Bangai-O Dreamcast
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  • Summary: Join Riki and Mami Makishi as they pilot the most destructive force the universe has ever known -- the giant robot Bangai-O against the forces of a notorious intergalactic crime syndicate. Utilize Bangai-O's devestating firepower to blast your way through 44 levels of non-stop, hardcore arcade action filled with mind-bending puzzles and titanic bosses. Just don't forget to breathe. Collapse
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  1. Bangai-O takes established, classic gameplay elements and combines them with its own innovations, with the end result being one of the most enjoyable games in recent memory.
  2. Not a game for everyone, but fans of 2D shooters and developer Treasure will definitely want to pick up a copy of Bangai-O.
  3. Games like this, where the graphics take a back seat to the gameplay, are few and far between these days, but Treasure, much like Sega, knows that gameplay is everything.
  4. 85
    While trumped by Treasure's Ikaruga in popularity, Bangai-O remains one of the most innovative and genre-defiant experiences on the Dreamcast. It is a near-impeccable amalgam of concepts favored by some of gaming history's landmark titles, refined and reintroduced to the tune of a suitably bizarre story.
  5. For somebody who doesn't play many shooters and is not "hardcore," I had a blast with Bangai-O... It does what it sets out to do very well.
  6. In an age of thick productions and thin gameplay, Bangai-O really has it where it counts: in truly compelling and addictive gameplay.
  7. 100% shooting substance over visual style (although it looks damn pretty on its own 2D merits).

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