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  • Publisher: koji shimono
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 74.7 MB
  • Version: 4.0
  • Price: $1.99
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App description: DEVICE REQUIREMENTS
iPhone4s, iPhone5, iPodTouch5 and newer.
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Bullet'nSurf is Japanese style 'bullet hell' shooting game!

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Shoot and ride on the wave of a return cartridge!
Extreme bullet hell Japanese style shooting game.
BULLET'N SURF

['Surf Rider' of the 4types that can be selected]
01:Wide and Narrow
This 'Surf Rider' with high flexibility which changes
and fights a wide shot and a concentration shot.

02:FREE STYLE
And free shots can be divided into left and right shot
Possible to switch the lock shot of front fixing!

03:SWORD MASTER
Close combat type range distance is short.
Can be used to 'Surf Sword' to open off the barrage!

('Surf Sword' charge by three at a certain time.
It can stock up to up to 12.)

04:GOLDEN TWIN TAIL

05:AUTO AIMING

* If you tap the weapon button in the lower right of the screen,
And switching of the shot, you can use 'Surf Sword'!


[Exhilarating new sensory system!]
Bullet-back shot 12way might occur if you defeat the enemy!
If you defeat the enemy to take further the bullet-back shot ...
Bullet-back shot occurs again! (Bullet Surf)
It is possible to shoot down enemy aircraft one after another in succession!
As you connect the bullet-back shot,
Also rise (score magnification) Surf rate, I can aim at a high score!

To increase the own machine and earn score, and try to achieve the all clear!
(8 Million Every extended setting.)

9x16's comments:

Bullet'nSurf | JP Shmup's

koji shimono
Genres: Games Arcade Action Entertainment
GAME CENTER ENABLED
$1.99 USD


Quote:
DEVICE REQUIREMENTS
iPhone4s, iPhone5, iPodTouch5 and newer.
---------------------------------------

Bullet'nSurf is Japanese style 'bullet hell' shooting game!

---------------------------------------

Shoot and ride on the wave of a return cartridge!
Extreme bullet hell Japanese style shooting game.
BULLET'N SURF

['Surf Rider' of the 4types that can be selected]
01:Wide and Narrow
This 'Surf Rider' with high flexibility which changes
and fights a wide shot and a concentration shot.

02:FREE STYLE
And free shots can be divided into left and right shot
Possible to switch the lock shot of front fixing!

03:SWORD MASTER
Close combat type range distance is short.
Can be used to 'Surf Sword' to open off the barrage!

('Surf Sword' charge by three at a certain time.
It can stock up to up to 12.)

04:GOLDEN TWIN TAIL

05:AUTO AIMING

* If you tap the weapon button in the lower right of the screen,
And switching of the shot, you can use 'Surf Sword'!


[Exhilarating new sensory system!]
Bullet-back shot 12way might occur if you defeat the enemy!
If you defeat the enemy to take further the bullet-back shot ...
Bullet-back shot occurs again! (Bullet Surf)
It is possible to shoot down enemy aircraft one after another in succession!
As you connect the bullet-back shot,
Also rise (score magnification) Surf rate, I can aim at a high score!

To increase the own machine and earn score, and try to achieve the all clear!
(8 Million Every extended setting.)












Supported Devices:
  • iPhone4
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G
  • iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPodTouchSixthGen

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 7.0

Download Size: 74.7MB

05-11-2016, 04:57 PM
#2
Senior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Jul 2015
Location: EST/EDT
Posts: 118
This admittedly awkwardly named shooting game (STG) or shootem up (shmup) was released on December 13, 2013, but it has had effectively no exposure outside of Japan. In fact, I only discovered it after seeing a tweet about the devs subsequent release BulletnTunes.


Amazingly, the game has zoomed to the top my personal list of iOS STGs, joining games by Cave, Masayuki Ito, and Nekki Indie. The video above demonstrates two main reasons why: buttery smooth wireframe graphics and a fabulous soundtrack. Modeling of the world as a very small body, so that the view shifts dynamically as your ship rolls about the bodys center, is a nice touch. Not sure I can explain why, but the game is uncharacteristically (for a STG) relaxing to play.


This video provides a clearer example of gameplay, showing all five of the available ships and providing excerpts from the first tracks of the three music sequences available in the main game; Ill note that it looks like it was played on an iPhone 4s based on the low framerate and 3:5 aspect ratio.

The gameplay is fairly basic, with standard relative-touch movement and an always-on shot. There are no bombs, although one ships secondary action is a bullet-clearing sword. The main game has five stages that take 10 minutes to clear a straightforward affair given generous extends and three continues; 1CCing is a reasonable challenge. Theres also an EXTREME 3MIN score attack mode that ups the difficulty, with suicide bullets that normally help clear other enemies proving the titles surfing experience now just as focused on clearing one of your lives.

The games screen rotation works better than anything Ive played. The playfield is in portrait orientation. Rotating the screen for landscape play results in the playfield being maintained (rotating and shrinking), with the additional screen area on each side being rendered to provide a more immersive and even preferable view one that benefits from the lack of the distracting translucency of games that similarly expand their views (e.g., Strania and ALLTYNEX Second). The boxes designated for your ships secondary actions provide effective landmarks to judge the limits of horizontal motion. Another thing that makes the rotation successful is that the playfield is close to 3:4. The cropping required for 3:5 and 9:16 portrait-oriented screens in turn work because the playfield is tilted, resulting in a trapezoidal effective area like Raystorm, Raycrisis, and Silpheed, as well as portions of Eschatos. Consequently, cropping only impacts the bottom part of the playfield.

The only other option as seen on the title screen is for Game Center based Leaderboards and Achievements. Locally, only a single high score is recorded.

Unfortunately the app is not universal. But then neither is BulletnTunes. If the latters apparent success and continuing development cause it to be made universal, maybe this app will also be, since the two clearly share code (music too).

Last but certainly not least, the game is pure premium not an IAP in sight.

05-25-2016, 09:33 AM
#3
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 10
Amazing

Very relaxing to play. It really does shine. I love this game! You really need to try it. Would love to see more from this developer!
07-10-2016, 07:28 PM
#4
Senior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Jul 2015
Location: EST/EDT
Posts: 118
Heres another video showing 1) landscape mode on a 16:9 display, 2) the EXTREME 3MIN score attack mode, and 3) another cracking track:


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Originally Posted by buzzToronto View Post
Would love to see more from this developer!
QUIZCAT GAMES third game will be a horizontal shooter whose name translates to Collapse of the Bullet Wall. Heres a prototype PV:


Release is targeted for September. Unsurprisingly, the perspective is slightly tweaked. Reuse of assets and their movement give it the same vibe as BulletnSurf. Not sure how I feel about the static backgrounds from BulletnTunes, but there I dont notice them unless Im actively looking. Based on the PVs HIGH-SCORE JAZZ track, what I can say is that the soundtrack is likely to be fantastic once again.
07-10-2016, 08:29 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,857
How the heck did I miss this?

I have just one quick question. Does this game have or use relative controls?

If it does I'll be buying it immediately.

Billy
07-10-2016, 08:57 PM
#6
Senior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Jul 2015
Location: EST/EDT
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordShad0wz View Post
Does this game have or use relative controls?
Sure does. Didn't realize it's been an issue, apart from the initial release of Shooty Skies.
07-11-2016, 04:02 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,857
And bought.

After playing this game needs way more attention. It has my stamp of approval. There's a ton of different fighters each with its own attack profile. My favorite so far is the sword. I absolutely love the art style and the intense combat. Such a well job done dev! As far as bull hells go this is top notch work! You've made a fan out of me. I left a nice 5 star review on the AppStore.

Get this game people. Especially if you like Shoot'em ups or bullet hells. This does NOT disappoint!

Billy