Marsbound's brutal but gorgeous PC shoot'em up Cloudphobia is now available for sale as a boxed product through import retailer HimeyaShop. The Japanese game is presented in a 2D horizontal-scrolling format typical for the genre, but features dizzying 3D backgrounds alive with spiraling rockets and battling crafts. Each of the six stages has a time-limit, too, forcing you to recklessly dive into waves of criss-crossing bullets to neutralize incoming enemies.

A downloadable version for Cloudphobia has been out since last December, but those of you with digital download-phobia finally have an option to pick up the title. There's also a two-stage demo available through Marsbound's site, if you'd like to try it out yourself first. That trial, though, won't include this stunning level:

[Via shmups.system11.org]