All posts by Spencer Johnson

Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Dodonpachi

“Somebody, Stop Me.” Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu (lit. “Angry Leader Bee Great Resurrection”) was developed in an incredibly short time span of around

Dodonpachi Daioujou

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Dodonpachi

“Daioujou Suru Ga Yoi (Die A Blissful Death)” When Dodonpachi was released, it had a tagline telling players that “dying is good”

Dodonpachi II BeeStorm

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Dodonpachi

The 1997 release of Dodonpachi would go on to become a huge success for Cave, allowing them to continue making shooters for


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Ibara

Intro Tsuneki Ikeda is known for defining the bullet hell shmup genre foundations, with Batsugun and DoDonPachi due to their screen filling bullet patterns

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