- UFO Interactive Games Producer Andrew Wang
posted up a video today on how to Shmup: Mamorukun Curse from the makers of Ikaruga below.
To quote: Mamorukun Curse! was originally developed by G.rev
, the co-developers with Treasure Co. Ltd.
on games such as Ikaruga
and Gradius V
The rush I got when I first started to understand the ammo-absorbing mechanic in Ikaruga was nothing short of exhilarating, as I'm sure many of you experienced the same!
A great shmup (shoot-em-up) will usually have one or two defining mechanics that makes it stand up way above the rest. For Mamorukun Curse!, that mechanic is the Curse Bullet.
The Curse Bullet is the key to surviving the game's toughest fights, but can also be the double-edged sword that causes the player's downfall. Specifically, the "Curse Bullet" will make a Cursed zone that weakens enemies' defenses but at the same time boosting their shooting pattern.
When defeated, a Cursed enemy gives off the highest amount of candy, Mamorukun Curse!'s collectible items for score, than when defeated normally.