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Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury
18 October 2013
Excerpt: The genre of “bullet hell” games is well represented on the Live Arcade, so does Bangai-O HD stand out? This might not be the best or hardest game of this kind out there, but Bangai-O HD is great fun. If you love screens that are jam packed with bullets, this is all you. While all games of this kind have insanely frantic moments, imagine a game where you can fire a thousand, even a million bullets in one attack. This is that game.
Conclusion: I would say if you like the sound of the game, take the metaphorical leap of faith and buy it, if you give it a chance, you probably won't be disappointed. This review was written because I feel this game has not received the attention it deserves. I have done my best to reflect the true nature of this game in an unbiased fashion. All of what's written in this review is of course just my opinion.
Excerpt: Like many other offerings from its developer, Treasure, Bangai-O is an arcade shooter that caters to a niche audience. If you're not familiar with the series, the first HD incarnation might be a good place for you to get into it, provided you can handle the intense challenge. The game continues the acclaimed tradition of brutal yet smart gameplay that seen in its Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, and DS iterations, and it won't disappoint those who enjoyed it before.
Pros: Challenging and addictive, Controls smoothly, Plenty of levels, plus a level editor, More missiles than you can shake a stick at
Cons: Difficulty may scare you away, Laggy online multiplayer, Created levels can only be shared with friends
Excerpt: Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is brought to us by Treasure, the third game in its series so far. People who are already familiar with the Bangai-O series or any of Treasure's games know what this pedigree represents: some of the very best shooters in the business, demanding quick reflexes while also being more cerebral and puzzle-oriented than the average shoot-em-up. Simply put, this game has a lot to live up to.
Excerpt: Although I usually don't bang the drum for "The way games used to be," Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is a great example of the type of repayable challenge that kept a constant stream of quarters dropping into arcade machines. It's hard, but wonderfully rewarding. All you have to do is look at a screenshot to know Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is a challenge. The screen is littered with crap flying towards your tiny mech.
Excerpt: Bangai-O is one of those games that if you mention it people will either look at you like you are crazy, or light up with delight. This Treasure shooter has roots as far back as the N64 and has made...
Pros: + Variety of levels, + Tons of content, + Level editor, + Progression is never hindered
Excerpt: Here's a title that should come with a surgeon general's warning: may inspire feelings of inadequacy about your gaming skills. Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is the third installment in a series of experimental shoot-em-ups from the cult developer Treasure. Instead of relying on your ability to masterfully dodge a barrage of bullets, each level here presents itself as an oblique, self-contained puzzle. And they're often impenetrable in their esoteric formal innovations.
Conclusion: Concept: Put Bangai-O’s insane bullet hell action on a console that can actually handle it
Graphics: When the screen is crowded with projectiles and enemies, no amount of high-def can help you see any better
Sound: Hearing the chain of exploding enemies after you unleash 1,000 missiles at once is quite satisfying.