Ghost Blade HD is an intense Bullet-Hell top down shoot ’em up, composed by frenetic and addictive score-based gameplay. With its inspiration going back to the shooting games of the 1990s era, Ghost Blade HD ties old memories to current tones and techniques. Designed with a modern graphic style and special effects, Ghost Blade HD also features an awesome 2-player mode! Ghost Blade HD is easy to learn, hard to master.Ghost Blade HD is a SHMUP that was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast. It’s not quite as well known as its original DC counterpart, Ikaruga, but nevertheless, like the genre itself, Ghost Blade has kept a cult following, and Developers Hucast Games decided to bring the game back with HD graphics and updated features. The game is a top-down, bullet hell shooter that definitely feels like a blast from the past. The gameplay is quite simple by modern standards, but the game is concise in what it offers and allows both newcomers and veterans a chance to enjoy a classic genre that usually flies a bit under the radar.Ghost Blade HD is a top-down shooter where the ship moves up and enemies mostly swarm from above. The game only uses directionals and three buttons. One button shoots a standard attack that is weaker but covers a larger radius and allows faster movement. The second button is a focused attack that is about twice as powerful but hinders speed and range, while the third button uses bombs that can wipe out the projectiles and some of the enemies on the screen if the player gets in a bind. It’s a simple and familiar recipe in the SHMUP genre.