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Monday, September 01, 2008

Bee Storm: DoDonPachi II highscore

Bee Storm: DoDonPachi II gets little respect due to it not being made by Cave, but rather licensed for use by IGS to attempt their own arrange version to the seminal DoDonPachi. Trying to compare the two, as any sane game reviewer might, would make Bee Storm look like a complete piece of crap. You've got the same graphics, sounds and stage layouts, which make it appear like DoDonPachi, but thats where the similarity stops. Kaneda/NTSC-J had written an excellent review long ago on the clickstick forum, which unfortunately was lost when the site was deleted. Since the IGS hardware Bee Storm runs on is still not fully emulated, due to security encryption which has still not been cracked, it may be awhile before another review comes out.

I think this game is extremely fun, and pretty damn hard even on the "combat" (normal) setting. If I can 1CC combat mode, I may try writing a review. Until then, I've only made it to the 4th boss, which has the coolest intro music ever.

DJK - 367,326,600 - Stage 4 - Combat - Energy


  1. Whoa, that's like the third high score for the week! Making up for some lost time, aren't you?

  2. Haha! Yeah, definitely making up for the last few months off. Its not like these are great scores anyway, more of just a personal log so I don't forget what my last highscore was for a particular game.....and boy do I have a great backlog of games to play through. ;-)

  3. hi, anyone that can provide me the link to free download full version of DoDonPachi II? I had searched many websites and only ROM version which unable to run the program after following the instructions given. I'm really addicted to this game. pls help by sending the link to, thanks a lot.

  4. Melvyn, I play DoDonPachi II Bee Storm using the real arcade PGM motherboard and ROM Cart. There is no download and no emulation in Mame.

  5. Absolutely, it's a fun and a good game!
    Cool blog by the way.

    1. Thanks Dr.Shmup. I should probably update this post since DDPII is now fully emulated, and surprisingly is getting more respect as a game/scoring system onto its own.