oops i meant to reply to matt

        anyway glad i could help ;)

    • shmupfan

      Thank you SO MUCH for that revised guide. It worked without any problems (and you can see I posted earlier about having problems with the install). The game looks even better on the ipod screen than I would have imagined and controls better than I would have thought... if Cave released every game they ever made on the app store I would buy them all!

      • LeStephan

        hmm tried it and it still gives me the error that it cant instal :/
        well guess i'll have to wait until cave fixes it...

    • Blinky McWeird

      Sadly those instructions are useless for PC owners, as Windows (and therefore iTunes) treats "Espgaluda.app" as a folder, not a file, and therefore you can't add it in iTunes, because when you try to select it it just opens the folder.

      • Blinky McWeird

        My bad - messy wording made it hard to understand, but I worked it out and the game is now running beautifully on my 3rd-gen Touch. Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    thesporkwithin's guide is a bit off.

    1. find the original ipa using the method described by thespork
    2. make a copy of it and extract the payload folder using winrar
    3. delete the original espgaluda 2 app using itunes itself and select "move to recycle bin" when asked what to do with the deleted files.
    4. locate "Espgaluda2.app" in your extracted payload folder and drag&drop it into itunes, again don't copy it to the directory using your file browser, use itunes itself
    5. you should now have an icon-less app called "Espgaluda2" in your itunes "Apps" tab.
    6. sync that new app with your idevice.

    you might as well save yourself the trouble though, because the damn thing isn't working anyway, at least on my iphone 3g. i can use the menus fine but once i try to go ingame, it says "loading" for about 10 seconds and then crashes to springboard. i've tried re-syncing and redownloading the game from the appstore several times, hell i even tried downloading and installing it with installous but to no avail. note that i'm still on firmware 3.1.2. might try updating to 3.1.3 later and report back with results.

    • MorbidToaster

      This works PERFECT for me on my 3rd Gen 64gb. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'm getting NOTHING done at work today.

      • Anonymous

        oh well i thought i could at least get a (stuttery) glimpse of it but apparently the memory footprint of this game is too large for the pre-3gs idevices to even run.

        makes sense that they wouldn't allow installing then, it'd be pretty stupid for a niche developer like cave to neglect a large part of their potential customer base because of a few frame rate issues.

      • Anonymous

        oops i meant to reply to matt

        anyway glad i could help ;)

    • shmupfan

      Thank you SO MUCH for that revised guide. It worked without any problems (and you can see I posted earlier about having problems with the install). The game looks even better on the ipod screen than I would have imagined and controls better than I would have thought... if Cave released every game they ever made on the app store I would buy them all!

      • LeStephan

        hmm tried it and it still gives me the error that it cant instal :/
        well guess i'll have to wait until cave fixes it...

    • Blinky McWeird

      Sadly those instructions are useless for PC owners, as Windows (and therefore iTunes) treats "Espgaluda.app" as a folder, not a file, and therefore you can't add it in iTunes, because when you try to select it it just opens the folder.

      • Blinky McWeird

        My bad - messy wording made it hard to understand, but I worked it out and the game is now running beautifully on my 3rd-gen Touch. Cheers!

  • Matt

    It only works on 3GS. Normal iPhone 3G can't run it.

    Looks like it should work on iPod touch, but there's some sort of installer issue at the moment so we've got to wait for a patch.

  • Matt

    It only works on 3GS. Normal iPhone 3G can't run it.

    Looks like it should work on iPod touch, but there's some sort of installer issue at the moment so we've got to wait for a patch.

  • Chris

    This game is AWESOME -- I seriously didn't think that it was possible to port this to an iPhone without stripping it of what made it awesome. Hundreds of plasma bullets on the screen at once and no slowdown. GET THIS!

  • Chris

    This game is AWESOME -- I seriously didn't think that it was possible to port this to an iPhone without stripping it of what made it awesome. Hundreds of plasma bullets on the screen at once and no slowdown. GET THIS!

  • http://www.quantum-sheep.com quantumsheep

    Glad to see a lot of love for this - really is an amazing game.

    I'm working on a top down shooter myself. While it's not in the same league as this, I think it's different enough to justify its existence.

    In the same way this is very 'Japanese', my game's very 'European' - hopefully won't be long before people will see what I mean :D

    Right! Back to playing this! :D

  • http://www.quantum-sheep.com quantumsheep

    Glad to see a lot of love for this - really is an amazing game.

    I'm working on a top down shooter myself. While it's not in the same league as this, I think it's different enough to justify its existence.

    In the same way this is very 'Japanese', my game's very 'European' - hopefully won't be long before people will see what I mean :D

    Right! Back to playing this! :D

  • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

    Yeah, it's an arcade port. You really don't go into an arcade game expecting length. However, beating the game on one credit (the only way to score really high) is VERY tough, and will take a great many attempts. And on top of that, the scoring system is very risk-reward based. The harder you push your luck by forcing enemies to launch extra bullets, the more risk you're putting yourself in.

    It's very clever design. Replay value like whoa.

  • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

    Yeah, it's an arcade port. You really don't go into an arcade game expecting length. However, beating the game on one credit (the only way to score really high) is VERY tough, and will take a great many attempts. And on top of that, the scoring system is very risk-reward based. The harder you push your luck by forcing enemies to launch extra bullets, the more risk you're putting yourself in.

    It's very clever design. Replay value like whoa.

  • wizard

    So, so awesome. An AAA title and well worth the hoops you (for the moment) have to jump to get it to work on a 3rd gen iPod Touch.

  • wizard

    So, so awesome. An AAA title and well worth the hoops you (for the moment) have to jump to get it to work on a 3rd gen iPod Touch.

  • MrMuesli

    Nice of people to post ways to solve the 3G issue. However, I will just wait until the game is up-dated, and then enjoy the game. All this faffing around defeats the purpose for me. It becomes more about getting the game to work, and less about just enjoying it.

    • Rosh

      Which reminds me of PC gaming, which I love:)

      • MrMuesli

        Actually, I am going to eat my words. In a moment of weakness, I followed the advice, and it worked! It was totally painless and took all of 1 minute. Thanks to those with the know-how for sharing: )

  • MrMuesli

    Nice of people to post ways to solve the 3G issue. However, I will just wait until the game is up-dated, and then enjoy the game. All this faffing around defeats the purpose for me. It becomes more about getting the game to work, and less about just enjoying it.

    • Rosh

      Which reminds me of PC gaming, which I love:)

      • MrMuesli

        Actually, I am going to eat my words. In a moment of weakness, I followed the advice, and it worked! It was totally painless and took all of 1 minute. Thanks to those with the know-how for sharing: )

  • Mr. Gates

    These kind of games require no skill and are only played for the hypnotic graphics. Waste of money. Go get a lava lamp if this is your thing

    • blah

      obvious troll is obvious

      • Mr. Gates

        How is that trolling? Just my opinion. When week minded fools disagree they seem to love using the "T" word. Enjoy the game bud. Not everyone has to agree. The 5 bucks might be well spent , who knows, this might become an instant classic

      • http://twitter.com/dvessel dvessel

        Trolls knows they are trolling. It's how they get their kicks. This one is just delusional and believes what he says. Opinions are easy my friend but the easy ones aren't worth the shit wiped on your toilet paper you discarded this morning. :D

      • Mr. Gates

        no Please ! Anything but that ! Don't call names, you might hurt my feelings

    • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

      I want a lava lamp that shoots hundreds of instant-kill bullets a second, forcing me to weave through them with pixel-perfect precision.

    • shmupfan

      the reason why your statement is wrong is because if these games required no skill, then it would be random who gets high scores. I assure you that it isn't at all random who gets the high scores (and it isn't me). There is a ton of depth that goes into getting a high score on this, but it is true that if you credit feed the game then it doesn't take much skill to get through, but that is not how the game was intended to be played (and even if I played it that way, I'd still have a good time admiring the amazing artwork and the level of detail in the backgrounds).

    • These kind of comments require no brains and are only posted for the lulz. Waste of bandwidth. Go get a life if this is your thing.

  • Mr. Gates

    These kind of games require no skill and are only played for the hypnotic graphics. Waste of money. Go get a lava lamp if this is your thing

    • blah

      obvious troll is obvious

      • Mr. Gates

        How is that trolling? Just my opinion. When week minded fools disagree they seem to love using the "T" word. Enjoy the game bud. Not everyone has to agree. The 5 bucks might be well spent , who knows, this might become an instant classic

      • http://twitter.com/dvessel dvessel

        Trolls knows they are trolling. It's how they get their kicks. This one is just delusional and believes what he says. Opinions are easy my friend but the easy ones aren't worth the shit wiped on your toilet paper you discarded this morning. :D

      • Mr. Gates

        no Please ! Anything but that ! Don't call names, you might hurt my feelings

    • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

      I want a lava lamp that shoots hundreds of instant-kill bullets a second, forcing me to weave through them with pixel-perfect precision.

    • shmupfan

      the reason why your statement is wrong is because if these games required no skill, then it would be random who gets high scores. I assure you that it isn't at all random who gets the high scores (and it isn't me). There is a ton of depth that goes into getting a high score on this, but it is true that if you credit feed the game then it doesn't take much skill to get through, but that is not how the game was intended to be played (and even if I played it that way, I'd still have a good time admiring the amazing artwork and the level of detail in the backgrounds).

    • These kind of comments require no brains and are only posted for the lulz. Waste of bandwidth. Go get a life if this is your thing.

  • AntiHero

    I finally got it working on my 64gb touch and it was well worth the trouble. I will gladly blindly buy any more Cave Irem or Psiko schmups that pop up on app store

  • AntiHero

    I finally got it working on my 64gb touch and it was well worth the trouble. I will gladly blindly buy any more Cave Irem or Psiko schmups that pop up on app store

  • Rad

    $4.99 the sale price.

    Will wait for the hype to die down and the sale that will follow.

    • KOA

      It's been 5 years since the game first got release and the hype still hasn't died down. In fact, it keeps constantly increasing.

    • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

      Again, the recent 360 release costs $73 before postage. $5 is crazy-cheap.

  • Rad

    $4.99 the sale price.

    Will wait for the hype to die down and the sale that will follow.

    • KOA

      It's been 5 years since the game first got release and the hype still hasn't died down. In fact, it keeps constantly increasing.

    • http://www.thegamelessplayed.com Dominic White

      Again, the recent 360 release costs $73 before postage. $5 is crazy-cheap.

  • Blades

    Ridiculously fun game. Well worth the money. The story is stupid and the voices are high pitched and kind of annoying(but those can be turned down/off).
    However, this game sets a whole new bar for Shoot'm up's on the Iphone/Itouch. Beautiful graphics and very rarely does the frame rate drop.

    Job well done.

    ;

  • Blades

    Ridiculously fun game. Well worth the money. The story is stupid and the voices are high pitched and kind of annoying(but those can be turned down/off).
    However, this game sets a whole new bar for Shoot'm up's on the Iphone/Itouch. Beautiful graphics and very rarely does the frame rate drop.

    Job well done.

    ;

  • Dark_Messenger

    "Requires no skill"... Have you tryed this? Its freakin' hard. Fun as hell tho. If they optimize it a little it would be even better becouse of now it do lag when the action gets crazy. =/

    Four thumbs up! More games like this!

  • Dark_Messenger

    "Requires no skill"... Have you tryed this? Its freakin' hard. Fun as hell tho. If they optimize it a little it would be even better becouse of now it do lag when the action gets crazy. =/

    Four thumbs up! More games like this!