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App description: RAYSTORM, the second installment in TAITOs classic RAY series of arcade shooting games, locks on to iPhone!

TAITO is famous for arcade shooting games, and the RAY trilogy is one of its most beloved series! Beloved for its beautiful 3D graphics and exhilarating pace, the series second installment (following RAYFORCE) is now available in app form!

*Two Game Modes: Remix Mode and Arcade Mode!
-The Remix Mode provides a new, iPhone-optimized experience with revised difficulty setting, enemy placement, and color schemes. The special TANZMIX mode sound is fresh, too!
-For the hardcore, Arcade Mode is a faithful touch screen recreation of the original arcade game.

*Two Shooting Methods: Auto and Manual!
Auto Mode provides automatic, button-free firing for both the standard weapon and lock-on laser, allowing players to take on this challenging game with a single finger.
-When impacted with special Attack gauge accumulated, Round-Divider activated by auto! You can avoid the shot of your aircraft!
Manual Mode adds weapon controls (a toggle for the standard shot; fire buttons for the lock-on laser and special attack), providing a more arcade-like play experience.

*Support MFi Bluetooth controllers!!
Key configuration is also possible! You can place 'Shot', 'Laser' and 'Special attack' on your easy-to-operate button!
(When using the controller and playing Remix Mode,you can change the speed of your ship from OPTION > Move Ratio.)

*Choose between two ships: the R-GRAY1 and R-GRAY2!
RAYSTORM features two playable ships, each with different combat capabilities. The R-GRAY1 boasts powerful shots, while the R-GRAY2s lasers are capable of locking on to a greater number of targets. Choose the ship that best suits your play style!

*RAYSTORM's enchanting soundtrack is back!
One of the highlights of the original RAYSTORM experience was its sound design, perfectly replicated here under the supervision of TAITO's ZUNTATA sound team. In addition to the classic soundtrack, this edition includes special TANZMIX renditions!

*Added a arranged BGM by MASAKI(ZUNTATA) on Archade mode Area1!
Using Option setting,you can choose Original BGM or Arranged BGM!!

*Difficulty Modes Added!
A total of 8 difficulty modes are now available, ranging from Very Easy to Very Hard.
High difficulty can aim high scores!

*Game Center Compatibility!
Individual rankings have been prepared for each ships and for each game mode.
Let's compete with high-score players from all over the world!
Get Achievement fulfilling various conditions in game! Aim for Achievement Complete!!

**Nortification**
This app is intended for the iPhone 4s or newer,iPad mounted VRAM 1G or more,and running iOS version 8 or newer.

Echoseven's comments:


06-21-2012, 09:30 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,765
Super looking forward to this. One of the greatest shmups from the Arcade/PS/Saturn era.

btw, RayForce (the prequel) will be going 50% sale on release of RayStorm.

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06-21-2012, 09:39 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,655
I better get a second job to afford this new one !

Must admit despite the price i really enjoyed Rayforce, think it was well worth it so looking forward to getting this tonight
06-21-2012, 07:03 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
Super looking forward to this. One of the greatest shmups from the Arcade/PS/Saturn era.

btw, RayForce (the prequel) will be going 50% sale on release of RayStorm.
Yep, just picked up RayForce. Not sure about RayStorm yet. May wait until a price drop. Very interested in reviews.
06-21-2012, 07:31 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
With RayForce being almost universally reviled (mostly as a port rather than as a game), I'm feeling curious but cautious about RayStorm.

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06-21-2012, 07:40 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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Quote:
Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
With RayForce being almost universally reviled (mostly as a port rather than as a game), I'm feeling curious but cautious about RayStorm.
Haven't gotten RayForce yet, but I'm not sure what the problem is.

Anyways, TAITO did a good job porting DARIUSBURST SP from arcades, so I'm hoping this one will be excellent too.

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06-21-2012, 11:04 PM
#7
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06-22-2012, 12:57 AM
#8
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Which is better raystorm or dariusburst?
06-22-2012, 03:07 AM
#9
Nice! Getting it as we Speak.
06-22-2012, 06:10 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: NYC/CT...USA
Posts: 946
Hands down one of my all time fav shooters ever... I beat this game once a year on my Psp.... If not for the price tag I would have already beat it on IOS! Anyone on the fence.....jump over and grab it...timeless lock on action in mass effect ! Is worth ten IMO ...

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