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App description: Is It Wrong to Try to Strike a Bonanza by a Shoot 'em up game?
Retro JRPG style Bullet hell Shoot'em up game ShooMachi

Once upon a time there was a lazy brave.
The brave seems to be bothered always.
One day, many monsters appeared.
The brave attacked the monsters in a crisis.
"What's happened? When I attacked monsters, money comes out!?"
The brave attacked the monsters, as if it were possessed.
Now, you can strike a bonanza!

HOW TO PLAY
- Touch and slide for moving character.
- Character attacks while you touch the screen.
- Power gauge will grow up when you killed monsters.
- Double tap quickly or two finger tap for power up when power gauge is full.
- After power up, character will be invincible while blinking.
- In easy mode, power up will be activated automatically just before receive damage.
- Bonus potions what increase xp bonus when you clear stage, will be given by watching AdMovie. (Max 5)
- If you treat developer to a meal, AdBanner will be removed and infinite bonus potions will be given in return.

ATTENTION
- If you delete the application. save data will be deleted also.
- Application may not run on certain devices even if they have compatible OS versions installed.

kesokim's comments:

03-30-2017, 01:33 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,430
US$3.99 for ad removal and unlimited potion. Not sure if there is any consumables/curencies present.

Will report back

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)

03-30-2017, 02:51 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Georgia,Cleveland Ohio,Texas,New York
Posts: 2,978
Sash-O! Where R You?!
03-30-2017, 10:32 AM
#4
This is actually quite an interesting bullet hell shooter. Unfortunately, and with all highscore tips and different characters stats/abilities, there is no Gamecenter leaderboard(s).

Sorry my dear Dev, no reason for me to buy you a meal for $4. (wow, i wished i could buy one for that price here in Switzerland).

Once you add GC, my money is yours, no doubt!

My 2017 GOTY contenders...
Glitchskier, Slayaway Camp, Full of Stars, Steredenn, Arkanoid vs Space Invaders
03-30-2017, 01:15 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 243
This is a nice shoot 'em up!

10 stages and once you complete them you loop through them again (with more monsters each loop). I am currently working through my 3rd loop on normal difficulty. Don't know how many loops there are. To me stage 9 seems the most challenging.

Several characters to unlock, and for each character you can level them up with XP points and there are different "skins" which provide different benefits. You purchase the skins using gold collected through game play.

There are optional ads you can watch to give you "potions". A potion simply gives you bonus gold and XP after completing a stage.

There is a single IAP to remove banner ads, give unlimited potions, and buy the dev a meal. No pay-to-win here.

The game play is nice, challenging. I haven't even tried hard difficulty yet. The scoring and coin collecting system is fun - you need to stay close to enemies to get max points and coins(keep them within your circle).

Unfortunately no Game Center, as mentioned. Looks like google leaderboards only.

Definitely worth a look.
03-31-2017, 02:30 PM
#6
I can't believe this hasn't more attention, really. Such a great little shooter.

Love the bullet-hell style and the progression is great. Upgrading and unlocking the characters has been really enjoyable so far and I was more than happy to drop the 3.99 to support as I dig the old school pixel vibes.

Shame about the Game Center thing, but it is largely redundant for me these days (and I was a big achievement chaser for years) so I really don't mind.

In and of itself, this is a smashing little shooter/rpg. Well worth checking and a great surprise.

My go-to game of the week.
03-31-2017, 02:30 PM
#7
Nice chip tunes too :-) Although I have a suspicion that in-game music is ripped from somewhere. Just can't put my finger on it.
04-01-2017, 09:27 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,294
Yeah, this is definitely a sleeper hit. I also cannot believe there is not more buzz.