Shoot 'em ups
A Dreamcast shmup straight from the bargain bin
October 16, 2018 - Many indie developers try to capture the magic of early 2000s shoot 'em ups and Fast Striker is a decent attempt so get ready to shoot.
Read more: Fast Striker Review
An EDF shmup spin-off?!
September 23, 2018 - The B movie game series with giant enemy insects finally has a shoot 'em up. So, get ready to squash bugs as only a Wingdiver can!
Read more: Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wing Diver The Shooter Review
A must-have Genesis shmup returns
September 23, 2018 - Technosoft's classic shoot 'em up series Thunder Force is one of the most underrated franchises in the genre. Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar is possibly the best entry in the series and it's finally available for a modern console.
Read more: Sega Ages: Lightening Force Review
Send demons back to hell
August 30, 2018 - Shoot 'em ups are usually a fantastic way to test your classic gaming skills. Shikhondo: Soul Eater has you control one of two ladies in order to fight demonic forces but does it provide a worthy challenge?
Read more: Shikhondo: Soul Eater Review
16-bit Ikaruga, anyone?
July 29, 2018 - Shoot 'em ups with polarity mechanics are nothing new. However, Iro Hero offers a simplistic albeit challenging take on the formula.
Read more: Iro Hero Review
Definitely not for shmup fans
July 8, 2018 - Very few genres are as immediately gratifying as a good old shoot 'em up. Does 1917: The Alien Invasion DX have what it takes to test genre fans' skills or are you better off sticking to classic arcade shooters?
Read more: 1917: The Alien Invasion DX Review
Psikyo does it again
July 1, 2018 - The arcade shoot 'em up ports keep on coming and here's a classic from the turn of the century. The original Gunbird may have been a bit too simple but does this sequel offer anything new and exciting?
Read more: Gunbird 2 Review
Serious Sam returns
May 29, 2018 - The concept of a cooperative shoot 'em up roguelike is definitely a promising one. Throw in a bunch of familiar indie characters and you definitely have my attention. So, let's see if you should love or hate running backwards.
Read more: I Hate Running Backwards Review
Black and white isn't so simple after all
May 26, 2018 - Treasure's most popular shoot 'em up has seen a console release for every one of the past three generations. Now that it's available for Nintendo Switch, let's see if it holds up more than 15 years after its debut.
Read more: Ikaruga Review
Finally, a Touhou shmup
May 23, 2018 - This niche Japanese game series has seen a handful of western releases over the past couple of years and now we finally have a shoot 'em up. Azure Reflections is a hardcore shmup complete with intricate mechanics so when you're ready, let's start shooting!
Read more: Azure Reflections Review
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