Conclusion: The basic premise of Bangai-O will remain the same for its DS iteration, with players controlling a tiny robot through massive, free-roaming levels jam-packed full of sprite-based graphics (wow, that’s a lot of hyphens!).
Excerpt: Bangai-O Spirits takes the shooter genre to a new hyperactive level featuring tons of missiles and constant explosions. Visually, the game is all about 2D, sprite-based mechs blowing up other mechs in convoluted levels designed to give the game a bit of a puzzle feel since typically rushing...
Summary: When I first cracked open Bangai-O: Spirits , I was expecting a fairly standard Treasure shooter: rails, many forward-firing guns, the works. What I was not prepared for, however, was the incredible amount of missiles and ninja-robots.
Conclusion: However, if you can get past the unrelenting challenge, the game is quite fun. This is one of those shooters where bullet and missile fire fill the entire screen in a massive orgy of blasting stuff. With that, the experience proves to be quite visceral.
Excerpt: If you are at all familiar with Treasure, the Japanese developer that over the years has come to be known as a gamer's game company, then you already know that for whatever reason, they are simply incapable of making a bad game.