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Good Shmups for the SNES

by Soldier Blue Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:31 pm

What are some good shmups for the system? The only ones I have so far are Starfox and Darius Twin.

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Re: Good Shmups for the SNES

by o.pwuaioc Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:41 pm

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Re: Good Shmups for the SNES

by Hatta Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:29 pm

I think that about covers it. IMO Axelay is the best.
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Re: Good Shmups for the SNES

by AznKhmerBoi Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:35 pm

not to bash or anything, but from my experience shmups on the genesis are way more superior and slows down less than their snes counterparts.

I came to realize the snes is more of an rpgs/platformer kinda console, while the genesis done better with shmups and arcadie kinda games.
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Re: Good Shmups for the SNES

by o.pwuaioc Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:03 pm

There's also Super Aleste, UN Squadron, Aerofighters, and Super R Type. And while it doesn't have them ranked or anything, you can use this list if you're looking for completion: http://www.shmups.com/xenocidefiles/snes.html
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Re: Good Shmups for the SNES

by flamepanther Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:36 pm

R-Type 3 is definitely at the top of my list. It's also very worth it to import Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie, Pop'n Twinbee, and the Parodius games.
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Re: Good Shmups for the SNES

by Bradtemple87 Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:51 pm

UN Squadron is fantastic, but get a PC Engine or Turbografx. You will have a lot more fun down the line.
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Re: Good Shmups for the SNES

by deathsled Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:55 pm

Strike Gunner STG!

I used to love that game back in the day! Pretty sure that's the one where players 1 and 2 can join their ships together to become super badass.
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Re: Good Shmups for the SNES

by Xeogred Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:57 pm

Thunder Spirits is a weird port of Thunder Force III from the Genesis, it has different levels here and there and a very different soundtrack (obviously), lacks auto-fire sadly but it's still worth checking out.

I recommend just about everything else mentioned as well. UN Squadron is newer to me and it's definitely pretty cool, brutal too. Haha.
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Re: Good Shmups for the SNES

by AznKhmerBoi Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:42 pm

also note the snes version is so so so slow when theirs like minimum amt of stuff going on.

Xeogred wrote:Thunder Spirits is a weird port of Thunder Force III from the Genesis, it has different levels here and there and a very different soundtrack (obviously), lacks auto-fire sadly but it's still worth checking out.

I recommend just about everything else mentioned as well. UN Squadron is newer to me and it's definitely pretty cool, brutal too. Haha.
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