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Some interesting games here, but I reckon if TMR ever gets round to creating Arse Crabs, it'll wipe the floor with the lot of 'em!
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For me Galaxian. This took the Space Invaders formula further by adding colourful graphics and kamikaze aliens.
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For me it's a dead heat between River Raid on the Atari 2600 and Astrosmash on the Intellivision... both vertical shooters par excellence!
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Very tough question. I have a soft spot for psikyo, love and hate ikaruga, 1942 was a childhood favourite.. i'll go for layer section.
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If I lay the arcade cab on its side am I allow to say Progear?
"He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies."
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Does Ikari Warriors count? If so the CPC version was fantastic & even better than the arcade original. Better put on the flame suit after that comment...
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Raiden 2, the daddy of all verticals! The playstation conversion let you put your telly on its side to emulate the arcade experience, cool. there was a PC conversion too I think, theres a rare thing. Best in the arcades though, the smoke and noise and ten pees ratling, and my name on the high score!
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Dizrythmia wrote:Does Ikari Warriors count? If so the CPC version was fantastic & even better than the arcade original. Better put on the flame suit after that comment...
Agreed! Ikari Warriors on the CPC was awesome.
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Ikaruga. Never played it until the XBLA release when it got a favorable score in RG.
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I'll go for Sensible Soccer on the Amiga. Some awesome vertical shooting to be had!!!
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Will I say Twinkle Star Sprites? No I wonâ€™t, coz that would be sissy...
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For me the Arcade 1942, I used to enjoy playing it in Barry Island whilst drinking mugs of tea.. Apart from some collector bought it a few years back.. Damn them..
And Mushi on my friends Astro City really nice
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Compile's M.U.S.H.A. on the Genesis!
Runner's up: River Raid for the Atari 8bit. Love the craggy river and tanks additions.
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Thanks to the wonder of online competition, Twinbee Yahho! was incredibly fun.