Shoot 'em ups

Gradius vs. R-Type

Gradius vs. R-Type

Vic Viper and R-9 compete

August 23, 2019 - When you think of classic shoot 'em ups, the top 2 series that likely come to mind are Gradius and R-Type so let's take an in-depth look at both franchises and see which one comes out on top.
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Vasara Collection Review

Vasara Collection Review (PlayStation 4)

2 great shmups resurrected

August 13, 2019 - If you're as much of a shoot 'em up fan as I am, you probably love discovering long-lost hidden treasures. Thankfully, this brand new collection features 2 fantastic arcade shooters from the turn of the millennium that are sure to satisfy genre enthusiasts.
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ACA NeoGeo Shoot 'em Ups

ACA NeoGeo Shoot 'em Ups

Arcade shooting on Switch

August 12, 2019 - The NeoGeo is home to many fantastic shmups and now that you can play them on modern consoles, let's revisit 7 stand-out titles.
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Top 10 Nintendo Switch Shoot 'em Ups (First 2 Years)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Shoot 'em Ups (First 2 Years)

Have a blast at home and on the go

May 12, 2019 - Over the past couple years, Nintendo's hybrid console has amassed a wealth of shoot 'em ups so here are the best ones so far.
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Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection Review

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection Review (PlayStation 4)

Vic Viper soars yet again

April 20, 2019 - When it comes to classic games, shoot 'em ups have definitely stood the test of time so let's celebrate Konami's 50th anniversary and check out 7 of their Arcade Classics in this new collection. Oh, and Haunted Castle, too.
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ACA NeoGeo: Twinkle Star Sprites Review

ACA NeoGeo: Twinkle Star Sprites Review (Switch)

Retro competitive shoot 'em up action

January 8, 2019 - Playing an action-intense shoot 'em up while competing against someone on the other half of the screen sounds fun and it is. SNK's 1996 arcade Twinkle Star Sprites is brimming with adorable sights and sounds and enjoyable gameplay so get ready to shoot!
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Gundemoniums Review

Gundemoniums Review (PlayStation 4)

Gundemonium Recollection: Recollected

December 5, 2018 - Platine Dispositif has been making enjoyable shoot 'em ups for years so here's my review of their remake of Gundemonium Recollection.
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Rival Megagun Review

Rival Megagun Review (PlayStation 4)

Competitive shoot 'em up action

November 29, 2018 - Multiplayer shoot 'em ups are almost always cooperative but Rival Megagun is here to provide exciting competitive battles instead.
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R-Type Dimensions EX Review

R-Type Dimensions EX Review (Switch)

Battle Bydo in 3D and on-the-go

November 27, 2018 - Irem's classic alien-blasting shoot 'em up has been around for over 30 years and now, Switch owners can finally enjoy the first couple R-Type games in one convenient package. Do you have what it takes to stop the evil Bydo Empire?
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Game Tengoku CruisinMix Review

Game Tengoku CruisinMix Review (PlayStation 4)

A classic vertical shmup with the spirit of Parodius

November 27, 2018 - Parody shoot 'em ups have been a popular sub-genre in Japan for decades. Now that this underrated gem from 1995 is available in the west, get ready to shoot at all sorts of goofy oddities within a collection of off-the-wall stages.
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