ACA NeoGeo: Blazing Star Image
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  • Summary: AaABLAZING STARAaA, legendary NEOGEO shooting game with its unique game system and its gorgeous graphics, lands on iPhone/iPod touch!
    AaABLAZING STARAaA features integre a multitude of exciting options such as a AaApoint scaling systemAaA for insane scores!
    Shoot down your enemies with
    AaABLAZING STARAaA, legendary NEOGEO shooting game with its unique game system and its gorgeous graphics, lands on iPhone/iPod touch!
    AaABLAZING STARAaA features integre a multitude of exciting options such as a AaApoint scaling systemAaA 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 AaAARCADE MODEAaA, this perfect conversion of AaABLAZING STARAaA includes a AaAMISSION MODEAaA, 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 AaABLAZING STARAaA. AaACHARGED SHOTSAaA, which vary depending on the selected spaceship, worth a watch!

    ★Intense cooperative gameplay via the Bluetooth function!
    Besides the AaAMAIN MISSIONAaA game mode, AaABLAZING STARAaA can be doubly enjoyed by playing in AaAMULTIPLAYERAaA 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 AaATOUCH CONTROLAaA, or maneuver it via the Virtual Pad displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen in AaAPAD CONTROLAaA!
    ★Compatible with AaAGAME CENTERAaA!
    Complete a maximum of AaAACHIEVEMENTSAaA in order to increase your Shooter Level!
    Beat the best scores and become WorldAaas Number 1!!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 12, 2017
    90
    One of the most famous Neo Geo shmups, Blazing Star fetches a pretty high price online these days for a full copy, so its inclusion at such a comparatively low price on a digital platform, on a system in which it is actually very playable (unlike the release on smart devices), both at home and on the go, is hard to miss out on for fans of the game itself in particular, or shmups in general, or even Neo Geo far and wide. Even those who already own a physical copy should not find it difficult to consider rebuying. Indeed, if anyone can afford a physical copy of this, then the small price of this digital rerelease, which comes complete with online leader boards for them to show off their skills for the world to see, should not prove too hard to swallow. It is a great classic that deserves to be experienced today just as much as back when it just came out, if not for history's sake, then for its intrinsic quality alone.
  2. May 9, 2017
    90
    One of the most famous Neo Geo shooters is now a essential purchase on your Switch, especially at this price.
  3. 80
    There’s a reason why Blazing Star is looked back upon with high esteem, as it still stands tall to this very day. While the level design is a bit uneven, it’s ultimately a minor complaint when looking at the larger whole. Fun boss fights, varied play style of each ship and an overall great presentation equate to one of the more accessible and fun shoot-em-ups out there. Whether you’re a veteran revisiting past glories or a newcomer looking to see what the fuss is about, Blazing Star is sure to offer up a great deal of enjoyment.
  4. May 4, 2017
    78
    Blazing Star is a solid classic shmup that doesn't quite stand out in such crowded genre. That being said, the amount of fun to be had with its selection of ships in the gorgeously-presented world more than makes up for its shortcomings.
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  1. May 3, 2018
    8
    Very good port of a classic game. Features online leaderboards and a couple of different scoring modes. Hard to ask for more.