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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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Eschatos Review (Switch)

Qute's classic shmup is back

January 22, 2022 - When it comes to modern shoot 'em ups, Qute are masters of crafting stand-out formulas and Eschatos is quite a fun arcade shooter.
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Arcade Archives: ORIUS Review (Switch)

Xexex returns

December 24, 2021 - It's been a while since I dived into the Arcade Archives series but a new Konami shmup is a great reason to get back on the horse.
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DoDonPachi Resurrection Review (Switch)

Challenging shoot 'em up greatness

November 28, 2021 - It's absolutely awesome that CAVE's library of shmups is being ported to Switch and genre fans can now enjoy DoDonPachi Resurrection.
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Space Moth Lunar Edition Review (PlayStation 4)

Bring some insecticide

November 22, 2021 - You have to hand it to shoot 'em up devs that get the classic formula just right so with that in mind, here's Space Moth Lunar Edition.
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Gynoug Review (PlayStation 5)

Wings of Wor returns

November 17, 2021 - The fact that classic Sega Genesis shoot 'em ups are being ported to modern consoles is great so here's Gynoug (AKA Wings of Wor).
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Cotton Series Review

All the games plus Guardian Force Saturn Tribute

November 6, 2021 - Cotton has been around since 1991 so let's explore this delightful series of shmups in its entirety; well, except for the Pachinko machine.
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Gley Lancer Review (PlayStation 5)

The anime shmup returns

October 16, 2021 - Sega Genesis sure had a ton of excellent shoot 'em ups and Gley Lancer is one of them so let's fly back to 1992 and check it out.
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