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: iPhone Mode and Arcade Mode!
-The iPhone 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. Even the special attack can be unleashed automatically!
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.

*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!

*Game Center Compatibility!
Individual rankings have been prepared for each stage and for each game mode.
Compete with other players around the world for the high score! Aim for 8,000,000 points!
Complete in-game objectives for achievements! Can you collect them all?

This app is intended for the iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone5,5S,5C and 4th generation iPod touch,5th generation iPod touch devices running iOS version 4.2 or newer.

===RayStorm Release Sale!===
The 50% Off RAYFORCE Sale Continues!
Celebrating the release of RayStorm, prequel RayForce is half price!

---A Request from TAITO---
If you experience any technical issues, please turn your device off and reboot it, then try the game again.
If the problem persists, please contact our customer support address:
appsupport@taito.co.jp
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Echoseven's comments:




06-22-2012, 06:24 AM
#11
damnit... not Universal... I wonder why??

Anyway... bought... but the "2X" at the bottom of my iPad screen is in Japanese... ?? Anyone else? also when GameCenter popped up, it came across in Japanese as well... nothing else is in Japanese... just those two things.... =oP

**just noticed that RayForce isn't Universal either... guess their just not able to have the higher graphics assets without some major re-working?? I dunno, but the fact that the RayStorm isn't Universal doesn't bother me as much now knowing that RayForce isn't either... ***

Oh well...

I'm only into it the first stage, but so far, I prefer DariusBurst. I don't know if it's because I'm more use to it, and need to get more comfortable with the firing mechanics of RayStorm or what... but aside from that, the pixelation goin on is kind of bugging me too... Might have to pull out my iPod and hope the game runs smooth on that... =oP

Don't regret my purchase (yet)... but we'll see.

**edit**

here's some pix so you can see how it looks on my iPad 2...

and also, playing RayStorm on my 4th Gen is fine... controls are good, graphics good, and no real frame-rate issues (surprisingly enough...) so... yippie. =oP
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Last edited by syntheticvoid; 06-22-2012 at 06:40 AM.
06-22-2012, 06:54 AM
#12
Ah!!!
Decisions decisions?
You say it works great on 4th gen iTouch well then that's good for me but I don't know
I held off on Darienburst, Rayforce and now there's Raystorm
Maybe get or forget

06-22-2012, 06:55 AM
#13
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Originally Posted by Capricornman View Post
Ah!!!
Decisions decisions?
You say it works great on 4th gen iTouch well then that's good for me but I don't know
I held off on Darienburst, Rayforce and now there's Raystorm
Maybe get or forget
Correction: Dariusburst
06-22-2012, 06:56 AM
#14
yeah, whenever I feel like that, I usually wait a week... if I still want the game as bad after that, I'll usually get it... if not... then I forget about it, and wait for a sale.

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06-22-2012, 06:59 AM
#16
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Originally Posted by syntheticvoid View Post
yeah, whenever I feel like that, I usually wait a week... if I still want the game as bad after that, I'll usually get it... if not... then I forget about it, and wait for a sale.
Thanks for the advice
Will keep an eye on the thread!
06-22-2012, 07:38 AM
#17
Never played or knew about Rayforce/Storm and co. before,
so i'm a bit torn with this one.
Graphic-wise i just can recommend Dariusbust, while gameplay-wise
both are very nice done, imo.
Sometimes i'm a bit overwelmed with all the pixels and i have
problems to see where i am or the shots are coming from.
Otherwise i really love the intense action that's going on with a smooth
framerate here on iphone 4.
Recommended ? If the 9 or 10 bucks don't hurt you...yes.
06-22-2012, 07:41 AM
#18
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Location: Boston,MA
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Im all over this.
06-22-2012, 08:58 AM
#19
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Right behind you
Posts: 1,495
I'm on the fence big time with this. If it was .99c-2.99 I would've jumped long ago, but this price tag is killing me. Also I'm going on a 9 hour car ride tommorow, so is this a real battery eater or no?

Last edited by TheBeastlyNinja; 06-22-2012 at 09:03 AM.
06-22-2012, 09:04 AM
#20
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Originally Posted by TheBeastlyNinja View Post
I'm on the fence big time with this. If it was .99c-2.99 I would've jumped long ago, but this price tag is killing me. Also I'm g
lmao...

I've been hoping that more and more developers make top notch games with no IAPs, and keep the prices set reasonably... just like this. Top notch shmup (BTW, I'm HOOKED now... after playing through the Arcade Mode...) - great price (for the PSX - RayStorm is between $25 and $100+ depending on condition...) - and even with an extra iPhone Mode...

And then I'm constantly reminded, by posts like this one, of why the AppStore's pricing is a race to the bottom... and why we have so many freemium titles...



**edit** BTW, I am NOT going off... or trying to start something... just disappointed...

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