Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. May 30, 2011
    At 800 Microsoft points, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is an absolute steal, and anyone looking for a solid action-packed shmup, or just a good time filled to the brim with explosions, would be remiss to not give it a good, hard look.
  2. Jul 3, 2011
    Reveals that the series can be both a chaotic toy box and a lattice of fantastical set-pieces that unfold meaningfully. [July 2011, p.126]
  3. Jun 1, 2011
    Bangai-o HD: Missile Fury is the best version of the Treasure classic. The combination of perfect controls and awesome gameplay creates a fantastic experience for every hardcore gamers out there. The lack of the offline multiplayer and the problems of the net-code during the online co-op are a shame, and partially ruin this masterpiece.
  4. May 26, 2011
    Calling this game difficult is a massive understatement. But that doesn't mean you should pass this one up. Anyone looking for a challenge will not be disappointed with Bangai-O HD: Missle Fury.
  5. May 25, 2011
    Shmups are hardcore enough, but Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury somehow feels like a niche unto itself. At least death is served up à la carte, so you can move between stages at will if you die three times.
  6. May 16, 2011
    A hell of bullets and perfect old style gameplay that for 800 MS Points you don't want to miss.
  7. May 13, 2011
    Taken in the recommended small doses, there's tons of play value in this 800 MS point title. Fans of classic shooters shouldn't pass up this opportunity to play one of the looniest and best examples of the genre.
  8. May 13, 2011
    A bullet-hell shooter for those who really love bullet-hell shooters, and even more so for those who can enjoy a good one on occasion.
  9. May 12, 2011
    One of the best shooters available on XBLA, by far.
  10. May 11, 2011
    Bangai-O superfans have a lot to chew on here and should enjoy the many challenges, but others should think twice.
  11. May 11, 2011
    The challenge is pretty high, but the sense of accomplishment you get from finally figuring out a level is great.
  12. May 10, 2011
    Bangai-O's transition to HD results in a frantic, challenging shooter with an agreeable price.
  13. May 6, 2011
    Offers a smorgasbord of treats to delight and infuriate in almost equal measure. The mean, almost contemptuous difficulty curve is something that shouldn't be celebrated, but almost everything else is golden.
  14. May 5, 2011
    Absolutely. Bangai-O is similar, but not quite like a typical arcade-style "bullet hell" shooter, since you have more effective ways of fighting back. So if that brand of insanity doesn't appeal to you, perhaps Bangai-O's will. Not to mention that it's better and cheaper than its DS predecessor.
  15. 90
    A superb action puzzle hybrid that works much better on the Xbox 360 than it did on the DS, making it one of Treasure's best ever games.
  16. May 5, 2011
    The game is confusing, and hectic, more so than other Treasure shooters, but it's also one of the funnest bullet hell (missile hell? Laser hell? Soccer ball hell?) shoots I've ever played.
  17. Jun 29, 2011
    Another classic from Treasure and a game that hardcore fans shouldn't miss at any cost.
  18. May 27, 2011
    This is a great shoot'em up but only recommended for hardcore fans of the genre. Its difficulty is insane, and although very satisfying when we overcome a level, it is frustrating most of the time.
  19. 80
    Even with the occasional framerate drops(particularly in co-op games), the sheer number of levels plus a deep level editor will keep hardcore shmup fans puzzling their way through for ages. [July 2011, p.79]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. J
    May 9, 2011
    One of the most gleefully insane titles to come along in a quite awhile. The amount of action on-screen at any given time is simplyOne of the most gleefully insane titles to come along in a quite awhile. The amount of action on-screen at any given time is simply mind-boggling, with a steep learning curve to match. Especially great for small children, grandma, and the easily-frustrated. Full Review »