Shoot 'em ups

ACA NeoGeo: Twinkle Star Sprites Review

ACA NeoGeo: Twinkle Star Sprites Review (Switch)

Retro competitive shoot 'em up action

January 8, 2019 - Playing an action-intense shoot 'em up while competing against someone on the other half of the screen sounds fun and it is. SNK's 1996 arcade Twinkle Star Sprites is brimming with adorable sights and sounds and enjoyable gameplay so get ready to shoot!
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Gundemoniums Review

Gundemoniums Review (PlayStation 4)

Gundemonium Recollection: Recollected

December 5, 2018 - Platine Dispositif has been making enjoyable shoot 'em ups for years so here's my review of their remake of Gundemonium Recollection.
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Rival Megagun Review

Rival Megagun Review (PlayStation 4)

Competitive shoot 'em up action

November 29, 2018 - Multiplayer shoot 'em ups are almost always cooperative but Rival Megagun is here to provide exciting competitive battles instead.
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R-Type Dimensions EX Review

R-Type Dimensions EX Review (Switch)

Battle Bydo in 3D and on-the-go

November 27, 2018 - Irem's classic alien-blasting shoot 'em up has been around for over 30 years and now, Switch owners can finally enjoy the first couple R-Type games in one convenient package. Do you have what it takes to stop the evil Bydo Empire?
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Game Tengoku CruisinMix Review

Game Tengoku CruisinMix Review (PlayStation 4)

A classic vertical shmup with the spirit of Parodius

November 27, 2018 - Parody shoot 'em ups have been a popular sub-genre in Japan for decades. Now that this underrated gem from 1995 is available in the west, get ready to shoot at all sorts of goofy oddities within a collection of off-the-wall stages.
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Fast Striker Review

Fast Striker Review (PlayStation 4)

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.
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Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wing Diver The Shooter Review

Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wing Diver The Shooter Review (PlayStation 4)

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!
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Sega Ages: Lightening Force Review

Sega Ages: Lightening Force Review (Switch)

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.
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Shikhondo: Soul Eater Review

Shikhondo: Soul Eater Review (PlayStation 4)

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?
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Iro Hero Review

Iro Hero Review (Switch)

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.
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