Favourite spaceship (from a shoot em up)

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Favourite spaceship (from a shoot em up)

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:01 pm

Hi guys, after numerous feedback about the top 25, we're going to be changing their look and making them more reader interactive. Therefore I'd love to know what your favourite space craft is.

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Post by yethboth » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:32 pm

It has got to be the spacecraft in the shoot em'up 'Blaze On' as it can morph into a flying macross style robot once collected a power up.
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Post by FatTrucker » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:58 pm

In terms of aesthetics I still like the 1950's style spaceship in the original Scramble.

Other than that its a toss up between RTypes classic R9 fighter and the Bunny Girl on a rocket from Parodius, in fact just about any of the 'ships' from Gokujou Parodius in particular.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:02 pm

Probably the one from Blasteroids - being able to morph into different ships depending on the situation (more speed , firepower or armour) made the game much more tactical
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:03 pm

Oooh , or the Spaceship that attacked you in Battlezone - loved the fizzing/spitting sound it made as it homed in on you
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:23 pm

TIE Fighter I think. I still have my original die cast model from when I was a kid on top of my PC.
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Post by TMR » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:02 pm

Hmm, the Vic Viper has always been a favourite but i like the Manta class fighters too... how about the camel in Revenge of the Mutant Camels 2? =-)

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Post by felgekarp » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:13 pm

The one in Ordyne, mainly because you can see the guy sat in it.

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Post by retrogarden » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:22 pm

The naked winged chick in Insects in Space. Obvious reasons.

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Post by SirClive » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:37 pm

It may be very predictable, but by an absolute mile I would pick the R9. Its so cool it gives me a semi.

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Post by Mort » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:42 pm

As mentioned above, the Manta from Uridium, fast sleek and able to turn on a sixpence if controlled correctly.
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Post by forestville » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:47 pm

The ship on level 3 of R Type, so like to move around it blowing bit of it up

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Post by Overheat » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:08 pm

Battle Squadron on the Amiga - loved the ship in that, though Project X must come close :D
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Post by TheDude18 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:16 am

It's got to be the R9 from R-type.

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Post by HEAVYface » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:36 am

any from blazing star or the awesome axelay.

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