Bug Princess 2 Review
- Extreme difficulty modes; 4 basic selectable difficulties, 2 unlockable modes, each ramping up the bullet count.
- Fun, yet simple to pick up scoring system; keep switching weapon modes to score even higher.
- Lacks save-states for games in progress; backgrounding available, but no 'continue' if the game otherwise closes.
Bug Princess 2 will seem like CAVE's standard fare when it comes to shooters, but if you manage to scratch the surface, you'll be faced with a challenge like you've never faced before.
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There are shooters and then there are bullet-hell games. Yes, we've said it before, but CAVE's long-running obsession with placing players against impossible odds is well known to iOS gamers now, but even amongst fans there's a game that remains utterly daunting. Bug Princess 2, the 2006 Arcade sequel to the classic original, takes no prisoners thanks to its ridiculously scaling up modes of difficulty.
By almost all other accounts, Bug Princess 2 is easy to pick up thanks to its familiar and simplistic features. The value of gems collected by the player increase as long as you remain untouched and the two playable characters each sport a unique firing pattern, complete with interchangeable 'bullet' and 'laser' weapon modes. If you're looking for a score boost, keep an eye on the combo meter and switch between weapon modes accordingly. Aside from this, the formula remains in tact with the usual combination of mini-boss and multi-stage final boss encounters, complete with complex attack patterns ready to trick you in to using up your final life.
Except, the real challenge of Bug Princess 2 isn't in completing its normal mode - no, that's the easy route, even if you do kick the difficulty up to 'Hell'. Where the game really shines is in the face-melting challenge that comes from the unlockable 'Maniac' and even better, 'Ultra' mode. Keeping in theme with the already streamlined simplicity of the game, these modes feature bullet patterns so insane, that on ultra it's not uncommon to see a screen that's almost exclusively pink in color.
By all accounts, Bug Princess 2 is not the most creative effort by CAVE when it comes to the gameplay. With that said, it's always a beautiful experience, thanks to its detailed worlds that (when you can see it through the explosions) is jaw dropping in its details.
Once again, it's a shame more time wasn't spent on adding richer features exclusive to the iOS platform, but for shooter fans after a pure experience, you can't go wrong with Bug Princess 2.
Description≪ Game Overview ≫
Introducing the sequel to the highly-rated title "Bug Princess"!
Bringing "Bug Princess 2" straight from the arcade!
Guide one of the two playable characters, Reco or Palm through storms of bullets and set off for an adventurous journey to Utakata Village!
* This application only includes the arcade version.
≪ Full Version ≫
●The sequel to the popular aracade title "Bug Princess", "Bug Princess 2" is now available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad!
●3 different game modes with 4 levels of difficulty.
Original Mode: Not too many bullets.
Maniac Mode: Relatively large number of bullets.
Ultra Mode: Extreme bullet hell.
Try all the game modes!
You can choose from 4 difficulty levels: Novice, Normal, Hard, and Hell.
Anyone from begginer shooters to hardcore players can enjoy playing this new addition to the "Bug Princess" series!
●A universal app with high resolution graphics!
●PRACTICE MODE is available for all game modes to help all players from beginners to veterans improve their skills. Brush up your skills and become the best shooter!
●"Smart" touchscreen controls
Control is as intuitive as ever with touchscreen on your smartphone! You are now able to precisely move your character exactly where you want it!
●Compatible with Game Center!
Online scoreboards and achievements are fully implemented!
Scores are recorded for each modes and stages.
Compete with players from around the world!
Accomplish certain tasks within game to unlock achievements! Complete all achievements!
### Important ### : Please read the following before
●Compatible with iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch 3rd gen. and later, iPad (iOS 4.3 and later). Not compatible with any other devices.
●This application uses a lot of memory. It may not run or may shutdown when there's not enough memory. Please see our support page for more details.
●Enabling the zoom funtion in the accessibility settings may have undesired effects on gameplay.