Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Games Alert: Triple Pandemonium Edition!

I downloaded Gundemonium Collection today from the PlayStation Network on the PlayStation 3 and this bundle contains three surprisingly addictive shooters from developer Platine Depositif. At first, I was going to order the Personal Computer version of the game because it contains an art book and a soundtrack CD. Then, I found out that the PS3 version is $5 cheaper and with the support of the Sony Online Entertainment division (a shocker since I have heard many times before from my sources in Japan that Sony doesn't like having 2D shooters on the console), these games have online leaderboards! Better still, you can take screenshots of the game and upload your replays to YouTube! The games are: Gundemonium Recollection and its sequel GundeadliGne - both are side scrolling shooters with big, bold sprites. Even though your character is enormous compared to other shooters, the enemies must shoot one of their gigantic shots right into a small area on your chest to kill you. The third game is called Hitogata Happa, a top down shooter with a really complex and maddening (so far anyway) mechanics where you have to get really close to your enemies to slow down their bullets. Your character can also slam straight into the enemies to execute a powerful bomb attack once charged up but doing so will cost you 1 life. It's really strange but I am certainly intrigued. Each and every one of these games are bullet-hell shooters though so approach with caution if you don't like avoiding maniacal bullet patterns 99% of the time. If you are not interested in all 3 games, you can also choose to get them separately and just in case you were wondering, they all have their own unique sets of trophies. The images below were taken using the in-game screenshot tool.

Gundemonium Recollection


Hitoga Happa


Anonymous said...

I love hitogata happa! I´ve played it on pc for hours! If you love these kind of games i recomend you trouble witches.

Loner Gamer said...

I checked out the videos for Trouble Witches and the game looked mighty impressive but have they released a complete version of the game yet?