ESPGALUDA II Review
- Insane action gameplay.
- Bright over-the-top special effects.
- Enough gameplay modes to cover almost any gamer's skill level.
- Much of the great artwork is lost in a haze of weapons fire and explosions.
- Currently only available on limited platforms.
It's rare to expect a game of this quality to make the transition from the Arcade to the iPhone so smoothly, but ESPGALUDA II has lost nothing from the 2005 classic.
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ESPGALUDA II by Cave is the real deal when it comes to 'bullet hell' shooters and despite being five years in the making for this adaption, nothing is lost from the 2005 Arcade original. This is the sort of game that makes regular shooters look like a stroll in the park and despite its fierce looks, this is a game that can be enjoyed by gamers of all levels.
ESPGALUDA II opts for several control levels with left and right hand variants to give players a fighting chance to learn the game's more advanced concepts. Touching anywhere on the screen allows you to move your ship, with several buttons on the side of the screen providing access to the shield, weapon swaps and super abilities. The controls are slick and provide excellent fine-detail movement which is critical to avoiding some of the more wicked bullet patterns.
Almost no detail is lost from the arcade original which was just as spectacular to behold then as it is now. All of the graphics are rendered 2D sprites that are luscious to watch (and subsequently blow up). Sadly, being a true 'bullet hell' game you'll have little time to appreciate the artwork even when it's not obscured by waves of weapon fire or bonus points. For those worried that they'll not be able to get a foothold on this dense action, the game has 3 different difficulty levels each with access to 3 different control schemes for an iPhone only mode and the classic Arcade mode.
ESPGALUDA II for the iPhone is as good, if not better than the arcade release and for this alone it's a must buy.
Description### Game Overview ###
Now you can play the arcade hit and Xbox360 shooting sensation ESPGALUDA II right at your fingertips on the iPhone and iPod touch!
Dodge and weave through waves of bullets as they fill the screen, go for a high score!
### Praise for ESPGALUDA II ###
“Now that it's portable, Espgaluda II is a game that can truly be both casual and hardcore: a fun, satisfying time-killer as well as a high score-focused endurance run for the upper tier player on the go.”
“It is easily the best 2D shooter experience in the App Store.”
“It isn't just one of the best games on iPhone - it's one of the best shooters I've ever played.
Few games are this spectacular.”
### Full Version Info ###
● TWO GAME MODES
Smartphone Mode features a game system optimized for the iPhone: use the "Awakening Pulse" to touch and destroy bullets! Enjoy Arcade Mode, which is a port of the arcade hit!
Touch to destroy the bullets! Raise your multiplier and destroy enemies for golden point explosions!
● BGM UPDATED FOR SMARTPHONE MODE! ORIGINAL BGM FOR ARCADE MODE INCLUDED!
● 3 UNIQUE CHARACTERS, 3 DIFFICULTIES, CONTROL AND SCREEN SETTINGS
With all of the customization options available at your fingertips, anyone from shooting game beginners to advanced players can enjoy the world of ESPGALUDA II!
● THE MOST INTENSE BULLET STORMS ON iPhone
CAVE has maintained the beautiful graphics of the arcade version and brought some of the most dense bullet patterns ever to the palm of your hand.
● DODGE FOR YOUR LIFE
Controls adapted for smartphones feature slide controls for comfortable play on your device!
● COMPATIBLE WITH GAME CENTER
Internet Rankings and Achievements included for all characters!
*Compete with your friends on Game Center!
All game modes and characters are compatible with online rankings; compete with players all over the world for high scores!
Go for a full achievement list!
### IMPORTANT ### : For those about to purchase this application, please read the below before purchasing.
ESPGALUDA II will only run on iPhone 3GS and 3rd Generation iPod touch and up (iOS 4.3 and up) and iOS4.3 for iPad. Other devices are incompatible.
※Since this application uses a significant amount of memory, it is possible that it will crash when device memory is low. If this happens, please consult our Support Page.
※Turning the expand/shrink accessibility function "ON" may interfere with in-game play.
### IMPORTANT ### : There are iPhone/iPod touch and iPad2 versions of Espgaluda II.
1. The Full Version, which includes Arcade Mode and Smartphone Mode
2. Smartphone Version, with Smartphone Mode which includes use the new "Awakening Pulse" system
3. Arcade Version, with the same exciting gameplay as the arcade release
4. iPad 2 versions remastered in HD: Full Version, Smartphone Version, Arcade Version
Please take note of the version you want when you buy the game!