PixelPerfectGaming writes: Developer Cave has been responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed shooters on Xbox 360. Just short of two years ago, their hell shooter Deathsmiles mesmerized gamers with its unforgiving boss battles and countless gameplay options. Guwange was released shortly thereafter as a digital download, proving again that Cave is a force to be reckoned with in the arcade 2D shooter genre.
Like all Cave shooters, Akai Katana is a fast-paced 2D hell shooter that overwhelms the player with a hailstorm of multicolored bullets and countless enemies attacking from all directions. While the object is to gain a high score, the real beauty of playing is to master the intricate bullet patterns and memorizing boss attack patterns. 5/5