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Burning Angels

version: jp - year: 1990 - developer: naxat - publisher: naxat - format: pc engine, hucard - condition: mint - rarity: slight

Haircuts from the 1980s, babes in swimming suit, outer space...this game has it all :)


Bosses have lighting-fast attacks


Tons of parallax in this level


No, it's not a persian carpet but a boss


If you press Select when you get the ending message, Kid Dracula will show up!

Review - If spaceships and anime-babes with haircuts which seem to come straight out from the ‘80s sounds good, then you should seriously consider picking up Burning Angels for a spin!

It's a decent vertical shooter by Naxat which has good but not extraordinary audio-visuals and fun gameplay. It is actually a bit short (only 5 levels!) but it is pretty challenging as you only have one life. The life-bar allows the ship to take a number of hits and each time it does get hit, the weapons get downgraded. When not fully powered up, it is still possible to take on the alien-waves with relative ease as Burning Angels never puts you in a situation where enemies are excessively hard to kill and this makes gameplay fair.

Interestingly, some bosses look very much like the mini-turrets bosses found in Aleste and this certainly is a nice surprise for those of you who enjoy Compile's shmupping series.

In the end, this is not a very original game and it doesn't stand out particularly compared to other shooters except maybe for the excellent simultaneous 2-players mode.

Bottom line: to conclude, Naxat made a nice little shmup which is an excellent time killer for when you have a spare half-hour...6,5/10










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