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Post by nesmaster » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:43 pm

I really like Final Soldier. Best game in the Soldier series IMO.
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Post by sirclive1 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:12 pm

Halley Wars on the Game Gear , i actually got my grubby mitts on this earlier this week and its as good as i remembered !!
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Post by Hiroke » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:26 pm

TwinBee on the NES. Only because it was on my 18-in-1 cartridge and probably the only vertical shoorter I ever played.

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Post by Mr_Staypuft » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:42 pm

Hmm, Daz you asked for our fave "vertical shooter"
which I'll take to mean fave "vertically (scrolling) shooter" - or else I'll never make a decision!

Lets see, the variety of Slap fight vs. the many surprises of Terra Cresta
vs. The robo-hijinks of UFO Robo Dangar vs. the sheer brilliance of Raiden DX...

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Post by The Master » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:44 pm

Horizontal ones are still better though.
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Post by neuromancer » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:06 pm

Capcom's brilliantly named 'Side Arms Hyper Dyne', combining vertical and horizontal elements, great multi-directional weaponry, power-ups, vibrant graphics, and insane on-screen mayhem. I was utterly addicted to this as a young teenager in 1986.

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Post by Emperor Fossil » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:06 pm

Modern-ish favourite: Battle Bakraid

Old-ish favourite: Terra Cresta

I'm sure next week I'll play Under Defeat again and say 'WTF? How could I not pick this as my favourite!?'

The week after that it'll be Raiden DX.

And then Strikers 1945 II

Then I'll come back to Slap Fight.

Then I'll wonder whether Air Gallet has actually been my true love all along, even though it, like so many of these games, keeps leaving me with a black eye.

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Post by ToxieDogg » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:09 pm

nesmaster wrote:I really like Final Soldier. Best game in the Soldier series IMO.
Good one. Soldier Blade always seems to be the popular choice but I thought Final Soldier was better too :)

Star Parodier is pretty good too, but a little easy.
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Post by Emperor Fossil » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:22 pm

shifter wrote:nothing captivated me like Galaga to the point of the table top machine in a hotel in Cyprus whilst on honeymoon!!!
Were you still playing it during the divorce? ;)

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Post by AmigaJay » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:31 am

Has to be S.E.U.C.K on the Amiga, is it still one of the best vertical shooter creation kits available, and with a bit of time can create a half decent verical shooter....well maybe half decent!

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Post by Seadog74 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:02 am

A big fan of Sidewinder and SWIV on the Amiga. But my choice is Mission Genocide on the Amstrad. A budget game from Firebird thats better than most full price shooters at the time.

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Post by The Master » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:17 am

If I was going to choose a strictly non-Arcade one, it'd definitely be FireTrack on the BBC B... not least for the glorious music, which I've completely inexplicably had stuck in my head all morning (it must be an age since I last played it!)
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Post by pantal00ns » Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:23 am

Astro Warrior on the SMS, I like things simple......

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Post by yakmag » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:40 am

AlleyKat on the 64...

Lovely level design and just the right amount of frustration.

Got to the last level only once, remember the density of the landscape...

PACKED!

Didn't last long... :(

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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:10 am

Flying Shark on the Spectrum. Monochromatic shooting bliss.
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