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Post by DPrinny » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:58 am

Dose it count if the moiter/TV is on its side ?
Then there all vertical

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Post by Skarnz » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:14 pm

Fire shark (megadrive) mainly cause of the slightly surreal mad lil sharks that you get at the end of each play through and that it was one game i can finally after 10 years kick my grandads ass at
MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA.............ARGGGHH

but i would like to mention mercs if it counts

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Post by ivortheinjun » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:08 pm

The Master wrote: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!)
Duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh du-du-du-du-du
Duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh du-du-du-du-du
plinky-plinkity-plinky-plinky-plinkity
Duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh
<kee kee kee kee kee>

(or something like that)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8bxdd2_qrpg

Always liked the music more than the game, to be honest.

Another vote for 1942 here, even though I was absolutely pony at it.

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Post by pottyboy » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:40 pm

Battle Squadron on the Amiga.

Only just discovered this via emulation, but boy it's a great game considering that it came on 1 disk and was made in 1989! The developers were obviously big fans of coin-op based shmups!
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Post by yethboth » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:30 am

Super Aleste on the Super Nintendo is a superb title that I always enjoy playing.
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Post by RetroAerosmith » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:40 am

Has to be the first ever top down blaster i played and thats the handheld "Astro Wars".....one of the best christmases ever....till those blasted "c" batteries ran out later that day....

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Post by the_hawk » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:55 am

MC1 wrote:Light Force on the Spectrum.

Probably the first vertical shooter I really spent any time on.
Good call.

That would be my choice also. I never knew the Spectrum could be so colourful. It brings back wonderful memories.

Does Spy Hunter count as a vertical shooter? I like that too.

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Post by TheDude18 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:14 am

I was umming and arring over spyhunter and lightforce too. The music in the C64 version of lightforce is superb.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:41 am

Has to be Commando (Speccy version) great conversion , superb animation and scrolling
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Post by ismellicecream » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:44 am

S.E.U.C.K. has my vote.

Where else can you fly a DeLorean and shoot Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees and Hans Gruber?

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Post by batman877 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:42 am

It's so difficult to pick just one so...

'Xenon 2' Amiga version - slowed paced with wonderful presentation.
'1943' Arcade version (or Amstrad :wink: ) - takes the great 1942 adds so much more.
'Axelay' SNES - ground breaking Mode 7 graphics; smooth and playable.

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Post by Overheat » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:44 am

pottyboy wrote:Battle Squadron on the Amiga.

Only just discovered this via emulation, but boy it's a great game considering that it came on 1 disk and was made in 1989! The developers were obviously big fans of coin-op based shmups!
good choice ;)

nice box art too :)

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Post by The Master » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:18 am

ivortheinjun wrote:Duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh du-du-du-du-du
Duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh du-du-du-du-du
plinky-plinkity-plinky-plinky-plinkity
Duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh
<kee kee kee kee kee>

(or something like that)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8bxdd2_qrpg
You know it even has lyrics? :D

Where are the people
Who made the world this way
Who filled the nights with neon lights
And made the day so grey?
There’s dirt in every corner
And a gambler in each heart
And when I find these people
I’m gonna tear them all apart

Give me strength
Strength to turn the tide
Give me strength
I won’t be denied
Give me strength
Power, strength and pride
Give me strength
I won’t be denied!
gleeple doople zwak-zwak snafn olg mmnnnnip

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Post by Confessor » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:25 am

Undecided between Espial (a Xevious ripoff) and Megazone.

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Post by K9spheres » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:48 pm

Star soldier on the NES was great, although i am loving Star Soldier R on the Wii at the moment. It's short and sweet and really addictive. Just wish I could score more than 1 million points on the 2 minute game.
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