Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Game of the Day - Gunbird 2
You choose among several charcters to start - and there is a variable element to what order you play the stages in. Also, as you can imagine, the diff characters have diff firepower, bombs and special attacks. For instance, one character is Alucard (that's Dracula backwards if you just woke up) - and he shoots bats as bullets.
There are 3 buttons in use: fire, bomb and close/power attack (which you need to power-up to use again). The gameplay is as smooth as the graphics and blowing the crap up is very satisfying.
There aren't a lot of inventive tricks or scoring peculiarities, the game is just solid vert SHMUPing with glorious graphics. My one criticism would be the difficulty at some points in the various stages. The screen can become so cluttered with enemy fire to avoid that all you can do is focus on navigating your way thru the crap (and just shooting willy-nilly, hoping you are hitting something). Of course, then I can't focus on the beautiful graphics because I'm just trying to survive.