Classic arcade shooter Rayforce comes to iPhone

Taito has announced the release of Rayforce, the classic arcade game shooter, now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. It costs $11.99.

Rayforce firs appeared in coin-op arcades in 1993 and spawned two sequels. It’s a fast and frantic top-down scrolling shooter in which you try to save humanity from a murderous artificial intelligence, flying high above the ground in your “X-Lay” fighter.

The game features optimizations for the iPhone and iPod touch, with support for sliding gestures and customizable options. You can play the game in its original arcade aspect ratio or in a mode better suited for full-screen display on the iOS device. Manual weapon controls or automatic firing are options, and Game Center support has been incorporated, with stage-specific global rankings and unlockable achievements.