A gothic-themed horizontally scrolling shoot ’em up from bullet hell masters Cave, Deathsmiles is one of the developer’s more accessible works, featuring beautiful art, pretty girls and a rockin’ soundtrack.

Developer: Cave
Publisher: Degica
Available on: Windows PC, Xbox 360

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Shmup Essentials: Deathsmiles - Although it’s been rather quiet for a while, the Japanese company Cave has long been known as one of the best developers of modern shoot ’em ups out there. With most of their titles falling into the danmaku (“bullet hell”) subgenre, their titles have a reputation for being challenging and punishing but highly polished, combining solid … Continue reading Shmup Essentials: Deathsmiles



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