‘shmups. The Japanese indie scene sure does seem to love making them. This isn’t something I so much, mind. In fact, the contrary. I’m a huge fan of ‘shmups and the bullet crazy hell contained within. Flying Red Barrel, Diary of a Little Aviator, by Orange_Juice, is far from an exception to that rule.
As far as bullet-hell titles go, Flying Red Barrel is untraditionally simple. The player takes on the role of a nameless aviator who is tasked with defending the skies from aviators and other airborne foes.
Watch the video to see if Flying Red Barrel tickles your fancy in this week’s Let’s Play: Indie.