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From the forum question for issue 37

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:05 pm

Time for the monthly drill guys.

This month it's 'what's your favourite shoot-em-up?

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Post by SirClive » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:29 pm

I'll say it before someone beats me to it... R-Type.
I think as a boy just hitting puberty I could really associate with the beam that built slowly and then exploded with devastating effect :wink:

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Re: From the forum question for issue 37

Post by TMR » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:30 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Time for the monthly drill guys.

This month it's 'what's your favourite shoot-em-up?
Oh, dead easy question; Io on the C64. A single load, looks gorgeous (especially considering it's age), sounds pretty good, lobs vast amounts of stuff around unless you're good enough to keep it under control and is absolutely vicious all the way through.

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Post by The Master » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:33 pm

Gorf. When I was a kid I had endless fun pretending to be a Gorf machine, hiding inside a huge cardboard box and saying "INSERT.... GOI-EEN" every time someone waggled my joystick. Erm...

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:44 pm

At the risk of repeating myself:

Salamander, for enlivening a week at Butlins and being the only C64 game I bought at retail twice. Fingers crossed for the PSP collection getting a European release.
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Post by Dimrill » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:47 pm

I normally can't stand the genre, but it takes a hard, cold heart to hate Rez. That or SWIV on the Amiga...
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Re: From the forum question for issue 37

Post by chinnyhill10 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:53 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Time for the monthly drill guys.

This month it's 'what's your favourite shoot-em-up?
I enjoyed Blood Money on the Amiga and the ST. Often forgotten about game that one.

Space Harrier was a different take on the genre, what with being in 3D.

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Post by LeeT » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:09 pm

Nemesis (arcade version) - Timeless and (despite the difficulty level) pure fun.

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Post by DrBlue » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:10 pm

Never really enjoyed shoot-em-up's. Mainly because, on most of them, I end up getting fragged during the first stage...

...I did enjoy T-Zero on the Amiga though.

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Post by Utini » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:17 pm

I'd have to plump for the first shooter I ever played - Acornsoft's Rocket Raid on the Beeb. It may not be the best shooter ever, but it got me addicted to gaming.
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Post by Sabreman » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:21 pm

Sorry to be a bore, but it's Radiant Silvergun. R-Type held the crown for about 17 years before this work of art found its way into my collection.

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Post by Devin » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:21 pm

Uridium 2 for the Amiga was just crazy! It really had it all, bohemoth motherships to put all others to shame, dizzying fast side scrolling action, which you controlled I might add! Also a nippy little radar system to give advance warning of enemy fighters and hard brick walls! A superb sequel and the archetypal side scrolling shooter... at least in my humble opinion! - Philips CD-i Gaming... Honest!

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Post by Mayhem » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:46 pm

This is like sticking twenty names on a dartboard and then throwing randomly to try and pick one for me :P

It isn't a proper scrolly shooter like most of the others that will be nominated are, but Robotron 2084 is really the nuts for frantic, panic inducing shooting action.
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Post by Ninereeds » Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:23 pm

for me it has to be axelay, top notch graphics and a storming soundtrack, still just as playable even today

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Post by felgekarp » Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:25 pm

Slap Fight, it's got a stupid name and the more you upgraded your ship the bigger a target you became but I don't think I've pumped more money into any other shoot 'em up.

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