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Post by Havantgottaclue » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:23 pm

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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Post by Doddsy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:39 pm

For me Galaxian. This took the Space Invaders formula further by adding colourful graphics and kamikaze aliens.

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Post by boggyb68 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:07 pm

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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Post by Fightersmegamix » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:16 pm

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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Post by revgiblet » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:26 pm

If I lay the arcade cab on its side am I allow to say Progear?
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Post by Dizrythmia » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:07 pm

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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Post by Scratch_Porkings » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:12 am

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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Post by woody.cool » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:28 am

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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Post by theMot » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:08 am

Ikaruga. Never played it until the XBLA release when it got a favorable score in RG.
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Post by AfterburN003 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:07 pm

I'll go for Sensible Soccer on the Amiga. Some awesome vertical shooting to be had!!! :lol: :lol:

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Post by Dudley » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:49 am

Well played sir!
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Post by GarryG » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:26 am

Will I say Twinkle Star Sprites? No I won’t, coz that would be sissy... :oops:
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Post by Shinobi » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:24 pm

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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Post by Cafeman » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:41 pm

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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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:42 am

Thanks to the wonder of online competition, Twinbee Yahho! was incredibly fun.
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