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"DeathSmiles is a thrilling ride from beginning to end. Its crazy japanese visual style combined with a mash up of rock and techno music (including a cameo from tubular bells) is a joy to behold. Combine that with intense shooter action, item upgrades, a bizarre storyline, and multiple endings, and you have one of the best shooters on the AppStore, joining it’s brothers and sisters from CAVE as the best of the best. "


"This shmup can be accessible to greenhorns, or a rock-hard mettle test for danmaku veterans, meaning fans and curious onlookers should both jump right in."


From the Xbox 360, to the iPhone, hit Gothic Horror Shooter “Deathsmiles” finally arrives on the iPhone and iPod touch! Once more, the Angels descend upon Gilverado!

In addition to the Arcade Version of “Deathsmiles”, Deathsmiles iPhone includes a Smartphone Mode with a new character and original story!
This mode is packed full of content sure to satisfy those who have played Deathsmiles before, and those who are just starting out. Practice Modes are also included for learning the stages!


Brand new music for your quest through Gilverado!
Original Arcade BGM also included!

Players can power up their Princess by using equipment and items bought from “Sakura’s Shop”, as well as those dropped by enemies in stages throughout the game.

Rankings are included for each game mode and character!
Compete with players all over the world for high scores, and unlock achievements by completing in-game challenges!
Go for a full achievement list!

Several button layouts are available in the Options so that even beginners can handle complicated controls.

Beautiful graphics, complete with waves of bullets that fill the screen!

Deathsmiles is CAVE’s horizontal-scrolling shooter released to arcades in 2007. With its signature gothic horror setting and charismatic characters, Deathsmiles was ported to the Xbox 360 in Japan 2009, and released in North America via Aksys Games in 2010, and Europe via Rising Star Games in 2011.

### IMPORTANT ### : Please read the below before purchasing.
This game will only run on iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd Gen and later devices, as well as iPad (iOS4.3 and up). Other devices are incompatible.
※If you are unsure whether your device is compatible with the application, please download the LITE version and confirm that it works on your device.
※Since this application uses a significant amount of memory, it is possible that it will crash when device memory is low. If this happens, please consult our Support Page.
※Turning the expand/shrink accessibility function "ON" may interfere with in-game play.

What's New in Version 1.0.19

Fixing bugs in the event of launch the app in iOS8.1 or later.

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Customer Reviews

Almost great!

Ok, so there's no denying that this is yet another of Cave's fine Shmups with refreshing side-scroll action as apposed to vertical scroll. Action, graphic-art, music and presentation are all top-notch only requiring an update to HD (not a separate purchase but an update)... However in contradiction the IAP's make this one of Caves weaker titles and is a bridge too far. The game is already highly priced for an App Store game without the IAP's and as a rule I usually only buy Apps without IAP's and already regretting this one and the Black label Game game (owning most of Cave's games).

Frankly paying for continues is shamefully wrong and perverse.

Also can we have an option for real 'full screen' please - no boarders, no frames, no postage stamp sized impression of action gaming on the screen. It just feels like you playing a game through a square keyhole at times.

Others use the 'full screen' like Raiden Lagacy/Fighters (Dot Emu). It's not so hard to do and this is the only negative with Cave Shmups.

An option for either with or without the horrendous frame/boarder will give the gamer the choice and thus please everyone; if you like the frame boarder then switch frame boarder 'on'... if the gamer does not like the overly obtrusive frame boarder then switch it 'of' for blissful full-screen-game-action euphoria instead.

Favourite iOS shmup

Easily, by a country mile. Slick and fast with a great learning curve, fantastic graphics and sound. Highly recommended!

Too good to be true.

Got this as a free app on a promotion. Instantly tapped to download as I love Cave games. I tapped before I realised about the IAPs. When will this end? Do you want me sticking 10ps in my iPad like it's 1987?? What a joke. Either sell the software legit or do one. At least I've still got it to play on my 360....

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  • £7.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.19
  • Size: 296 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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