It's not a shmup, it's a shooter

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It's not a shmup, it's a shooter

Post by majik989s » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:51 pm

What's your favourite shooter? Or shooters. Or even ones that have made you say \"what the hell?\". I have played a lot in my day and am still looking for more.

Current favourites:-Radiant Silvergun (just got it a week ago took my life away)
-Judgement Silversword- any game that can surprise you with how well it runs needs a mention
-bulletGBA- any shooting fan's best friend, worth buying a gba flash card for
-galaga- you got me hooked
-rRootage- only if you see bullets when you close your eyes.
-Mushihime-sama- must love bullets
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Post by jimid2 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:18 pm

Lessee... my fave shooters ever? Well, many of mine come from the TurboGrafx: Gate of Thunder and Lords of Thunder on the TurboCD were awesome, as were Blazing Lazers, Aero Blasters and Air Zonk on HuCard for that system... Besides the TurboGrafx ones, Strikers 1945 Plus, Zed Blade and the Sonic Wings games on the Neo Geo are rather exciting - Strikers 1945 can get especially crowded!

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:20 am

Salamander for me. That's definitely a classy shmup ;)
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Post by woody.cool » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:23 am

Project X on the Amiga :D

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Post by P-Head » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:03 am

Xevious. Because you never forget your first :wink:

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Post by Rev. Stuart Campbell » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:06 am

Giga Wings 1 and 2 (on Dreamcast) and the Raiden games are the ones I go back to year after year. No matter how well you can master other shooters, those always provide a challenge.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:11 am

Hybris - Amiga

R-Type -Speccy

Warhawk - 800XL

Foundations Waste - ST

Uridium - C64

Astro Blaster - arcade
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Post by Wolverine » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:29 am

Uridium 2, Silkworm, Battle Squadron, Project X - Amiga

Giga Wing, R-Type - Arcade

Blazing Star - Neo Geo

Gate of Thunder, Lords of Thunder - PC Engine CD

Radiant Silvergun - DC
Fave machines - CPC, NES, Amiga, PS1&2
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Post by michaelf » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:35 am

Mine would be:

Amiga: Apidya, Project-X SE (the original was far too hard) and Ruff N Tumble (a great run & gun game).

Speccy: Lightforce, R-Type, Bedlam, Flying Shark & St. Dragon

PSP: Varth (from Capcom Classiscs Remixed) & any of the Gradius games

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Post by oli_lar » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:06 am

Nah I think it should be shmup, I think shooters describes too wide a genre.

Mine are:
PC Engine - R-type, Super Darius, Gradius and Salamander, Xevious Fardraut,

Saturn - Strikers 1945, Layer Section, Battle Garegga, Dodonpachi and Soukyugurentai

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:29 am

Shooters are divided into side-scrollers vertical scrollers and single screen
They should really be classed as separate entities
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Post by P-Head » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:23 am

A better list now I'm fully awake-

Amiga- Datastorm, SWIV, Apidya, Xenon

Atari 26/7800- River Raid, Xevious, Choplifter

Arcade- 1942, Galaga, UN Squadron, Carrier Air Wing....

Also, I'm aware that some of these are horizontal scrollers. So don't go flaming me.

This thread's reminded me how awesome games like this are. To MAME I go!

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Post by Cornelius » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:52 am

Pop n' Twinbee and Gokujo Parodius! Konami excels in this field.

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Post by Lord Innit » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:21 am

Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote:Giga Wings 1 and 2 (on Dreamcast) and the Raiden games are the ones I go back to year after year. No matter how well you can master other shooters, those always provide a challenge.
Absolutely! Unfortunately,my Giga Wing 2 got chewed by a friends dog,so now I've got to buy another one. Blasted mutt!!

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Post by SirClive » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:36 pm

R-Type, always has been, always will be.
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