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Get Your Shmup Fix With .Decluster: Into The Bullet Hell

Have you been craving some fresh and exciting shmup goodness to entertain you on the go? Described as a visually abstract shmup with hyper music, .Decluster: Into The Bullet Hell is developer Masayuki Ito’s love-letter to the 2D shooter genre.

.decluster into the bullet hellA vertical shooter game, .Decluster centers around the basic mechanics of shooting, and dodging enemy bullets. Players are able to maneuver their ships easily, by sliding their finger anywhere on the screen, and can fire the ship’s homing laser with a simple tap. The homing laser is a powerful device that will lock onto the nearest enemy and annihilate them, but requires players to fill a special power gauge (on the left hand side of the screen) in order for it to be deployed. The quicker enemies are destroyed, the more items and bonuses there are to unlock. and using the homing laser will guarantee even more points. The incentive in collecting as many points as possible is an extra life, which players receive once they reach 3,000,000 points.  The game comes with three difficulty modes ranging from beginner to expert, catering to newcomers to the shmup realm as well as more hardcore fans.

.Decluster: Into The Bullet Hell is available now from the App Store for just $2.99, and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. For more information on the game, you can check out the official website here. Are you looking forward to evading a sensational storm of bullets? What is your highest score? Let us know in the comments!

 



A keen retrogamer who grew up playing classics like Prince of Persia, Aladdin, and Diddy Kong Racing, Katrina believes that digital games are not just fun, but a great way to learn. These days she enjoys studying Japanese language acquisition, and designing her own games.