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App description: "If you like bananas old school shooters where a million things are happening on-screen at once then Buster Spirits is for you. " - IGN

"If you're looking for an extremely solid arcade shooter, this is the ticket" - Popugamer

The sequel to the hit vertical shooter Buster Red is here with a "new-retro" art style and frantic old-school shooter action.

>>> Pixel perfect touch controls.
>>> 20 bullet filled levels spanning 4 worlds and 4 epic boss fights.
>>> Killers buster power-ups including old favorites: Buster Beam, Buster Shock, Buster flame as well as all new busters.
>>> Graze bullets and enemies to gain bonus firepower.
>>> HD graphics for iPad and Retina enabled devices
>>> Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements

If you enjoyed this game, check out my other games: Bit-1, Buster Red, Cut Him Up and Brutal Fantasy by visiting www.iskandarinc.com.

This game is built on top of LevelSVG, Cocos2D and Box2D. Thanks again to these projects for allowing me to create this game!

strivemind's comments:


They had me at bullet-grazing...
06-21-2012, 06:05 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,923
I haven't put a ton of time into this yet but the action seems superfast; power-ups and coins fly by and are often missed. Gameplay seems similar to Buster Red but with more refined graphics and a smaller ship.

One suggestion/request I would have, as always, is the option to mute music but keep in-game sound effects.

06-23-2012, 03:40 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1,426
I bought this, and I'm really disappointed in a couple of things.

Firstly, it's only pseudo universal. It has black bars on each side of the screen, essentially it's the exact same size as if it was in 2x mode, except for the buttom and top part, which doesn't feature black bars...

Also, there's not relative touch, which is unforgivable IMO. Almost every shooter released in the last two years have relative touch.
I die constantly, because my fingers block stuff close to my avatar on screen.

It's very annoying.

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
Aaron Copland
06-23-2012, 04:02 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,778
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bytebrain View Post
I bought this, and I'm really disappointed in a couple of things.

Firstly, it's only pseudo universal. It has black bars on each side of the screen, essentially it's the exact same size as if it was in 2x mode, except for the buttom and top part, which doesn't feature black bars...

Also, there's not relative touch, which is unforgivable IMO. Almost every shooter released in the last two years have relative touch.
I die constantly, because my fingers block stuff close to my avatar on screen.

It's very annoying.
Have to agree. Finger always blocks the ship so you can't see anything, plus the ship seems to move to slow at times, then other times it seems completely unresponsive at all. Really can't recommend this one as it is now.

Game Center ID: Snooptalian
06-23-2012, 05:07 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 631
thanks for the impressions guys. I'll buy the instant they fix the controls, meaning, they add relative touch.

All times favorites : Infinity Blade 3, King of Dragon Pass, anything Simogo or Tin Man
GameCenter: Corroyeur
06-23-2012, 05:46 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,772


Looks really good... but those comments about the controls...
06-23-2012, 06:03 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by thevagrant View Post
thanks for the impressions guys. I'll buy the instant they fix the controls, meaning, they add relative touch.
Welcome to TA Forums.

It's great that you'll add relative touch, that's a must in a shmup like this.
I look forward to trying the game again after the update.

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
Aaron Copland
06-23-2012, 06:16 AM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 8,674
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bytebrain View Post
Welcome to TA Forums.

It's great that you'll add relative touch, that's a must in a shmup like this.
I look forward to trying the game again after the update.
Bytebrain...thevagrant isn't the developer and he's been here longer than either of us has.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
06-23-2012, 06:32 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1,426
Shit.. I read that post a bit too quickly..
Embarrassing..

Gotta get more sleep at night I guess...

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
Aaron Copland
06-23-2012, 06:38 AM
#10
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 8,674
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bytebrain View Post
Shit.. I read that post a bit too quickly..
Embarrassing..

Gotta get more sleep at night I guess...
Haha, it happens.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"