A couple weeks ago Cave's second bullet hell shooter joined Espgaluda II [$8.99 / Free] on the App Store. Dodonpachi Resurrection [$8.99 / Free] is a very different beast, as we mentioned in our review, so it's really hard to say which is the better game. Both are definitely worth trying if you're even remotely curious in the bullet hell genre, as Cave did an absolutely fantastic job porting both games to the iPhone.

Much like Espgaluda II, Dodonpachi Resurrection only runs on 3rd generation hardware and newer. First and second generation iPod touch owners, as well as iPhone 3G and older iPhones won't be capable of running either the free or pair versions of the game. If you do own a compatible device, you should really give Dodonpachi Resurrection Lite a try. The controls work great, the scoring system (explained in our review) is incredible, and playing either of Cave's games really just make you want their entire lineup available on the App Store.

  • araczynski

    this isn't my cup of tea, but that aside, i think they should've spent some of those onscreen bullet resources on graphics instead. the game is dog ugly, especially on the ipad scaled up.

    • eheh

      Are you serious? Looks awesome on my devices.

  • araczynski

    this isn't my cup of tea, but that aside, i think they should've spent some of those onscreen bullet resources on graphics instead. the game is dog ugly, especially on the ipad scaled up.

    • eheh

      Are you serious? Looks awesome on my devices.

  • David

    would be cool if they decreased the number of bullets for the lite version to get 2nd Gen users convinced to buy a new device or so :D
    it crashes on my 2nd G even before the menu (my touch can browse through the menu of ESPII, then crashes)

  • David

    would be cool if they decreased the number of bullets for the lite version to get 2nd Gen users convinced to buy a new device or so :D
    it crashes on my 2nd G even before the menu (my touch can browse through the menu of ESPII, then crashes)

  • Squidzee

    Mars Matrix and Gigawing please

    • Finch

      Bummer Cave didn't make those. Not many retro games work well on i devices, but shooters do. It would be nice to see some other companies release their backlog of old shooters on the iPhone.

      My request is for Raiden II

  • Squidzee

    Mars Matrix and Gigawing please

    • Finch

      Bummer Cave didn't make those. Not many retro games work well on i devices, but shooters do. It would be nice to see some other companies release their backlog of old shooters on the iPhone.

      My request is for Raiden II

  • tsharpfilm

    This will probably be one of the first games I get when I pickup my new iPod tomorrow (or Thursday, or Friday). Damn Apple and their vague release dates...

  • tsharpfilm

    This will probably be one of the first games I get when I pickup my new iPod tomorrow (or Thursday, or Friday). Damn Apple and their vague release dates...

  • ColeDaddy

    The Lite version just shows a white screen on my 3G 32GB iTouch.

    • arr4ws

      had to reboot the game 4 times. Openfeint bug

  • ColeDaddy

    The Lite version just shows a white screen on my 3G 32GB iTouch.

    • arr4ws

      had to reboot the game 4 times. Openfeint bug

  • wizard

    The best game on the app store. Insane graphics, and the final level is one of the best videogame levels of all time.

  • Josh

    I got this a few days ago and to my surprise I actually liked it. But I do not have the money now to buy it.

    I have to get ESPGALUDA II and Dodonpachi Resurrection. Loved the Lite versions. Retina graphics would be to die for.

  • wizard

    The best game on the app store. Insane graphics, and the final level is one of the best videogame levels of all time.

  • Josh

    I got this a few days ago and to my surprise I actually liked it. But I do not have the money now to buy it.

    I have to get ESPGALUDA II and Dodonpachi Resurrection. Loved the Lite versions. Retina graphics would be to die for.