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Bangai-O Spirits is a handheld remake of the original, this version has the player take the role of two Bangai-O pilots, Riki and Mami, as they fly in an omni-directional path across environments, blasting away bad guys. The game is a mix of action, shooter and strategy, as the player can use ten different weapons (Napalm Missiles, Homing Missiles, Bounce Missiles, Break Missiles, Direct Missiles, Freeze, Reflect, Sword, Bat and Shield) with the ability to choose from two different Bangai-O suit classes, each with their own strengths and weakness.

The main game is at the bottom of the dual-screen while the top is used for a map, so the player can track their place in the game. Players can also pick up power ups along the way while avoiding vast amount's of bad guys and avoiding special themed traps for each level. There are over 160 levels to play as well as a level editor that the player can use any of the other levels as a template.

Players can also play 4-way co-op using Wi-Fi and players can also share data, scores, levels among others using Sound Load technology, where the info is converted into a sound file that is recognized and decoded by other DS' using its microphone and uploaded on the internet where the player can download information through audio devices and played to their own DS' microphone to download the information.


Bangai-O Spirits Nintendo DS Fire off that EX attack when there's lots of projectiles near you and the results are pretty spectacular.
Bangai-O Spirits Nintendo DS An aptly named stage, "Fireworks".
Bangai-O Spirits Nintendo DS The name entry screen
Bangai-O Spirits Nintendo DS Beat a stage, and the game keeps a record of your time and score.

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Gamers' Temple, The Sep 09, 2008 91 out of 100 91
GameZone Aug 28, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Bordersdown Jun, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The Jan 04, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85 Sep 30, 2008 17 out of 20 85
Game Shark Aug 28, 2008 B+ 83
Cheat Code Central Aug 18, 2008 4.1 out of 5 82
IGN Aug 12, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Vortex Sep 22, 2008 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Aug 18, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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1001 Video Games

Bangai-O Spirits appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Big John WV (27244) added Bangai-O Spirits (Nintendo DS) on Sep 22, 2008