Universal Deathsmiles (by Cave)

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  1. syntheticvoid

    syntheticvoid Well-Known Member

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    WOAH..,. woah woah woah woah...


    ONLY Novice mode???? WTF is that!?!?! :mad::mad::mad::mad:

    My excitement for this just went WAY down...
     
  2. Putosaure

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    Game is epic. Seriously.

    But I've to agree with the few negative that had been already posted, especially orientation one (dammit !).
     
  3. gunxsword

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    #23 gunxsword, Jul 7, 2011
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    EXTRA LEVEL THE GORGE IS A MURDER HOLE!!!!!!!! I lost 3/4 of my life bar there!!! And mind you I'm fully equipped with the best equipment available (1st playthrough). See the stage for yourself... the end boss really surprised me...

    I've now finished iPhone mode on novice, including extra stage 'the gorge'. Normal difficulty and various items are unlocked.

    Oh and I take back 'playing game on normal/hard right off the bat' statement... the latter stages even on novice is anything but novice... I guess it's intended to force the player to get used to the difficulty curve.

    The character has 1 life bar that doesn't regenerate, so any damages are carried over for the whole game session. Continues can be purchased for:
    CORRECTION!!! Purchase the FIRST continue +1 at 1000, second at 10000 and 3rd at 80000. Not sure if there are any more...
    MORE CORRECTION!!! There's a life up power up that fully refills your life bar in stage B2. It's the 4wd car half way through the level.
    (how do you put a line through the words?)
    *Edit: suffering from post-adrenalin rush... hands shaking... mind is numb... seeing bullets everywhere...
     
  4. your personal robot

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    WOW!!!!
    Best iOS Cave game yet! And that's saying a lot! I'm having so much fun. The level design is fantastic, controls CAVE (!), everything over the top, the bosses are some of the most ridiculous I've ever seen. So, so, so great. Just can't put it down. Again: Wow!

    Get it, everyone, just get it.
     
  5. djflippy

    djflippy Well-Known Member

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    Out in the US!
     
  6. dexter77

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    After 60 min of intense play i can put my hands on fire and say that this is the best shmup ever on iOS devices... design, mechanic, enemy variety, it's all at the perfect state... definitely another CAVE KILLER APP.

    Fool who miss this game!
     
  7. quantumsheep

    quantumsheep Well-Known Member

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    Almost done downloading...

    I'm so looking forward to this! But it's gone 4am here and have a game of my own to finish!

    Must... resist...

    QS :D
     
  8. Andiron

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    A lite version was released tonight as well.
     
  9. gunxsword

    gunxsword Well-Known Member

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    Huh? Is anyone going be bothered with the lite? JUST DOWNLOAD THE FULL GAME!!!

    Damn I died really early in the last stage of iPhone mode normal difficulty... I HATE YOU SADISTIC BULLETS!!! :D
     
  10. Vinvy

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    Imagine Castlevania, but you can fly around the screen anywhere effortlessly, you have a huge laser canon, and your enemies are flying at you from every direction trying to blast you out of the sky. Now take out the exploration, and you have what may be for me the most imidiately enjoyable bullet-hell shmup on the iOS, and maybe the best Cave game on the iOS.
     
  11. Andiron

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    Well, believe it or not I'm not really a fan of bullet hell games. But after playing the lite version, wow, I'm really having to resist plunking down the $4.99 for this.

    Damn. Lite. Version. Of. Awesome. Game.

    The music is great and practically worth buying it just for that.

    Is this an introductory price that will go up? Anyone know how long this price will last?
     
  12. sizzlakalonji

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    Simply brilliant. While I love Cave's "classic" BH games, I actually prefer Bug Panic and this since they add such nice elements to the genre. I can certainly see why this developer has such a stellar reputation.
     
  13. your personal robot

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    And the day Cave gives us a retina Game, I burst in tears of joy :)
    Damn, this game is so freakin' good!
     
  14. Dazarath

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    Does the game need to connect to the internet to view the shop items or something? It takes forever every time I want to check the shop.
     
  15. Coldcoffee

    Coldcoffee Well-Known Member

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    According to Cave's official Deathsmiles page : http://www.cave-world.com/en/games/deathsmiles.html

    4 Days after the release date the price will go up!
     
  16. this game isn't too bad. it's not super amazing but it's pretty decent. i do like the new additions to the game play but of course retina would be the deal maker for me. but i guess the file size is already pretty big?
     
  17. Andiron

    Andiron Well-Known Member

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    DAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNN YOOOOOOOUUUUUU TTTTTAAAAA!!!!

    Deleted lite version and bought full version. *sigh* I have such a love/hate relationship with this website...

    (Thanks)
     
  18. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Played through Arcade mode once and died right at the end of iPhone mode, continues cost money in that mode so I couldn't try a second time to clear it. Going to bed so I will have to give it a shot tomorrow. Good news for those complaining about difficulty in iPhone mode though because looking at the Game Center achievements it seems to indicate there are also a Normal and Hard difficulty. ;)

    And Arcade mode plays just like the original with the option of Level 1,2, or 3 when selecting a level.
     
  19. Aldex Oun

    Aldex Oun Well-Known Member

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    I hope there is a hard mode, I'm watching the credits right now. I played through the entire iPhone mode without getting hit once, that's novice mode for you. ;)

    Edit: It seems that every time you beat the game, a new difficulty is unlocked. Normal mode is now unlocked, maybe this will offer a little bit of a challenge this time around.
     
  20. Teknikal

    Teknikal Well-Known Member

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    Just picked this up myself along with a couple of other new releases I've never played it but I did like dondonpachi and I'm curious about the side scrolling.
    I always seem to end up buying games in batches I wish they were spaced out a little more.
    I'll leave impressions when I eventually give it a good play.
     

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