Classic shooter question/poll

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Favourite shooter direction?

Vertical
5
14%
Horizontal
19
54%
Multi-directional
0
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Who cares? As long as I get to shoot sh1t up, I'm happy!
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31%
 
Total votes: 35

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Classic shooter question/poll

Post by jdanddiet » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:08 pm

Was thinking this the other day - everyone likes a good classic shooter right?
But do you have a preferred direction? Personally don't care as long as it's good...
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Post by dste » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:11 pm

Not bothered myself in all honesty, as long as the game is good then I'm happy.
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Post by Vyothric » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:14 pm

I actually posted this in the shoot em up league a while ago.
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Post by The Laird » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:15 pm

Hard one but I had to go with vertical, I often find many horizontal shooters far too hard and thinking of my favourites most of them are vertical too.

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Post by quantum » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:29 pm

R-Type :mrgreen:
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How about a game screenshot quiz? Amiga, DOS, Megadrive and Commodore 64.

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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:29 pm

i have to side with jagfest here,i've posted many times i am rubbish at shooters but i seem to last a lot longer on vertical shooters.i remember wanting the thunderforce games on the MD but knew it would have been a waste of money because i probably wouldn't have ever seen the third level.
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Re: Classic shooter question/poll

Post by resident paul » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:32 pm

How do you class the original arcade 'Star Wars' under?
I would a vote for that type of shooter!
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Post by The Laird » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:33 pm

Hitman_HalStep wrote:i have to side with jagfest here,i've posted many times i am rubbish at shooters but i seem to last a lot longer on vertical shooters.i remember wanting the thunderforce games on the MD but knew it would have been a waste of money because i probably wouldn't have ever seen the third level.
My favourite Thunderforce game is the second one because some of the levels are overhead and I find it much easier.

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Re: Classic shooter question/poll

Post by Budly Moore » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:37 pm

How can you Favor either? Too many classics no matter what direction.
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Re: Classic shooter question/poll

Post by HEAVYface » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:38 pm

i voted horizontal, i like all sorts of shooters though.

horizontal shooters tend to have better graphics for some reason, and i'm a total sucker for that.

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Post by Nemesis » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:45 pm

When I think of my favourite shooters they tend to be of the vertical persuasion. Horizontal ones don't do it for me.
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Re: Classic shooter question/poll

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:01 pm

What, no "on-rails" Starwing/Panzer Dragoon style option?

They're the only ones I'm only a bit crap at!

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Re: Classic shooter question/poll

Post by thl » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:05 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:What, no "on-rails" Starwing/Panzer Dragoon style option?

They're the only ones I'm only a bit crap at!
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Re: Classic shooter question/poll

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:10 pm

fps

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Re: Classic shooter question/poll

Post by Sel Feena » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:36 pm

Ooh, that's tough. The Cotton games are hori, so I'm inclined to go with that. But verts tend not to make you worry about crashing into scenery, which I bloody hate. Verts tend to be where you get most bullet-hell games, too.

Screw it, horizontal. Sexy Parodius, Deathsmiles, Cotton series, Fantasy Zone, Biohazard Battle...

But like Vy said, it's all good. And those that just can't decide, play Axelay! 8)
Liamh1982 wrote:What, no "on-rails" Starwing/Panzer Dragoon style option?

They're the only ones I'm only a bit crap at!
And isometric view, too! Princess Clara Daisakusen and Royal Edoma Engine for the win. I'd say Zaxxon too, but I never last long on that game.
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