Blazing Arc - Magical Shooting Game Review
- Detailed background artwork.
- Complex bullet-hell style patterns.
- Interesting storyline.
- Very little game content; easy to complete with no alternate modes.
- Main weapon can slow down during intense bullet sequences.
Blazing Arc - Magical Shooting Game lays down some solid groundwork for what could be a fun and challenging bullet-hell inspired shooter, but players will be at the mercy of future updates to provide more lasting content.
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It's not easy being a solo, independent developer in this wild world full of heavy hitters and merely putting together a coherent product can be a challenge all on its own. Blazing Arc - Magical Shooting Game by Russ Kumro is the latest release from the developer of Stackster and in this horizontal shooter you'll help 'Blaze' as she travels through time to find out about her mysterious mother.
To move around players need only touch and swipe the screen. Doing so will position Blaze directly underneath your finger and while this would ordinarily obscure your view, the only part of the character that can take damage is her tiny lantern. Once you start your journey you'll be thankful for the tiny hit-box as Blazing Arc attempts to match other bullet-hell style games with oodles of projectiles flooding the screen and large explosions that result in huge bonuses. Collecting gems helps to increase your firepower, though there aren't any alternative weapons or bombs to add to the gameplay.
Unfortunately, as a shoot'em-up Blazing Arc has several issues that prevent it from being as exciting as it could be. Notably, while many enemies and bosses can spew forth many bullets, there seems to be a hard cap on the limit of bullets on screen and as a result your weapon will no longer fire at its full rate while avoiding large attacks. Also, while the game features simply amazing background artwork and effects, the game is cut short to a mere three levels at this time (albeit with an apology from the developer), but without more to do you'll be finished in a handful of minutes.
Blazing Arc - Magical Shooting Game has some great potential, but its release seems premature and unless you're willing to invest in the potential for future updates it's not an easy game to recommend at this time.
DescriptionBlazing arc is a Halloween themed bullet hell action arcade shooting game for all ages! Look out of pumpkins, ghosts, bats! Help the young witch "Blaze" on an exciting adventure in this intense Halloween themed arcade style bullet hell shooting game with the help of Arc, a spirit trapped in a magic lantern who was sent to help Blaze find her mother, who happens to live hundreds of years in the past. You must blast your way through this intense arcade style shootem-up game and travel back in time to learn your fate.
- Intense Arcade bullet hell shooting action
- Great story line that unfolds as the player progresses
- Fully Digitally Hand Painted Backgrounds
- Fully hand animated characters
- Amazing cinematic soundtrack (Trust me, its awesome!)
- The first 3 of 6 chapters to this story!
- Many exciting chapters and bonus's await in future updates!
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This isn’t your usual witch on a broomstick game. Blazing Arc is actually quite an excellent side scrolling shooter with tons of enemy firepower flying all over your screen. You must protect your lantern from enemy fire and fly through many magical worlds in search of your long lost mother. Defeat the bosses to continue your magical journey through time. Eventually you will learn your destiny in this magical world.
What's New in Version 1.1- Retina Display Support
- Several Speed and timing fixes to make the game play smoother.
- Fixed several slowdown issues during boss stages
- Faster auto Fire
- Made some parts of the game a little easier, several users reported it was simply too difficult.