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Re: SOTM 2016 Calendar Reveal

by noiseredux Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:35 pm

I've been reading up on Sengoku Blade (May) and wondering if I'd want to pony up for a Saturn copy. As it turns out it's kind of like a horizontal Gunbird. Marion's even in it.

Mind = blown.
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Re: SOTM 2016 Calendar Reveal

by ExedExes Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:28 am

noiseredux wrote:I've been reading up on Sengoku Blade (May) and wondering if I'd want to pony up for a Saturn copy. As it turns out it's kind of like a horizontal Gunbird. Marion's even in it.

Mind = blown.

Yeah, a hori from Psikyo just blows the mind for sure. It's also known as Tengai.
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by touchofkiel Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:08 am

So, for my new-ish blog, I've been meaning to cover games I know and love... and also try out the genres I never really gave a chance.

When it comes to shmups... my experience is pretty much Silver Surfer (NES) and Astro Warrior (Master System). Seriously... I haven't played much beyond that. So it's hard to know where to start... everyone tells me classics like Ikaruga, but from what I understand, it's very innovative... and I don't think I'd be able to appreciate it just yet.

So, I finally found a couple of good ones to start with... Sol Feace (Sega CD) and Blazing Lazers... which I see is on this list! I'll be playing both within the next week or so. I chose them because they both look pretty standard, but not bad either. And also because I wanted to cover some Sega CD and TG16 games.

Anyways! What I'm getting at is that I'll be joining you guys starting next month! (Rest of January is busy). So prepare to get a totally noob POV in your next pick! Looking forward to it :)
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Re: SOTM 2016 Calendar Reveal

by noiseredux Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:39 am

touchofkiel wrote:So, I finally found a couple of good ones to start with... Sol Feace (Sega CD) and Blazing Lazers... which I see is on this list! I'll be playing both within the next week or so. I chose them because they both look pretty standard, but not bad either. And also because I wanted to cover some Sega CD and TG16 games.


nice dood. I love Sol-Feace and actually just recently wrote about it on my site myself. Though I had it since it came out, so I'll look forward to your impression of it since I know I'm biased by nostalgia.
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by retrosportsgamer Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:39 am

Man, no Ryujin on either of the Taito Legends sets.
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by retrosportsgamer Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:41 am

touchofkiel wrote: So it's hard to know where to start... everyone tells me classics like Ikaruga, but from what I understand, it's very innovative... and I don't think I'd be able to appreciate it just yet.


Plenty of resources here on Rackeboy. Here you go:

http://www.racketboy.com/retro/shooters ... et-started

http://www.racketboy.com/retro/shooters
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Re: SOTM 2016 Calendar Reveal

by ExedExes Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:40 pm

retrosportsgamer wrote:Man, no Ryujin on either of the Taito Legends sets.

I'll admit, he picked a really good one, I've never heard of it. More obscure than the shmups on Taito Legends 2!
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Re: SOTM 2016 Calendar Reveal

by mjmjr25 Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:38 pm

Calendar looks good - i'm hoping to finally get some Galuda runs in this weekend.

For Pro Gear month - i'd be ok with a separate score table for:

Halfway to Hell: Pro Gear Red Label
Halfway To Hell: Progear Red Label is a fanmade sequel to Progear no Arashi that takes place after stage five of the original game on an alternate timeline. It was created by The Halfway House, a team of one Progear enthusiast and three programmers.


By all counts it should be easily emulated in the next few weeks. Some folks have already got it working on their CPS2 Multi-boards.
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Re: SOTM 2016 Calendar Reveal

by touchofkiel Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:40 pm

So I have Ryu Jin a quick try, just to check the rom in my emulator...

This game seems hard. Dying sets you back to the beginning of the level.

Guys! I'm a shmup noob! This is going to hurt...
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Re: SOTM 2016 Calendar Reveal

by TSTR Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:44 pm

touchofkiel wrote:So I have Ryu Jin a quick try, just to check the rom in my emulator...

This game seems hard. Dying sets you back to the beginning of the level.

Guys! I'm a shmup noob! This is going to hurt...

It's cool dood, I suck at shmups too.
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