Shoot 'em Ups

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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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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath Review (PlayStation 4)

Character-swapping arcade action

August 28, 2022 - Here's a shoot 'em up with a name that's as long as it is fun; it's the cute Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath.
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After Wave: Downfall Review (PlayStation 4)

Shoot over troubled water

August 28, 2022 - Shoot 'em ups come in many varieties and After Wave: Downfall may not be the most refined but there's certainly some fun to be had.
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Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Review (Switch)

A detective shoot 'em up

July 1, 2022 - If you've ever wondered what a murder mystery shoot 'em up would be like then look no further than Yurukill: The Calumniation Games.
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Horgihugh And Friends Review (Switch)

Puppy fly plane go pew pew

June 18, 2022 - I'm a sucker for cute 'em ups so allow me to share my thoughts about the adorable Horgihugh And Friends that's out now for Switch.
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Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute Review (Switch)

RayForce returns

June 5, 2022 - Whether you know it as Gunlock or RayForce, the underrated 1994 shoot 'em up is back with Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute.
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REMOTE LIFE Review (Xbox Series X)

A super-tough twin-stick shmup

May 30, 2022 - If you're in the mood for a challenging scrolling shooter with twin-stick gameplay and stunning graphics then here's REMOTE LIFE.
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Cotton Fantasy Review (PlayStation 4)

Rock 'n' Roll with Superlative Night Dreams

May 16, 2022 - After debuting last year in Japan, the over-the-top Cotton Fantasy is finally making its way west and it's one phenomenally fun shmup.
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Andro Dunos 2 Review (Switch)

A 1992 shmup sequel

March 28, 2022 - If you're a shoot 'em up fan and want to play the long-awaited sequel to an obscure Neo Geo game then here's Andro Dunos 2.
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The Past, Present, and Future of Cotton

An interview with SUCCESS Corporation and Studio Saizensen

March 8, 2022 - The iconic shoot 'em up franchise Cotton is becoming more popular worldwide and I had the honour to discuss the series with its producer as well as Cotton Fantasy's director. If you love Cotton as much as I do, stick around and learn some interesting tidbits.
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