Shoot the Pig with this Bullet Hell TrainerI love bullet hell shooters—you know, those insane shoot ‘em up games in which you pilot a small craft into a storm of projectiles. They're great. And the iOS handles them pretty well, too.


This latest effort, Pig & Bullet, is less a bullet hell shooter and more a bullet hell trainer. Meaning, this game can probably help you improve your ability to dodge bullets as they rain down.

In that regards, the app works quite well! You maneuver a pig out of the way of the bullets. In one mode, however, you actually try to get hit by all the bullets—which is kind of neat.

I do wish I could move my pig all the way to the top of the screen, however. There seems to be an invisible band of pixels that blocks me from doing it. Also, while playing the get-hit-by-the-bullets mode, the game locked up at times. I blame my awesomely quick movements.

The game, which was created by former Capcom devs, has three modes and a score by Yasushi Kaminishi—which is cool! If you like bullet hell shooters, you might like Pig & Bullet.

Pig & Bullet [$0.99, iTunes]