Shoot 'em ups (Page 4)

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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Arcade Archives: Gradius Review

Arcade Archives: Gradius Review (PlayStation 4)

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.
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Aces of the Luftwaffe Review

Aces of the Luftwaffe Review (PlayStation 4)

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.
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Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta Review

Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta Review (PlayStation 4)

Shooting for mediocrity

May 20, 2015 - With every installment of the Arcade Archives series comes yet another obscure arcade game port. Here we have Terra Cresta which is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up. Is it on the same level as classics such as Xevious and 1942? It'd be best not to get your hopes up.
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Shooting Love 200X Review

Shooting Love 200X Review (Xbox 360)

For those who love to shoot

April 22, 2015 - Shoot 'em up fans now have another reason to boot up their Xbox 360s. Shooting Love 200X is a compilation of games that'll have you blasting away for hours. So let's take a look at what's included in this lovely shooting package.
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