TAITO is famous for arcade shooting games, and the RAY trilogy is one of the most beloved series!
Ever since the 1993 release of the trilogy's first installment, RAYFORCE, fans have been thrilled by the game's cinematic visuals and gorgeous layered raster scrolling graphics. RAYFORCE became a 2D shooting instant classic, and now it's available for iPhone and iPad!

*Two Game Modes: Remix Mode and Arcade Mode!
The Remix Mode provides a new, iPhone-optimized experience with simple flick-style controls.
For the hardcore, Arcade Mode is a faithful touchscreen recreation of the original arcade game.

*Two Shooting Methods: Auto and Manual!
Auto Mode provides automatic, button-free firing for both the standard weapon and lock on laser, allowing players to take on this challenging game with a single finger.
Manual Mode adds weapon controls (a toggle for the standard shot and a fire button for the lock on laser), providing a more arcade-like play experience.

*Support MFi Bluetooth controllers!!
Key configuration is also possible!

*Game Center Compatibility!
Individual rankings have been prepared for each ships and for each game mode.
Let's compete with high-score players from all over the world!
Get Achievement fulfilling various conditions in game! Aim for Achievement Complete!!

*Two Display Types: Zoom and Original!
The Zoom display enlarges the play area, filling the entire iPhone screen with dynamic visuals.
For the purist, the Original display mode delivers a pixel-perfect rendition of the arcade game's screen.

*Difficulty Modes Added!
A total of 8 difficulty modes are now available, ranging from Very Easy to Very Hard.

*RAYFORCE's gorgeous graphics and striking raster scrolling, perfectly recreated!
RAYFORCE owes much of its unique look to the arcade technology of the time, and no expense has been spared replicating those visuals for the iPhone edition of the game.

*RAYFORCE's enchanting soundtrack is back!
One of the highlights of the original RAYFORCE experience was its sound design, perfectly replicated here under the supervision of TAITO's ZUNTATA sound team.

*Added a arranged BGM by SHOHEI TSUCHIYA(ZUNTATA) on Area1!
Using Option setting,you can choose Original BGM or Arranged BGM!!

This app is intended for the iPhone 4 or newer, running iOS version 4.2 or newer.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.4

*Added link banner connecting RAY-Series applications.

==Major Free Updated on May,31,2017==
*Supported MFi compatible bluetooth controller!
*Added a arranged BGM by SHOHEI TSUCHIYA(ZUNTATA) on Area1!
*Supported operation using entire screen for iPhone6 or newer!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
Pharticle ,

Utterly superb

Okay, so, for the challenged; remix mode presents a one-to-one movement ratio of finger to ship, while arcade mode moves the ship at the rate it moved in the arcade original. That's the point of the two modes, one for the purists and one for everyone else. There's no need for further tweaking, this game has a great options set, it's a very professional product.

And it's such a good game. This vert is as good as verts get; not so manic as a Cave, but the lock-on reticule in parallel with standard shooting and dodging fun presents a genuine cognitive challenge. Add to that a perfect narrative progress through many unique space war moments, gorgeous use of technology, and a stunning soundtrack... This game is adorable. Adorable!

pistol packer ,


Rayforce finally comes to the app store, and i've got to be honest in that i'm a little dissapointed with this release.
With regards to people wondering, i can confirm that the game does run fine on an ipad2, however 2 things let this port down.

The most obvious is the price.

£7.99 is way to much to pay for this port, I think £2.99 would be more reasonable. (The same price as Space invaders infinity gene).
Also in a somewhat bizarre choice, the app isn't universal which means you have to "blow up" the screen to x2 on the display settings,creating a very pixelated appearance. I thought this was rather odd because from personal experience shmups play better on an ipad2.
The response of the control is good on iphone mode however, although arcade mode seems to be identical except for a more "traditional" feel to the controls.
In a nutshell, if this was a universal app priced at around £2.99 (The same as Mushihimesama...) I would score this around the four to five star mark, but how the app is presented at the moment (especially for you guys running ipods and having preformance issues..) Prevents me from doing so.

Lardonimus ,

A slice of history, at a price!

I've been a fan of this particular game for a long time. I'm astonished that it's actually here on my phone right now. It has to be the most expensive game I've paid for on the app store but to me, it's worth every penny.

Well done Taito for publishing this, it's not going to be to everyone's tastes - it is exceptionally tough! But for true shooting game enthusiasts this is not to be missed!!!

Raystorm next please?


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


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