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Death Ray Manta (DRM)

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Death Ray Manta is an ARENA SHOOTER for iOS devices where you blow stuff up and make pretty colours in the spirit of Minter, Jarvis and Fearon.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the extreme graphical nature of DRM, the older devices just don't like it. Please do not buy unless you are running on an iPad2 or newer, iPod 2nd gen or newer or the iPhone 4 or newer.

Official This is DRM game trailer

Death Ray Manta is an ARCADE GAME. Two sticks and a screen full of laser beams.

Death Ray Manta is based on the acclaimed PC/Mac game of the same name. Edge Magazine [8] and co-star of the Eurogamer Expo 2012.

Death Ray Manta iOS received a 4 out of 5 from and another 4 out of 5 from

Death Ray Manta does not waste your time. There is no guff, no IAP, no upgrades, just a videogame. Tap to start. Score higher.

Death Ray Manta is a game about blowing up stuff. All the stuff.

Death Ray Manta is videogames.


"It is bright, abrupt, jarring and wonderful." - Digital Spy 4/5

"Death Ray Manta is a psychedelic dual-stick shooter that fans of Jeff Minter's output and those who love pick-up-and-play games will absolutely love." - 4/5


Blasterifics - 5 stars
by SK177135 - Version 1.0.42 - Jan 30, 2013

Addictive and colourful, a great conversion of the PC game of the same name.

A tail of melted thumbs and eyeballs - 5 stars
by mrijprice - Version 1.0.42 - Jan 30, 2013

I'm never gonna get out of this alive! Death came swiftly. Death comes with a strange regularity. In a bunch of eye melting pixelly ways. Yours thumbs won't thank you. Your eyes won't thank you, but your brain will. How can something so pretty be so damned evil? Well, spawned from the bullet-hell spattered brain of Rob Fearon, how can it be any other way? Are games art? This question has been answered: loud and clear. Dead again. And again. And again. But progressing nicely with every game.

Excellent - 5 stars
by StephenParkes - Version 1.0.42 - Jan 30, 2013

On a par with Super Hexagon in the best short game experience available on iOS while also jumping into the number one dual stick shooter on iOS. This is my favourite game if the year so far and developers are going to have to work hard to wrestle that accolade away from DRM.

I need faster thumbs! - 5 stars
by Spraydough - Version 1.0.42 - Jan 30, 2013

Crazy fast, crazy tricky, crazy colourful, total fun! The best arena blaster I've seen for an age.

Beautiful! - 5 stars
by Krakatomato - Version 1.0.42 - Jan 30, 2013

One of the prettiest games on iThing and an absolute joy to play..

Awesome festival of retro shooter goodness - 5 stars
by Retroeric - Version 1.0.42 - Jan 30, 2013

Fast, furious, colourful, noisy, chaotic. Please sir, I cannot tell a lie, DRM is the dogs.

Very nice - 5 stars
by CorpusAbomino - Version 1.0.42 - Jan 30, 2013

I'm not sure if I'm winning or losing but it's pretty awesome none the less. Very Minter-esque. Good controls and nice, colourful graphics.

Soft & brutal arena shooter - 5 stars
by alienbraincookies - Version 1.0.42 - Jan 30, 2013

Hypnotic, relentless, shiny and very challenging arena shooter... Shoot the glowy death, make stuff explode. ALL the stuff! I like how you can dip in and play casually, or attempt to take it seriously and laugh as it tears your teeth out. Love your manta!

More colours than Skittles and sherbet - 5 stars
by Uvtkingy - Version 1.0.42 - Jan 29, 2013

Stuff all these awful casual games and advert ridden atrocities. This is the real deal. Do you lament the demise of your local arcade emporium, then this is for. Do you like Robotron but with many many deaths. Then this is most certainly for you. Well, i enjoyed it anyway.

What's New in Version 1.2.2

Added more sound effects
Improved visuals
Fixed game complete screen
New ending
Faster transitions
Some minor U.I. changes


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Customer Reviews

I cannot believe this can be that bad

I was recommended to install this by an app-recommending-app.
But how can this be placed at the list? The game have no goals, no meaning, no instruction, no setting. I know this may be good in some developed app. But not in the app that have not even been updated to a developed version. I get worse experience in controlling the flying thing (bat?). It's hard to be controlled. The graphic is bad. Played for couple of minutes, and I don't know what was I doing in this few minutes. It's so horrible. Just not to install it.
P.S. I played this app in my ipad. I don't know if my bad experience is just caused cause I am using ipad.

Pretty, but no instructions or time to read screen

The game has a Geometry-Wars gameplay and color scheme, which makes it look gorgeous, but words are never on the screen long enough to read them, and there are no instructions on how to play--although you can gradually determine what the rules are, it'd be nice to have them identified up front. Would be nice to have option menus as well as Game Center connectivity.

Don't like it

I get that it's suppose to be fast paced just like an arcade game, but most of the time I was stuck wondering if I had died or not, and my high-score, well that thing disappears in like 2 seconds. Too many words appear that can't be read in the limited amount of time and that really annoyed me. I get that it's suppose to be fast pace, but instead of all those words just put "win" or "victory"

Death Ray Manta (DRM)
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Apr 18, 2013
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 34.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Jeff Murray
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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