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 Post subject: Re: What game got you into shmups?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:18 am 
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I believe that visiting my uncles (one owned Star Castle, another Galaxian) is where it all begin, but Gradius on the NES kept the flame burning at home, and discovering the likes of Gate of Thunder and Lords of Thunder on my TurboDuo kicked my love of the genre into overdrive.


Maybe got you into instrumental rock music too? ;)


Haha, I was definitely listening to some heavy rock and metal at the time, and I still really enjoy listening to the Thunder soundtracks straight-through. Even had to make a little homage to Lords of Thunder's music (http://timewarpgamer.com/features/music_lords_of_thunder.html).


Very nice~ :) Though you might wanna update your Wii+VC (LoT) pricing. $150 for the Wii and $130 some places too.

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 Post subject: Re: What game got you into shmups?
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Life Force / Salamander on NES had me hooked like dope. That and Gradius were the first shmups that I played religiously.

On Atari Missile Comman and Asteroids if they count.


The game that got me hooked onto Arcade shmups was Strikers 1945 I loved how the bosses Transform at the end of the stage.


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 Post subject: Re: What game got you into shmups?
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Very nice~ :) Though you might wanna update your Wii+VC (LoT) pricing. $150 for the Wii and $130 some places too.


Good point, thanks for flagging that. Just updated it.

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 Post subject: Re: What game got you into shmups?
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timewarpgamer wrote:
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Very nice~ :) Though you might wanna update your Wii+VC (LoT) pricing. $150 for the Wii and $130 some places too.


Good point, thanks for flagging that. Just updated it.


No prob~ Just thought it'd be good to show that, "Act now, you too can play LoT even cheaper with our clear out prices". :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: What game got you into shmups?
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AERO FIGHTERS SERIES! Game looked and sounded awesome when i was a kid.

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AERO FIGHTERS SERIES! Game looked and sounded awesome when i was a kid.


Such great games. Have you tried Sonic Wings Special? Its like a greatest hits of the original 3 arcade games.


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Nope. I heard about it but not much more. Thanks for the heads up. It's on my list :)

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 Post subject: Re: What game got you into shmups?
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And in Texas, at least certain parts, it's all called "pepsi", not "coke".


What? Where?

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First shmup that really captivated me was Harmful Park. I get tired of space-themed games rather quickly so visually speaking most shmups aren't my cup of tea, but the zany colorful theme park motif and bizarre weapons really pulled me in and made me start appreciating shmups for their gameplay. Now I'll give any shmup a try regardless of visual appeal.

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Dragon Spirit and 1942 for the NES.

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