Blending classic shooting game design with a substantial dose of modern day bullet hell and flashy pyrotechnics, Bullet Soul has it all! Play through multiple modes, all designed to welcome newcomers to the genre, but also challenge experts aiming for ever higher scores.
User reviews:
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Mostly Positive (27 reviews) - 77% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 7, 2017

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June 22

Steam Summer Sale Caravan Mode Contest!



For the duration of the Steam Summer Sale,June 22nd - July 5th, we will be having a score contest in Caravan Mode!

What is Caravan mode?
Caravan mode is a “score attack” sequence, where you rack up as many points as possible within two minutes.

Rules:
- Only scores from June 22nd 10AM PST - July 5th 6:00PM PST will be considered
- To enter your score into the contest, take a screenshot of the score screen and tweet your screenshot @MagesSteam
- Any character may be used
- The highest score for EACH character will receive a BULLET SOUL OST key!
- The highest score OVERALL will receive an official BULLET SOUL T-shirt!
- Only one prize per person ;)

For tips on how to boost your score, go here!
Caravan Mode Tips

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June 20

Caravan Mode Tips



What does Caravan Mode mean and where does the term "Caravan" come from?
Caravan mode is a “score attack” sequence, in which the player is tasked with racking up as many points as possible within a fixed time limit. Relatively few shmups over the years have devoted themselves exclusively to this compressed, “bite-sized” play style, but a more substantial number have included so-called “caravan” modes as extras to complement a more traditional “main” game. The name is derived from a series of “Caravan Festival” tournaments held by Hudson Soft from 1985 to 1992; the most prominently-featured titles at those events, the Star Soldier games, are appropriately the best-known “caravan” shmups" - BulletMagnet of racketboy.com

In BULLET SOUL's Caravan Mode, you're given 2 minutes to rack up the highest score possible on a single stage. Here are some expert tips to get your name near the top of that Leaderboard! :
  • Kill as many enemies as possible, as fast as you can
  • Aggression is the name of the game. Stay as high on the screen as you possibly can
  • Don't die! If you die, you sacrifice precious seconds in the only 2-min score attack. You also get an extra bonus for dying twice or less (never dying obviously being the highest bonus)
  • Mix both shot-types depending on the enemy. Use your spread shot for a slight movement speed boost to get out of sticky situations
  • Learn/memorize where each enemy appears. Repetition is key for achieving high scores
  • Contrary to what some believe, collecting bullet souls does not affect your score
  • See those little green squares? Destroy them.
  • There are also MANY hidden bonuses in Caravan Mode.
Have a tip or find a hidden bonus? - Share it here!

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Reviews

“I felt compelled to beat Bullet Soul several times over after my first completion…”
8/10 – Destructoid

“Bullet Soul is a refreshingly unique and infinitely replayable romp, gloriously representing arcade-style bullet hell action for the modern age”
4/5 – Digitally Downloaded

“...solid bit of enthralling bullet hell action, complete with arresting visuals and a stellar score”
7.5/10 – CGMagazine

About This Game

A brand-new recipe for the shooting genre which blends classic shooting game design with a generous dash of modern day bullet-hell and flashy pyrotechnics: this soul food dish has it all! Play for survival and learn how your enemies behave, then switch to a more aggressive play style, and see your score sky rocket: destroying enemies at close quarters to build your multiplier, and see their bullets rendered harmless. Scour the stages for secret bonuses to push your score to even greater heights.

Music and Art
Bringing even more heat are Resonator: the moniker of aural wizards Kenji 'Itoken' Ito (Romancing SaGa series) and Kohta Takahashi (Ridge Racer and Ace Combat series), setting fire to your speakers with their tunes. Last but not least, Akio Watanabe lends his skills to the scene, bringing forth some fresh character designs.

Story
Mecha-warl, an empire of evil, who would use their military might to conquer space itself.
This is the tale of the brave few who stood against their threat.

Zenichi, the lone space pirate out for revenge.
Yun, the galaxy patrol officer charged with wiping out Mecha-warl.
Sadahl, the monarch who would challenge Mecha-warl in a bid for glory.
And Loop, continuing the battle for Earth, long after its defeat.

And so begins the struggle upon which the fate of space itself rests...

Bullet Soul arrives on Steam at last!

Features:
  • 4 different modes, including both DLC from the Xbox 360 original
  • 3 different ships, and a hidden second loop, complete with true last boss on Normal Mode
  • Practice and perfect your score stage by stage in Bancho Mode
  • Race the clock and the world's best scores in Caravan Mode
  • A 4th ship and further refined gameplay in Version B
  • Leaderboards divided by mode & ship with friend filters
  • Includes tate/vertical screen mode with X/Y scaling and smoothing

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows7/8.1/10
    • Processor: Core i3 of Sandy Bridge generation or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics Series (It needs 1GB memory allocation)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Devices compatible Direct Sound
    • Additional Notes: XBox 360 compatible game controller strongly recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows7/8.1/10 (64bit ver)
    • Processor: Core i5 of Ivy Bridge generation or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce (VRAM 1GB or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Devices compatible Direct Sound
    • Additional Notes: XBox 360 compatible game controller strongly recommended
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (27 reviews)
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