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07-17-2012, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by SumoSplash View Post
I was just watching some YouTube videos of G-Darius and R-Type Delta and Final. Would you guys give one of both testicles to have updated versions of these games on your iDevice?
Uuhhhhhhhh, no!

Think you've been playing a little too much Angry Birds...
07-18-2012, 03:43 AM
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Bought it. HOLY FLUFFY BUNNIES this game is beautiful!!!

First off, if this game was Retina I think my eyes would bleed. These graphics are absolutely mesmerizing. They actually do look HD to me. This is the kind of game where I do NOT want to kill the enemies simply for the fact that they are so gorgeous. I try to let as many of them appear on screen at once and THEN blow them up. The production value behind this is stellar and the 3D is like a top shelf dessert--you want to stare at it longingly before you take a bite. The screenshots truly do NOT do this game justice. Not even close.

I think the gameplay is too straight forward to top G-Darius, which is so hard to oust as my number one due to the ability to lock onto enemies and use their abilities as your own. But this game is up there, WAY up there on my list.

-I wish there was an additional level of difficulty beyond the Hard setting. It's a little on the easy side in general. It's the king of the 'traditional' shooter, but could benefit from a slight injection of bullet hell.

-Like all great desserts, the experience is outstanding but somewhat sad when you reach the last bite. I wish this game never ended and it definitely leaves you wanting a lot more considering it is so short (especially the first level which is painfully and entirely too brief). I wish Taito would add some kind of endless mode, or something that would prolong the longevity of the game beyond just the campaign.

-And the icon title, which I've been shooting my mouth off about. It definitely seems not to fit on the iPhone because of the capitals. This is just sloppy. The best shooter available on iOS deserves a clean look on each device. Please change it to DARIUS SP.

This game is NEVER leaving my iPhone.

Taito, in the immortal genre of the shooter, you are Gods among insects. Please give us more and keep up the great work.

Last edited by psj3809; 01-10-2013 at 01:47 PM. Reason: Language please !!

07-18-2012, 04:41 AM
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I wish Taito would add some kind of endless mode, or something that would prolong the longevity of the game beyond just the campaign.
you can play for highscores, the scoring system is simple but yet it provides some challenge too.
07-18-2012, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SumoSplash View Post
Bought it. HOLY F*CK this game is beautiful!!!

First off, if this game was Retina I think my eyes would bleed. These graphics are absolutely mesmerizing. They actually do look HD to me. This is the kind of game where I do NOT want to kill the enemies simply for the fact that they are so gorgeous. I try to let as many of them appear on screen at once and THEN blow them up. The production value behind this is stellar and the 3D is like a top shelf dessert--you want to stare at it longingly before you take a bite. The screenshots truly do NOT do this game justice. Not even close.

-I wish there was an additional level of difficulty beyond the Hard setting. It's a little on the easy side in general. It's the king of the 'traditional' shooter, but could benefit from a slight injection of bullet hell..
Glad you concur with my statements on the graphics in this game. The 3d bosses are just awesome, wish more games could have this 3d look. Icarus X kind of does, but it is not close to the level of Dariusburst.

When I first bought Dariusburst, I too was disappointed by the difficulty level. Especially because it is hidden in the settings menu instead of choosing before the game starts. So I was thinking this game is so pretty, but way to easy.

After I found the hard mode, it was much better. But personally, I wish there was a hell mode like Cave games do, I always play my shooters with the difficulty as high as possible since most games are not very long.

I would recommend for you to buy one Cave Game and Space Tripper. I would recommend Bug Princess 2 for $7, for the price, it 's the best way to see if you enjoy Cave games. Even though the graphics aren't as good as dodonpachi hd, the file size is much smaller, and the bullet patterns may be funner due to being a little more random.

Space tripper while not a true shmup is a side scroller like Dariusburst played in an arena setting. It cost $4, so if you bought both of these games it would be around $10, and would make your collection more complete.

Hopefully, you got toon shooters and icarus-x on sale last month for free, while they are not as good as the heavy hitters like Dariusburst or cave, they are fun nonetheless.

Glad you are enjoying Dariusburst, when I was making those screenshots for you, I kept hearing that music in level 1 of the original mode, now it keeps ringing in my ears and brain even when I'm not playing it.
08-07-2012, 05:15 AM
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I've spent the last three hours playing this game with headphones on (which I had not yet done) and really sat down and listened to it, dying on purpose multiple times just to hear each track play all the way through. This is absolutely, without a doubt, the best sound track I have ever heard in a video game. Ever, hands down. It even beats out one of my all time favorites, Dracula X. Honestly, I think it might be TOO good, in that it almost overshadows the gameplay. I even think the sound track to G-Darius may fit the game better, but in terms of straight musicality, this is the best ever.

Between the first half of Zone B (Board Music), Zone C (Boss Music), the percussion of Zone F (Boss Music) and Zone G (Boss Music), the hypnotic trance of Zone I (Board Music), I am having difficulty picking my favorite. No, scratch that... My favorite music is the second half of Zone J boss, Dark Helios... No, my music favorite is Zone K boss Great Thing

Sorry to bump the thread again, but for anyone that comes across this game, the music is worth the 10.99 in itself.

Last edited by SumoSplash; 08-07-2012 at 04:35 PM.
12-20-2012, 03:28 AM
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On sale 2.99 still no support for iPhone 5
12-20-2012, 09:45 AM
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On sale 2.99 still no support for iPhone 5
worth this price?
12-20-2012, 09:46 AM
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worth this price?
If you're a shmup fan, it's worth the original, plus some... so yeah.

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12-20-2012, 08:28 PM
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It was on my wish list for too long a time -- but at last!

It was a bit on the easy side (as Easy mode), the arts style is definitely different from CAVE things. But so far, I like it so far.

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01-10-2013, 12:59 PM
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I just got Darius II for my SEGA and Darius Twin for my SNES in the mail a couple days ago, and I have to admit, I'm enjoying Dariusburst even more now. The oldschool titles are crazy good, and I'm kicking myself for not getting them sooner. The only Darius title I use to have was Darius R on my GameBoy.

Anyway... just wanted to say that I'm still loving this game. It was an easy addition to my top 10 favorites of the year. =oD

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