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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

Version 1.0.19

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

LastOfArcadia ,

Excellent Port

Update: Thank you Cave for fixing that annoying bug crash! Now come back to the states and port more of your amazing games! We need our twitch, bullet hell shooter fix too!

Excellent port of the 360 version. However, as a previous reviewer stated, this version has no Black Label content and is NOT updated for the retina display. Hopefully Cave can ameliorate this by making an HD Black Label version (I'd pay another 12-14 dollars)...Also, a Deathsmiles 2 port would be awesome (however, I've heard rumblings that Cave is in some financial trouble so we might not be so lucky)...Despite these caveats, this is one of my favorite Cave (or for that matter any other company i.e., Taito, Konami) shooter that I have ever played. Do not hesitate if you like 2D-side-scrolling shooters...There is plenty of content here for the twelve dollar asking price! Good show!

sarasarasarAAA ,

Cute anime girl and action

Seriously, what more can you want? Haha. But really this seems to be a port apparently. A well-done port. I like the added phone features, and although the controls are a bit confusing at first they work out. This is a different game from many and it is enjoyable so far for the brief time I got it. The price is a bit hefty but it has no sneaky in-app purchases and it's fun.

~Anguawolf~ ,

Good (for a Touch game)

I managed to get it free, so that's one less issue I could have.
It really is good. The art style and music remind me of Castlevania SotN, but that is a really good thing.
It's also fun for short time wasting or if you want a solid play through.
It isn't perfect. The graphics are TINY, but they kind of have to be. It does get confusing at times with everything on the screen.
But the weirdest is that any time you quit you will have to start from the very beginning. That's not bad...but if you pick up a new item and forget to check if it is any good, you can't back out of the map or it starts ALL OVER.
At least you keep the inventory.
It's worth around $3 max if you want to buy it.
It is still not on par with real handheld gaming systems like Vita.


CAVE Co., Ltd.
519.4 MB

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


English, Japanese

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
© 2007 2011 CAVE CO.,LTD.
In-App Purchases
  1. Lucky Charm $3.99
  2. Continues +5 $1.99
  3. Resurrection $2.99


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