The Best shmups throughout the ages

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Post by Opa-Opa » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:22 pm

"An issue full of plastic poop that nobody liked..? That'll be issue 22 then..!" ;) Cant wait.....

Anyway, shoot 'em ups.. Luv 'em but could never understand the Jap/saturn Rock hard games that have thousands of projectiles covering the playing field in a blanket of death..

I like to play R-type / Wizball style games that you can practise and then complete a whole level without dying, not see how many times I die or how many Continues it takes to complete.. (maybe I am just rubbish at them..?)

Just remembered Flying Shark (Tatio) great game and the speccy conversion was really good as well.

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Post by SirClive » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:28 pm

Opa-Opa wrote:"
I like to play R-type / Wizball style games that you can practise and then complete a whole level without dying, not see how many times I die or how many Continues it takes to complete.. (maybe I am just rubbish at them..?)

Just remembered Flying Shark (Tatio) great game and the speccy conversion was really good as well.
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1. Flying shark was ***king ace on the Speccy
2. R-Type is ***king ace
3. I am crap at shmups and can't last more than 10 seconds on anything since R-Type 1
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:08 pm

Bit of an odd one , but I loved playing Foundations Waste on ST
Anyone else played this?

For arcade games I liked commando
Also,does Ghosts and Goblins count?
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Post by Opa-Opa » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:18 pm

Ghost 'n goblins comes under platform I should think...

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Post by Blue*Smiley » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:42 pm

Flying Shark - Speccy version

Slap Fight - Speccy

Chronos - Speccy, if anyone remembers it? Screen changed colour for each new level. End boss was a pair of eyes! I still even remember the cheat!

Rabbit Punch - Arcade

Ikaruga - GC

Metal Slug 1 - If that counts?

ThunderForce 4 - MD

Disposable Hero - Amiga

Smash TV

Heavy Barrel

R-Type

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Post by stigodump » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:38 pm

Opa-Opa wrote:I love them both... But the Amstrad CPC (sorry for the bad language) what a pile of..... ;)
SirClive wrote:We've gone a bit off topic, but never took to them either. Must just be Darran!!

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Spoken with true bias. As an Amstrad owner I never had a problem with either machine despite the Speccy being inferior to both and the C64 only winning out because of the sid chip. It still lacked the colour of the CPC which could easily also replicate the "detailed" graphics of the Speccy through either sloppy programming or when the game was programmed on the CPC and just ported to the Speccy and little or no enhancements made to the CPC version.

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Post by Hungry Horace » Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:29 am

Blue*Smiley wrote: Chronos - Speccy, if anyone remembers it? Screen changed colour for each new level. End boss was a pair of eyes! I still even remember the cheat!
And do you remember the ending? What a cruel end to all your efforts!

I won't spoil it, but it's worth playing through just for that.

I always liked the first level of Agent X 2, it was a very mellow shooter, with some fantastic 128K music lilting in the background. Get very easy when you had managed to max-out the laser, though, and every pickup was then a smart bomb.[/quote]
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Post by Randall Flagg » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:18 am

Zumafire wrote:
On another note.. Thanks for the Game Gear shmup title. Halley's War.. I'm gonna hunt that sucka down.


Tried it last night using Fusion sega emu and *ahem* plugging in the original game gear cart to my PC.

Still a good shmup but prefer the arcade original.
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Post by Jax » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:26 am

Mega Apocalypse - C64

Delta - C64

SWIV - Amiga

Hybris - Amiga

Swiv would be my fav as it just flowed on without stopping, the on the
fly read ahead disk system was a superb creation at the time 8)

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Post by Randall Flagg » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:28 am

Jax wrote:Mega Apocalypse - C64

Delta - C64

SWIV - Amiga

Hybris - Amiga

Swiv would be my fav as it just flowed on without stopping, the on the
fly read ahead disk system was a superb creation at the time 8)
SWIV was really kuul. Used to play that for hours.
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Post by revgiblet » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:06 am

SWIV was another game with an ending that stabbed you in the back. In case you never completed it, it ended with a screen telling you that you had made the world safe again and were therefore out of a job - your P40 was in the post...

:D

Those wacky developers...

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Post by Randall Flagg » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:08 am

revgiblet wrote:SWIV was another game with an ending that stabbed you in the back. In case you never completed it, it ended with a screen telling you that you had made the world safe again and were therefore out of a job - your P40 was in the post...

:D

Those wacky developers...
LOL. I never got to the end. I always loved the bit in SWIV where the huge UFO takes off in front of you from a field and flies off and leaves crop circle patterns in the field where its been.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:41 am

revgiblet wrote:SWIV was another game with an ending that stabbed you in the back. In case you never completed it, it ended with a screen telling you that you had made the world safe again and were therefore out of a job - your P40 was in the post...

:D

Those wacky developers...
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Post by Randall Flagg » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:44 am

Did SWIV actually stand for "Silk Worm IV"?? and if so what happened to silk worm 2 and 3??
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Post by golgo13 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:18 am

Danny wrote:
Randall Flagg wrote:
hand_solo wrote: W T F ?!?! :shock:
LOL! :lol: ......Platform Shmup eh???
Capcom's SonSon anyone? :D
I didn't explain that very well did I. I'll get my coat.

What I mean is I did not like R-Type because it is not random enough and it requires some pixel perfect positioning just like some platform games to beat some bosses.
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