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The New King of Dōjin Shmups

Jan/19/2017   By fran_friki

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Cambria Sword
$15.26 / 1,620 JPY | 150pt (10% back)
An epic shooter set in the future-past of giant creepy crawlies...
GameShooterEXEInc. MusicTrialComic Market 91
  • Release: Jan/17/2017
  • DL: 19

Cambria Sword is a meticulous work that brings us the best of a decade virtually lost. It follows a structure similar to the Treasure's works, with the boss rush as center, counting on enemy routines ranging from the classic to the rain of bullets (danmaku), and a little hitbox in our main character. Its resemblance to Bio-Hazard battle is remarkably visually, but in mechanics it goes far enough. The horizontal view is not only limited to side scroll, but also moves in all directions, creating great, long and difficult scenarios. Drinks from some Taito works (with a sofisticated shortcut system based on decisions, similar to G-Darius), also Tecnosoft in terms of varied weaponry (there are dozens of combinations), the progression platform in phases, with obstacles and traps, remembering at times to Thunder Force saga or Naious. Graphically it is spectacular, if a boss has to occupy the entire screen will do, as well as his attacks. The music is pure heavy-metal and brutal death, fast and frantic. It contains a significant number of bosses and hundreds of mechanics, desperado attacks and a myriad of original ideas, with years of work behind by a single person. It also has a reward system similar to Cho Ren Sha.

I only recommend it to people already familiar with horizontal shmups and have a long history with the genre (tons of hours), it is VERY, VERY difficult, it demands a lot of patience, precision and memorization. The "Sharp X68000 standards" are back; a domestic shmup with an unnatural longevity, surpassing any arcade. You will love it or you will hate it.

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Sounds Good

Jan/12/2017   By MelandraReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Copyright-free Original SE Vol.1 [Arm and Magic]
Bastet tail
$1.01 / 108 JPY | 10pt (10% back)
This is Vol.1 of original, copyright-free sound effect contents.
SoftwareMusicAudioInc. MusicTrial
  • Release: Aug/17/2010
  • DL: 21
  • (9)

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This is a set of around 35 copyright free sound FX that you can use in your own games. Sounds covered include whooshes, spell effects, ricochets, explosions, rattles and rumbles etc.

There is not too much to it than that. If you are interested in producing your own game, either using a scripted tool or from scratch, then these could be very useful to you and save some time.

All FX are in wav format and range from 1-15 seconds in duration. Some of them come in a variety of durations for use.

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A safe for work Slayers dojin

Jan/09/2017   By Czerwieniec-kun

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E Gap
$1.01 / 108 JPY | 10pt (10% back)
S*AYERS doujinshi, feat. Ri* and others.
  • Release: Oct/26/2006
  • DL: 10
  • (8)

Circle Ginmomodou/E-gap presents a non-hentai Slayers doujin, featuring the usual cast: Lina Inverse, Amelia Seryuum and so on. Thos dojin has about thirty (30) pages, and as the title and cover suggests, is about our heroes having some fun on he beach. As a non-hentai dojin, it is heavy on plot, with a lot of text to read. Any fan of classic Slayers dojin, should check this one out, and it is safe to read in public :)

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Pickup!Great buy!

Jan/05/2017   By HikiRinReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Fireworks With First Love Girlfriend [Ear Cleaning] [Fall Asleep]
$9.16 / 972 JPY | 90pt (10% back)
A pleasant audio date on a festival night with your childhood friend Natsumi.
SoftwareVoiceWAVInc. VoiceTrial
  • Release: Jul/21/2016
  • DL: 37
  • (18)

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I was expecting to blow out my ears with the fireworks sfx, but I was surprised by the quality of this work. The fireworks sfx are at a level where they are very enjoyable. They sound pretty awesome. The mimigaki portion is really enjoyable too. A good addition to any mimigaki collection.

The real dealmaker for this buy is the voice actress. By far of all the audio merch I buy Asami Yui has to be my favorite. The VA is the one who voiced most of Tomimi Retreat works so that added on to the reason I bought this. She has a soothing and amiable voice that makes the whole package really worth it.

This is my first buy from this group and I am really happy with it. If you like ASMRs and mimigaki I suggest buying this!

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Nice 3D rendered backgrounds

Dec/21/2016   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 3

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Minikle's Background CG Material Collection "Daily Life" part13
$20.35 / 2,160 JPY | 200pt (10% back)
10 + variant backgrounds. Stylish condos, interiors and exteriors, hallway and lobby.
  • Release: Nov/19/2016
  • DL: 24
  • (10)

Some backgrounds include day, night, afternoon, and dusk renders. The internal hallway for the apartments just has one render.

The outside render of the entire apartment building has renders with and without caution tape.

There are 10 unique backgrounds including the apartment building from outside, the apartment building hallway, a dining room with sitting area, a gender-neutral bedroom, a living room with TV, a bedroom with desk, an apartment hallway (inside the apartment), an entryway, a girl's bedroom, and a woman's bedroom.

The overall quality is good.

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Weird and strangely wonderful survival horror

Dec/20/2016   By H.DevilleReviewer Rank: 10

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English Ver.
Undead Syndrome: Episode 1
Mukago Software Development
$4.07 / 432 JPY | 40pt (10% back)
Face the darkness where creatures lurk. A hybrid exploration RPG + shooter.
GameRPGEXEInc. Music3DCGTrial
  • Release: Oct/17/2015
  • DL: 2

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The XBox 360 Indie Game Marketplace was a very strange place indeed, a place where you could find both hidden gems and utter trainwrecks. Or in the case of Mukago's Undead Syndrome, curiosities that demonstrate little flashes of brilliance within their technical limitations.

Undead Syndrome is a bizarre, surreal trip, and you'll get the feeling this wasn't necessarily by design. The grating sound effects and plastic character models suggest a game that was never properly finished, and yet somehow it works; somehow you find yourself thinking "yep, this is fine, this makes sense".

For all it's noise and weirdness, I kind of love it, and if you're okay with titles like Deadly Premonition, you might find something to like here, too.

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Nice game!

Dec/11/2016   By Soupywaffle

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Virus Crashers
Kanagawa Electrotechnics Laboratory
$1.01 / 108 JPY | 10pt (10% back)
VIrus Crashers is a nostalgic 8-bit indie game for single or local 2-player (controllers supported!), or online! 99 stages.
GameActionEXEInc. Music
  • Release: Jan/20/2014
  • DL: 23
  • (8)

Virus Crashers is A nicely well-done game to play casually on your own or with a friend.The main Premise of the game is to shoot some bugs(Virus) and popping them. This game features a nostalgic NES style that fits with the game play. Similar to bubble bobble that was originally on the NES. I found myself playing this game from time to time With a buddy. Pretty easy to pick up and play, Though I myself cant get all the way through 99 stages.

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Pickup!Good Deal! Great Content!

Dec/09/2016   By HikiRinReviewer Rank: Top 50

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The Rest House -Gojitsuya-
Tomimi Retreat
$3.05 / 324 JPY | 30pt (10% back)
Ear cleaning, meals and other relaxing holiday events with Hinata ~ CV: Yui Asami
SoftwareVoiceMP3Inc. VoiceTrial
  • Release: Nov/23/2016
  • DL: 76
  • (36)

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I usually don't like ASMRs because when I use them to sleep they are too loud to the point where the character voice is too low but the background sounds hurt. This one is perfect, especially the mimigaki track. Boy am I picky with my mimigaki. Most of what I have listened to in other mimigaki ASMRs are scratching wood on wood sounds which hurts my ears. This one's pretty soothing and the voice is very enjoyable. Not to mention it's only $3. That's a steal for near 3 hours of content. This is a good one to pick up. Heck, I suggest getting all the items under this group. All their stuff is pretty neat and affordable so supporting them means more stuff in the future!

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Nice backgrounds for visual novels or manga

Nov/29/2016   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 3

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Murakumo Copyright-Free CGs 01 - Neighborhood
$14.25 / 1,512 JPY | 140pt (10% back)
Excellent high-detail background art. BMP / 1280x960 / See details
SoftwareCG SetBMP
  • Release: Feb/11/2013
  • DL: 20

This package has 8 unique backgrounds. It contains a suburban crosswalk, a bakery store front (outside), a river running through the city, a fruit stand, a park / playground, a hospital with parking lot, a coffee shop / bakery (interior), and a shopping street with a hill in the background.

The files are delivered as .bmps and have day, night, raining, and dusk renders.

The overall quality is good. Some outside shots may look a little overexposed, but this could be adjusted with basic editing.

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Pickup!Underwater gem

Nov/27/2016   By Neon HenchmanReviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver.
Sacrifice Girl -The Curse of Demon Snake- +Mini illust collection package
$3.05 / 324 JPY | 30pt (10% back)
Underwater Horror Escape action game with illustration collection! Can she survive this cursed ocean area?
GameActionEXEInc. VoiceInc. MusicTrial
  • Release: Feb/06/2013
  • DL: 166
  • (35)

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An underwater exploration, action, and horror game, more preoccupied by its atmosphere.

The labyrinthine caves, despite having some intended order, as you need to find items to delve further into the depths, are very open and heavily encourage exploration. Furthermore, the level design is pretty nontraditional, which isn't a problem; the solutions of the many puzzles are very elaborate and clever, enemies actually pose quite a threat on numerous occasions, and as oxygen is a constant issue, the air pockets and save points are laid out so that you're often on your last breath. The game's pronounced difficulty and lack of support make every discoveries feel rewarding.

But perhaps its best asset is its atmosphere. Whether you're swimming in the gloomy depths or being chased by the Demon Snake, the game is oozing with a strong sense of tension, which is rarely done so well, making it more of a timeless gem.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and I'll be looking forward replaying it sometime in the future. The whole game can be played for free through the trial, but the Mini illustration set is a nice addition, and serves as another incentive to support the creator.

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