Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em ups?

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What console is the best console for 2D shoot em ups?

PC Engine
5
17%
Saturn
7
23%
MegaDrive
5
17%
Dreamcast
3
10%
Super Nintendo
1
3%
PlayStation
1
3%
PlayStation 2
3
10%
Xbox 360
5
17%
FM Towns/MSX
0
No votes
Neo Geo AES/MVS
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 30

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Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em ups?

Post by retrojc » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:07 pm

As title says, which console do you believe is best for the shoot em up genre?

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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by The Laird » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:13 pm

For me the Megadrive just grabs top spot from the PC Engine, Saturn in 3rd.

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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by crusto » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:18 pm

Thats a toughie but the PCE gets top spot for me, then the SMD. Maybe the Virtual Console :)
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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by Seadog74 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:22 pm

The PC Engine was made for 2D shooters although most of the other systems had plenty of good ones.

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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by DreamcastRIP » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:40 pm

A Saturn capable of playing Japanese imports is by far and away the best console for 2D shmups, imho. My second choice would have been Mega Drive closely followed by PC Engine.
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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by simes » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:45 pm

I think most systems have a good selection of shoot-em-ups, and if you strip away the hardware itself and look at the playability, there are some real gems even on the Spectrum (although it's an area where the C64 dominated), but from a console point of view it has to be the PC Engine and it's probably the main reason why I bought mine!
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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by crusto » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:46 pm

DreamcastRIP wrote:A Saturn capable of playing Japanese imports is by far and away the best console for 2D shmups, imho. My second choice would have been Mega Drive followed by PC Engine.
Imho you are wrong :wink: .

Even though I have no right, I am adding the rule that it has to be 'out of the box'. No mods allowed. Then a further rule: if your first choice was disqualified by rule 'A' then your second choice can not be from the same manufacturer. Which would obviously shift your choice to the more realistic option of the PCE.
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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by Misery » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:48 pm

I think it depends on just what type of shmups you're looking for.

I have to go with the 360 myself, since I'm into danmaku types more than anything else.

For more traditional types..... I'm not sure. Either PC-Engine or Saturn.

crusto wrote:
DreamcastRIP wrote:A Saturn capable of playing Japanese imports is by far and away the best console for 2D shmups, imho. My second choice would have been Mega Drive followed by PC Engine.
Imho you are wrong :wink: .

Even though I have no right, I am adding the rule that it has to be 'out of the box'. No mods allowed. Then a further rule: if your first choice was disqualified by rule 'A' then your second choice can not be from the same manufacturer. Which would obviously shift your choice to the more realistic option of the PCE.
....or you could just use a Japanese Saturn from the start :wink:

Which is what I have. I'd say if buying a Saturn for this genre, that's probably the way to go, just start with a JP unit.

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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by DreamcastRIP » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:51 pm

crusto wrote:
DreamcastRIP wrote:A Saturn capable of playing Japanese imports is by far and away the best console for 2D shmups, imho. My second choice would have been Mega Drive followed by PC Engine.
Imho you are wrong :wink: .

Even though I have no right, I am adding the rule that it has to be 'out of the box'. No mods allowed. Then a further rule: if your first choice was disqualified by rule 'A' then your second choice can not be from the same manufacturer. Which would obviously shift your choice to the more realistic option of the PCE.
:lol: My Saturn is a white NTSC-J model so it therefore plays all those great Japan-only 2D shmups 'out of the box'! :mrgreen:
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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by crusto » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:56 pm

Sorry, did I forget to say that Japanese saturns are simply not allowed in the first place? :roll:.

Edit: thinking back though, Thunderforce 4, or was it 5? as well as being very good, was a beautiful looking game on the SMD. That, along with games like Hellfire and Gynoug make it a very tough choice tbh. Its a pity you cant cast 2 votes.
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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by Vyothric » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:58 pm

I'm not sure I have anything that isn't modded.

And I've never played a PC Engine.
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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by The Laird » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:03 pm

crusto wrote:Sorry, did I forget to say that Japanese saturns are simply not allowed in the first place? :roll:.
In that case the PC Engine shouldn't be allowed at all then seen as its Japanese only :lol:

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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by crusto » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:04 pm

Look, I make the rules here. :wink:
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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by DreamcastRIP » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:06 pm

crusto wrote:Sorry, did I forget to say that Japanese saturns are simply not allowed in the first place? :roll:.
You're acting like the Alex Salmond of the forum by attempting to constantly change the poll parameters in your favour! :mrgreen:
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Re: Poll: What console is the best console for 2D shoot em u

Post by crusto » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:14 pm

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