As a genre, shmups remain largely unchanged since their inception. I've never believed this to be a bad thing, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it, but a little variety now and then to keep things fresh is always welcome. In fact, some of the best shooters out there are ones that more or less keep the traditional framework and introduce just a little something new that changes the way the game is played.
Big Bang Mini attempts to achieve this by utilizing the unique hardware of the DS, making the most of the touch screen in order to add some new spice to an old recipe. How does it fare?