Shoot 'em ups (Page 2)
A piece of shift
September 1, 2016 - The classic shoot 'em up formula is hard to screw up. All you need is solid gameplay and over-the-top action and there you go; a decent shmup is born. So, where did Solar Shifter EX go so horribly wrong?
Read more: Solar Shifter EX Review
Strip 'em up
August 16, 2016 - If the idea of a hardcore shmup where characters' clothes can't seem to stay on their bodies appeals to you then here's a game for you. Although it sounds cheeky, Caladrius Blaze's tight gameplay is sure to please any old-school shoot 'em up fan.
Read more: Caladrius Blaze Review
Classic shoot 'em up gameplay redefined
May 31, 2016 - Believe it or not, Raiden has been around for over 25 years. This latest shmupstravaganza retains what makes the series special while offering enough innovation for its Vulcan Cannons to shine brighter than ever.
Read more: Raiden V Review
Blast away like it's 1999
May 24, 2016 - Sony's original PlayStation was home to a ton of incredible scrolling shooters. Unfortunately, many of them never made it to North America but here are ten that thankfully have so fuel up your Solvalou and let's start shooting.
Read more: Top 10 PlayStation Shoot 'em Ups
Shoot 'em up and rock it out!
April 4, 2016 - With so many shmups on the market, it takes a lot to make one that's worth playing. Thankfully, Steredenn offers solid gameplay and a killer soundtrack that makes exploding your enemies all the more satisfying.
Read more: Steredenn Review
Vic Viper takes a break from Gradius
March 30, 2016 - Konami has a long history of developing great shoot 'em ups. As a spin-off of one of their most famous series (Gradius), Life Force carves its own path with many unique qualities, but does it hold up well in their lineage of classic shmups?
Read more: Arcade Archives: Life Force Review
Medieval fantasy meets shoot 'em up
March 29, 2016 - As one of the most defining genres in gaming, you'd think that it's all been done before when it comes to shmups. Gryphon Knight Epic plays as you would expect yet a few twists allow it to stand out. Saddle up your gryphon, let's go for a ride!
Read more: Gryphon Knight Epic Review
A walkthrough to find all six runes
March 29, 2016 - Gryphon Knight Epic is a fun game but finding these treasures can be rather tricky. Luckily, you've come to the right place because here, I break down how to acquire all of them easily.
Read more: Gryphon Knight Epic: Rune Locations Guide
No gate can hold in this SG1
March 13, 2016 - Shoot 'em ups have been played the same way for decades. Star Ghost is a bold attempt at offering a unique control scheme, but will fans of the genre welcome this unorthodox change or should developers stick to the basics?
Read more: Star Ghost Review
Konami's original cute 'em up returns
March 1, 2016 - Retro vertical shmups don't get much more colourful than TwinBee. Although it's an undeniable classic, does it still hold up in this day and age? Let's take to the skies, shoot at some clouds, and hope a few bells come out.
Read more: Arcade Archives: TwinBee Review