Summary: This is a cave shooter so of course it's "bullet hell" like all of their shooters (that I've played). It's actually horizontal which is somewhat strange for the genre, I actually thought it was vertical prior to purchasing because I wasn't paying attention. You get 3 characters. There is lots of stuff flying at you at all times. It would be frustrating if there weren't infinite continues. Control is fantastic (thank God!).
Great Arcade Style Shooter With Many Options And Few Drawbacks
Mr.Chunky Monkey, Amazon
6 August 2012
Summary: Akai Katana will not disappoint the fans of Cave games. You do get the same over the top bullethell action, lots of explosions and all that. You should keep in mind that this is published by a U.K. Company rising star games, not by the publisher who makes the Japanese versions of Cave games and thus the menu and the options you get to change around are a little different. I mean there are many options, all the standard practice modes, backgrounds, screen flipping.
Summary: History: the story mixes traditional and modern Japan :) The War of the Empire has ravaged the world and people suffer from the domination of the empire by fear Blood Katana. We must lead a small group of rebels to fight against him. It contains so recent machines (airplanes, trains, trucks, etc ...) with characters of traditional Japan. I found a nice mix :) Gameplay: like any good shooter, we will protect our ship (here, a plane) of all patterns that coming at him.
Summary: I love the art direction of Akai Katana. It brings me back to the classic shoot 'em up titles from the 90's. In this day and age, CAVE is one of the best in this category. For this price, it is well worth adding into your collection.
Summary: If like me you havent played a side scrolling shooter since the days of R-TYPE on the sega Master System then it may come as a bit of shock to you they are still making titles like that. The idea seems a little outdated but when done correctly marvelous fun can be had with it. I didnt have high hopes for this game i just saw it at a cheap price and thought why not give it a go. Im glad i did!