*The shooting game classic has arrived!

The DARIUS(SAGAIA) series made shooting game history with its unique atmosphere
and sound design, and now the latest installment, DARIUSBURST, is
available for iPhones!

*Featuring fully optimized controls and added content!

Based on the critically acclaimed handheld console game DARIUSBURST,
this smartphone edition boasts intuitive, responsive controls optimized
especially for touchscreens.

This edition also includes a variety of smartphone/iPhone-exclusive bonuses,
including SP Mode (a "remixed" version of the game with new enemy
patterns and revised boss battles), the Assault ship from the arcade
DARIUSBURST, and new music by ZUNTATA!

DARIUSBURST Second Prologue: a new battle awaits!

Title: DARIUSBURST Second Prologue
Genre: Shooting (SF-themed Side-Scrolling Shooting Game)
Compatible Devices: iPhone 4S / iPhone 4 / iPod touch (4thgeneration) / iPad 2 / iPad
Compatible OS versions:4.3 or later
Languages : English / Japanese


What's New

Version 1.1.2

Bug Fix.

Customer Reviews

The Japanese side shooter done proper


This game makes no excuses. Proper old skool crazy Japanese shooter and the best I've played on iOS by a long shot. It's a sound port. Of particular note is the way the ship handles - really crisp and responsive. At no point does it feel like a compromise which is no mean feat for a game originally designed for a completely different platform.

Weaponry and power-ups are satisfying, the background visuals are break taking and the music transported me into a surreal headspace which reminded me of playing Rez, but without the lacklustre combat.

A frothy head of cream on my pint of high-intensity retro-shooter please Mr Milkman.

A couple of issues


Yes - gorgeous, fun game. However, orientation is fixed in upside-down mode and the game continually crashes at completion on my iPad (1). The orientation should flip to match the way the device is held, or at least have an orientation option under configuration. The continual crashing when the final zone is completed needs to be fixed.



Speaking as someone who is never happier than when battling ginormous mechanical sea horses whilst listening to a mad, mad J-pop, I can honestly say Dariusbust is both an entrancing thrill ride and a total pleasure.

Super customisable and with lovely, full screen, sweepy controls as well (none of those fiddly, annoying little virtual thumb sticks here - thank God) it's great to see this PSP legend enhanced, bought back to life, and up to date for the iPad (or phone - of course.)

Ports!? Don't talk to me about Ports! Look! Look here!! this is how you do a flipping Port!

Dariusburst. It's Great. Get it! Well, worth every penny of the ¥1200 asking price. :)


TAITO Corporation
172.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+


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