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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:18 
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MOSS (Raiden III, IV) have a new one coming out on the 360 soon: http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/31/ne ... htPkex5.99

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 18:10 
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Caladrius is now available to pre-order. No word on it being region-free, but I'll put the links here for any NTSC-J playaz:

Limited Edition

Joe Sixpack Edition

Also, if you've pre-ordered Ginga Force via Play-Asia, you might want to cancel it and order it again, as they've dropped the price by $7.

Edit: totally forgot to mention that DoDonPachi Saidaioujou is supposed to be getting an Xbox release this summer. In PAL/NTSC-U territories, too!

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 18:48 
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Lots of Ginga Force footage in this stream.

They're trying the easy mode here, but you can still get a fair idea of how it plays.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:47 
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ShmupMAME 4.2 is out.

A reminder of what's newly playable (or finally working properly) in version 4:

Baryon: Future Assault
Batsugun
DoDonPachi II: Bee Storm
Dogyuun
Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa (System 16)
FixEight
Planet Probe
Silver Millenium
V-Five

(A couple of which are more curiosities than must-plays, but still!)

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 15:19 
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http://www.playism-games.com/games/satazius/

Satazius is now available on Playism ($5.99), for anyone who didn't or can't get it through the other outlets. Though I'm skint, I'm actually considering paying for it a third time. What a mug.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:21 
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YOG wrote:
http://www.playism-games.com/games/satazius/

Satazius is now available on Playism ($5.99), for anyone who didn't or can't get it through the other outlets. Though I'm skint, I'm actually considering paying for it a third time. What a mug.

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Retro chick arcade gaming at its finest!

How can I resist?

Looks good, though. A big Amiga-ish, grafx wise, admittedly, but I'm sure it's fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 22:03 
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Rising Star Games "won't bring over any more Cave games". DFK and AK "terribly underperformed". :(

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=50780571&postcount=5100

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:47 
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Milestone president arrested, company apparently closed.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 13:13 
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Moss have uploaded some gameplay clips for each of the Caladrius characters:
Alex
Kei
Maria

Pretty promising. Looks slower than Seibu's other games, but I'll bet it doesn't take long to get a lot nastier...

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:49 
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More Caladrius gameplay.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:41 
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Just to confirm that Caladrius is not region-free. If you have a J360, though, it's shipping now...

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 21:25 
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I mentioned in another thread that I have been tinkering with my PSP.

This has included searching for PSX shmups I hadn't played (a lot of them, as I was dazzled by 'modernity' at the time), but also a bit of arcadey stuff where possible.

DoDonPachi is difficult, but I like the way it's emulated:

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:14 
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bcass wrote:
Just saw this announced on the shmups twitter feed - Ginga Force is now available on the Hong Kong Games On Demand service for the princely sum of $299HK. The download isn't IP locked either, so you can buy it from any region on any region console with a HK gamertag. I bought it within the UK using a HK gamertag linked to my UK paypal account and it came to £25.63. More than most shmup GoD titles for some reason but still significantly cheaper than 2nd hand copies.


(Of course, you may want to go for the Eschatos & Ginga Force Wonder Pack, which was recently released.)

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 16:41 
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That pic was supposed to be portrait! D pad at the bottom, fire at the top.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
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YOG: Do you have Bangaio Spirits? From being half-decent at the DC version, I remember there was that bomb that was stronger, the more bullets were near you. I can't figure it out on the DS, and it's the key play mechanic! Dying in seconds.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 15:05 
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In Spirits I think you charge it up manually - proximity to bullets makes your missiles bigger, but you have to charge for a couple of seconds to fire loads of them. Should be one of the shoulder buttons? It's called the "EX attack" or something, and I think you can map it to any button you want.

(There are loads of different weapons you can use for your EX attacks, and you can combine them for different effects, so be sure to experiment!)

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 15:09 
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Thanks. I'll have a look. The opening levels in each mode are making mincemeat of me!

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 15:14 
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Yeah, the structure of it is weird. It's a shitload of random levels that aren't even in order of difficulty or anything, so just skip around and play the ones that are fun. I think it's like this partly because the level editor was intended to be the main attraction (they were really pushing the weird sound-recording method of sharing levels), but there are still plenty of good levels from Treasure in there...

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 16:10 
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Ah, now I remember. You wait and charge, as the danger nears! It definitely seems worth having; they just seem to have spent more time on how to play the game than the game itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
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Any good shooters I should look out for on the PS3?

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
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Super Stardust HD.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 17:21 
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Pixel junk: Shooter, is nice and there might be a trial. There's some obscure PS2 shooters from crazy Japan knocking about inside PSN too.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 21:35 
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Super Stardust HD.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 23:21 
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Ikaruga greenlit for Steam.

Here's hoping its (vastly superior) forebear will follow!

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 23:25 
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Yay! I can buy Ikaruga... Again. :smug:


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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 0:32 
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There's a chum of mine so hardcore he has an Ikaruga tattoo(not to mention the song he wrote...), and even he's sick to death of the damn game. Honestly, I don't think this is going to do very well.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 23:50 
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Groupees are doing a Doujin Bundle 2. It includes some really nice titles, such as Exceed 2 and 3, Armed Seven and Hellsinker. It also has Kamui, a lavish Raystorm clone which happens to be one of my all-time favourite games.

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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:27 
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Neo XYX (NG:Dev.Team's new Toaplan-style shooter for MVS/Dreamcast) is looking good!


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 Post subject: Re: Shmups
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:32 
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Was playing a bit of Sine Mora the other night. It looks bonnie enough, but the bullets disappear into the lovely backgrounds a bit too often for my liking :(

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 0:05 
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Be sure to check out Twin Tiger Shark on XBLIG (and OUYA). Really nice bit of Toaplan-worship.

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