Taito’s Rayforce blasts its way onto the iPhone
Rayforce, the classic arcade and Sega Saturn shmup game from taito, will be making its grand return onto the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The iPhone has become a hotbed for shmups, with Cave showing that the smartphone wonder can actually handle shmups very well, with Dodonpachi Resurrection and Deathsmiles showing how it’s done. Now Taito will attempt to prove that one of their shmup gems, Rayforce, will be just as playable and addictive as it was in the arcades back in 1993.
With this being an iPhone app, it won’t just be a simple port as it will come with, according to the press release: “Specially Enhanced for iPhone with Customizable Options and Game Center Support! RAYFORCE includes a variety of features intended to provide the most optimized iPhone experience possible. Intuitive smartphone controls allow players to guide their X-LAY fighter with simple sliding gestures and a number of customization options have been included, allowing players to change the game to best suit their individual play styles. Purists may choose to view the game with its original arcade aspect ratio, while others may enjoy the game in the full-screen zoomed mode. Manual weapon controls are available for experienced shooting fans, but automatic firing has also been provided for those preferring a button-free experience. Finally, Game Center support with stage-specific global rankings and a wide variety of challenging achievements complete the iPhone experience.”
If Rayforce proves to be a success we may see it’s sequels Raystorm and Raycrisis in the future. Rayforce is available now from the app store for £7.99. You can check out the screenshots and trailer below.