Summary: I've always admired Cave shooters. They practically invented the "bullet hell" variety of shoot-em-ups, where you're dodging literally hundred or thousands of bullets. This game is no different.
Summary: As a big fan of Deathsmiles, this was a bit of a letdown from Cave. Gameplay was there, but the charm was lacking and a lot less "wtf?" moments. Pick it up when its a bit cheaper. Otherwise, stick to Deathsmiles.
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.
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.
Summary: Akai Katana really reinvigorated my interest in the shoot em up genre. Like most shmup games, it's pretty short. It clocks in at about an hour (depending on skill). However, this game has lots of reasons to go back to try to get a higher score, different modes and characters and pretty challenging...