Summary: i'm sure this game is really good, like all Cave games. But it's such a shame it's not region-free! At least we can still grab Mushihimesama Futari v1.5 and Espgaluda 2 Black Label, and then DeathSmiles 1 will be released by Aksys in North America with a Limited Edition including a nice box, soundtrack CD and a beautiful faceplate!.
Summary: Takes the concept of the original Deathsmiles game and runs with it: more characters, 3d graphics and great soundtrack. The gothic artwork is outstanding and provides a sppoky world to get lost in. Buy it (especially now it's coming out with a platinum price!
Summary: After the incredible DeathSmiles released few years ago, Cave returns with his sequel DeathSmiles IIX. It's maybe not what people waiting for but it's still an amazing game that follows the basics of his predecessor. Plus, the Tukiama race mode is really fun. A must have for his collection.
Summary: The long awaited sequel to the stellar Deathsmiles has finally arrived. Carrying on from the first game's Halloween holiday theme, Deathsmiles II is set in an Evil Christmas time setting. Somewhat like a "Nightmare Before Christmas" type of world. The gameplay is similar to the first game, with the major change being a game made in 2.5D style gameplay instead of HD Pixel style graphics.
Summary: one of the things i love most about cave is their attention to detail....i die frequently just looking at little dudes doing stuff on the ground and the animations of ships and characters...all of that is missing from this game...the was more attention to detail in sol divide and people hammer that game. this game is all explosions and shinny coins...the shmup equivilant of a micheal bay film...not recommended.
Summary: Death Smiles II is a much improved game compared with its predecessor. The graphics & animation have gone up a notch. The visuals are colourful & vibrant. Music si great too. Apart from these differences, the gameplay is your normal horizontal shooter. Really enjoyed playing this game. Recommended for SHMUP fans.