Neo Geo Shooter Blazing Star Lands on Android and iOS Devices

Yumekobo’s legendary 1998 shooter for the Neo Geo, Blazing Star, has made it’s way to the Android and iOS devices. This vertical-scrolling shmup is renowned for its silky smooth gameplay and gorgeous prerendered graphics that offer some of the most amazing visuals the Neo has to offer.

This new release isn’t just a simple port of the original game however, it’s packed with new features such as a new mission mode allowing pilots to tackle any stage they want right from the start allowing you to practice getting that 1cc completion. Blazing Star also offers networked cooperative play via Bluetooth connection, and a network ranking system allowing you to compete for the prized number one spot on the leaderboards.

Blazing Star is available in the Android and iOS marketplaces for $2.99

Fun Fact: Blazing Star is the game from which Hey Poor Player got its name. When your ship is downed the screen displays “Hey Poor Player!”, filling your saddened soul with a mixture of Engrish and anguish.




Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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