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03:51 CST :: 6/08/2006

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two words:  sexy parodius

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11:20 CST :: 6/08/2006

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Two more words: Steam Heart's

12:04 CST :: 6/08/2006

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AHem...Gunstar Anyone?

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11:24 CST :: 6/09/2006

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You mean Gunstar Heroes on the SEGA Genesis?  Allow me to be stupid for a moment.

[stupid mode=on]
You want to talk about Gunstar Heroes?  Just because it was made by Treasure does not make it a true shmup.  That's like giving Mario a fire flower and calling it a shmup because he can shoot things.  That's like calling Mega Man a shmup because he walks and shoots things.  Shmups are all about forced scrolling either vertically or horizontally.  If you must move yourself to the next destination, the game becomes an action game.  If you also do lots of jumping, especially from one place to another, you now have yourself a platformer.  Do you want more character-based shmups?  Go play Section Z.
[stupid mode=off]

I liked Gunstar Heroes.  I remember using the homing laser that ran circles around the enemy until it was destroyed.  There's also a sequel on the Game Boy Advance.  Other fun games from Treasure with lots of shooting are Silhouette Mirage and Bangaioh.

12:06 CST :: 6/09/2006

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Two and a half words: R-Type III.

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15:22 CST :: 3/11/2007

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So much has happened in the 2D shooter world.  Cave made some sequels for some of its games like Mushihimesama Futari, ESPGaluda 2 and Pink Sweets: Ibara Sorekara.  It's still too early for them to receive console ports.

I believe most of you are aware that SEGA planned to stop GD production, which will mean the final end to the Dreamcast.  Before that happenned three games, all shmups, were released just recently.  The first game is Last Hope, which is actually a German homebrew.  It's a 2D sidescroller like R-Type or Gradius.  The second game is Triggerheart Exelica from Warashi, the people who made Shienryu.  The gimmick in this game is that your character, in addition to the shot and bomb, has an anchor shot which latches onto an enemy.  If you latch long enough you will capture it.  You can either use it as a shield for as long as it can hold or you can spin the joystick and fling the enemy into other enemies.  The third game is Karous from Milestone, makers of Chaos Field and Radirgy.  Just think gothic Radirgy and you will get Karous.  It's cell-shaded but not as bright and colorful as Radirgy.

If anyone has been following AOU 2007 in Japan last month three more shmups appear in the arcades.  First up is Exzeal from Triangle Service, makers of Trizeal, which I didn't like too much.  The second game is Muchi Muchi Pork from Cave.  After making a shmup called Pink Sweets, Cave had to make something weirder.  The third game is Otomedius from Konami.  This game appears to be a continuation of the Parodius series and uses not only the eAmusement system but a touch screen.  People are already hoping this game will be ported to the Nintendo DS.

UFO Interactive picked up Raiden III and will release it on April 17, 2007.  UFO also picked the rights to Raiden IV and may bring it to the XBOX360 either on a disc or through XBOX Live Arcade.  Of course, the rumors don't end there.  There is this rumor that Ikaruga will appear in the XBOX Live Marketplace.  In other words, you may be able to play Ikaruga on the XBOX 360.  There's still that old story of Treasure making Project RS-3.  Project RS-1 was Radiant Silvergun, and Project RS-2 was Ikaruga.  Who knows what this will mean?  I'm still waiting for Senko no Ronde to be brought to America.


Edited by Dan Druff on 01:00 CST :: 4/11/2007

23:59 CST :: 3/15/2007

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Wow, whoever suggested Sigma Star Saga is a genius, that game is soo fun! I just beat the game the 1st time, and now im on the 2nd replay trying to get the best ending! I love games with multiple endings!!!

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03:44 CST :: 4/07/2007

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According to IGN, Senko no Ronde is coming to the UK next month and will be titled War Tech: Senko no Ronde.  A few other sites like Gamestop and Gamefly have a US release date set at May 22, 2007.  The ESRB site listed the game as Battle Storm Senko no Ronde with a T rating.  If Senko no Ronde really is coming to America, I have a reason to play the XBOX 360 now.

In other news, Rajirugi is coming to America.  The Gamecube port of this Dreamcast shooter was titled Rajirugi Generic, but it will simply be titled Radio Allergy in America.  I missed out on Chaos Field when it was released over a year ago because I had no Gamecube.  I'm not a big fan of Milestone's shooters, but I still look forward to this title because I do like Rajirugi more than Chaos Field, and the Wii can play Gamecube games in 480p.  Now I wonder if Karous, Milestone's latest shooter, will be ported to the Gamecube.

15:03 CST :: 4/22/2007

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Quote (Dan Druff @ 11:33 CST :: 9/14/2005)
September 22, 2005
RAIDEN III for the SONY PlayStation 2!

April 17, 2007
Raiden III comes to America.

If you notice the link, UFO Games misspelled Raiden, spelling it "Radien."  This game retains everything from the Japanese version including TATE (turning your TV sideways and playing vertically) and the Japanese control scheme of pressing O instead of X to choose stuff on the menu.  How does this Raiden compare to past Raiden games?  First off, the homing laser is gone; you now have the option of homing missiles.  You still have your spread shot and straight laser, but the third weapon doesn't lock on anymore.  You now get this green snake laser that you wave around.  The scoring works by killing enemies as soon as they appear.  The earlier you destroy the enemy as it appears on the screen, the higher your multiplier, which is 2X.

It's old news, but the Ketsui PlayStation 2 port has been cancelled.  The guy in charge stated that the port was mostly perfect until the fifth stage.  Due to RAM limitations, the fifth stage starts warping (dropping frames) at the part where the screen scrolls backwards.  Slowdown isn't too bad, but warping can kill a machine.  All is not lost for Ketsui because Cave is supposedly making some version of Ketsui for the DS.  I've never played Ketsui, but I would like to try it out.  It's the first vertical shooter I know where enemy bullets fire from the bottom of the screen.  The video posted in that link is a timed demo where you're given 120 minutes, one life and no bombs to take down the final boss.  That demo is only available for download.


Edited by Dan Druff on 19:50 CST :: 6/26/2007

15:31 CST :: 5/02/2007

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I'm just wanting me some Nanostray 2 right now.  Well, and some Thunderforce games on the VC.  I've already got Gradius III and R-Type III on there and they are still awesome, even after all these years.

Yeah I know, I'm not as hardcore as the people on the Shmups forums (aren't you there too?  I was there for a short time, under the nick of "Bosonpareido").  Although I did 1CC Thunderforce 3 on Normal once.

And I still think Tumiki Fighters is one of the best free games ever.  >_>


Edited by Jared on 15:33 CST :: 5/02/2007

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