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Favourite spaceship (from a shoot em up)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:01 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
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.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:32 pm
by yethboth
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.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:58 pm
by FatTrucker
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.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:02 pm
by paranoid marvin
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

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:03 pm
by paranoid marvin
Oooh , or the Spaceship that attacked you in Battlezone - loved the fizzing/spitting sound it made as it homed in on you

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:23 pm
by Antiriad2097
TIE Fighter I think. I still have my original die cast model from when I was a kid on top of my PC.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:02 pm
by TMR
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? =-)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:13 pm
by felgekarp
The one in Ordyne, mainly because you can see the guy sat in it.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:22 pm
by retrogarden
The naked winged chick in Insects in Space. Obvious reasons.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:37 pm
by SirClive
It may be very predictable, but by an absolute mile I would pick the R9. Its so cool it gives me a semi.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:42 pm
by Mort
As mentioned above, the Manta from Uridium, fast sleek and able to turn on a sixpence if controlled correctly.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:47 pm
by forestville
The ship on level 3 of R Type, so like to move around it blowing bit of it up


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Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:08 pm
by Overheat
Battle Squadron on the Amiga - loved the ship in that, though Project X must come close :D

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:16 am
by TheDude18
It's got to be the R9 from R-type.

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:36 am
by HEAVYface
any from blazing star or the awesome axelay.