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  • Summary: *The shooting game classic has arrived! The DARIUS(SAGAIA) series made shooting game history with its unique atmosphereand sound design, and now the latest installment, DARIUSBURST, isavailable for smartphones/iPhones! *Featuring fully optimized controls and added content! Based on the critically acclaimed handheld console game DARIUSBURST,this smartphone edition boasts intuitive, responsive controls optimizedespecially for touchscreens. This edition also includes a variety of smartphone/iPhone-exclusive bonuses,including SP Mode (a "remixed" version of the game with new enemypatterns and revised boss battles), the Assault ship from the arcadeDARIUSBURST, and new music by ZUNTATA! DARIUSBURST Second Prologue: a new battle awaits! ---Title: DARIUSBURST Second PrologueGenre: Shooting (SF-themed Side-Scrolling Shooting Game)Compatible Devices: iPhone 4S / iPhone 4 / iPod touch (4thgeneration) / iPad 2 / iPadCompatible OS versions:4.3 or laterLanguages : English / Japanese Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Feb 13, 2012
    90
    Considering this is essentially a remix of a three year old PSP and arcade game I would have expected this game to be priced lower. Having said that, you get what you pay for, and even at a higher price I would argue that it's worth every penny.
  2. Feb 14, 2012
    90
    My super-annoying technical issues aside, DARIUSBURST SP is still a very good-looking and well-made shmup. Whether or not it's worth the $10.99 will depend on the individual and their love of shooting space crustaceans, but it's certainly a solid effort.
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    85
    Dariusburst SP is an excellent shooter, packed with three different game modes, alternate routes and endings, great graphics and music. What a pity the touch controls don't let you cover the entire screen with a single slide.
  4. Feb 17, 2012
    80
    A classical schmup with a branching story path and refined controls. Worth the price of admission for the soundtrack alone.
  5. Aug 7, 2012
    40
    With its forgettable competence, Dariusburst very nearly turned me off of the entire genre of iPad shmups.