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Square Enix has released another Taito shmup on the App Store, and as with pretty much all Square releases, we can't help but be aghast at the price. Given the source material, however, maybe $11 isn't that bad.Dariusburst Second Prologue is based on both the PSP Dariusburst and its arcade followup...

February 10th 2012 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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The term "Square Enix Tax" refers to the publisher's frequent tendency to price its games more than others on the same platform. Most of Square Enix's DS games retailed for $39.99, for example, and even the simplistic Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy carries a price of ¥6,090 ($79!) in Japan. Eve...

January 14th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Classic shmup news now, with Taito's Rayforce, the first entry in its series of vertical shmups starting with the word "Ray," coming to iOS. Japanese outlet Famitsu (via Andriasang) says the game is planned for the smaller iThings, like the iPhone and iPod Touch, and will launch on the App Store...

December 29th 2011 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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It's a Christmas miracle! Taito Claus has bestowed five new downloadable Groove Coaster songs upon all the good little vector dots and Invader icons of the world -- including a techno-y Christmas tune. We're not going to be listening for the tapping of reindeer feet this Christmas because...

December 19th 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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We really, really want to like Square Enix's new iNVADERCADE. The iPad arcade cabinet peripheral is basically the same idea as the iCade, but modeled after a vintage Space Invaders cabinet. It allows you to play (supported) iOS games using a real joystick and button, includes speakers and a head...

September 22nd 2011 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Sure, Taito is a veritable grandfather of the arcade world, but ¥15,800 ($209) for a nostalgic iPad Space Invaders box with one lonely einzelkind fire button? Atari also has some standing in this business and its worthy alternative costs just $60, while even the genre-founding iCade now seems...

September 16th 2011 at 9:51pm 0 Comments
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First ThinkGeek's iCade went from joke concept to real product, then Atari introduced its own iPad gaming controller. Now Taito, maker of legendary video game Space Invaders, is joining the fray with the InvaderCade. GameSetWatch reports the cabinet has only a single button and a ball-top joystic...

September 14th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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After engagements on iOS, PSN, and XBLA, the techno-trippy, genetics-themed shmup Space Invaders Infinity Gene is mutating into an Android game. The shooter will be available for purchase tomorrow on the Android Market for $5. If you're an Android adherent, and at all interested in the idea of a...

September 6th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Not even a week before the release of Elevator Action Deluxe, Square Enix sent out the first trailer for the PS3 update. Between the exaggerated art style, the Cowboy Bebop-style intro, and the inexplicably dancing enemies, this just looks like fun. Well, it looks like those things and the classi...

August 26th 2011 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Taito is keeping fairly close to the source material in Elevator Action Deluxe, in a Bionic Commando Rearmed sort of way. The PSN game is essentially an HD update with the original side-view gameplay and the familiar rows-of-doors stage layout. Additions to the formula include new weapons, occas...

August 18th 2011 at 10:25am 0 Comments
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Square Enix has officially acknowledged the existence of Elevator Action Deluxe, a game first mentioned in an Australian rating. The teaser site for the game shows Japanese, American, and European ratings, suggesting a worldwide release, and PS3 and PSN logos, suggesting platform exclusivity. Un...

August 15th 2011 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Groove Coaster is a new rhythm game from the creator of the popular iOS title Space Invaders Infinity Gene, and it too is earning lots of accolades as a beautiful and addictive title. It starts out simply enough: just tap on the screen in time with the music as your little character follows a l...

August 8th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments