Shoot 'em ups
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
One of Psikyo's best shmups
April 13, 2018 - We've been everywhere from ancient Japan to an alternate post World War II setting. Now, Psikyo's latest classic shmup to hit the Switch will have you mounting a dragon in order to deal with mythical monsters.
Read more: Dragon Blaze Review
Samurai Aces returns in a new shmup
April 1, 2018 - The Psikyo classics keep coming and we can finally enjoy the successor to Samurai Aces. Instead of being a vertical shmup, Tengai offers some fun horizontal gameplay so get your trigger finger ready.
Read more: Tengai Review
Not every Psikyo shmup is a classic
March 24, 2018 - There's something about rediscovering classic shoot 'em ups that always makes for an interesting time. However, was Sol Divide worth digging up from the past? Study up on your magic and let's find out.
Read more: Sol Divide: Sword of Darkness Review
A solid yet generic shmup
March 19, 2018 - Classic arcade shmups don't seem to be going anywhere with plenty of ports and modern indie interpretations constantly popping up. So, does Danmaku Unlimited 3 have what it takes to stand out in such a crowded genre?
Read more: Danmaku Unlimited 3 Review
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