This Shoot-em-up Was Developed In Canada, But You Probably Can’t Tell

By Ishaan . August 15, 2013 . 9:08am

Indie shoot-em-up Danmaku Unlimited 2 is out now on PC. Originally developed for iOS devices, the game is a vertical-scrolling shooter that hopes to replicate the Japanese shooting game genre, even though the game was developed in Vancouver. Here’s a look:



You can grab Danmaku Unlimited 2 for $5 from the game’s website. Additionally, a free demo of the game is available on the website, to. You can also vote for Danmaku Unlimited 2 on Steam Greenlight.

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  • Godmars

    Unless you know the character for maple syrup, don’cha know…

  • Warukyure

    Hmmmm I can’t tell. It doesn’t seem to be maple glazed ; ;

    • I was hoping the bullets would be hockey pucks…

      • J_Joestar

        I think they are, but the game has been “Americanized” so the pucks are highlighted to be easier to see.

    • TrevHead

      No the boss warning sign gives you words of encouragement in English while insulting you in French at the same time :p

      Warning Boss Approaching

      Best attitude for Gains!

      aller te pendre avec le câble du contrôleur!

  • a canadian shooter? sign me up

  • TrevHead

    I just voted for Nyu Media’s Tale of Alltynex shmup collection on Greenlight, I might aswell vote for this one too.

  • Jrpgfanatic

    The original was pretty good, but I was always a little turned off by how large the ship was on the screen. It seems like the game is just zoomed in a bit too far.

    As an aside… can I read an article mentioning Canada without other countries cracking wise about sterotypical stuff that isn’t even true for most of the country? Sweeping generalizations can be frustrating and hurtful yknow. :/

    • FetusZero

      Hmm.. these amuses me, actually, even though I’m Canadian.

      Anyway this aside, yes, the ship is rather big.. actually, everything is rather big in it. I’m still enjoying the game a lot though.

  • Göran Isacson

    Don’t know if I should buy this. Danmaku games are not good for my health, I obsess over getting perfect runs WAY too much for my own good and it never ends in anything but tears.

  • Go2hell66

    I bet the gameover screen says sorry when you die :p

  • DenjinJ

    DMU 1 was the best substitute I found on iOS for Touhou games, with the slower bullets, in various shapes, sizes and colours, and bosses using multiple distinct attack patterns, etc. After that, probably ISUD, for quick bursts – it’s somewhere between Touhou and rRootage. I also have Espgaluda 2 and Dodonpachi Resurrection, but while they’re good games, they’re just not comparable in style. Much more about bland-looking, fast-moving bullets.

  • Oniros

    Why isn’t this on Steam yet!

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