Dodonpachi Resurrection: Deluxe - Xbox 360

Also known as: Dodonpachi Resurrection Deluxe Edition

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Dodonpachi Resurrection: Deluxe (Xbox 360)
Viewed: 2D Top-down, Vertical scrolling Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Cave Soft. Co.: Rising Star
Publishers: Rising Star (GB)
Released: 4 Nov 2011 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+
Connectivity: Live Online Enabled
Accessories: Headset


Cave is known throughout the land as the Japanese king of bullet hell shoot’em ups. This is proven by its hilariously hardcore track record. DoDonPachi Resurrection is the fifth game in the flagship DonPachi series, and after a successful stint on the iPhone has graced the Xbox 360 with its madcap screen-filling antics.

You can take control of three ships, each with its own special type and rate of fire. Other weapons at your disposal include a laser that knocks back any powerful beams fired at you from larger enemy ships, as well as a ‘hyper’ mode that allows you to shoot out a gigantic beam of death which can just about overcome any enemy. You’ll need to use this one often for bosses.

The Deluxe Edition comes with a remix soundtrack disc and two arrangements. Arrange A brings in gameplay elements of an earlier PS2 version, which pays tribute to prequel Dodonpachi Daioujou, giving you the ability to use hypers to slow down bullets and earn more points.

Arrange B is a unique twist on the original, and introduces AI that dynamically adjusts itself to how well you’re playing. If you’re playing badly, the amount of bullets will decrease and you’ll have an easier time getting through things. Play well, and bullets will fly all over the shop and enemies become harder to kill - but the scoring opportunities will be much greater.