• Publisher: yoji Suzuki
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Version: 1.11
  • Price: Free
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App description: NOKOGI Rider is a vertical-scrolling danmaku STG (hell-barrage shooting game).
Clear the level using a laser that can erase shots and enemy bullets. There are five stages in total.
*Only one stage in lite version.

It features '90s arcade-style graphics and complex music based on wave memory sounds.
The game itself has a rather retro feel, but the controls are designed specifically for the touch screen of a smartphone. For example, unlike many games that have been ported from arcade games, there are no difficult to use software buttons on the screen. The game can be played easily with one hand.

Support device:
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPod touch (4th generation)
- iPod touch (5th generation)

Support OS:
- iOS 6.0 or later

-Touching the screen will cause your piece to move to the selected spot while shooting.
-Removing your finger from the screen will charge your laser meter.
-Touching the screen while the laser meter is fully charged will fire the laser.
-Multi-touching three points on the screen will pause the game.
-Pushing the home button will ended the game and return to the home screen.

There are three types of vehicles.
- TYPE A: Well-rounded vehicle (for intermediate players)
- TYPE B: Excels at high-speed, low-range attacks (for advanced players)
- TYPE C: Excels at low-speed, long-range attacks (for beginning players)

There are three levels of difficulty.
- BEGINNER: The easiest mode.
- SOLDIER: A mode that will be enjoyable for gamers.
- NINJA: A mode for those unique people who consider themselves shooters.

Saving and Playback of Replays:
By selecting "SAVE REPLAY" on the home screen after a game ends, you can save a replay of the previous game, with up to 8 replays possible to be saved at once.
Use "LOAD REPLAY" to playback saved replays.

In practice mode, you can practice any stage that you have reached at least once.
In practice mode, your highest score, and the replay of your highest score, are automatically saved.
In practice mode you start with 8 vehicles.

Play Data:
By selecting "PLAY DATA" on the home screen, you can check play records.
The records that are saved include scores, rankings, number of times each stage has been played, and playing time.
*In the paid version play data is automatically saved, but in the Lite version it is cleared when the app is closed.

Differences between the Lite and paid versions:
- Number of stages: paid-5, Lite-1
- Play data save: paid-yes, Lite-no
- Replay saves: paid-yes, Lite-no
*There is no in-app billing in this game.

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strivemind's comments:

Lite Version

03-21-2013, 04:54 PM
This is a pretty good game! The dev really put a lot of effort into making it look like an early 90's title (demo play, bullet/explosion flickers etc). Like others have said, the only thing holding it back are the controls, really could use a relative option, or at least not have the ship "snap" on top of your finger. I tried the slide option but I can't seem to move the ship at all, does anybody know how that control option work?

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03-21-2013, 04:56 PM
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The graphics are killing it for me. I'm fine with pixels, but not blur.

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03-21-2013, 10:58 PM
The best I can describe this game is "Danmaku Xevious".

Bought after a single round on ninja diff.

He's nuts if he keeps it at 5 bucks, but whatevah.
03-22-2013, 12:11 AM
If the dev adds Game Center leaderboards I'll buy it till then it will sit in my watch list

Also why is it $2 more on iOS than android?

Last edited by duckee75; 03-22-2013 at 12:41 AM.
03-22-2013, 01:58 PM
This is an entirely forgettable game and definitely not worth the asking price especially when you can get Raiden Legacy for the same price. Phoenix HD and Shogun (two of the best non-CAVE shmups on iOS) are even cheaper.
I'm glad there is a lite version, otherwise I would have wasted my money.
03-22-2013, 02:44 PM
Might as well charge 5 bucks.

If Cave scooped up Raizing rights and released a Battle Garegga/Dodonpachi 2-in-1 with graphics redone in HD and an optional London Philharmonic soundtrack it wouldn't matter if they charged 99 cents or 99 dollars: they wouldn't make any money. Steam would be a better place for a game like this.

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