Shoot 'em ups

Darius Cozmic Collection Console Review

Darius Cozmic Collection Console Review (PlayStation 4)

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.
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Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade Review

Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade Review (PlayStation 4)

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!
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Rigid Force Redux Review

Rigid Force Redux Review (Xbox One)

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.
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Sega Ages: Thunder Force AC Review

Sega Ages: Thunder Force AC Review (Switch)

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.
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Shmup Collection Review

Shmup Collection Review (Switch)

3 cool shoot 'em ups for Switch

May 15, 2020 - I love shoot 'em ups and being able to enjoy 3 of them in 1 package is a treat so let's dive into each game in the new Shmup Collection.
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Indie Shoot 'em Ups

Indie Shoot 'em Ups

8 games to scratch itchy trigger fingers

April 4, 2020 - There's nothing quite like a good old shmup so here are 8 recent indies that put their own unique spin on the classic arcade formula.
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Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo Review

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo Review (Switch)

6 more classics for Switch

February 11, 2020 - A few weeks after the first collection of Psikyo shooters, here's the second one so let's get ready to shoot! No quarters necessary.
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Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha Review

Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha Review (Switch)

6 classic shmups in 1 cool package

January 14, 2020 - With so many shoot 'em ups out there, it's fantastic whenever a compilation of them releases. Speaking of which, Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha is here and it's a collection of 6 classic shmups so let's get shooting!
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Sturmwind EX Review

Sturmwind EX Review (Xbox One)

A top-notch Dreamcast shmup

November 17, 2019 - I love shmups and if you do, too, then here's a fantastic remake of a wonderful Dreamcast shoot 'em up for modern consoles.
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Gradius vs. R-Type

Gradius vs. R-Type

Vic Viper and R-9 compete

August 23, 2019 - When you think of classic shoot 'em ups, the top 2 series that likely come to mind are Gradius and R-Type so let's take an in-depth look at both franchises and see which one comes out on top.
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