Shoot 'em Ups
An excellent shmup with new tunes
May 2, 2021 - Raiden IV has been around for well over a decade and it now has a brand new iteration for Nintendo Switch that's chock full of content.
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A legendary shmup franchise returns
May 1, 2021 - The early 2000s was a great time for shmups and we now have a sequel to one of the best from that era with R-Type Final 2.
Read more: R-Type Final 2 Review
A must-have shoot 'em up
February 17, 2021 - Having enjoyed Qute's fantastic Ginga Force, I figured I'd play Natsuki Chronicles and I'm pleased to say that it's an even better shmup.
Read more: Natsuki Chronicles Review
Giving new meaning to blast processing
December 23, 2020 - Whether you know it as Genesis or Mega Drive, there were a ton of excellent shmups for Sega's 16-bit console so here are the 10 best.
Read more: Top 10 Sega Genesis Shoot 'em Ups
An epic shmup returns
November 23, 2020 - It's hard to believe that Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype released over 10 years ago so see why it's such a classic via this Definitive Edition.
Read more: Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition Review
A top-notch shmup returns
September 29, 2020 - You may not have heard of Qute Corporation but they have made some phenomenal shmups and Ginga Force is one of them.
Read more: Ginga Force Review
Not quite arcade quality
June 17, 2020 - Now that we enjoyed some awesome Darius arcade games, let's see if their console counterparts are worth a few tubs full of quarters.
Read more: Darius Cozmic Collection Console Review
3 highly underrated shmup treasures
June 16, 2020 - I've been a huge Darius fan since I was a kid so I'm happy to see that the series is returning with a couple of cool compilations. First up, we have this nifty collection of the original 3 arcade games. Let's take to the skies and check it out!
Read more: Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade Review
An old-school yet refreshing shmup
June 15, 2020 - It's quite rare to see a 2D shoot 'em up with 3D graphics even nowadays so let me introduce you to the fantastic Rigid Force Redux.
Read more: Rigid Force Redux Review
The best in the series returns
May 28, 2020 - As the arcade adaptation of Thunder Force III which was later ported to SNES as Thunder Spirits, Thunder Force AC is one cool shmup.
Read more: Sega Ages: Thunder Force AC Review
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