• Publisher: Cave
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2012
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 10, 2012
    90
    It's significantly more difficult than Resurrection to gain a good score and relies on a good knowledge of enemy patterns and levels. This might put some newer gamers off and anyone new to the series would probably be better of starting with the other game, but for Bullet Hell veterans, Blissful Death might be just the challenge they need.
  2. Feb 24, 2012
    82
    DoDonPachi Blissful Death is a great vertical shooter, one of the best on the App Store. It lacks the variety of DoDonPachi Resurrection, but still delivers a solid, hardcore gameplay.
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    80
    It really is just what you would expect - another solid Cave release. However, as good as all of their ports are, I can't help but wish that Cave would come up with another built-for-iOS experience like Bug Panic!
  4. Feb 14, 2012
    80
    A peaceful, zen-like calm often overtook me as I weaved in and out of the curtains of flaming death that the level-ending bosses would send my way. CAVE has put together one hell of a gateway drug here.
  5. Feb 13, 2012
    80
    DoDonPachi Blissful Death takes you a few years in to the past before the events of Resurrection and puts you in control of the 'dolls' you'll eventually need to destroy; as such it's just as frantic and energetic as the series ever gets and a solid release from bullet-hell developer CAVE.
  6. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    Another bullet-dodging thrill ride from the king of crazy shmups. But as a straight port of a 2002 arcade game, it doesn't feel as fresh as its Cave cohorts.
  7. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    It's a great game, and all bullet hell fans owe it to themselves to pick this up. The sheer detail of the sprite graphics, crazy over the top weapons and explosions, combined with the usual techno/classic/rock music mix, ensures a shooter experience that only CAVE can offer.
  8. Feb 10, 2012
    75
    If you're foaming for another iOS-based bullet hell fix, or even if you just want to dive into a nostalgic shmup experience and you haven't yet worn yourself down on CAVE's ports, DoDonPachi Blissful Death won't steer you wrong. It's not terribly original, but it's arguably better not to fix toys and Dolls if they ain't broke.
  9. Feb 17, 2012
    65
    DoDonPachi's futuristic sci-fi setting isn't inspired in itself, but everything from the portraits of the cyber-dolls (uh?) that control your ship to the the elaborate bosses look fantastic.

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