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Shooter, Arcade

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CAVE Interactive, Atlus, SPS, Falcom, HAMSTER

November 1, 1995, December 31, 1995, April 26, 1996, October 18, 1996, May 12, 2010

PlayStation, PlayStation 3, Sega Saturn, Arcade



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High Difficulty: The steep difficulty curve in DonPachi can be daunting for new players.

Content Gaps: Some areas of DonPachi feel underdeveloped or lacking in content.

Bugs and Glitches: Some players have reported bugs that can disrupt the DonPachi experience.

Why To Avoid

Beautiful World: Explore the stunning world of DonPachi, a visual treat for fans of Shooter.

Innovative Mechanics: DonPachi introduces new and innovative mechanics in the Shooter genre.

High Replay Value: DonPachi offers numerous reasons to replay, thanks to its Shooter elements.

Why To Play

DonPachi is a 1995 vertical manic shoot-'em-up originally in arcades and was the first game from the developer Cave. Settings are mainly woodland and enemies are military vehicles and robots, culminating in the final boss, a huge robotic bee. One of three weapon configurations is chosen at start and then leveled up through dropped power-ups. DonPachi was ported to the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation in 1996.



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