Favourite 8-bit vertical shooters?

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Post by Smurph » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:09 pm

thl wrote:Played on the Master System so often that my favourite vertical scrolling shoot em' ups are:

Action Fighter
Astro Warrior
Line of Fire
Power Strike
(aka Aleste)
Power Strike 2
Scramble Spirits
Thunderblade
Bomber Raid was a bit great too.
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Post by OldSkoolCoolFool » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:30 pm

Xecutor for the spectrum.
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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:36 pm

Emperor Fossil wrote:...jerky movement and unexciting gameplay?
correct-a-mundo that man

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Post by plumduff » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:58 pm

From the good old c64, I would have to go with:

Lightforce
TerraCresta
...and I Ball

(there's a better choice of Horizontal ones for another time...)

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Post by markopoloman » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:31 pm

TRAP. (C64)


Hard, yes.

Big sprites, yes.

Great gameplay, yes.

Awesome music, yes,




I like Trap :D
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Post by mikeb » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:13 am

Been playing I-Ball on the C64 again. It's great - the weapons are marvellous and I love the quirky-ness of the game - it's pretty unique.

Never really got into Trap Marko but am willing to give it another go to see if I change my mind.

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Post by sscott » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:25 am

playgeneration wrote:Caverns of Mars on the Atari 800
Caverns of Mars was a fun game but very difficult later on.
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Post by Matt_B » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:53 am

Firetrack on the BBC Micro deserves a mention. Also, how about Starship Command? I guess you could just about class that as a vertical scroller.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:36 am

Warhawk on the a8 was a superb game - imho better than the C64 . unquestionably the music is best on A8

Lightforce on the Speccy was bloomin awful - the only thing that made it stand out was the colour scheme with no clash

SWIV on the 8 bits was highly over-rated , a dull and pretty boring game imho , nothing like the wonderful 16 bit versions (or the great 8 bit versions of the original)

Commando on the Speccy was a fantastic scrolling shooter , Super Cobra and ESB on the 2600 , Uridium on the C64 - and of course R-Type on the Speccy was the best horizontal shooter of them all
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Post by psj3809 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:44 am

Flying Shark on the Speccy was superb, some great levels. Couldnt stand 1942 on the Speccy, Lightforce wasnt bad, great graphics but boring gameplay

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:57 am

psj3809 wrote:Flying Shark on the Speccy was superb, some great levels. Couldnt stand 1942 on the Speccy, Lightforce wasnt bad, great graphics but boring gameplay

Which surely does make it a bad game? :wink:
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Post by Matt_B » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:39 am

paranoid marvin wrote:
psj3809 wrote:Flying Shark on the Speccy was superb, some great levels. Couldnt stand 1942 on the Speccy, Lightforce wasnt bad, great graphics but boring gameplay

Which surely does make it a bad game? :wink:
Not necessarily. All twitch games eventually get boring, but that doesn't mean that they're all equally crap.

I actually quite like playing Light Force for what it's worth. It is a game that needs to be learned rather than one that you can play entirely by the seat of your pants though.

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Post by Joppers » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:20 pm

Recca Summer Carnival 92 on the Famicom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t_Ve4Ljs8I

More sprites than I've ever seen in a Famicom game before, and a crazy techno soundtrack. This one will cost upwards of £150 for a complete boxed copy!

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Post by Seadog74 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:14 am

Mission Genocide on the cpc for me. Super smooth tho not that exciting.

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Post by me316 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:44 pm

R type on the Pc engine. 8)
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