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...
Calling something ‘hardcore' doesn't prevent it from sucking
19 November 2008
Excerpt: In certain circles, developers Treasure are still worshiped as near-mythic figures capable of performing flawless feats of 2D game design. The hardest of the core say the studio's name with reverence, and it's quite difficult to find anyone to speak ill of the work they've done.
Pros: Having a robot for a main character is always a perk.
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.