Happy new 2015!

Hoping you’ve had a great 2014 and wishing you a prosperous 2015! ūüėÄ

I’m ending this year with a few doujin shmups and other shmup related items.

CAVE Shooting Collection for Xbox360 (JP)

AmazonJP is now taking¬†pre orders¬†for CAVE’s Shooting Collection.


Still not much info revealed about the contents and release date is still not yet announced. From what I know this far it will contain the games below for the Xbox360 on 7 discs plus downloadable content and two booklets. Pre order price is set at ¥ 24,800 (ordinary price is ¥29,176).

Preliminary game listing:

  • Akai Katana
  • Deathsmiles /¬†Deathsmiles II
  • Do-Don-Pachi Dai-Fukkatsu /¬†Do-Don-Pachi Dai-Fukkatsu Black Label
  • Espgaluda II Black Label
  • Guwange
  • Muchi Muchi Pork / Pink Sweets
  • Mushihimesama /¬†Mushihimesama Futari 1.5

There’s still no information if this will be a multi region or Japan only release. The bundle can be pre ordered from the¬†CAVE Shooting Collection pre order page at AmazonJP.

Groove Coaster Zero

Just a quick push for Taito’s Groove Coaster Zero available in the AppStore for your¬†favorite¬†iDevice. Brace yourselves for a flood of superlatives and no objectivity whatsoever!

My first impression was that this is so like REZ. Still one of my¬†favourite¬†games of all time. The game play is simple and smooth. Just feel the groove and hit those beats on time. Kind of like one a finger Guitar Hero.¬†Packed with beautiful graphics and awesome music…ahem, groove makes it all in all a joy to play.

Groove Coaster Zero is available from the AppStore for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and is free to download. In-game coins that can be used for buying songs and upgrades will set you back a few bucks but you get loads of goodies from just progressing in the game so it’s not like the other bunch of get one track for free but the rest you have to pay for games out there.

I’ll be playing this for a long time ūüėÄ


  • Graphics: Stunning
  • Music: Awesome
  • Gameplay: Smooth
  • All in all: Highly addictive

Now go get Groove Coaster Zero from the AppStore!

And now for some eye candy;

Groove Coaster Zero start screen
Groove Coaster Zero start screen
Groove Coaster Zero menu screen
Groove Coaster Zero Menu Screen
Groove Coaster Zero game play
Groove Coaster Zero Game Play
Groove Coaster Zero game play
Groove Coaster Zero Game Play
Groove Coaster Zero game play
Groove Coaster Zero Game Play

DoDonPachi Saidaioujou coming to the Xbox 360

DoDonPachi SaidaioujouCave and MS Japan has announced that DoDonPachi¬†Saidaioujou will be ported to the Xbox 360 with a release sometime in the spring 2013. In addition new HD graphics the Xbox 360 version will feature a Novice mode as well as a new playable character – “Element Doll Extra D”

DoDonPachi Saidaioujou combines classic Cave style shmups with dress-up and was released to arcades earlier this year.

UPDATE: Announcement trailer now up on Youtube and Nico Nico

Source: Famitsu.com & Cave

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