27 Best Bullet Hell Games To Play in 2017: Page 3 of 5

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Some of best bullet hell games to conquer

13. Jamestown: Legend of The Lost Colony

Fighting off aliens at colonial mars in 17th Century

Jamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony is a vertical top down bullet hell shooter created by indie developer Final Form Games. The game is set in 17th century British colonial Mars. You must fight against the Spanish and the Martians for the domination of Mars.

The hand drawn graphics look extremely good.

Jamestown: Legend if The Lost Colony features hand drawn graphics and a unique artstyle, battles on air and on ground, and up to 4 player multiplayer co-op. There is epic orchestral music unique to each level and up to 20 different levels. The bosses of this game are huge enemy ships and large aliens that want to dominate Mars. There are a total of 4 ships which can be unlocked by progressing through the levels.

The bosses in this game are huge aliens with unique powers.

Jamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony looks great and plays great. The soundtrack is impressive and the story is decent. Begin your journey on your conquest for Mars.

12. Project Starship

The game has a CRT frame to re-capture the feeling of the arcades

Project Starship is a vertical bullet hell shooter from indie developer Matteo Gonano. The concept of the game is simple, you have to defeat the mighty Cthulhu and save the world.

The cartoony graphics provide a comical effect.

The players will get to control any of the two main characters. The character selection is random though, so you don’t get to choose the character when starting the mission. Instead, it is done by the game itself. Featuring storms of bullets, andfun cartoony graphics you have to fight your way through defeating evil Gods and Demons alike.

The one eyed demon boss, one of the many demons you need to fight.

The game is completely random, no level will ever feel the same as the game generates different enemies, different enemy placements, random power ups and random bosses. This increases thereplayabilityof the game.

11. Star Saviors

Get ready to wipe off the alien scum from the Earth.

Star Saviors is a vertical bullet hell shooter from indie developer Sharpened game studios. Aliens have invaded Earth and you are the last hope of survival for mankind. Get ready to blast off and kill some aliens.

The bosses in this game are quite interesting.

Heavily inspired by hit classics like Raiden andIkaruga, the game features 18 adrenaline filled highly challenging levels, amazing soundtrack and a lot of bullets. Star Saviors also features some 3d gameplay, real life physics engine, weapon ballistics and explosive effects.

Teaming up with a friend increases your chances of finishing the game more easily.

If you have played cult classics like Ikaruga and Raiden and want something new, give this a shot.

10. Nuclear Throne

Too many monsters each with special powers

Nuclear Throne is a top down bullet hell shooter from indie developer Vlambeer. The game is set in a post apocalyptic world, where humanity is extinct and monsters constitute theEarth’s post apocalyptic population, you play as one of the monsters, and the main aim of the game is to reach the Nuclear Throne by killing all the other monsters. Once you reach the nuclear throne you can achieve dominion over every other monster species.

Pixelized graphics are a good match for bullet hell shooters, cause these games have greater emphasis on gameplay instead of graphics

The game features intense action and rewards player’s quick reflexes, with artsy pixelized graphics, awesome soundtracks, different variety of monsters and a lot of weapons at your arsenal. The monsters and levels are randomly generated so you will never play the same level twice, increasing replayability.

Your character has various unique abilities, like shooting lasers from your body, acidic vomit etc.

So pick your monster, your choice of weapons and fight in the wastelands for the nuclear throne, it’s as simple as that.

9. Enter the Gungeon

A lot of characters and guns to play with and upgrade

Enter the Gungeon is a top down bullet hell dungeon crawler from indie developer Dodge Roll. Fight your way to the bottom of the dungeon to take possession of the ultimate gun, which can kill the past its owner, so the owner can relive the past and change their lives.

Your player has unique guns and abilities and so do your enemies.

The player can choose from a variety of available heroes who each want to change their past. The players must then fight through enemies and dodge swarms of bullets while moving to the bottom of the dungeon to find the ultimate loot. Customize, upgrade, buy items, fight gruesome bosses, discover hidden secrets and gather lots of loot in this awesome dungeon crawler.

Some levels of the game consists deadly traps, like this one with fiery explosions and spikes

Enter the Gungeon is a good match of dungeon crawler and bullet hell shooter bundled with rpg elements like experience. Points, leveling up, customizable weapons etc., if you want a mixed and combined experience of different game types, you can try this game.

8. Steredenn

A chaotic roguelike shooter to kill time

Steredenn is a horizontal bullet hell shooter from indie developer Pixelnest Studio. It is an endless space shooter with vicious space pirates as your enemies.

Destroying huge pirate ships, just a regular day in space.

Steredenn features pixelizedgraphics, an endless barrage of enemies, tons of chaotic weapons and insane boss battles. The enemy placements and enemy types are generated randomly at the start of each level. This provides a lot of replay valuebecauseno level will ever be the same. The game is insanely difficult but fun and challenging at the same time.

The artwork and graphic style of this game cannot be simply ignored.

If you like pixelizedgraphics and never ending gameplay(totally new levels  aregenerated by the game as soon as you finish one), then this is a must play game for you.


The minimalistic approach to bullet hell shooters is quite intriguing

Luftrausers is a vertical bullet hell shooter from indie developer Vlambeer. You command your own battle ship, called the RAUSER and embark on a journey to become the most legendary Rauser pilot of all time.

The customization and mission screen of Luftrausers.

The game features minimalistic graphics with over 125 different combinations of weapons, propulsion systems, different types of stylish Rausers each with unique skills which can be unlocked while playing and over 100 daring missions with different enemy types such as fighter planes, battleships, submarines and more.

The chaotic gameplay and destruction.

The gameplay is similar to the arcade bullet hell shooters of the past with a unique touch on graphics.If you are fan of arcade shooters but are bored with regular shooters and want something with hundreds of fighter plane customizationoptions, pick this up.

6. The Bug Butcher

Killing bugs with guns is many times better than just squahing them.

The Bug Butcher is a vertical bullet hell shooter from indie developers Awfully Nice Studios. You play as Harry, a pest exterminator with great pest slaughtering skills. You have been employed by the scientists of planet Zoit to exterminate the pests in a facility.

Have no fear, the bug exterminator is here.

The game features cute graphics and action packed gameplay with platforming elements. Swarms of insects will try to devour you in every way possible. The insects aren’t your only problem though. The tough platforming will kill you faster than any insect if your reaction time is slow.Getting squashed between conveyer machines or jumping in a bottomless pit is much more shameful than being killed by an insect.

You also have to save the scientists from getting eaten by the insects.

The Bug Butcher rewards player’s quick reactions with power ups and medikits, the game also features local co-op, so get your friend on the couch and get ready to squash some bugs.

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