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Fav/best shmups on iPhone?

01-08-2014, 01:19 PM
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Great luck 7 success on your game. I use grazing with just about all. You bullet dancers cut a rug so grazefully. Lightning Fighter x Francesca, Astro Wings 3 Icarus

Its not in the store anymore, i thought this might help wit your cool cute em up

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Last edited by 7lilwhitewolf7; 01-08-2014 at 01:51 PM.
01-08-2014, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SumoSplash View Post
Grazing is a dominant factor of the gameplay and scoring for Danmaku and seemed like a fitting way to label the game. Grazing is when you fly your ship dangerously close to incoming bullets and are rewarded for doing so. You can also find this mechanic in Phoenix HD with the Shogun, where grazing initiates your weapons.

I recommend both Danmaku 2 and trying out the Shogun.


07-03-2014, 09:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
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Sky Force 2014

Lightning Fighter 2

Plasma Sky

Phoenix HD

Icarus X


Abyss Attack

Istriker 2

Gotta keep this thread going. There are a lot of hidden Korean and Japanese Shmups on the App Store...that are pretty decent.
07-04-2014, 12:07 PM
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^No Sunny Tam love? Danmaku Unlimited 2 is a beast among shmups too.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
07-04-2014, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
^No Sunny Tam love? Danmaku Unlimited 2 is a beast among shmups too.

Of course. I love Sunny Tam's games. . I forgot to post that one. Storm Strikers too.

The developer of Icarus-X has been working on his next shmup. Screenshots can be seen on his twitter page. The Quadsphere. Looks good.
01-04-2016, 05:39 PM
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Ive been a huge fan of shmups as a teenager -
my favourites on the iphone would be X3000, Orion Fighter and Project G
01-05-2016, 02:11 PM
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Since this thread was resurrected the decluster games are both great. A new entry is AirAttack 2 which is really excellent with 22 missions and 2 daily challenges.

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