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  • Summary: “BLAZING STAR”, legendary NEOGEO shooting game with its unique game system and its gorgeous graphics, lands on iPhone/iPod touch!
    “BLAZING STAR” features integre a multitude of exciting options such as a “point scaling system” for insane scores!
    Shoot down your enemies with your powerful
    options and weapons!

    ★Not only a perfect port of the original NEOGEO game!
    In addition to its classic “ARCADE MODE”, this perfect conversion of “BLAZING STAR” includes a “MISSION MODE”, allowing you to select in which stage you want to play!
    You can now train yourself in your favorite stages or those which give you a hard time!

    ★Many spaceships with various characteristics!
    In total, 6 spaceships with various strengths (spaceships for beginners, high scoring or with an increased defense) are available to selection in “BLAZING STAR”. “CHARGED SHOTS”, which vary depending on the selected spaceship, worth a watch!

    ★Intense cooperative gameplay via the Bluetooth function!
    Besides the “MAIN MISSION” game mode, “BLAZING STAR” can be doubly enjoyed by playing in “MULTIPLAYER” via the Bluetooth function!
    Will you be able to clear the hardest stages with your friends?

    ★Smooth controls!
    Move your spaceship by tapping the game screen in “TOUCH CONTROL”, or maneuver it via the Virtual Pad displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen in “PAD CONTROL”!

    ★Compatible with “GAME CENTER”!
    Complete a maximum of “ACHIEVEMENTS” in order to increase your Shooter Level!
    Beat the best scores and become World’s Number 1!!
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 31, 2012
    90
    A brilliant, addictive shooter, Blazing Star might have a few niggles, but they're made up for with bombast and bullets.
  2. Sep 18, 2012
    86
    Playing around with the ships and their various weapons is a particular highlight. [Nov 2012, p.92]
  3. Aug 6, 2012
    80
    If you like side-scrolling shooters and missed this one in 1998, give this faithful port a go. Just beware that the control scheme brings complications.
  4. Aug 8, 2012
    80
    Stuttery control issues aside, Blazing Star features some of the most intricate shooter gameplay you can find in the vast pool of shmups available on the App Store.
  5. Aug 4, 2012
    70
    The game can feel like it's playing itself, and the confusion isn't helped by graphics which are considerably south of beautiful.
  6. Aug 11, 2012
    70
    Blazing Star is an excellent side-scrolling shooter, undoubtedly one of the best for Neo Geo, but in this mobile version it suffers from some unresponsive, slow touch controls and the lack of an auto-fire option.
  7. Aug 7, 2012
    50
    Blazing Star is more notable for its poor English translation than its gameplay. The best thing about it is that it supports the iCade.
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