DoDonPachi Maximum

Speaking for ourselves, we love DoDonPachi Maximum (see our review)—it’s fast, it has great graphics, it’s challenging as hell and we love the ‘Presented by…Cave!” at the beginning.

Having said that, let’s focus on the “challenging as hell” part. Yes, the game is hard and even overwhelming for some. For old school ‘shoot ‘em up’ fans, it’s great. For casual gamers though, it’s just often too hard.

The good news is the folks behind the popular title, that’d be the aforementioned Cave, have a big Windows Phone update in the works that will practically re-invent the game for many of you.

DoDonPachi MaximumIn short, it’s going to get easier—or rather, there will be an easy mode, to lighten things up. Here are the changes that are coming, translated for us by reader sacra:

NEW Easy Mode

  • First, drastically cut enemy's bullet variety. They received much feedback (especially from overseas) about this point. Now using circle bullets and needle bullets frequently with easily seen trajectories.
  • Second, fix the enemy's position. They changed positions of enemies that are making surprise attacks or attacking in a low position, to destroy or avoid them easily.
  • Third, easy to see the enemy's attack. Now it's easy to find routes to avoid difficult barrage like the 'boss'.

You can even seen the new screenshot to the right that shows off the new design.

Personally, we’re psyched. DoDonPachi Maximum is already a great game but we’re happy to see it become more accessible to many more gamers out there with this update.

No word on timing but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear something. In the meantime, take it for a trial run or pick it up for $4.99 here in the Windows Phone Store.

Source: Cave Blog; Thanks, sacra, for the tip

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