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Re: shmups

Post by famicom69 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:31 pm

IronMaidenRule wrote:
Confirmation here, 10/09/2010, but there is now a video and some screenies!

http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/14 ... oduct.html

I hope those borders are only on the video and not on the actual game!

Cheers! Amazon has it down for September 24 though =/

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Re: shmups

Post by IronMaidenRule » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:14 pm

famicom69 wrote:
IronMaidenRule wrote:
Confirmation here, 10/09/2010, but there is now a video and some screenies!

http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/14 ... oduct.html

I hope those borders are only on the video and not on the actual game!

Cheers! Amazon has it down for September 24 though =/
:x , it keeps getting pushed further back! Bet this crap would happen with wanking censored games like Call Of Duty

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Re: shmups

Post by Random Hero » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:25 pm

I'm godawful at most shmups, but there is one game that I'll always have a special place in my heart for if only for the music.

That game is Thunderforce IV. :D

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Post by Mootown » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:08 am

Random Hero wrote:I'm godawful at most shmups, but there is one game that I'll always have a special place in my heart for if only for the music.

That game is Thunderforce IV. :D
It's probably just a spelling mistake but you forgot to write and 2 and 3 and 5 and 6and AC after Thunderforce IV

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:10 am

I absolutely adore shmups. In fact it's my favourite genre.
I don't care whether it's vertical, arena-based, bullet-hell or on-rails I just love them all (except the bad ones of course) and in many ways feel that it's videogames instilled into their purest form.
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Post by the_hawk » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:15 am

I am absolutely hopeless at them, however give me a late 80's/early 90's horizontal scroller & I'm happy.

Gradius, R-Type, Hellfire, Thunderforce 3 & 4, Zero Wing, hell even Insector X. :D Lots & lots of fun.
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Post by Mootown » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:36 pm

the_hawk wrote:I am absolutely hopeless at them, however give me a late 80's/early 90's horizontal scroller & I'm happy.

Gradius, R-Type, Hellfire, Thunderforce 3 & 4, Zero Wing, hell even Insector X. :D Lots & lots of fun.
Insector X is goddamn awesome on Megadrive, very much a bizarre different game on the arcade though

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Re: shmups

Post by dste » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:26 pm

I love them, was just playing Super R-Type last night, great game.

Find Ikaruga to be a right bar steward but cannot get enough of it. Has anyone ever completed it?
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Post by SoupDragon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:04 pm

I love Ikaruga. Never completed tho :(
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Post by TMR » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:34 pm

dste wrote:Find Ikaruga to be a right bar steward but cannot get enough of it. Has anyone ever completed it?
Well, if you mean anyone as in generally... yeah, there are play throughs on teh interwebs at normal and hard difficulty and one set of particularly impressive videos showing a single player completing it on normal but in two player mode - here's a link to chapter 1 of that, most of the rest should appear as suggestions.

Personally, i usually get my arse handed to me on level 3... i'll finish it one day but refuse to use continues.

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Post by Haggler » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:58 pm

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Re: shmups

Post by dste » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:25 pm

TMR wrote:
dste wrote:Find Ikaruga to be a right bar steward but cannot get enough of it. Has anyone ever completed it?
Well, if you mean anyone as in generally... yeah, there are play throughs on teh interwebs at normal and hard difficulty and one set of particularly impressive videos showing a single player completing it on normal but in two player mode - here's a link to chapter 1 of that, most of the rest should appear as suggestions.

Personally, i usually get my arse handed to me on level 3... i'll finish it one day but refuse to use continues.
I just meant on here but I suppose generally as well with it being so hard. Furthest i've ever been is level three and that was on easy yet still I go back to it over and over again.
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Re: shmups

Post by Random Hero » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:30 pm

Mootown wrote:
Random Hero wrote:I'm godawful at most shmups, but there is one game that I'll always have a special place in my heart for if only for the music.

That game is Thunderforce IV. :D
It's probably just a spelling mistake but you forgot to write and 2 and 3 and 5 and 6and AC after Thunderforce IV
I've only played IV heavily, although I don't doubt the others are superb at all. :)

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Re: shmups

Post by gmintyfresh » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:07 pm

SoupDragon wrote:I love Ikaruga. Never completed tho :(
Finished it quite a few times, the last boss is amazing - to see it played properly you should see SpiffierRabbit play it!! Fkin amazing

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Re: shmups

Post by HEAVYface » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:01 pm

the greatest genre is the shoot 'em up. old skool is best (axelay and blazing star) but bullet hell has its place (my fave bullet hell being guwange).

i'm not even really very good at them either, can't be bothered to learn bullet patterns and just try and dodge stuff, don't care about 1credit finishing as long as i get my half hour fix of destruction.

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