The DRM Death Ray Manta
by Harry Slater 4/2/2013
Product: The DRM Death Ray Manta
Developer: PsychicParrot Games
Publisher: PsychicParrot Games
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Arcade, Shooter
Twin-stick arcade-shooters have become known for their neon explosions and noisy electronic soundtracks, but The DRM Death Ray Manta takes these staples of the genre to their zenith in a blaze of colours and trills.
It's not a title for the faint of heart, and there are a few glaring omissions that mean it's unlikely to find a place in the play rotation of even the most ardent blaster fan, but The DRM Death Ray Manta deserves praise for its visual and sonic audacity.
This is a game that doesn't take itself very seriously. The bite-size levels are interrupted with snatches of weird dialogue, the main protagonist is a big eyed Manta ray, and the special power-ups you can grab are called Space Tiffins.
Fans of hardcore shooters will find a lot to like here, but there are too many omissions to make The DRM Death Ray Manta a must-buy
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