Shoot 'em Ups (Page 9)
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.
Read more: Astebreed Review
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
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.
Read more: Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta Review
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.
Read more: Shooting Love 200X Review
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!
Read more: Gradius V Review
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?
Read more: Jamestown+ Review
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!
Read more: Xevious 3D/G+ Review
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.
Read more: Axelay Review
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.
Read more: S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team Review
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