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Saucycarpdog
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(05-18-2017, 08:49 PM)
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So apparently someone at SE was throwing things at the wall one day and these two things happened to stick together on it and that was how this was created. #totallycannon

Price: $3.99
Developer: Square Enix
Links: iOS ; Android




Impressions on the game are pretty good so far.
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Lijik
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(05-18-2017, 08:52 PM)
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this looks dope tbh
Regiruler
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(05-18-2017, 08:52 PM)
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Can this come to something other than mobile please.

I don't want touch for space Invaders.
womp
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(05-18-2017, 08:53 PM)
It's $3.99 on Android...I snagged it earlier. I am not a mobile gaming fan but I instantly put my Google Opinions credit to work and grabbed it. As a long time Taito fan this is bliss. It's absolutely fantastic and worth the money. No in app purchase bullshit...cool tunes...and very polished. If anything it makes me wish it were on DS.

Grab it.

Originally Posted by Regiruler

Can this come to something other than mobile please.

I don't want touch for space Invaders.

I dislike mobile gaming with a passion but the game plays fine. You control the Vaus from Arkanoid and it works decent enough with touch. Android version has controller support though too. But yes, I don't like touch myself...
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Novocaine
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(05-18-2017, 08:55 PM)
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No in app purchases, I'm down.
sixteen-bit
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(05-18-2017, 08:57 PM)
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I gotta check this out.
Muchi Muchi Pink
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(05-18-2017, 08:58 PM)
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Trailer?
womp
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(05-18-2017, 09:00 PM)

Originally Posted by Muchi Muchi Pink

Trailer?

https://youtu.be/MdoG_Xky2dM
Toadthemushroom
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(05-18-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Wow, I'd forgotten this was a thing. Was excited for it when it was announced over three years ago, thought the project was canned. Will definitely be checking it out.
Oersted
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(05-18-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Novocaine

No in app purchases, I'm down.

Thank you, now I'm considering it
BTails
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(05-18-2017, 09:06 PM)
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This looks awesome. I sang the Arkanoid jingle as soon as I saw the screenshots.

Lots of Taito love in there, does it feature music from multiple Taito arcade games? Would love to hear some Bubble Bobble, Rastan Saga, and others.
Peltz
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(05-18-2017, 09:07 PM)
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Bub and Bob are in the game too? Too many cool arcade references in 1 package. I'll likely buy it.
Shaneus
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(05-18-2017, 09:11 PM)
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Bought.
Wanderer5
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(05-18-2017, 09:11 PM)
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This looks pretty cool. Was thinking about checking out a new mobile game (and a premium one at that), and this could do.
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LumpOfCole
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(05-18-2017, 09:15 PM)
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This is a fun one. I also find it funny how the iOS icon name is just "AvsI" - I bet that took a few meetings to settle on.
Saucycarpdog
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(05-18-2017, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Regiruler

Can this come to something other than mobile please.

I don't want touch for space Invaders.

Can Uncharted 4 come to something other than PS4 please?

I don't like using a gamepad for shooters.
Toadthemushroom
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(05-18-2017, 09:38 PM)
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Picked it up. Hope it runs at 60fps like Space Invaders Infinity Gene did way back in 2010. Seems like it'll be a good fit for phones, since you can play one-handed with ease.
Yohane
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(05-18-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Puyo Puyo vs Tetris
Arkanoid vs Space Invaders

That's a trend I can get behind!

Pokemon vs Megaten next plz Nintendo
Hispanicguy
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(05-18-2017, 10:43 PM)
I rarely play mobile games but decided to give this one a chance. This is pretty cool and the two work well together.

Thanks for the heads up!
Shaneus
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(05-18-2017, 10:44 PM)
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Ugh, downloaded for my hour long train trip to work, open it to find it wants to download a buttload of extra days. Keep this in mind, people!
Camjo-Z
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(05-19-2017, 02:26 AM)
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This is surprisingly good, the hard levels can get pretty frantic. Nice to play a game like this without timers and IAPs ruining the fun.
ShinUltramanJ
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(05-19-2017, 02:28 AM)
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This sounds awesome!
Zonic
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(05-19-2017, 02:33 AM)
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This has a TON of Taito characters, including some obscure ones, to unlock. Examples include:

- Kaori Tachibana from the 1997 music quiz arcade game, Kirameki Star Road
- Nico from Spica Adventure, a 2005 platformer arcade game
- the spy from Elevator Action
- Zac from PuLiRuLa, that weird 1991 arcade beat-'em-up
- Chack'n from Chack'n Pop, a possible ancestor to Bubble Bobble
- Tiki the kiwi from The New Zealand Story
- Sonic Blast Man from...well, Sonic Blast Man
- Great Thing from the Darius series
- Kunoichi from The Ninja Warriors
duckroll
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(05-19-2017, 02:34 AM)
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Wow, a Taito All Stars game featuring gameplay from two of the most iconic games from yesteryear? This is so rad. Does it have online only DRM or some shit?
Zonic
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(05-19-2017, 02:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Wow, a Taito All Stars game featuring gameplay from two of the most iconic games from yesteryear? This is so rad. Does it have online only DRM or some shit?

You'll need to download some extra data upon starting the game, but I don't think it's online required. Maybe unless you want to play Ranking Mode.

Oh yeah, & super neat that once you clear a set of stages, you unlock their hard mode, which is indeed hard.
womp
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(05-19-2017, 02:40 AM)

Originally Posted by duckroll

Wow, a Taito All Stars game featuring gameplay from two of the most iconic games from yesteryear? This is so rad. Does it have online only DRM or some shit?

I just put my phone in airplane mode, restarted the game and played a stage to completion. No problem!
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(05-19-2017, 02:41 AM)
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Thanks. Totally buying it. :D
@MUWANdo
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(05-19-2017, 02:42 AM)

Originally Posted by Toadthemushroom

Wow, I'd forgotten this was a thing. Was excited for it when it was announced over three years ago, thought the project was canned. Will definitely be checking it out.

It came out last year as a f2p LINE app and was discontinued pretty quickly; this is a reworking that removes the f2p/gacha elements.
Zonic
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(05-19-2017, 02:43 AM)
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I think what's the most amazing about this is it could've completely gone the freemium route of having energy bars, buying more coins, ads to watch, etc., but throws it all out the window.

This is a perfect example of what I want when it comes to a mobile game. I'd argue the touch controls work much better than trying to deal with an analog stick because your thumb is much faster at reflecting/grabbing.

Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

It came out last year as a f2p LINE app and was discontinued pretty quickly; this is a reworking that removes the f2p/gacha elements.

& thank god they did.
Saucycarpdog
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(05-19-2017, 02:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Wow, a Taito All Stars game featuring gameplay from two of the most iconic games from yesteryear? This is so rad. Does it have online only DRM or some shit?

The game has a backend client that you download after installation. But the game can be played offline.

Theoretically, if SE ever decides to end the client the game would no longer be usable and downloaded content would disappear. I don't see SE doing that though. Space Invaders Infinity was released in 2009 and that still is getting updated every so often.
metsallica
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(05-19-2017, 02:50 AM)
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Bought. Reisuke Ishida involved? If not, where is that man?!
cj_iwakura
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(05-19-2017, 02:51 AM)
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Time Gal, really!?

Time Gal rerelease incoming?
Zonic
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(05-19-2017, 03:01 AM)
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Any word on if you get characters for getting a rank 5 achievement, i.e. collect ## silver badges or destroy ##### blocks, or is it just more coins?

Also, for the "beat 20 bosses", I think you can replay a stage, so basically, you could just replay the first boss over & over again.
dkeane
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(05-19-2017, 03:10 AM)
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Enjoying this. Glad it's a one time purchase.
jasminlovesyoux
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(05-19-2017, 03:12 AM)
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Bought thanks to this topic. Right price, right gameplay, great purchase. I wish more mobile gaming was like this.
protonium
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(05-19-2017, 03:36 AM)
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Thanks for the heads-up! I loved me some Arkanoid back in the day which, I'm surprised to find out, is already on the App Store.
Plaguefox
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(05-19-2017, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Novocaine

No in app purchases, I'm down.

Oh, for real? That makes this a much more interesting project. Thanks!
capylikesgames
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(05-19-2017, 03:42 AM)
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Bless them for the Android release. I might just buy this for Bub and Bob's inclusion. Makes me happy to see them again. Entry fee raises my confidence in it, too. I'm a bit exhausted with free, ad-ridden games.
RedBoot
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(05-19-2017, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Time Gal, really!?

Time Gal rerelease incoming?

She was in Castle of Shikigami 3 and Elevator Action Deluxe as well. As obscure characters go, she's been pretty prominent.
Zonic
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(05-19-2017, 04:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by RedBoot

She was in Castle of Shikigami 3 and Elevator Action Deluxe as well. As obscure characters go, she's been pretty prominent.

OH GOD, that's right, she was Reika Kirishima in CoS3. I keep forgetting since they don't really look alike.

But yeah, she was free DLC in Elevator Action Deluxe:



How do you unlock her in the game? She one of the later characters??
@MUWANdo
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(05-19-2017, 04:01 AM)

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Time Gal, really!?

Time Gal rerelease incoming?

No, but by complete coincidence, Time Gal was re-released for smartphones around a month ago. It's the first in the new line of "Taito Arcade Classics" releases.
Zonic
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(05-19-2017, 04:13 AM)
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Stage 46 unlocked, now have Iron Fossil (Darius), Nico Kanzaki (lol not even Google knows), & Monsta (Bubble Bobble).

I'm really wishing they had some kind of "original appearance" or something for these more obscure characters.

Edit: Is the witch character you get for entering Attack Mode 300 times Ptolemy from The Fairyland Story?
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jengo
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(05-19-2017, 04:47 AM)

Originally Posted by capylikesgames

Bless them for the Android release. I might just buy this for Bub and Bob's inclusion. Makes me happy to see them again. Entry fee raises my confidence in it, too. I'm a bit exhausted with free, ad-ridden games.

This was free-to-play/gacha and integrated into the LINE messaging app when it released in Japan last year. Service shut down though. Kinda cool they released it overseas in this way!
Kremzeek
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(05-19-2017, 04:51 AM)
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I love Arkanoid!

No timer bullshit means I buy!
Toadthemushroom
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(05-19-2017, 09:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

It came out last year as a f2p LINE app and was discontinued pretty quickly; this is a reworking that removes the f2p/gacha elements.

That explains a lot, glad it's been reworked at least. Though I guess it still won't be the same as if it were designed from the ground up for different business model.
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(05-19-2017, 09:21 AM)
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As a Groove Coaster fanatic, I only have one question.

Does it have awesome ZUNTATA music?

If so, I'm totally in.

Edit: The answer is YES. Here's the soundtrack details.
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Chairman Yang
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(05-19-2017, 12:37 PM)
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This is fun, and it strikes me as extremely smart to retool failed gacha games into real games. It seems like a cost-effective, low-risk way to recoup some development costs. Any other games that have followed this route?
womp
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(05-19-2017, 02:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Why would you do that?

As a Groove Coaster fanatic, I only have one question.

Does it have awesome ZUNTATA music?

If so, I'm totally in.

Edit: The answer is YES. Here's the soundtrack details.

Awesome find! Love me some Zuntata.

But yes,the music is great. :)
Saucycarpdog
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(05-19-2017, 08:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Toadthemushroom

That explains a lot, glad it's been reworked at least. Though I guess it still won't be the same as if it were designed from the ground up for different business model.

Yeah, you can definitely still feel hints of grinding and gacha mechanics in some parts of the game. Still liking it though.

I'm sure I would like this game a lot more if I knew any of these characters or played their games.
Remembrance
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(05-20-2017, 04:28 AM)
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After half an hour of clear sailing I found the first difficulty spike in the game.

How do you reliably beat stage 35 without being insanely good or lucky?

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