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Pickup!A fun little $4 shooter


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Hatsune Integral
$3.00 / 324 JPY
M*ku Hatsune rages across the country with a one-handed uzi! Cute, fun action platformer game.
  • Release: Dec/16/2010
  • DL: 5

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A simple little game in which everyone's favorite V*caloid trades music for pumping lead into cute cartoony characters in an effort to cover all of Japan with leeks. (A noble quest if ever there was one.) Jump around, shoot, and get to the exit of the level.

An upgrade mechanic is present, where you take the coins earned by shooting enemies and buy a quicker firing rate, more health, or more bullets per clip. (Essential for the two bosses.)

It's quite a short game, and very forgiving (death just means you restart the level), particularly if you attack the birds on the third level (northern Kyushu) over and over again to get tons of cash for upgrades.

There's a few annoying bugs if you go exploring a bit more than the developer intended (with some dedication and wall-jumping I found myself outside a level with no way in but to quit and restart) but only on a few levels. The auto-save feature alleviates the pain of that mistake fairly well, letting you quit and not lose much progress.

To summarize: Four bucks for an hour of cute retro platforming fun. Worth it? Depends on your opinion of four bucks, I guess. There's definitely free Flash games out there that tread similar ground, including ones that do it better, but what can I say? I'm a sucker for a cute, silly game.

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Pickup!Rouza Musou a fun little game


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Rouza Musou
Zer0 frame
$3.00 / 324 JPY
This is a horizontal scrolling action game using flash.
GameActionHTML + FlashInc. Music
  • Release: Nov/28/2009
  • DL: 11

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So, first thing.... Nothing sexy about this game, unless the outfits the characters wear do it for you. This is all about good ol' fashioned violence and making things explode in a burst of blood and squishy noises (or bleats...).

I played through the free demo of this game from the author's site, and it was good enough to convince me to sign up and buy the full version. It's a really enjoyable little game, with the ranking systems providing a bit of replayability. The download's inclusion of the MIDI and MP3 files used in the game was a nice little bonus.

If you have no particular fondness for the series the game is based on, then there's a lot of generic Flash games out there you could play that substitute load-screen advertising for cost. But for fans, it's a nice (and cute) little homage to a memorable scene. (And loads right away instead of making you sit through an ad like said advertising-based games.)

Conclusion: Play the demo, decide if twice as much gameplay and several more bosses is worth it. It's nothing fancy but what do you want for the cost equivalent of two small plastic toys from a vending machine? A better value than a lot of things at the same price.

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