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, 09:09 AM
#21
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Originally Posted by syntheticvoid View Post
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...
Sorry you got the uncompleted post lol the dang submit reply button is very close the the keyboard in the TA app. I was really concerned mostly about the battery consumption due to my 9 hour car ride haha
06-22-2012, 02:50 PM
#22
honestly, I really, really wish they would release this on 3DS, would buy in 1 second-

06-22-2012, 07:15 PM
#23
Im downloading this now, I got Rayforce on sale and really liked it! After this Im inevitably getting Dariusburst as it seems the best of these three.

Favorite games: LittleWing Crystal Caliburn, Legends of Yore, Hook Worlds, Phoenix HD, DoDonPachi Resurrection, Spectral Souls, Bastion, Avadon, Dariusburst SP, Aquaria, King of Dragon Pass & Starbase Orion
06-22-2012, 07:46 PM
#24
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Originally Posted by MeanTuna View Post
Im downloading this now, I got Rayforce on sale and really liked it! After this Im inevitably getting Dariusburst as it seems the best of these three.
Yeah, let us know what you think of all three. I didn't realize this game wasn't universal until syntheticvoid said so, so dang, was going to buy this right away, but now, I dunno. Anyone play this game on an ipad?

I think dariusburst is universal, so maybe I'll get that instead.

Anyway, let us know your impressions of all three games if you can. Also on a sidenote, Buster Spirits came out by the makers of buster red, it is another old school shmup that is pretty cool.
06-22-2012, 08:02 PM
#25
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Yeah, let us know what you think of all three. I didn't realize this game wasn't universal until syntheticvoid said so, so dang, was going to buy this right away, but now, I dunno. Anyone play this game on an ipad?

I think dariusburst is universal, so maybe I'll get that instead.

Anyway, let us know your impressions of all three games if you can. Also on a sidenote, Buster Spirits came out by the makers of buster red, it is another old school shmup that is pretty cool.
Played the first four levels and im hooked, its worth mentioning that I never played any of these games before so Nostalgia isnt a factor here and in both Rayforce and Raystorm ive only tried the Iphone mode so far but these are very polished shmups.

I liked the dual weapon/aiming mechanic very much and the visual, while slighty outdated, are still very good. Also its worth mentioning that they perfom very well even on my ipod touch 4.

Both this and Rayforce are the only things that have been capable of distracting me of the severe Pocket Planes addiction ive acquired in the past couple of days. Just bought Dariusburst, now im a fan of Taito for sure. Ill post impressions on that one later!

Favorite games: LittleWing Crystal Caliburn, Legends of Yore, Hook Worlds, Phoenix HD, DoDonPachi Resurrection, Spectral Souls, Bastion, Avadon, Dariusburst SP, Aquaria, King of Dragon Pass & Starbase Orion
06-22-2012, 08:06 PM
#26
Got the game!
Runs excellent on my iTouch 4th gen
Very happy I bought it
It oozes quality
06-22-2012, 08:42 PM
#27
I'm going to wait a bit before getting this, but I will pick it up. Last time I bought Dariusburst at the same time as another Cave game (forgot which one), and never really got around to playing it seriously. Don't want that to happen again with BP2BL.
06-22-2012, 08:57 PM
#28
I thought I heard this was going to be universal a while back. Very disappointing
06-22-2012, 10:58 PM
#29
like that sound
12-31-2012, 10:35 AM
#30
Great 50% sale until January 7 together with Rayforce and DARIUSBURST SP and other Taito's games (for example Arkanoid and New Puzzle Bubble).

Game Center: masvil - feel free to add me telling you are from TA.
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