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Incandenza

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Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« on: July 17, 2010, 06:59:58 PM »
Ahh the wonders of the internet.  After watching a YouTube video of some Cave games, I managed to spend the entire afternoon absorbed in all these Cave shooters.  What a fascinating gaming subculture.

My question involves where to find these.  Are any of the games available on PS3 or the Playstation Network?  My 360 red-ringed last year and I never looked back. 

ANyways, any assistance is greatly appreciated.  What a unique find!

pete

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010, 07:09:38 PM »
Nothing on PS3 PSN.

Xbox 360:

Dodonpachi Dai Ou Jou (Jap Xbox 360 only)
Ketsui (Jap only)
Espgaluda 2 (Region free SE edition)
Mushihimesama Futari (Region free)
Deathsmiles (Jap and US)
Deathsmiles 2 (Jap only)

Buy on Ebay.

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010, 07:14:46 PM »
Eek!  :(

Thanks for the prompt and factual response!

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 07:26:57 PM »
PS1 DonPachi and Dodonpachi are available on the JPN PSN IIRC.

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 07:40:29 PM »
A Japanese 360 is worth owning for the CAVE titles alone. Unless your are some sort of tech elitist that consider hating Microsoft more fun than playing awesome games.  :laugh:

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 11:46:06 PM »
Is your name actually Incandenza or is that an Infinite Jest reference (my favorite book)?   :righton: 

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2010, 06:06:38 AM »
It is an Infinite Jest reference!  In all my years of forum-ing, no one has ever caught it!  I am creepily obsessed with IJ and DFW.  What about yourself?

Also, I forgot to mention that I have a Wii.  Anything on the Wii/virtual console? 


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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2010, 11:34:08 AM »
Also, I forgot to mention that I have a Wii.  Anything on the Wii/virtual console? 

Nothing on the Wii. There's Ketsui Death Label (it's boss-rush only) for NDS, though.

You could always get started with older titles like Progear no Arashi or DoDonPachi, they're available for MAME.

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2010, 11:47:56 AM »
Ahh, good to know.  Thanks for the tips and flame-less replies!

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2010, 01:45:11 AM »
It is an Infinite Jest reference!  In all my years of forum-ing, no one has ever caught it!  I am creepily obsessed with IJ and DFW.  What about yourself?

Love the book.  The first time I read it it blew me away.  I'm actually reading The Broom of the System at the moment.

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2010, 01:08:14 PM »
there's also a couple of games available on the ps2

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2010, 01:58:45 PM »
All the Cave games that are available for consoles at a glance:

PSN:
Donpachi
DoDonPachi

360:
Death Smiles (+Mega Black Label as DLC)
Death Smiles IIX
Ketsui
DoDonPachi Daioujou Black Label
Mushihimesama Futari (+Black Label as DLC)
ESPGaluda II
Guwange (soon to be released as an XBLA game)

iPhone:
ESPGaluda II

PS2:
DoDonPachi Daioujou
Mushihimesama
ESPGaluda
Ibara

PS1:
DonPachi
DoDonPachi

SAT:
DonPachi
DoDonPachi
Steep Slope Sliders
Delisoba Deluxe  =D
東亜プラン4ライフ

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2010, 05:38:45 PM »
Ave, thanks for the wonderful list!  Am seriously considering a Japanese 360 now. 

I also noticed those two titles available on the PSN (found them on the wiki!), but I can't seem to find them anywhere on the actual PSN itself.  Do you know if they're only available on the Japanese PSN or something?

Also, why do you think bullet hell games have a much stronger cultural pull in Japan over the US?  Why do you all like them? (Just curiosity! They look completely fucking awesome!)


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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2010, 06:52:28 PM »
Why do you all like them? (Just curiosity! They look completely fucking awesome!)

They are completely fucking awesome!  :laugh: You can enjoy them on so many levels;

  • They are stunning to look at, they are fun to play immediately
  • CAVE have a winning concept with their basic gameplay control mechanics, A=focus shot, B=bomb, C=full auto
  • If you have put ANY time into a previous effort, you can play a brand new CAVE release and get into it pretty damn fast without worrying about scoring
  • If you're a hardcore fan, you'll know how the scoring works already as you've probably read up on it here or some other shmup forum
  • You will rarely feel underwhelmed, but if you do, just learn to score better


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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2010, 11:35:04 PM »
I also noticed those two titles available on the PSN (found them on the wiki!), but I can't seem to find them anywhere on the actual PSN itself.  Do you know if they're only available on the Japanese PSN or something?

Hit it on the nose.

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Re: Absolute neophyte. Where can I find these games?
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2010, 12:35:13 AM »
All of the Japanese Xbox 360 shmups are awesome(except for Deathsmiles II IMHO).

DoDonPachi DOJ has horrible load times, although they're supposed to have a patch out for it. Whether we actually see it or not remains to be seen.

Make sure you get a better pad(Hori EX Pad) or a stick for them, since that 360 pad sucks.

If you don't have the scratch, a U.S. 360 will play 3 of them, and they're all awesome. But you'll be missing out on Ketsui, and DOJ. And Ketusi in particular is awesome.