Note: gracefulness is entirely dependent on pilot skill
August 15, 2017 - Suit up and strap in for a colorful action-filled shooter with a really great name.
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Shoot 'em up action without delay
August 12, 2017 - It's hard not to be skeptical whenever newer versions of games release not too long after their initial debut. Sine Mora EX builds upon the original 2012 game but is it a shmup worth revisiting?
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A tactical action RPG that falls flat
August 10, 2017 - There has been a recent influx of indie RPGs yet few have captured what makes the genre special. Does Masquerada: Songs and Shadows have what it takes to stand out from the crowd?
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A strangely satisfying 2D gastrointestinal adventure
August 10, 2017 - Sliding around the insides of a giant worm definitely doesn't sound appealing as a game premise. However, Slime-san's odd and often disgusting tale is one that's hard to put down so let's get swallowed whole and check it out!
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The original finally gets a console port
August 5, 2017 - Following the success of the super-fun shmup Gunbird, Psikyo released another arcade shooting gem. Strikers 1945 is a crazy cooperative shoot 'em up that'll have you and a friend blasting away enemy mechs within an alternate post-war history so let's check it out!
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Pinball Breakout: Home Edition
August 4, 2017 - You have to love when obscure Japanese arcade games finally make their way to the west. Gunbarich is a pinball/Breakout hybrid by shoot 'em up masters Psikyo that can be pretty fun so let's take a closer look.
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Aliens and mummies and mutants, oh my!
August 4, 2017 - SNK's follow-up to their classic run 'n' gun 2D action game improved the formula in a lot of ways. Now that Eri and Fio joined Marco and Tarma on the battlefield, will they be glad that they did?
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Not every retro shoot 'em up is a classic
August 1, 2017 - SNK's old-school shooter ASO eventually had a sequel and now it's available for modern consoles. Alpha Mission II may not be the best shoot 'em up from the early '90s but is it a worthy enough game to revisit?
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As much of a blast over 20 years later
July 29, 2017 - Running and gunning while taking out relentless enemy soldiers is a recipe for retro fun. The original Metal Slug is a classic arcade game that started a fantastic franchise but has it since been eclipsed by its incredible sequels?
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Arcade fun at home and on the go
July 28, 2017 - There's nothing quite like booting up a fresh arcade compilation to play the goodies packed inside. This latest installment of Namco Museum is bursting with both classics and delightful surprises so get a roll of quarters and let's play!
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