• Publisher: CAVE CO.,LTD.
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 137.5 MB
  • Version: 1.0.9
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (3)
App description: ### Game Overview ###
The famous DoDonPachi Blissful Death (DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou) is now back for the first time in 10 years! The legendary shooters is now available for all on iOS.
This port now consists with exhilarating combo and hyper systems but will you be able to dodge and survive the ultimate bullet hell?

*This application will only consist the arcade version.

### Premium Version ###
6 different types of ships with 4 different difficulty levels to select
Combination of ships A or B with three Elemental Dolls (Shotia, Leinyan, EXY) each with distinctive characters can be used. 4 levels of difficulty levels enables wide range of players from beginners to experts to experience the all "DoDonPachi" world!

Well known combo system for DoDonPachi Series
Added with the hyper system, the original combo attacks have now reached to another level. Use the combo system efficiently to reach the high scores!

Practice Mode available
Use this feature to practice and aim for the best!

Introducing Custom Edit Feature
Custom Edit feature allows players to customize various aspects of the game to make for a more exciting gameplay.
Players can customize the game with in-app purchases. Some of the customizations available are: EVASION SUPPORT which makes it easier to dodge opponents bullets, SHOT BOOST which lets you start the game with a powerful weapon and BEE LICENSE which gives you a special pass to the second round which normally can only be accessed by beating the hardest mode.
Some of the customizations are available as in-app purchases.

Versatility just for the Smartphone version
Controls adapted to the iPhone feature slide controls for comfortable play! Dash and weave through Bullet Heaven!
Use the option menu to change multiple settings of the game.

Compatible with GAMECENTER! Check the online rankings!
Rankings are available for every types of ships and Elemental Dolls.
Complete with players from around the world!
Go for a full achievement list!

### Important ###: Please read the following before downloading this application.
Compatibility: iPhone4 or later, iPod touch 4thGen. or later and iPad2 or later.
Compatible OS: iOS 4.3 or later.
This application will use mass volume of memory. Please note the application may not function properly or shutdown without any notice when used with limited memory space.
Turning ON the accessibility option setting may cause malfunctions in certain features.

### Visit us at, ###
CAVE World Official Website: http://www.cave-world.com/en/
CAVE World Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/cave_world_en
CAVE World Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CAVECoLtd

Echoseven's comments:

02-08-2012, 10:28 PM
Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
Got it to play on my wife's iPad, but just for fun attempted to install it on my Touch (64gb 3rd gen). Yes I know 3rd Gen is not supported, but tried anyways. It gave me the error:
Wha... I haven't seen anything that needs a camera... that is just crazy. :/

Also, could anyone give me any tips? I don't think that I know all the ropes here.

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Last edited by 0-FeliX-0; 02-08-2012 at 10:51 PM.
02-08-2012, 10:55 PM
Originally Posted by 0-FeliX-0 View Post
Wha... I haven't seen anything that needs a camera... that is just crazy. :/
I used to get that message all the time back with my old 2nd gen touch for apps that didn't use a camera at all. I think it's just a generic message that means time to upgrade your hardware

02-08-2012, 11:07 PM
Runs buttery smooth on 4th gen devices! Controls are spot on and wish they would port the push-like laser button in this game to Bug princess too! Sometimes the ship randomly get's stuck during movement and have to quickly lift the finger and move again. Kind of bugging me.

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02-08-2012, 11:29 PM
Man, I know people have differing tastes, but I think you would have to be completely mental not to buy this game for 5 bucks, if you are a CAVE fan. It plays completely different than their other iOS ports. No, it isn't their all-time best game, but it doesn't need to be, for that very reason. The enemies are lightning fast, the chaining is ber-challenging, and it's freakin' hardcore. If you don't want to experience that, then feel free to spend your five dollars on a pretty bouquet of flowers or maybe a pony ride, but I for one, am happy with my purchase.

BTW, it looks better @2x on iPad than some their other games.

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02-08-2012, 11:42 PM
Originally Posted by Vally View Post
Important thing to remember here is Dodonpachi Daioujou/Blissful Death predates Daifukkatsu/Resurrection by quite a few years, so this is the prequel.

Blissful Death shares a lot more in common with the original Dodonpachi that you might have played in MAME, and is generally considered to be the hardest DDP in the entire series so far.

Whereas Resurrection based the scoring system around bullet cancelling to builld up hyper gauge, then storing your hyper and chaining, Blissful Death is just raw chaining.

There's no bullet cancelling at all - everything must be dodged or bombed out. There is also no leniency with building the hit counter. It doesn't just decrease once the gauge is empty, it completely drops. Every time.

Hypers also work differently. You have a hyper gauge that you fill up on chaining and bee collecting (bees fill the chain gauge more when your hit counter is higher), and every time the hyper gauge fills up, an item drops from the top of the screen that you need to collect.

You can collect up to 5 hypers at one time. However, these don't stack. Once you use the hyper, they ALL get consumed at once, and the hyper count dictates how fast your hit gauge goes up.

You have a choice of two ships - A Type, which is a straight shot, and B Type, which is a wide shot.

You also choose from three 'dolls'. These gauge your power. Shotia increases your shot power, Leinyan increases your laser power, and Exy increases both of them, but only gives you a single bomb instead of three.
Out of all the thread -and yes, I read it all yesterday- for me this was the most useful post, along with Sanuku's videos, which as always I have to thank him for them.

I have finally bought DDP Resurrection, which btw went down to 4.99€ (from 5.99€) at the same time as the release of DDP BD. Thanks a lot Vally for helping me make my mind
02-09-2012, 12:10 AM
Game Impressions

02-09-2012, 01:01 AM
Great game. Wish I could play it on my iPad.
02-09-2012, 01:17 AM
DoDonPachi Blissful Death play video

02-09-2012, 01:23 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 442
Insta buy for me.

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02-09-2012, 02:12 AM
Of Cave's offerings so far, to me, this is in the bottom three with Espgaluda 2 and Bug Princess. Good game, of course - all six are - but not as good.

I'm just a sixteen bit sprite in an eight bit game.

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