I highly recommend everyone try this awesome shooter! It’s the best shooter game I’ve played yet!
Overall Score: 5/5
Awesome gameplay, excellent lasting value, and fun presentation makes this addictive arcade shooter a must buy.
At first, this game may seem too chaotic and impossible. Give it a chance though, and you’ll fall in love with it! The trick is that your ship has a little green dot on it… you simply need to make sure bullets don’t hit that small green dot. Once you understand the gameplay, the challenge in each level seems more possible, and you eagerly give the game your best. There’s also a bomb you can use after accumulating enough points, which gives you a second chance of escaping a dead-end of bullets. The variation between levels is excellent too!
The game’s visuals are vibrant and possibly chaotic, but they work really well! The sound effects fit perfectly. The whole experience is extremely Japanese which is fun and unique (or Chinese or something else… I’m sorry if I got that wrong :P). The only drawback is that the game often crashes when trying to open it. If it kicks you back to the start screen, simply hit your back button and it will finish loading.
Lasting Value: 5/5
Even though there are only 15 levels in the game, you can get a LOT of lasting value from the game since it is so difficult yet enjoyable! I spent about 30 minutes on each level, which means I would get about 7 hours of lasting value from the game, which definitely justifies the $4.99 price tag!
Title: DODONPACHI MAXIMUM
Publisher: CAVE Interactive