An epic original soundtrack, challenging gameplay, beautiful women and destructible... Clothes - Shmup Love Boom is a modern bullet hell style Shoot-Em-Up with anime influences.
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Negative (8 reviews) - 12% of the 8 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2015

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About This Game

Shmup Love Boom is a modern styled Shoot-Em-Up with anime influences.

Includes multiple visual novel style cut scenes and dialogue featuring some beautiful anime women and some classic hard faced men in suits and an evil alien threat that wants to destroy Earth once and for all. Following in the footsteps of games like Xenon; Shmup Love Boom is a detailed bullet hell intense top down shooter experience.

SYNOPSIS: In the far flung future humanity lives on the brink of war with a group of neighboring aliens. When the Sol barrier is breached only one pilot is close enough to do anything about it. Once he is geared up with one of the beautiful symbiot warriors his ship is ready for action to fend off these alien marauders and take the fight to them for the first time in a decade.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.66 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible card
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8 or later
    • Processor: 1.66 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1.66 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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57 of 67 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2015
I really try to be positive even when I'm not recommending a game per say, but Shmup Love Boom shattered that at the very get go. The statement of it being a modern bullet hell style shooter is ridculous, as the slow and lack of impact gameplay will immediately turn anyone who's played a SHMUP before off. With badly written dialogue, lacking visuals, absolutely NO sound effects, and a really really silly choice of using the mouse as the only means of controlling your ship, Shmup Love Boom fails on pretty much every level. And yes, clothes do get destroyed on the protagonist, but honestly, if you're that hard up for those kind of visuals, I'd like to introduce you to the thing called the internet. I'm still attempting to figure out how the pricing of 10 dollars and full price made sense. Avoid. Run.

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  • The character models.....are ok I guess? What you'd expect from an anime influenced game.

  • Gameplay. Slow, SHMUP like only if you put it at 25% speed. It's boring.
  • Restarting. Oh by the way, you know what you want to do when you're playing a visual novel/SHMUP? Start over when you lose all your lives. And have to go through the text again. Nope.
  • Controls. Store page says no controller support, OK Fine. But only Mouse controls that don't respond 1v1 to your movements, with a delay on them? How did this make sense?
  • Visuals surprising make missiles hard to see, and generally is an eye sore.
  • Sound. Were you expecting sound effects in a SHMUP? Silly you.
  • Writing. Typos. Bad dialogue. “I feel tingly.” I could go on.
  • No resolution options. Plays in a small window and that's it.
  • The fact that it tries to ask for 10 dollars, when games like Jigoku Kisetsukan blow it out of the water, and that game is free.
  • Pretty much everything.
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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2015
I enjoy Shooters, and I enjoy VNs. Putting them together seemed like a great idea,
The execution however... is severly lacking.

The controls are bad, movement is unresponsive, sound effects are non-existent, the font is hard to read, there are zero options for customizing anything.

It won't take you long to figure out that the game is ♥♥♥♥♥, and give up.

Everything else.

Get literally ANYTHING but this. even shooters from 20 years ago are an improvement.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Shmup Love Boom is a vertical bullet hell in where you play as some anime teenager who is the last hope to fight off the aliens. Your character has no name and you will be able to give him a name after completing the first mission. You will be accompanied by one of the two AI women of your choice and together you will fight your way through hordes of enemies. Your first choice is a purple haired girl that gives your ship missiles that fire randomly and the second is a brown haired girl that fires laser beams randomly. Each are dressed differently and will strip off more of their clothes each time you lose a life. True to the visual novel genre there is a lot of talking, mostly about uninteresting stuff like how you were the ace pilot of Earth even though you appear to be a 13 year old emo looking kid. There are tons of spelling mistakes in the game and is a rather uninteresting tale from what I have seen so far. I have not finished this game or played more than an hour for reasons I will state throughout the “review”.

To start off there is no full screen and when you try to alt+enter into it you will only see the upper left of the game. That means you will have to play on a tiny window. Okay, fine, I could live with that but you will soon discover that you control this game solely with the mouse. That is already a big mark against the game as most prefer using a controller or an arcade stick for this genre but due having to play on a tiny window with your ship being at the bottom, your mouse cursor will frequently go outside of the bounds of that window, causing you to lose control of your ship. In a genre where the slightest distraction will spell your doom that is a fatal flaw. Even if that were not a problem the controls feel floaty and delayed, it feels like you are dragging your ship around instead of being in full control. Your ship will automatically fire when you move around and it does remind you of a phone game though done much worse. Enemies are bullet spongey as well so there is no real sense of impact when you shoot them.

That lack of impact is also due to there being no sound effects. From you dying to projectiles being fired there are no sound effects to be found anywhere making the game feel drowned out by the music. Unfortunately the music is not all that great and gets old fast. So far we have terrible controls, no sound effects and are forced to play in a tiny window. Surely it can't get worse right? Wrong. Once you lose all of your 5 lives you will be thrown all the way back to the start of the game. While not uncommon for bullet hells (even though most feature continues) that is a terrible idea for visual novels as you have to go through all the text again and again. There is nothing interesting to be read the first time around so you can imagine how tiresome that would get. While fighting enemies they drop blue items that when enough are collected will upgrade your firing speed as well as other benefits. Sadly even collecting them is a pain, the range that you have to be to attract them is very low and even when you are in range it takes a long time for them to zoom into you which means a lot of them will be dropped as you are forced to dodge projectiles.

There is so very much wrong with this title. It may actually be less time consuming to list the positives of the game. The graphics are okay. That's pretty much it. Though they do not do a good job at distinguishing the projectiles and often times found myself killed by something I didn't see coming. At this point it really does feel like I am just picking on the title but it is not beyond redemption if more work is put into it. Fullscreen, savepoints, controller support and some other tweaks may make this title worth a play-through at such a low price. As it is right now there is no way I can suggest this title to anybody, it feels like a prototype of a game by people that don't understand how to make a bullet hell. I truly can't speak of it's worth as a Visual Novel given the low amount of time I put into this title but given it's uninteresting opening and common grammatical errors, it wasn't a compelling reason to force yourself to start from the very beginning every time you fail at the terrible bullet hell sections. The bullet hell sections add nothing to the visual novel and the visual novel adds nothing to the bullet hell gameplay. It is a Frankenstein of a game that will appeal to neither of the genre's fans.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
This game is not worth 10€, and it has alrdy been bundled once so expect it to be bundled again. The game is one of the worst Bullet Hell games I've played and if you look on my account I have plently of Bullet Hell/Shoot 'Em up games.

*The game opens

*Super slow, it doesn't feel like a Shoot 'Em up.
*No Keyboard or Controller support
*The visual novel part adds nothing
*Unplayable with the controls it has, the mouse is way to laggy.

Really nothing good about this game. Grab Exceed, Ikaruga, Jamestown, Raiden or something else instead.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
Not only does Shmup Love Boom succeed at being the one of most depressing calamities ever made in the genre, it also has the audacity to claim itself "a modern bullet hell style Shoot-Em-Up" of which it fails horrendously. Features include: paraplegic mouse controlled movement, 5 non-replenishable lives per run, your chosen co-pilot loses clothing for some nondescript reason, and finally no sound effects. Sure that last listed point would be scientifically accurate being set in space and all, but because of that design choice the game lacks audio feedback a fundamental staple of the genre which is another point against the title being modern. Simply put Shmup Love Boom fails to hit the mark of anything remotely worth playing.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
No, just no.

Okay it's a shoot'em up, obviously. Tiresome Japanese style story spam before you get into the action.

But seriously, it's not for PC. It runs in windowed mode, you can't even go to fullscreen, you have absolutely zero control over the graphics configuration.

Gameplay is the same as any other (but better) shoot'em up. If you like shootemups, this is still not the game for you, because it's worse than all the other ones.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I sat here for a long time, trying to summon the right words to review this game. I was so full of rage after playing it that I wanted to let my emotions settle. It just didnt happen though. SO Im just gong to bullet point my thoughts:
1. The ship moves so ding dang slow. What the hell guys? hy did you think it was a good idea to make a shmup in which the ship feels like its moving thgouh cold honey?
2. Too much jibber jabber!
3. Everything looks so static. Work on brining your models to life
4. The ship moves so slow. Wait... sorry, I mentioned that. But sseriously... Why? It kept telling me speed upgrade but the ship never went faster.
5. I cant tell if Im actually causing any damage when I shoot the mother ship in the midle of the screen.
6. The ship is too slow
7. the music is like a 16 year olds idea of a good rave. its jus tthe same 2 bar pulse over and over. Work harder, guys.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
I am a lover of the Shoot-Em-Up, I love them, I would play for 24 hours a day.
Yet Shmup Love Boom is a game so bad and poorly managed that after a few minutes I felt sick.
I'm sorry, but the game is not worth even a few cents.
Dull gameplay, graphics anonymous, bad soundtrack.
To avoid.
(Below is the Italian full review)

Una colonna sonora originale, gameplay impegnativo e belle donne... Shmup Love Boom è un moderno gioco in stile Shoot-Em-Up.


- No comprare
- Soundtrack pessima

Parere personale:

Sono un amante degli Shoot-Em-Up , li adoro, ci giocherei per 24 ore al giorno.
Eppure, Shmup Love Boom è un gioco così brutto e mal riuscito che dopo pochi minuti mi è venuta la nausea.
Mi dispiace, ma il gioco non vale, neanche pochi centesimi.
Gameplay insulso, grafica anonima, soundtrack pessima.
Da evitare.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
So, this game is a space shooter with VN elements.
It's also ♥♥♥♥, let me say that right away.
The gameplay is total ♥♥♥♥, your ship moves like a paraplegic with a broken wheelchair and your weapons are about as powerful as a wet cough. The choosable waifu sub weapons don't really help much either
The selling point of the game, the story, is badly written, with spelling mistakes and poor grammar in it.
There are no sound effects, just the background music which isn't bad, but when it's all you hear, it really does get annoying.
The other thing that this game does is the lives system. When you die, your chosen waifu loses a bit of clothing, nothing too risque, they just end up in their underwear by the last life.
Sadly, even this was ultimately disappointing and could not redeem the game.

Overall, I would give this a 2/10, playable but not for long.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
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0.3 hrs
Posted: April 30
Got it as a gift...

10/10 -IGN "best game, to much animoo"
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 18, 2015
There are a lot of games in the genre, and this is one of them, I guess. Selecting an R2-waifu does not appeal to me.
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