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Dreamcast 25 3.8
Nintendo 64 12 3.2
Combined User Score 37 3.6

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DreamcastThe Next Level (USA) (Aug 05, 2001)
Bangai-O offers enough raw, delicious, frenetic gameplay to make it more than worth the effort of hunting it down (as I imagine it's rather rare by now). If you're a fan of shooters, go buy it. You'll thank me; and if you're not...beat up Hero and "borrow" his copy. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised; I know I did.
DreamcastIGN (Jan 17, 2001)
Gripes? I really can't think of too many, though I think it would've been nice to add a two-player mode to the game. While the overall music is alright, it could be revved up a bit more. The visuals aren't exactly state of the art, especially since this game is technically over a year old. Then again, when some of you readers see the 2D visuals, you might start making comparisons saying it doesn't look anything more than a glorified Robotron. But I implore you readers to give this wondrous 2D shooting game a chance, and if you die a few times or so, don't shut it off. Just keep blowing up more stuff, evading the numerous missiles and enemies, and collecting more fruit. Maybe you'll start to feel that satisfaction of surviving an onslaught of baddies without getting hit, and from there, you'll get that thrill as you release hundreds of missiles on your pitiful foes. Maybe then, you'll "get" why the 2D shooting genre is definitely a treasure that should not be forgotten.
DreamcastThunderbolt Games (Sep 01, 2004)
Developers Treasure have a long and distinguished history in this genre, with classics such as Radiant Silvergun, Guardian Heroes and Sin and punishment in their softography to name but three. Bangai-o can hold its head up and stand proud amongst such distinguished company and deserves to be played by everyone who appreciates a quirkier and defiantly non-mainstream approach to game development.
DreamcastArmchair Empire, The (May 07, 2001)
While so many developers are trying to woo the gaming masses with slick visuals and little more, Treasure has remembered that it’s the gameplay that is what is important and that is what Bangai-O is all about. If your in need of a new 2D shooter, or are just in the mood for an insanely addictive, engrossing game that will eat up countless hours of your life then Bangai-O is definitely a game to check out.
DreamcastPlanet Dreamcast (Mar 28, 2001)
For somebody who doesn't play many shooters and is not "hardcore," I had a blast with Bangai-O. I think whether or not you enjoy this game, will simply be a matter of whether or not you enjoy its gameplay. It does what it sets out to do very well. So if you're even remotely interested, go pick it up now and have fun. I know I did.
DreamcastGameSpot (Jan 07, 2000)
Dreamcast owners craving a genuinely compelling gameplay experience would do well to check out Bangai-O. In an age of thick productions and thin gameplay, Bangai-O really has it where it counts: in truly compelling and addictive gameplay.
DreamcastNetjak (Jun 03, 2004)
While trumped by Treasure's Ikaruga in popularity, Bangai-O remains one of the most innovative and genre-defiant experiences on the Dreamcast. It is a near-impeccable amalgam of concepts favored by some of gaming history's landmark titles, refined and reintroduced to the tune of a suitably bizarre story. It may not be a modern Chakan, nor will it appease graphics whores, but anybody seeking fast and frenzied gameplay will find in it a satisfying fix.
84 (Dec 16, 2001)
Bangai-o es un juego absolutamente genial. Es antiguo ¿Y qué? A veces se ralentiza ¿Y qué? Es 2D ¿Y qué? ¿Buscas diversión? Pues en las 44 fases llenas de enemigos, puzzles y explosiones de Bangai-o, encontrarás toneladas de ella.
Nintendo 64Nintendo Life (Jun 16, 2013)
Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh is an experience like no other on the N64. The sheer amount of objects on-screen at any one time is an impressive feat for a system of its time, not to mention that the game offers up a hardcore challenge. In fact, one of the game's strongest elements is that it isn't a mindless shoot fest, and your success depends not only on skill, but also on strategically using power-ups and abilities. The overwhelming amount of action might not be to everyone's tastes, and the small character sprites make it hard to tell what is going at times. Nevertheless, if you're an N64 fan looking for a incredibly fun experience, then Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh should definitely be in your collection.
Nintendo 64GameSpot (Oct 07, 1999)
Even though only 10,000 copies of Bangaioh were released in Japan, it's fairly easy to find in US import shops. While it's nothing terribly groundbreaking in any sense of the word, Bangaioh is about as offbeat, solid, and fun as games get.
Nintendo 64IGN (Apr 10, 2000)
Some have said that Bangaioh is one of those love or hate games. I beg to differ. For fans of action-shooting, Bangioh is a game that you either love, or just don't understand yet. The Dreamcast version is slightly superior to the Nintendo 64 one (especially in price), but overall, the gameplay experience and fun they deliver are virtually identical.
Nintendo 6464 Power / big.N / N Games (Jan, 2000)
Trotz der zahlreichen Levels und des nicht enden wollenden Spiels, hat Bakaretsu Muteki Bangaioh einen lang anhaltenden Motivationstaktor. Es wäre unfair, das Spiel als reinen Shooter abzustempeln, denn neben der Pulverisierung von Tonnen von Feinden, beinhaltet Bangaioh auch Puzzle- und Racer-Elemente, die das Spiel jederzeit abwechslungsreich und interessant gestalten.
Nintendo 64Total! (Germany) (Dec, 1999)
Selbst wenn es auf den ersten Blick nicht so erscheinen mag: Bangaioh ist Kult. Durch das eigenwillige Design ist ein Release im Westen leider so gut wie ausgeschlossen. Selbst in Japan wurden nur wenige Tausend Module verkauft. Doch Treasure arbeitet bereits an einem neuen N64-Ballerspiel, auf das man mit Recht gespannt sein darf.
DreamcastVideo Games (Jan, 2000)
Auf jeden Fall Hut ab vor Treasure, dass man sich traut, ein derart klassisches Gameplay-Konzept auf N64/DC zu veröffentlichen. Wer mit alten SNES-Shootern nichts anfangen kann, sollte deshalb die Finger davon lassen. Der Pest der Shooter-Gilde vergnügt sich in 25 Stages mit der motivierenden High-Scorej-Jagd. Dennoch: BMB offeriert weder optische noch spielerisch herausragende Kost - Freaks werden aber das gute klassische Gameplay zu schätzen wissen.
DreamcastDefunct Games (May 01, 2005)
So, if a different company had made this game, say perhaps, a company that didn't know how to make shooter games, we might be able to look at it and say "nice effort, better luck next time". But Treasure, one of the most beloved companies in the world, went from Radiant Silvergun to this? I'd say its worth picking up, so you could say you have all of Treasure's shooters, if nothing else ... even the crappy one.
DreamcastVideo Games (Nov, 2000)
(PAL version)
Faszinierend – so einen aberwitzigen Shooter können nur die Jungs von Treasure „verbrechen“. Obwohl ich es eigentlich permanent nur mit Fuzzel-Sprites minimalster Größe zu tun habe, bleibe ich als alter Ballerspiel-Fan Level um Level bei Bangai-o kleben. Erwartet aber auch keinen Fall pompöse Action à la R-Type, Thunderforce oder Aleste, dieses Spiel regiert ein ganz eigenartiger, schwer zu charakterisierender Charme. Ein paar Extra-Waffen hätten aber sicher nicht geschadet. Unbedingt vor dem Kauf ansehen, wenn möglich! Wir freuen uns jedenfalls, dass es auch solche Exoten ins heimische PAL-Land schaffen.
Nintendo 64Retroage (Jan 30, 2008)
Bakuretsu Muteki Bangai-Oh przypomina mi trochę dwie inne gry z Nintendo 64, a mianowicie Blast Corps (totalna destrukcja otoczenia plus szybkość, precyzja i strategiczne myślenie) oraz Worms Armageddon (dwuwymiarowa grafika, małe obiekty na ekranie, wielopoziomowe plansze). Taki miks jest naprawdę udany i poniekąd unikalny, wcześniej takiej gry jeszcze nie było. Gra jest najrzadszą grą oficjalnie wydaną na kartridżu na Nintendo 64. Na dodatek pojawiła się tylko w Japonii i w liczbie tylko dziesięciu tysięcy egzemplarzy. Z tego względu dość ciężko ją znaleźć, a jak już się uda, to ceny zapewne będą wyższe od tych podanych przeze mnie. Gra dostępna jest także na Dreamcasta, różni się poprawioną grafiką, oraz kilkoma drobnymi zmianami w rozgrywce, poza tym wersja ta została wydana także poza Japonią, jest dużo łatwiejsza i tańsza do nabycia.
DreamcastThe Video Game Critic (Jul 25, 2001)
Your firepower is, in a word, awesome. You can choose between guided or bouncing missiles, and can fire them non-stop. On top of that, your special attack unleashes hundreds of projectiles in all directions - all without any slowdown! Bangai-O has a few anime cut-scenes and plenty of weird Japanese humor. As you play through the various stages, the game automatically saves your place. Bangai-O is a nice change, but it does get repetitive.
DreamcastJoypad (Sep, 2000)
Bangai-0 est une sorte d'ovni ludique assez divertissant, dans l'esprit tordu de Bishi-Bashi, mais reste un shoot'em up qui peut devenir lassant à la longue.