Bombs, however, are worth much less, and Akai Katana may be Cave’s most lenient and forgiving bomb system yet. These sets act as both pre-configured settings and customizable “quick-settings”, effectively allowing users to “store” multiple training mode configurations for easier access and use. This is known as “Attack Mode”. In 2008, Cave released DoDonPachi Dai-Fukkatsu into Japanese arcades. Swallowing their bitters tears, the pilots of these ships swore victory against the Empire. The shield can repel enemy bullets, lasers, and anything else that would otherwise damage the plane. For Akai Katana on the Xbox 360, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Character/Story Trivia". There is an Xbox 360 port, titled Akai Katana Shin. Performing the A+C recharge trick on a boss, for example, the boss will spew out large amounts of energy items, and cause the player’s score to skyrocket. Tapping the Shot button, or pressing no buttons at all will put the plane in Defense Mode. The Longer and more enemies the Katanas are on, the more points they generate as well. Pulling enemy bullets into the field can create a chain reaction that destroys even more bullets, which in turn, cause even more bullets to be destroyed. This means that players can get HIT counts in the thousands, but it resets back to zero once they exit Phantom Mode (unlike in White/Red Mode, where the counter did not reset). The default length is just fine, although players will be required to perform some expert energy regeneration techniques to keep up. Destroying enemies with the Guiding Cannon will wrap them in an explosive field that destroys any bullets that touch it. Now the characters are typed in Latin alphabet as usual, apart from the exceptions below. Shion Kobayakawa. Players cannot start from the midpoint or right before the boss, nor can they adjust what their score is, if they are in a combo, etc. Age 18 Zodiac: Ren (Fire, Yin)  Botan has taken the life of her brother as dictated by the soul ceremony. In the top left corner of the screen, there is a picture of the current pilot, along with a segmented gold bar on the left and a green bar on the right, with a few B icons underneath it. Her dream was to travel around a world free of conflict. In addition to a forced exit, the player will not get any of the gold score items that were in orbit around the player while they were in Phantom Mode if they get hit. Akai Katana is a Bullet Hell Shoot'Em Up by CAVE. Breakdown You as the player will play both "Slash mode" and "Origin mode" to obtain your achievements. To be specific, this release included three gameplay modes: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu for the Japanese release; and Origin, Slash, and Climax for the American/PAL release. Akai Katana (赤い刀, Red Katana) is a bullet hell shooter video game developed by Cave that was released on August 20, 2010 in arcades.A video game console port, Akai Katana Shin (赤い刀 真), was released on the Xbox 360 on May 26, 2011 in Japan. Holding the A button down causes the player’s option to behave in a special way (depends on ship) and causes the player’s ship to maneuver at a slower pace. Akai Katana (2010) is a Bullet Hell Shoot 'em Up by Cave.It is Cave's third Horizontal Scrolling Shooter and revisits the concept of the pilot and gunner being different characters, such as in Progear and Ketsui.Programming was done by S. Yagawa of 8ing/Raizing fame. The ship’s Shot strength also decreases when the A button is held, but the option’s Shot strength is increased while in Attack Mode. Energy and gold items come in small, medium, and large sizes, with the ability to “evolve” the smaller sizes into larger ones. Cave missed a great opportunity to either include those in the Xbox 360 release or as additional DLC. By “riding” a Katana, they can easily get the large score items at point-blank range. Like most Cave Xbox 360 releases, the game featured updated, higher resolution graphics, online leaderboards, local and online replay saving and viewing, extra gameplay modes, training modes, and novice modes. Keep in mind that these bullets are still active, and will kill the player if they come into contact with them. Releasing the Shot button and returning to Defense Mode will allow the items to be collected. Essentially, players will build up a rhythm as to going into Phantom Mode and canceling that can become quite fun. Akai Katana was directed by Shinobu Yagawa, a former employee of Raizing, and creator of cult classics such as Summer Carnival ’92: Recca , Battle Garegga, and Armed Police Batrider. CU offers 5 ways to follow us so your news feed will never lack new art and inspiration. The biggest scoring change is that energy items can now be banked for score. In July 2012, Cave released Akai Katana Shin for the Japanese-only NESiCAxLive arcade game delivery system. Killed by her co-pilot Tsubaki, she offered her soul to a Blood Katana. There is an Xbox 360 port, titled Akai Katana Shin. While in Phantom Mode, the gold items will automatically orbit around the phantom, and while they are doing this, they will eventually evolve into a large gold item. It is Cave's third Horizontal Scrolling Shooter and revisits the concept of the pilot and gunner being different characters, such as in Progear and Ketsui. The ship enters a Ninja mode when meter is filled changing its two shot types into an offensive or defense mode where it will either shoot powerful shots or deflect incoming attacks. Climax Mode is really fun, it’s like Origin but without limits. So it is very important to pick these up at point blank whenever possible. Akai Katana Facebook Like Button Game Rating: E10 (Everyone 10+) Blood; Fantasy Violence; Mild Language; The Games on Demand version supports English. To fire the Steel Orbs, simply go into Attack Mode while in Phantom Mode. Akai Katana is a Bullet Hell Shoot'Em Up by CAVE. When finished customizing, players need to hit Save & Return in order to have the settings save. Using a bomb doesn’t break the current HIT chain like DoDonPachi games, or even diminish it like in Mushihimesama Futari. Music was composed by the late Ryu Umemoto. Taking a hit in Phantom Mode now reduces energy, rather than instantly canceling the summon. In Slash, the small gold items are 100 + the hit counter value, medium items are worth 1,000 + hit counter and large items are worth 10,000 + hit counter. It was this power that the Emperor Basho used to protect and expand the reach of his small country. Immediately picking up the score bonuses left behind by the Katanas are worth three times their base value. Be wary of the combo timer. Just as the Empire had done, Kikyou’s battalion would create their own Blood Katanas. Collecting a bomb item clears all bullets onscreen. In general, the easiest way to get energy items is to place and hold the option on top of enemies and use and hold down the A and C buttons. Note that there is no Novice mode for Climax. Always kill the bosses with Katanas whenever possible, including the individual phases of a boss. Although at high levels, the timer really doesn’t become a factor, it is important to remember that the combo chain will break if the player does not collect any gold score items within a certain period of time. 3. Jul 2, 2014 - View an image titled 'Kikyou Saionji Art' in our Akai Katana art gallery featuring official character designs, concept art, and promo pictures. There are three ways to create Steel Orbs, but only two of them can be used in both Fighter and Phantom Modes: destroying an enemy while in Defense Mode, or attack an enemy point-blank with the Shot. Akai Katana is a horizontal bullet hell game which is similar to Deathsmiles. Because of this, the Phantom Mode Attack Mode is very strong when it comes to attack power and destroying enemies, but the mode does have its share of weaknesses. Although it is possible to play Akai Katana purely for survival, players will have a much easier, and more enjoyable time if they even attempt to play for score. Akai Katana. There are two commonly seen items: the blue energy orb, and the gold score items. She chose to give up her life to become a phantom. Players also need to set these options for each game individually. Everything they touch or destroy will generate humongous gold score items, and lots of them. Players can only hold a maximum of 16 Katana items at once. Climax is very similar to Origin, but has a few important changes between the two. The game shoots a large number of bullets at the player at any given time, in very hard to dodge patterns. Katanas travel fast in a straight line, and slowly pierce through anything they encounter. The game itself is exactly the same as Slash / Shin. Otherwise, getting hit by a laser reduces a small amount of life a player has, lose too much, and they essentially lose an entire life. There are also two new weapon systems in Slash: the Steel Orb and Katana systems. Some innovation comes from combination, “mashups” as they are fondly known in the Tech start-up world. These bullets will target the player and eventually orbit around the phantom like other bullets / items. But for the players that do, the game is quite enjoyable, partially because of its simple scoring system. The rebels denounced the existing order and staged a revolt. Programming was done by S. Yagawa of 8ing/Raizing fame. Katana items only appear when enemies are destroyed by the laser in Phantom Mode. Defeating a boss in Phantom Mode causes any lasers on-screen to turn into large point items, and any bullets into small ones. This is an easy way to quickly evolve the gold score items, as they will be constantly scraping against the suicide bullets, causing them to become large items very quickly. Think of it as a multi-slot Neo Geo MVS arcade machine for the modern age. Age: 16 Zodiac: Xin (Metal, Yin) Suzuran fights alongside the Gekka battalion to stop her brother Aogiri, who has been consumed with the madness and used as a pawn by the Empire in their advances. This will be a full, boxed, retail release. Destroying enemies in Fighter Mode can create energy items. Under the stage select option, is a mysterious “SOLO” and “CONT” option. Although there are six main characters in Akai Katana… three of them are actually dead and have become “Guardians” for the remaining three characters, each of whom is tied to a specific airplane. Akai Katana Anime Wallpaper; Akai Katana HD Wallpaper; Akai Katana Android & iPhone Wallpaper; Characters. Feb 18, 2014 - View an image titled 'Basho Art' in our Akai Katana art gallery featuring official character designs, concept art, and promo pictures. Once the player has enough energy, pressing the D button will allow them to summon their phantom, and transform into Phantom Mode. The “B” icons underneath the player’s Life Gauge represents the number of bomb items the player has. Because of the increase in amount of bullets, players can play more aggressively overall. in アイスクリーム, aisukuriimu, ice-cream), is entered by pressing the + key in the number row of your keyboard. 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