Engage to Jabberwock is a freeware hybrid shmup from Japanese developer Platine Dispositif. In the game you roam a large, single dungeon in 2d, blasting enemies with various magic spells and collecting items. To describe it as “Bullet Hell Zelda” (Bullet Hellda?) wouldn’t be inaccurate.
Make sure to go to the option menu and change your input to “Keyboard” before you play (the default is “Joystick”). Change the key configuration, also!
Note: For some reason you can’t download the game from PD’s website, so go to Inverted Castle for the Jabberwock hook-up (along with a bunch of other PD games)!
Ahem: By the way, feel free to check out our Doujin Shmups feature for more info about shmups, shmupping, and “gettin’ yo’ shmup on.”