Shoot 'em Ups (Page 3)

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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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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1917: The Alien Invasion DX Review (Switch)

Definitely not for shmup fans

July 8, 2018 - Very few genres are as immediately gratifying as a good old shoot 'em up. Does 1917: The Alien Invasion DX have what it takes to test genre fans' skills or are you better off sticking to classic arcade shooters?
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Gunbird 2 Review (Switch)

Psikyo does it again

July 1, 2018 - The arcade shoot 'em up ports keep on coming and here's a classic from the turn of the century. The original Gunbird may have been a bit too simple but does this sequel offer anything new and exciting?
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I Hate Running Backwards Review (PlayStation 4)

Serious Sam returns

May 29, 2018 - The concept of a cooperative shoot 'em up roguelike is definitely a promising one. Throw in a bunch of familiar indie characters and you definitely have my attention. So, let's see if you should love or hate running backwards.
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