Shoot 'em ups (Page 3)
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?
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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
Bursting with 2D shoot 'em up bliss
December 1, 2015 - Today is a great day to be a retro shmup fan. With countless indie developers tackling the genre, it's awesome to see a classic series make a triumphant return. Get ready to dodge and shoot because this is a prime example of pure challenging old-school shooting.
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Introducing TwinBee's modest console sequel
November 6, 2015 - Konami's TwinBee is a timeless classic arcade shmup. More than a year after its debut, a console-exclusive sequel was released and later ported to the west under the title Stinger. Does this iteration live up to its predecessor? Dr. Cinnamon might know, but let me tell you.
Read more: Stinger Review
An eye-poppingly fun shmup
October 1, 2015 - It's been decades since shoot 'em ups began captivating gamers and the genre is still going strong. Prismatic Solid offers a unique take on the classic formula, but is this colourful shooter solid enough to warrant a download?
Read more: Prismatic Solid Review
Wario finally made a fish-themed Cho Aniki style shoot 'em up
August 27, 2015 - Shmups don't have to be serious and this game is proof of that. With an over the top premise and unexpected twists throughout, you'll keep swimming and shooting just to see what happens next. But enough of that, let's dive in!
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A look back at 16-bit scrolling shooters
July 26, 2015 - Of all the classic game genres, very few remain as cutting-edge as the automatically scrolling shoot 'em up. In this list, I explore ten of the best shooters to be released in North America for the Super NES. Get ready to relive the days when shooting down enemy forces and dodging oncoming fire while sipping a can of Surge was all we needed for a quick adrenaline rush.
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Who said shoot 'em ups can't be cinematic?
June 27, 2015 - When it comes to old-school gaming, no genre has stayed as true as the arcade shooter. In a modern rendition of the classic formula, Astebreed takes familiar gameplay to a new level by setting it in an evocative anime world and the result may surprise you.
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Revisiting Vic Viper's origins
June 17, 2015 - As Gradius just turned 30 years old, a well-timed port recently arrived for PlayStation 4. Shoot 'em ups have grown a lot over the years, but does one of their most notable ancestors still hold up? Hang on to your quarters for now and read on.
Read more: Arcade Archives: Gradius Review
Time to show those Germans some good old British hospitality
May 23, 2015 - Nazis are bad and shooting them is good. This is one of the video game commandments and the automatically scrolling shoot 'em up Aces of the Luftwaffe is yet another title to follow its simple directive. If you're ready, get your flight suit on and let's take off.
Read more: Aces of the Luftwaffe Review