Shoot 'em Ups

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DRAINUS Review (Switch)

All your bullets are belong to us

January 31, 2023 - There have been some excellent shoot 'em ups recently and to add to the pile, here's the great DRAINUS; it's really quite absorbing.
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Wings of Bluestar Review (PlayStation 5)

Generic shmup with some nifty mechanics

January 30, 2023 - If you're in the mood for a quick shoot 'em up fix with an easy platinum trophy to boot then here's the kind-of-fun Wings of Bluestar.
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NeverAwake Review (PlayStation 5)

It'll make you not want to sleep

January 19, 2023 - Here's a game that'll give your thumbs a real workout; it's the stylish, challenging, and fast-paced twin-stick shoot 'em up NeverAwake.
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Graze Counter GM Review (Xbox Series X)

That was close!

January 19, 2023 - If you love shoot 'em ups as much as I do then I have a special game to share with you today; it's the delightful Graze Counter GM.
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Switch Retro Spotlight: S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team

Get ready for some Action in New York

January 13, 2023 - There are plenty of superb shmups for Nintendo Switch so let's join the Special Cybernetic Attack Team and fight some dastardly aliens.
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Switch Retro Spotlight: Star Soldier

A classic shmup from Hudson Soft

December 30, 2022 - Although shoot 'em ups didn't hit their stride until the 16-bit era, the NES had some classics and Star Soldier is certainly one of them.
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PlayStation Plus Hidden Gem: Astebreed

A cinematic shoot 'em up

December 16, 2022 - The library of PlayStation Plus games is huge and one hidden gem that any shmup fan will certainly love is Astebreed so let's take off.
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Radiant Silvergun Review (Switch)

Treasure's greatest shmup returns

November 8, 2022 - When I think of the best shoot 'em ups of all time, Radiant Silvergun is near the top of my list so get ready for some arcade action.
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Sophstar Review (PlayStation 5)

A vertical shmup with oodles of ships

October 23, 2022 - There is a long history of classic vertical shoot 'em ups so let's see how Sophstar ranks along games like Raiden, 1943 Kai, and Gunbird.
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Game Type DX Review (Xbox One)

A cool indie shmup (if you can find it)

September 16, 2022 - After over a decade since its debut, the parody shoot 'em up Game Type is back with a brand new DX iteration so get ready to parkour.
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