Posts tagged Bangai-o
The weekly deal on Xbox Live Arcade includes, “Anime-Inspired Games” These games are as follows and at the discounted price listed:
Radiant Silvergun: 600 MS (normally 1200)
Hard Corps: Uprising: 600 MS (normally 1200)
Bangai-O HD: Missle Fury: 400 MS (normally 800)
Guwange: 400 MS (normally 800)
So as you can see, some awesome Sega-related games are %50 off. I for one am finally getting Radiant Silvergun, and definitely recommend Hard Corps: Uprising to any Contra fan. Guwange also isn’t too bad for any “schmup” fan. Regardless, any of these games provide hours of blowing things to kingdom come! Hooray for more digital stalking stuffers! Which ones are you gonna grab?
[Source: Anime Focus]
In ancient times, long before any of us can remember, the N64 was graced with two of the weirder titles in the entire catalogue of Treasure games. One of those was Bangai-O, a stage based shooter where you piloted a large robot capable of firing hundreds of retaliatory missiles towards anyone foolish enough to challenge it in battle. For Treasure, it also contained a surprising amount of character dialogue although plenty of it was fantastically non-sensical. The fourth release in the series, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury has just been released on XBLA. Can revisiting the series again improve on the already celebrated formula? More >
Treasure’s upcoming XBLA game, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury, has been delayed to 2011. Although the news is disappointing it’s not all bad as Treasure has given a great reason for the delay, cooperative and competitive multiplayer. I don’t know about you but I’m willing to wait a few more months if it means I can play some Bangai-O with a friend. The amount of missiles and projectiles with one player is already ridiculous enough that I can’t even imagine the insanity of having a second player in there as well.
When the series was birthed on the Dreamcast, Bangai-O, a different kind of shooter, became a cult darling with its Ikaruga meets Robotech game play and visual flare. When the next iteration in the series comes out as an XBLA exclusive in November for 800 MS points, fans familiar with the original have something to look forward too. Hit the jump for my impressions of the game from PAX Prime.