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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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Gradius V Review

Gradius V Review (PlayStation 2)

Classic shooting straight to the core

April 14, 2015 - The Vic Viper's latest shoot 'em up thrill-ride has finally arrived on PlayStation 3. While creating it back in the day, Konami opted to hand it over to Treasure instead of developing it in-house, but was that a good idea? Who am I kidding, of course it was!
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Jamestown+ Review

Jamestown+ Review (PlayStation 4)

Colonising Mars isn't going to be easy

March 18, 2015 - After decades of shoot 'em ups, it's difficult to create one that stands out in the modern age. Although Jamestown+ is a worthy contender, does it top the true classics from the '80s and '90s or are you better off living in the past?
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Xevious 3D/G+ Review

Xevious 3D/G+ Review (PlayStation)

Solvalou takes to the skies in 3D

February 25, 2015 - For a shoot 'em up released over 30 years ago, Xevious truly stands the test of time. This collection contains four arcade iterations with the most notable being Xevious 3D/G. Strap in to your Solvalou, we're going on a ride to experience retro arcade shooting at its prime!
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Axelay Review

Axelay Review (Super Nintendo)

These space invaders sure mean business

February 20, 2015 - There's nothing more satisfying for a retro gamer than discovering an underrated gem. You may not have heard of Axelay, but its perfect combination of tight shoot 'em up gameplay, exemplary presentation, fresh level design, and thrilling boss battles will have you hooked from start to finish. Now that it's available for multiple consoles, being able to experience this old school alien invasion is easier than ever.
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S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team Review

S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team Review (NES)

Hasta la vista, alien scum!

January 27, 2015 - It's hard to believe how well some games still hold up after decades have passed since their initial release. Almost 25 years ago, this 2D scrolling shooter came out for the NES and it remains a must-play for fans of the genre.
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Ice Cream Surfer Review

Ice Cream Surfer Review (Wii U)

Eat your vegetables, kids

October 11, 2014 - Have you ever wondered how jealous vegetables are of ice cream? Wonder no more. Ice Cream Surfer dives head first into this hypothetical quandary and explores the depths of the issue in ways that will shake you to your core.
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