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07-16-2012, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SumoSplash View Post
I hate to keep taking up room on this thread with my title hang up, but this makes no sense to me. Dariusburst is 11 characters, and Darius Burst, if you count the space in between, is 12 characters. I have three games on one page right now that have 13 characters in the title and they aren't abbreviated or done using ellipses at all.

Zombieville 2 -- 13 characters including the space
S.CrossfireHD -- 13 characters including the period
Project 83113 --13 characters including the space

So, why is it that Dariusburst/Darius Burst in either form could not fit? Is Taito using ellipses on purpose? If so, why? It looks retarded!
You are right, we should start a revolt! I think part of the problem stems from them using all capitals, which use up more pixel space. But maybe with this font, even using all lower cases, Dariusburst wouldn't fit. Maybe one of the developers here could try it to see if it would fit.

Looks great on my ipad, so guess the ipad allows more characters which makes sense since it is bigger.

I found another one on my iphone, Toast the Chicken is Toast...icken, and a new long name is Velocirapture which is 13 characters.

It is a little strange now that you mentioned it.
07-16-2012, 05:18 PM
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Sumosplash,

Check out the "Non-cave shmup" thread under the general gaming section for some answers to some of your questions. Attached to that post are screenshots of some of the best ios shmups!

Hope it helps in determining if you will want to buy Dariusburst or any of the other games. See ya!

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...=142098&page=4

07-17-2012, 10:14 PM
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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, 04:41 AM
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Location: Germany
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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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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.
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.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

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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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