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!
User reviews: Very Positive (121 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2014

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Reviews

“Best indie shmup of 2013”
http://www.shmup.com/index.php?id=778

“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.”
Kotaku

External Controller Supported

About This 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!

Features


  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
3.1 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
I have to admit, I wasn't expecting too much from this game, given the low price point and its status as a mobile port. But make no mistake, this game is absolutely the real thing. Perfectly balanced difficulty, an AMAZING soundtrack, interesting bullet patterns, and great controls. If you're a shmup fan, you definitely need this in your library.
Posted: June 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Danmaku Unlimited 2 is pretty freaking good. It has incredibly responsive controls, a rockin' soundtrack, patterns that are very hard to learn, and an absolutely fascinating combo system. You either get up close and personal to the baddies, risking death for a larger multiplier, or you stay back and earn a wimpy-dimpy high score. The Burst mode is another twist, where getting close to enemies now gives you meter for a giant laser beam. Said laser will proceed to wipe out almost every bullet it hits, and give you a multiplier based on that.

DU2 is also abound with customization. You got the standard wideshot, focused shot, and tracking shot for your ship, and you can spend points to upgrade their effectiveness. The way you level everything up is nice as well. As you progress through the game (and inevitably die), you'll rank up and that gives you points. These points can be spent on the three addons, giving your ship more hitpoints, more lives, and continues. Points are never lost, only spent, and can be retracted to spend on different parts. At the rank of Major, I prefer having full life points and as many lives as I can. DU2 allows for intense customization options, and lets you personalize your playstyle to a great degree.

I'd say this is the best $5 I've spent on a game in a very long while, and is well worth it.

Update : Finished the game.
i hate this game so hard, but it's so good.
Posted: April 15
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Danmacool Unlimited or Ride to Bullet Hell: Retribution?

Okay, okay, I'm sorry.

I am of middling, so-so shmup skill. Keep that in mind as I list things wot I liked and things wot I didn't liked.

The presentation is remarkable. It's marvelously pretty to behold, and is great to show off to the uninitiated as their eyes sparkle at all the colours.
The soundtrack is a treat, and was the initial selling point for me; BLANKFIELD is an artist I was already familiar with. If you are not, which you probably are, because the implicit personality theory is clouding my judgment, then consider looking up 'start from zero blankfield' for an idea of what they typically get up to.
The customisation is a nice touch, as you can mix and match firing styles, or even pump all your points into lives and shields so you can get hit a bajillion times and not give a toss.
Dev support has been phenomenal, better than I expected, given...the steamscape right now, but that's not my place to comment on.
The gameplay is fun. Just good, solid shmup fun. Which brings me to my first negative...

...it is not the most challenging or complex bullet hell game. Which, from another perspective, is a good thing, as we'd get sick of fighting Hibachis for every boss. With a little experience of the genre, you will likely enjoy it. Veterans, however, may not be satisfied.
Many patterns feel like I've seen them before, but then again, that's to be expected by now. And some I KNOW I've seen before. Eirin! Eirin!
It could do with a retry option from the pause menu, for players who throw away their runs at the first mistake in a fit of self-hatred like me. I'll try to remember to edit this out if it gets patched in.
And, I guess Boss Rush mode's music gets a little repetitive since all the bosses have the same theme? Yep, 0/10 for that one problem.
Posted: March 25
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161 of 192 people (84%) found this review helpful
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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