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Your favorite Shmup from Cave? Which is your favorite Game from Cave?

06-24-2012, 12:42 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Brazil
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Originally Posted by Royce View Post
Bug Panic is Cave's iOS original title, so the graphics are decent as they were designed for iPhone resolution. Both Bug Princess games use graphics from an arcade title designed for much lower resolution displays.
True dat, I read it on a review but I forgot. I actually only found out about how Cave games are revered yesterday and my reasoning for getting Bug Panic first is that I already like Dual stick shooters, and after beating the first three worlds and stopping because my thumb got sore, I don't regret it since I liked it much, much more than the others I have.
08-13-2012, 02:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 131
Originally Posted by bossepy View Post
I hope they port Deathsmiles II.
+1, in a Universal App (HD).


08-13-2012, 09:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 990
BP2 and DDP:BD bring me the most joy.

Last edited by smegly; 12-11-2015 at 02:19 AM.
10-29-2012, 07:38 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,943
Sorry to bump an older thread. With the new game from Cave, Dodonpachi Maximum, my list of favorite Cave games has finally shifted. The top 3 are:

1. Mushihimesama Bug Panic
2. Deathsmiles
3. Dodonpachi Maximum

The main reason I like DDPM more than the others is it feels simpler and the bullets feels slower. There's no switching shots for the 3 ships I tried so far. The slower bullets helps me to focus on just dodging bullets, giving me more time to focus on bullet patterns. The later stages of their other games get too fast for me to see the bullet patterns, so its more of a reflex test for me.

Anyways, for me, I'd recommend Dodonpachi Maximum for beginners as a good starting point.

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12-14-2012, 12:56 PM
1. Bug Princess 2 Black Label

I know there was a huge gripe here about the cost and the IAPs, but this really is the definitive version and well worth the money. The improvement to the core game scoring system and God Mode are worth it.

2. Dodonpachi Maximum

Simpler, but fun as ever. The ship variety makes up for the lack of harder difficulties on the earlier levels. It has surpassed Espgaluda II due to its smartphone design; as much as I love that one, I often have trouble hitting the right buttons when I'm focused on the core of the ship.

3. Espgaluda II

This one has the most complex but ultimately satisfying scoring system. That also makes it the most unforgiving. From a purely survival standpoint, it's the most difficult Cave game (for me). Playing for score turns it into a completely different experience. Has my favorite art style/story as well.


Growing on me rapidly since I broke down and bought the HD version. Can't wait for the Cave Christmas sale to snag Espgaluda HD.
12-14-2012, 01:14 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,408
Just wait for Ikaruga! Out on ANdroid now
12-14-2012, 01:36 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 16
Dodonpachi Resurrection.
12-26-2012, 03:19 PM
HD Espgaluda II on holiday sale? Sure, why not. It's bumped back up to number 2.
06-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 13
Are ANY of Cave's games optimised for retina screens, or are just they pixelated ports (cheap to make)?
06-07-2014, 06:05 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,704
Originally Posted by EuroNRG View Post
Are ANY of Cave's games optimised for retina screens, or are just they pixelated ports (cheap to make)?
Dodonpachi Maximum

It's too late.