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Nice game with simple polarity system

Nov/05/2012   By FetusZeroReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Reverse * Twinkle
Desunoya
$9.54 / 1,080JPY
A free-movement side-scrolling B&W shooting game. Two player co-op!
Inc. MusicTrial
  • Release: Mar/11/2012
  • Purchased: 2x
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For those who are familiar with it, Reverse Twinkle has a polarity system and plays like a top view shooter/platformer. The polarity system, while simple, adds a nice change as there are bullets you can't absorb no matter the color you choose.

For those who are unfamiliar with the polarity system in such games, here's a brief explanation: The bullets as well as your own character switches between two different colors, in this instance, red and white. When your character is white, it will shoot white bullets as well as absorb the white enemy bullets. While in one color, you can only take damage from the opposite color and in turn, you also deal more damage to enemies of the opposite color.

The art in Reverse Twinkle is surprisingly good, such I did not expect from this game as it seems to have fallen quite below the radar. The gameplay itself is decent. Your character will shoot in the direction you are facing, which requires a bit of a learning curve, but you can, with the press of a button, lock towards a certain direction, which also slows your movement down. At any time during play you can switch between two characters, each of which have different speed movement and different attack patterns, which definitely enhances gameplay as one can switch out depending on the current situation.

The game also supports co-op play. I haven't had a chance to actually try it out, but it still is a nice addition and the controls for both players can be customized.

Overall, it's a nice game that didn't seem to get much attention. I definitely recommend it if you don't mind the cute graphics (I know some people think there's too many out there) and are looking for something a bit different, all while remaining simplistic. I highly recommend using a gamepad for this one as well. I usually play solely with my keyboard, but a gamepad definitely helps in Reverse Twinkle. One thing to note, I have yet to be able to make the 'replay' function work.

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Good shmup

Oct/15/2012   By FetusZeroReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Another Apocalypse
Mercenary
$5.72 / 648JPY
Play as your choice of carefree, innocent or all-powerful apocalypso. Splendidly annihilate all those who oppose you.
Inc. MusicTrial
  • Release: Apr/09/2011
  • Purchased: 7x
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In a world where there literally is a sea of shmups available to the fans, why would we pick up Another Apocalypse, especially since it seemed to have went under the radar? Because it is a simple game, has good music, nicely drawn scenes (albeit not animated) and overall is a satisfying game. And for those out there who may enjoy it, the main character is also cute.

The one drawback for some veterans is that the game doesn't come with much of scoring mechanic. You just shoot at enemies and avoid dying, grazing bullets as you may please and thus your score increases. I know that for many people, a hefty scoring mechanic is a must, but they won't find such a thing in AA. If you are, like me, someone who enjoys shmups purely for the fun of it and for the survival, then this guy should satisfy you and be a good addition to your library.

To top it off, physical copies are becoming hard to find, coupled with the low price offered here, it makes this an easy and worthy purchase.

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Pickup!Great backgrounds as expected.

Oct/01/2012   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 3

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Copyright-free background CG set vol.18
QQQnoQnoQ
$16.21 / 1,836JPY
A set of copyright-free material which can be used for novel games, adventure games, etc.
  • Release: Oct/01/2010
  • Purchased: 24x
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KyuKyuKyunoQnoQ does it again!

These backgrounds look a little older and slightly flatter than their others, but they are still great for your visual novel game.

The set includes a bedroom with vanity, a bedroom showing a desk / homework area, a Japanese sitting room, a chain convenient store, a mom and pop convenient store, a kitchen, and a tea shop or restaurant or something.

All of the scenes come with day and night renders.

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Pickup!Great selection of woodwinds

Sep/26/2012   By CJReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Journey
Natural Wings
$9.54 / 1,080JPY
Earthy and tribal pop rhythms played on whistle, recorder, harmonica.
Inc. MusicTrial
  • Release: Aug/01/2012
  • Purchased: 2x
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Upbeat, mid-tempo tunes featuring a lot of woodwinds, with some light percussion in the background. I enjoy listening to this while driving or cooking, or any task where you want something to listen to, but not something too distracting. There are no vocals on any of the tracks; it's a purely instrumental album.
If you are a fan of woodwinds or instrumental songs in general, or you're just looking for some light music that isn't too slow or too fast, I'd definitely recommend Journey.

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Pickup!High Quality Backgrounds!

Sep/26/2012   By EvilEaglesReviewer Rank: 10

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Copyright-free background CG set vol.23
QQQnoQnoQ
$14.31 / 1,620JPY
School, apartment, shop interior, etc. All have variations of daytime, dusk and night.
  • Release: Feb/15/2011
  • Purchased: 38x
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The backgrounds included in the pack are all of very high quality with great amount of details. Also, every background has different varieties (day, night, sunset, sundown) and are available in three different resolutions as well. This is indeed the work of professional background artists. I am completely satisfied with this purchase and will be purchasing more backgrounds from this circle in case any needs arise. My only suggestion is that, maybe the circle could recompile a big pack for purchases in bulk to allow buyers to get some discount for buying all of them.

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Nice

Sep/12/2012   By BenqReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Comic background material set Vol. 1
Maitake
$4.77 / 540JPY
10 images for background and 5 bonus images.
  • Release: May/10/2009
  • Purchased: 11x
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This is a great pack of very well drawn backgrounds to use in whatever kind of game you create, though they are probably best for the visual novel kind (it's what I am going to use them for!) I hope this artist makes another pack of cg backgrounds like this as he or she obviously has a great deal of talent and it would be really useful for people like me who lack the ability to draw such beautiful backgrounds

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Beautiful!

Sep/12/2012   By BenqReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Til Feb. 4, noon (JST)
Standing postures for game creation Vol.8 - Big Sister
Blue Forest
$4.00 $6.6740% OFF / 453JPY756JPY
This is a collection of raw imagery for use in game creation. For older sister.
Trial
UniformSwimwearGym ShortsSisterBig Breasts
  • Release: Jan/09/2009
  • Purchased: 40x
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This pack of cute sister type characters is perfect for anybody who has need of these kind of sprites for a visual novel type game and they are awesomely easy to edit and make your own which is important to a lot of people, Blue Forest does so many great packs so I suggest that you buy them all if you can afford it, they will make your game looking really professional without the need of all the hard work! Buy now!

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Great collection.

Sep/12/2012   By BenqReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Til Feb. 4, noon (JST)
Standing postures for game creation Vol. 14 - Male Heroes
Blue Forest
$3.42 $5.7240% OFF / 388JPY648JPY
This is a collection of imagery for your copyright-free creative use. For all ages.
Student
  • Release: Mar/18/2011
  • Purchased: 38x
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This pack of male heroes is absolutely amazing for anyone who has need of these kind of sprites for a visual novel type game and they are awesomely easy to edit and make your own which is important to a lot of people, Blue Forest does so many great packs so I suggest that you buy them all if you can afford it, they will make your game looking really professional without the need of all the hard work! Buy now!

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Great Pack

Sep/11/2012   By BenqReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Til Feb. 4, noon (JST)
Standing postures for game creation Vol.5
Blue Forest
$4.00 $6.6740% OFF / 453JPY756JPY
This is a collection of raw imagery for use in game creation.
GlassesUniformSwimwear
  • Release: Oct/08/2008
  • Purchased: 22x
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This pack of male characters is perfect for anybody who has need of these kind of sprites for a visual novel type game and they are awesomely easy to edit and make your own which is important to a lot of people, Blue Forest does so many great packs so I suggest that you buy them all if you can afford it, they will make your game looking really professional without the need of all the hard work! Buy now!

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Another excellent background pack.

Sep/11/2012   By BenqReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Copyright-free background CG set vol.19
QQQnoQnoQ
$17.17 / 1,944JPY
A set of copyright-free material which can be used for novel games, adventure games, etc.
  • Release: Oct/25/2010
  • Purchased: 18x
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I've bought several of QQQnoQnoQ background collections from this website now and as usual they are absolutely fantastic, really wonderful artwork that looks like a huge amount of effort was put into it, I'll be using this in my future creations along with all his other works.

If you are going to make a Visual Novel, Dating Sim or any other game in that kind of style then I suggest you buy all these collections!

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