Droid Girls Bullethell: Assault Android Cactus

By Cara Ellison on July 22nd, 2013 at 6:00 pm.

chain hits my HUD
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My chain hits my HUD
When I’m banging on the keyboard
My chain hits my HUD
When I’m banging on the deck

Get back, get down
Pull me closer if you think you can live -
Pick up, Firepower
Don’t go screaming if Lemon rocket you with a bang

chain hits my HUD

Aaaaaaaaa battery power
Accelerating through the lasers
Gasoline
There’s steam on my monitor screen

Take it, take it
Robots dying like a powercut
When I get to where I’m going, gonna have you trembling

Live fast, die young
Bad girls do it well
Live fast, die young
Bad girls do it well x2

chain hits my HUD

My chain hits my HUD
When I’m banging on the keyboard
My chain hits my HUD
When I’m banging on the deck

Yeah back it, back it
Yeah pull up to the twin stick game
90s Arcade
Cover me, walls are shifting platforms

Had a handle on it shit
My hi score, but I broke it
When I get to where I’m going, gonna explode you boss

chain hits my HUD

Live fast, die young
Bad girls bullethell
Live fast, die young
Droid girls bullethell

My chain hits my HUD
When I’m banging on the keyboard
My chain hits my HUD
When I’m banging on the deck x2

chain hits my HUD

Get back, get down
Pull me closer if you think you can hang -
Pick up, Firepower
Don’t go screaming if Cactus blow you with a bang

Lights off now
I’ll dance in the dark
Accelerating fast
Sisters could do this in a second
Lookin’ in the rear view
Swagger going swell
Leavin’ robots behind
‘Cause it’s legal just to kill

Shift gear
Powerup
Damned if I do
Who is gonna stop me?
Switch weapons to secondary
What we got left is just me and you
But if I go to Steam, baby, can I take you?

Get back, get down
Pull a different droid girl closer
With a different style
Together they swarm you with neon

Live fast, die young
Droid girls bullethell
Live fast, die young
Droid girls bullethell x4

My chain hits my HUD
When I’m banging on the keyboard
My chain hits my HUD
When I’m banging on the deck x2

I played the hell out of the first five levels. It’s like a dancefloor laser massacre, and you’re Lady Gaga. Greenlight this fucker right now.

BONUS: Jenn Frank on what a bullet hell is.

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29 Comments »

  1. Nim says:

    I’m digging it.

  2. nimzy says:

    Lyrical reporting: you heard it here first on RPS.

  3. jonahcutter says:

    She’s just trolling now.
    Though with rhyme and flow.

  4. SuicideKing says:

    RPS is having a lot of pun today.

    I’m loving it!

  5. BooleanBob says:

    The Lester Banging On The Keyboard of games journalism.

  6. Swanny says:

    I saw the article, and thought to myself- what? Android? Is RPS covering mobile- oh my, that game looks lovely. The vids look fantastic. Greenlighted. Clever article, as well. Still a shitty song, but Cara did better with it than I would have.

  7. Keyrock says:

    That looks insanely fun. I’m in.

  8. Laketown says:

    I was listening to Bring The Noize just when I saw this article

    conspiracy

  9. jannikhp says:

    so that “song” is music in todays world damn i feel old -.-

  10. P-Dazzle says:

    Sexist game is sexist. Where is your anti-sexism crusade now RPS?
    WHERE IS IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTtttttttttttt (fade to silence).

  11. strangeloup says:

    This is the best preview. Although, oddly, not the first time I’ve seen M.I.A. lyrics turned to gaming – behold, S.N.I.A – Piece a’ Piss.

  12. Hunchback says:

    Droid Girls Bullethell: Assault Android Cactus

    Is it just me, or are those random words?

  13. Otter says:

    No interest in this game, but love the article. Cara is da bom.

  14. Hypocee says:

    I don’t generally like danmaku, but Assault Android Cactus grabbed my heart when Totalbiscuit did a WTF Is. Great movement, better art, obvious and unguided character variety, and dynamic levels – these people are speaking my language.

  15. King in Winter says:

    Well with the company being named Witch Beam, one would suppose they know something about danmaku.

    Master spaaaaark!

  16. Chizu says:

    But sir, I voted yes on this ages ago, I cannot greenlight any faster :’(