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Classic Japanese style vertical manic shooting action! Shoot, dodge and explode your way through the second entry in the critically acclaimed Danmaku Unlimited series. Battle through nail-biting bullet patterns and compete for dominance on the global leaderboard!
Release Date: Mar 18, 2014
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Version 1.1.7 now available

March 22

A small patch which fixes some of the issues caused by the previous patch:

  • Fixed bug which was causing some non-360 controllers to not receive certain axis inputs.
  • Fixed broken shift key.
  • Added controller compatibility options to handle multiple axis for DirectInput controllers.

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Version 1.1.6 now available

March 21

The following changes are in this patch:

  • Escape button no longer exits the game immediately. It instead brings up the pause menu in game and acts as a back button in the front end menu.
  • Display options can now be saved.
  • Increased screen scaling: Rotated screens in highest resolution settings should now be able to expand the display area further.
  • The game should now properly detect additional controller sources.
  • The game now detects additional axis movements. This should solve some of the control issues with certain joystick/controllers.

Please note that I could not extensively test the controller fixes as I only have a limited amount of devices available. Please let me know if there are still any issues and I'll look into it ASAP!

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“Best indie shmup of 2013”

“A gorgeous and addictive entry into the bullet-hell genre.”
Pocket Gamer

“Some Bullet Hell Shooters are Too Hard. Some are Too Easy. This One is Just Right.”

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About the Game

Danmaku Unlimited 2 is an indie labor of love to bring classic Japanese vertical shooting action to modern HD systems. Inspired by Japanese doujin shooters and being authentic to a fault, the game features epic stages filled with beautiful but deadly bullet patterns, nail-bitingly difficult boss fights and seriously rocking soundtracks!


  • Authentic indie J-STG style action in 60fps HD.
  • Battle countless enemies as you fight across 5 beautiful, action-packed stages
  • Weave and dodge against unique, exhilarating bullet patterns in epic multi-phase boss battles.
  • Level up and outfit the powerful Senko fighter to suit your personal play-style!
  • Music by the talented Japanese indie group BLANKFIELD
  • 4 levels of difficulty
  • Choose between 2 full-featured game modes
  • Bonus features: Go for a challenge in the Boss Rush mode or practice your skills in the Free Play mode.
  • External controller support
  • Steam leaderboards and achievements
  • Vertical (tate) mode

System Requirements

    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU with Shader Model 2.0
    • Hard Drive: 110 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,459 products in account
42 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
Buy Danmaku. Right now. Why?

Great controls. Really, they are flawless.
Fantastic difficulty levels. This game is great for both people who struggle beating the first level in Ikaruga and for people who can beat it while blind.
Leveling up and customizing your lives, continues and additional shot types (focus, track, wide) is great for trying new things in game.
Creative bullet patterns. I was really surprised about some of them, they are really cool.
Nice visuals. Nothing distracting, looking great.
AMAZING soundtrack. I want to throw money at BLANKFIELD.

It's simply an awesome shmup. Give it a try, you will love it.
Posted: March 20
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
262 products in account
29 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
Really classy classical bullet hell type shooter. The pattern and level designs play a lot like what you'd expect from a Cave game (medium speed static boss patterns, lots of aimed shots from small enemies, big guys who cancel bullets when dead), though with some slight Touhou influences (bosses divided up into spell-cardish patterns, grazing for score), and some really clever and creative pattern designs that just feel really fun to play on a fundamental level. The stages also feel really expertly crafted with a lot of risk/reward desicions and a great sense of pressure.

The aesthetics are also quite nice. The graphics look great in motion, and the environments and effects are pretty colorful. The music is also top notch, done by a doujin/indie group called Blankfield/Warinside that do heavy metal arrangements of classic video game tunes. Their stuff is lot heavier than most video game heavy metal, but still very melodic and catchy.

If you've played any Cave or Touhou styled bullet hell shooters, you probably have an idea of what to expect here, but the execution is really top notch to the point that I'd recommend it over some Cave games.
Posted: March 21
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
51 products in account
3 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
This game! It's really fun, good soundtrack, addictive, you'd be crazy NOT to play it. The music has that F-Zero feel to it *in my opinion*, if you're a fan of that you'll be a fan of this.
Posted: May 7
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
791 products in account
43 reviews
5.0 hrs on record
Excellent shmup with very good graphics / soundtrack, fluid controls, a customizable weapon system to experiment with, leaderboards and multiple game modes and difficulty levels to suit everyone's taste and skill. Highly recommended!
Posted: March 19
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
585 products in account
29 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
If you like bullet hell shooters like DoDonPachi series,
you're going to have a good time playing this.

Backed up with gorgeous visuals & awesome heavy metal soundtrack, this game is a kick-♥♥♥.
Just add an arcade stick for the perfect experience.

My rating - 9.5/10

Note: Keep in mind that some users have trouble getting their controllers to work in the latest patch (More information in the community hub). I use R4 Arcade Stick for Xbox360 which works flawlessly with this game.
Posted: July 27
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158 of 188 people (84%) found this review helpful
450 products in account
8 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
It's like Touhou, though there are no waifus.

Oh, and, the soundtrack is great.
Posted: March 18
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