Treasure never ceases to amaze us. Its resume reads like a "must-have" game collection; Radiant Silvergun, Gunstar Heroes, Guardian Heroes and this year's must-have XBLA shooter Ikaruga. One of its forgotten classics, Bangai-O for the Dreamcast, gets a revisit with this week's Nintendo DS release Bangai-O Spirits. There's no better time for it than now, as it comes to obliterate those end-of-summer blues.
All you need to know is that you control a super-robot with explosive capabilities. It can fire homing missiles, bouncing lasers, swing a baseball bat and sword and launch eye-popping special attacks by storing energy generated by fruit. You'll need all of these assets, as every level throws every single kind of enemy imaginable at you. If you're not trying to bring down cannons strewn along walls, you're dealing with a robot five times your size that wants to smack you around.