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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by the_hawk » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:43 am

This is an insanely difficult question for me, I could rattle off a top 100 Shoot 'em ups and still leave out some classics that I love.

if forced to pick one, I always come back to Thunderforce 3 on the Megadrive, an incredible game that I'll never tire of playing.
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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by Bluce_Ree » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:42 am

Omega Five on Xbox Live Arcade. Unlike most shoot 'em ups that basically require the dexterity of Billy Mitchell and the mind of a chess computer, this was easy to finish but had a great scoring system that made it perfect for leaderboard battles. Great visuals, powerful weapons and not too long. Perfect.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by PAC » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:15 pm

Space Invaders.. for this gamer, it's where everything started !

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by ncf1 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:18 pm

DoDonPachi is unreal, when you have about 100 cheats activated to help you out so no - I'll be going with Galaga. I must have picked up and played that thousands of times over the decades and not once failed to be entertained for a solid half hour, the playability/difficulty level is simply perfect. Close behind is 1942, with which I hold similar sentiments, but I shall go with Galaga.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by NorthWay » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:27 pm

Datastorm(Amiga) or Dropzone (C= 64).

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:03 pm

Foundations Waste on ST. Not the greatest graphics or sound, but solid shoot-em-up and most importantly doesn't ever put you in a no-win situation.
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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:47 pm

Xenon 2 on the Amiga, the sound, music, graphics, even the box art, it was all brilliant, and who didn't enjoy the Super Nashwan power up?!

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by fredghostmaster » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:02 pm

Scramble - a game I still play regularly even now along with my daughters who love it.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by RetroMartin » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:16 pm

Just for sheer nostalgia - Operation C on the Gameboy. I spent years trying to master that game. Short but VERY sweet.

If we're on about more scrolling shooters then Ikaruga definitely. Absolutely insane shooting action with mass amounts of bullet hell. But it was certainly "doable" with the colour switching mechanic.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by bensonrad » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:36 pm

Sidewinder on the Amiga, I think it was a budget game, very similar to Xenon, it was one of the first shoot em ups I played, and loved it.

Xenon II also kicks butt.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by Space Holiday » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:40 pm

I really like GunBird 2 on the Dreamcast. I love the cutesy feel of the game and the characters you can play as (I like the witch that turns all of the bullets into candy). I found it welcoming, not too hardcore and overall quite forgiving, which is great if you suck at the genre like I do. I remember one day me and my mate sat and played it through together - teamwork is always the best way to play a game!
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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by junkmale » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:18 pm

Deluxe Galaga for the Amiga.
Never had so much fun (and still do) from a coverdisc.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by antsbull » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:05 pm

Blood Money from Psygnosis on the Amiga/PC

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by RichL » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:40 am

Thunderforce III on the Megadrive for me.

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Re: From The Forum Issue 142

Post by Oblisky » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:30 am

Thunderforce IV on The Megadrive. The graphics are so much more beautiful than most other shooters and the game is varied and tough too.

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