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TAITO's shooting classic RAYFORCE is back, in iPhone form!
Now featuring a special optimized Remix Mode with intuitive one-finger controls!
*-**-*** RAYFORCE Details ***-**-*
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 iPod touch!
*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.
*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.
*Game Center Compatibility!
Individual rankings have been prepared for each stage and for each game mode.
### Important Notice ####### Please read the following before purchasing.
*This app is intended for the iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 4th generation iPod touch, 5th generation iPod touch, iPad, and iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini,devices running iOS version 4.2 or newer.
*The app will function on iPhone 3Gs and 3rd generation iPod touch devices using iOS 4.2 or newer, but optimum performance cannot be guaranteed.
**A Request from TAITO**
If you experience any technical issues, please turn your device off and reboot it, then try the game again.
If the problem persists, please contact our customer support address:
What's New in Version 1.0.3
Now compatible with iOS6.
Now that it works, I can review it...
When I first downloaded this I couldn't play it because the prior version (1.0.2) didn't work with iOS 6. But the new version (1.0.3) does work as advertised (at least on my iPod Touch 4th gen running iOS 6) so now that I can play it I can say it's indeed an arcade-perfect port of this great Taito game in almost every way-my only complaint, albeit a near-big one-is the controls. The finger-swipe for movement is hard at first and I would've much preferred a D-pad or virtual joystick controller as the movement isn't as smooth as in similar Taito iOS games (namely DariusBurst SP). Oh, and don't play Zoom mode on anything but an iPad, it makes the screen size too small. No such problems in Original mode though. As far as frame rate and the like, on my Touch 4 it runs perfectly with no lag or delays. And I'm also happy that the solid ZUNTATA-produced soundtrack is intact.
As long as the control issue isn't make-or-break it otherwise is probably worth $6 while it's on the half-price sale (if I wasn't a big franchise fan I wouldn't otherwise have paid more than $3). if it goes back to regular price (probably $12 based on advertising) then I would stop short of recommending it unless you're a diehard fan of the franchise or Taito games. Now if a future update were to implement a better control setup I'd probably up my review from 4 stars to 5.
As good as RayForce can get on iOS
RayForce/Layer Section/Gunlock has been reviewed elsewhere. This is an amazing game.
The iOS port is graphically very solid, I have no problems on an iPad Air 2 and didn't think it was blurry or anything.
This is a game whose difficulty grade changes a lot with touch. I can generally 1cc through to the second level final boss on the Saturn version of this game, but I no missed the whole second level (including the scary boss) first try on iOS. This is in Remix mode.
Arcade mode, as other reviews have noted, feels wrong, even though it tries to emulate the original difficulty level by slowing the ship down. Maybe with practice this would be okay, but at this moment I would just go back and play on a console to get the spot on difficulty.
For under $10 this is a snap purchase for me. Kudos to Taito for bringing their back catalog to iOS.
This game is phenominal. I absolutely love it. Just hope it sees a widescreen update for all the newer devices like Dariusburst got (while, maybe not EXACTLY like Dariusburst got... as it was pulled from the store right after the update hit...)...
We can hope...
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 18, 2012
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 39.4 MB
- Language: Japanese
- Seller: TAITO Corporation
- © (C)TAITO CORPORATION 1993,2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).