Shoot 'em ups (Page 3)

Gryphon Knight Epic Review

Gryphon Knight Epic Review (PlayStation 4)

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!
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Gryphon Knight Epic: Rune Locations Guide

Gryphon Knight Epic: Rune Locations Guide

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.
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Star Ghost Review

Star Ghost Review (Wii U)

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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Arcade Archives: TwinBee Review

Arcade Archives: TwinBee Review (PlayStation 4)

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.
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Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours Review

Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours Review (PlayStation 4)

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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Stinger Review

Stinger Review (NES)

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.
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Prismatic Solid Review

Prismatic Solid Review (PlayStation 4)

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?
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Shutshimi Review

Shutshimi Review (PlayStation 4)

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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Top 10 Super Nintendo Shoot 'em Ups

Top 10 Super Nintendo Shoot 'em Ups

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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Astebreed Review

Astebreed Review (PlayStation 4)

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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