Ether Vapor Remaster is a cinematic 3D arcade shooter and visual treat from developer Edelweiss.
User reviews: Very Positive (185 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 27, 2012

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"High action shmup with cinematic flair, Ether feels like it belongs with the best shmups of the Dreamcast era in style and graphics. "

About This Game

All hope seems to be lost for the country of Lydia in their war against Caldea, which has a huge advantage in numbers and technology. Into the midst of this war flies an unknown pilot in a prototype fighter... His agenda and the secret to the his awesome firepower will be revealed as he takes on overwhelming numbers of enemy fighters and massive bosses to reach his final objective.

Ether Vapor Remaster is a cinematic 3D arcade shooter and visual treat from developer Edelweiss. Explosions, lasers, ships and backgrounds are breathtakingly rendered. The dynamic camera uses vertical, horizontal and cinematic chase cam views to switch up the action and highlight the drama. Use multi-lock-on to shoot tens of missiles at a time and even blow up an entire battleship in the challenging Bonus Zones.

Key Features:

  • Gorgeous 3D graphics, supporting up to 1600 x 1200 resolution and anaglyph 3D mode
  • Dynamic camera provides vertical, horizontal and cinematic chase gameplay
  • Destroy the enemies with Gatling, Winder and Lock-On weapons, each with a unique & powerful Charged Shot
  • Cinematic Bonus Zones with Multi-Lock-On mode
  • Online leaderboards

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Pentium4 3.0GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:VGA with DirectX9 or later 3D functionality
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectSound compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Pentium4 3.0GHz or better
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:VGA with DirectX9 or later 3D functionality
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectSound compatible
Helpful customer reviews
53 of 60 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
For me it is one of the best shooter games I have ever played. Unlike many other shooters, Ether Vapor switches between several different perspectives. There are no power ups. Your ship is equipped with three primary weapons at start, each of them is good for different occasion. While there are only perhaps a dozen different enemy models, some effort has been put into unique enemy designs. Lets talk about Explosions, they look very nice and the curving homing lasers that many ships in the game fire are worth see. There has been a lot of attention to detail. Enemies produce vapor trails and bullets release a shower of particles when hitting target. There is lot of going on and many boss fights included too. Quick view on the controls in the menu, yes it's terrible but you get used to it. The game was originally released only through Japanese doujin channels in 2007 and it was released again in 2011 as remaster version. Ether Vapor is a solid shooter with a lot going for it. Its production values are really high compared to a lot of doujin products. Perspective-changing levels provide a welcome change to the normal shooter genre.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
It looks flashy enough and has pretty good graphics and music, but that's about everything good that can be said about the game. The hitbox is hateful, the lock-on weapon doesn't really work outside of boss encounters, and the concentrated shot isn't really better than the spread shot. Many enemy shots are only barely visible on the bright, fast-moving background. The stage flow is often broken up by bonus sections that drag on forever, like the missile dodge section on the first stage. The boss encounters are all over the place.

And worst of all, the (thankfully skippable) story cutscenes are absolutely atrocious in every aspect.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
A classic side scroller shoot them up kinda game, with anime graphics for the pilots.
You are Luca a kid venturing into the chaldea border for unknown reasons, but as the story proceeds it gets revealed.
You have several kind of shoots and a hell amount of enemies to face, requires high amount of skill in order to beat this game, and even more in order to beat without using continues to upload your score the leaderboard, not online but ingame leaderboard like classic arcade games.
Relatively fun game depending how willing you are to practice the same levels over and over until you nail them perfectly, might be worth the 8$ if you a fan but otherwise wait for a sale.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2013
If you enjoy sega saturn era gaming you will really dig this game!
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2014
Its a fun shooter that awards gamers who play it with extra max shields and continues.

The story isn't bad and you unlock other ships upon beating the game, so you'll want to play it more than 1 time.

If you like challenging shooters, wishlist it, and buy it on a sale.

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