In the Bangai-O games, players have to fly through a myriad of missiles and bullets. By holding one of the triggers, you can reflect shots within a narrow circle near Bangai-O. If you wait for more missiles to close in you can do more damage, but this also puts Bangai-O in danger. The maximum number of projectiles you can send flying back is 1,000, enough to create an Itano Circus, but Treasure’s game can display way more than that.

 

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How many missiles and projectiles can Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury display simultaneously on the Xbox 360? "About 5,000," answered Mitsuru Yaida, Director of Bangai-O HD at Treasure.

 

Aside from the number of missiles, another difference between Bangai-O Spirits for the Nintendo DS and Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is you cannot choose what weapons you start the level with; weapons are assigned in the Xbox Live Arcade game. I asked Yaida why the team made the change. "We wanted to emphasize more on the map solving aspect," Yaida replied.

 

Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury will be available worldwide on May 4. Check back because we’ll have more from Treasure before the game launches on Xbox Live Arcade.

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