Bullet Candy is a fast paced, action packed arena shooter. There are a variety of combo systems and many secret techniques that you can employ to get the best score and weapon upgrades possible. Viewed from a top-down perspective, Bullet Candy allows for a true 360° shoot-em-up experience.
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Mixed (61 reviews) - 50% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2007

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Bullet Candy is a fast paced, action packed arena shooter. There are a variety of combo systems and many secret techniques that you can employ to get the best score and weapon upgrades possible. Viewed from a top-down perspective, Bullet Candy allows for a true 360° shoot-em-up experience. With all of your enemies in view at all times it's easy to see and, more importantly, shoot them into tiny little pieces.
Features:
  • Bullet Candy features over 50 levels in arcade mode (150 in extend mode) and three challenging difficulty settings.
  • Compete with the thousands of other players around the globe for the top spot with the in-game online high score tables!
  • Tons of unlockables including Survival mode and Asteroid mode (both with their own online score boards).
  • The Suicide Action allows you to kill yourself while keeping your score multipliers and bonus weapons intact.
  • Collect all 20 Steam Achievements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.25GHz processor
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated/shared memory graphics chip
    • Hard Drive: 20MB disk space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2GHz or better processor
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: dedicated 128MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 20MB disk space
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
This game might not be fore everyone. Hence some of the negative reviews. But if your into twitch shooters, STG's/SHMUPs, or games seemed to be inspired by Jeff Minter, this game is for you.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
First of all, really in the early stages of the game, it was not as exciting as it seemed, after the recent update has improved everything, including the gameplay that was even easier than before.

Only recommend to people who like ship and bullet hell games. If you are not one of these people, you will find this a horrible game and so do not recommend it...
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
Honestly Not worth it, & mostly due to the nature of the music & audio being very painful & .... honestly bad for anything but setups that can filter out bad base, terrible audio the levels of bootlegged media bad (not filled with people talking, but with.. ... poor sound quality.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-BCP/bullet-candy-perfect

For a better version, do not buy until patched/upgraded... even with a high discount price. Money better spent on the better version.

utterly .... unforgivable that one would have to use audio correction to make it not painful to listen to.

Outside that the shooting is nice, fairly easy to setup, & isn't to bad just it's done far better in other games and their audio is great. (geometry wars:Retro evolved) which is just as cheap on steam & a much better title.

(will update review if this game ever becomes worth playing, as of now I'll just use the Gamers gate version which is far better in most ways, despite it's own problem)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
Very unpolished game. The sound effects are painful, the music annoying and repetitive. The graphics are okay but nothing stellar. Gameplay is narrow and repetitive, focusing mostly on avoiding projectives on a static rectangular level while collecting as much score as possible from pickups.

There are lots of better games in this genre, like the geometry wars series.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
Not a very interesting twin-stick shooter. While it controls well and there's a decent variety of enemies, it's not nearly as great (or as fun) as Geometry Wars. It's not terrible, but there are far better twin-stick shooters out there.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 14, 2011
If this is candy, I don't want it. The goal is to kill enemies and get through as many waves as you can before you die. But it's missing something... Actually, not something, it's missing a lot. It misses personality, polish and fun. Do yourself a favor, skip this one.

[Rating: 60/100]
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2011
Bullet Candy is a decent time killer but lacks the polish to make it a truly addicting game. Honestly there is nothing really unique about this game. Everything it does, beat hazard or geometry wars probably does better. The only “new/outstanding” feature that bullet candy offers is the ability to collect pills floating around the maps to auto kills every enemy ship on the map instantly. This is of course no easy task as the game gets more chaotic towards the end game. Like Beat Hazard you have to dodge ships and bullets while destroying your adversaries. This game is of course not a cake walk, like beat hazard and many other top down shooters, dodging a bullet even by just a millimeter can save your life. Overall an ok time killer, but if you already had beat hazard and are short on money, don’t waste your time with this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2011
Damn, I am not good at shumps, and this one beat me up. It feels good, controls good, and looks nice. However too many purples and pinks for me: I've played and beaten many other Shumps, but this one had me down at round 25 - I got there in 10 mins and spent another 10 mins trying to continue it again again, and decided I didn't feel like getting my ♥♥♥ handed to me all day. It would be TONS easy if they just gave it controls like SMASH TV.... then I would own at this game, but unfortunately if gives you the mouse cursor from your position, which is actually awful in use if you've played old Shumps and games like SMASH TV or TOTAL CARNAGE. Anyways, worth it on a sale if you like dodging bullets all day.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2012
Beautiful and fun arcade shooter in the vein of Shatter, and the simplicity of Asteroids.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
A game should either explain it's controls and how it is meant to be played via tutorial or through an easy first level. This game, in and of itself and judged by the information which it provides to the player, is not playable.

After ten minutes of messing around with this I still can't figure out how I'm supposed to play it. There's no tutorial or explanation of the controls and the video on the store page didn't help.

The first time that I clicked "Start" I died three times in the first two seconds before I'd even touched the controls. There's no 3-2-1 count in, you just have to be ready to go the instant you hit start AND there's no pause or reset when you die. The second time I managed to extend that by mashing the WASD keys in a circular pattern but still was not able to figure out how I was supposed to score. Clicking the mouse while holding a WASD key seems to create some kind of beam (yay?) which makes some of the colored shapes get bigger (is this good? Bad?) Either way after twenty seconds or so I'm always typing "WWWAAAAAS" into a "High Score" screen within ten seconds of hitting go.
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Raven
0.9 hrs
Posted: July 11
This was the first game I bought through the Steam digital storefront. I still go back to it every now and then. I'm partial to it.
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KrudlerTheHorse
0.2 hrs
Posted: December 31, 2015
Spend your $2 on a Big Gulp instead - you'll get 10X the satisfaction. Because this is just another half-♥♥♥♥♥ twin stick shooter. This game does that absolutely nothing interesting, fun or new.

As a school project it would get an A, but gets a D- as a commercial game. Don't even buy it for 15 cents.
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Potentiality12
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 2, 2015
Almost endless variety from level to level with many gameplay options make this level-based insane shmup an addictive adrenaline boost, and I imagine it would be even more fun if I were a phallus phreak.

That is in no way a negative comment about Charlie's Games! Charlie makes some of the best Shmups around and his games are top-notch! The original Steam version of Bullet Candy was a little rough, but the updated version(s) and all his other games are incredibly enjoyable to fans of shooters (shmups)!

Charlie has frequent sales on his games from his .co.uk website and I recommend them if you like shmups and, yes, they sometimes also include phalluses. seriously. Charlie's Games are Great!

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And the UK's first major roads were developed by the Roman Empire, where phalluses were also in vogue or something, but that's neither here nor there. It's merely a connection which may have no bearing on this game whatsoever.
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Kepler J
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 29, 2015
Man... I like Beat Hazard a lot so I thought this will be a super-fun space shooter for me. But it wasn't. Horrible music & graphic made me feel dizzy when playing. I wouldn't recommend it.
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Rectal Rampage
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 12, 2015
♥♥♥♥
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Tet Pr the Great
0.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 13, 2015
good game.
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Showboat
2.2 hrs
Posted: May 14, 2015
The name should be changed to bullet hell - because that's all it is. I refer to the genre, not some explanation of the game. Although, I guess to some extent they're more or less the same thing. Bullet Candy is another asteroids/geometry wars/miscellaneous newgrounds top down bullet hell shooter. It's pretty much the same as most of them with a few difficult challenges/achievements.
Nothing special here. Move on.
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WarpScanner
0.4 hrs
Posted: January 28, 2015
This wouldn't be a terrible game if it had been free. It's not a total loss for people who are into into twin stick arcade shooters but this is no Geometry Wars. Its extremely simple, its messy (hard to tell what is going on sometimes because of the clutter) and there is a stupifyingly obnoxious difficulty spike.

First 30 levels are easy, you'll lose occassionally but eventually reaching the 'checkpoints' every 5 levels, 30 is a breeze to reach, it'll take you 20 minutes maybe. Once you try and reach 35 however the game becomes a monster of absurdly and seemingly unfair difficulty. The change in difficulty is like night and day, like so bad that you wonder if they guy spent even 10 minutes to play test.

You should probably stay away.
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Chicken$#it
2.8 hrs
Posted: January 3, 2015
Fun astroids style remake. Makes 12 minutes fly by, in anger and tension.
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