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BLAZING STAR, legendary NEOGEO shooting game with its unique game system and its gorgeous graphics, lands on iPhone/iPod touch!
BLAZING STAR features integre a multitude of exciting options such as a point scaling system for insane scores!
Shoot down your enemies with your powerful options and weapons!

Not only a perfect port of the original NEOGEO game!
In addition to its classic ARCADE MODE, this perfect conversion of BLAZING STAR includes a MISSION MODE, allowing you to select in which stage you want to play!
You can now train yourself in your favorite stages or those which give you a hard time!

Many spaceships with various characteristics!
In total, 6 spaceships with various strengths (spaceships for beginners, high scoring or with an increased defense) are available to selection in BLAZING STAR. CHARGED SHOTS, which vary depending on the selected spaceship, worth a watch!

Intense cooperative gameplay via the Bluetooth function!
Besides the MAIN MISSION game mode, BLAZING STAR can be doubly enjoyed by playing in MULTIPLAYER via the Bluetooth function!
Will you be able to clear the hardest stages with your friends?

Smooth controls!
Move your spaceship by tapping the game screen in TOUCH CONTROL, or maneuver it via the Virtual Pad displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen in PAD CONTROL!

Compatible with GAME CENTER!
Complete a maximum of ACHIEVEMENTS in order to increase your Shooter Level!
Beat the best scores and become Worlds Number 1!!

Echoseven's comments:

07-25-2012, 08:45 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,670
Damn is this the old Neo Geo game ? Just watched it on youtube, looks a great retro shoot em up.

Hope SNK keep releasing these !! Hope the controls work well (ideally relative touch)

07-25-2012, 09:43 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 389
Sweet, i'm a huge SNK-PLAYMORE supporter!!
I hope in a long series of NEOGEO portings,
the premise at the moment is more than appetizing...
07-25-2012, 09:45 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,731
Whoa, SNK has been getting a lot of my money lately what with Metal Slug 3 just recently and now this. Looks like an awesome shmup.

Here's some gameplay from the arcade version:

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07-25-2012, 09:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 10,951
This is going to be an expensive week...
07-25-2012, 10:07 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,670
Top marks to SNK for making this $2.99 which sounds good.

Wait for people to moan about the graphics looking pixely/blocky etc

Hope SNK keep this up, Metal Slug the other week, now a great retro shooter, more of the same please SNK !
07-25-2012, 11:55 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,670
Another title that is frequently in my 6-slot MVS.

Great SHMUP, and the price is nice!

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
07-25-2012, 12:15 PM
07-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 82
I used to play this one when I was a college student in Nagasaki. I couldn't believe the opening cutscene was being produced on 1990, 16-bit hardware. Game itself is good. Like an easier R-Type. Also, anyone who wants to know more about the neo-geo itself, I made this video:


Good background on the system.

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07-25-2012, 12:34 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,670
Yep the Neo Geo was great, way too expensive for me when it came out ! Started 'discovering' their games via MAME years back.

Hope SNK keep releasing their games, i'll be buying all of them, they've done some great arcade classics