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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by noiseredux Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:28 pm

mjmjr25 wrote:So your spinning shield captures all coins or only coins that were first killed by the spinning shield?


the "shield" is the Shikigami Attack, and I believe captures all coins on screen. (Something I've been forgetting to utilize).
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by mjmjr25 Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:36 pm

Yeah, this is what confused me about this the first time around, all the characters "hold" shot special is so different. Using the gal with the purple umbrella, she has a homing target you can set on top of any enemies - tough to move that target while dodging bullets, but it's worth it, just got an x8 kill on first boss with it.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by noiseredux Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:12 pm

interesting Mike, and goes with what I said. So much of this game's strategy seems to come from REALLY figuring out the character best suited to the player, and then how to best utilize that characters' attacks.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by dsheinem Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:14 pm

how are you guys not clearing 2 bill on your first or second go?
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by noiseredux Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:15 pm

dsheinem wrote:how are you guys not clearing 2 bill on your first or second go?


I had to re-roll my stats.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by DocHauser Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:20 pm

dsheinem wrote:how are you guys not clearing 2 bill on your first or second go?


Hadn't really played it before. Didn't read up on scoring techniques. The DC emulator I was using gave me flickering bullets on the 2-2 boss, which made them hard to see (now switched to different emulator which works fine). Is that a good enough excuse?
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by skate323k137 Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:05 am

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First run :D

2nd extend is at 1.2bil, will post pic later. IMO, playing this on a tated VGA monitor is key, so fire up the dreamcasts fellas.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by DocHauser Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:14 am

Unfortunately I'm in Japan and my DC is stashed away in a cupboard in my parents house back in Ireland. :(

While I'm here, though, I should look in the 2nd hand shops to see if I can pick up a cheap(ish) copy of this. I already have Ikaruga, so I've got the boot disc for playing import games.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by ExedExes Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:26 am

brunoafh wrote:If you guys haven't already been doing so, I urge you to read ExedExes' thoughts on each game in the OP every month. They're always very informative and may encourage you to check out something you otherwise weren't that interested in.

Yeah, what he said :lol: For me, it's not just a game to start up and play, it's a piece of history, and each game we picked is notable in some way, and that's my job, to give you a history, a story, and just some random facts and stuff about each month's game to start you up and get you going.

Enjoy Shikigami, folks! It looks like you can get a bazillion points, and the scores are heating up. As for me, I got a lonnnnnnnnnnnnng game ahead of me on the main TR, it seems this month. :lol: Maybe I'll try some Galaga just because Noise did nominate it :)
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Castle of Shikigami II)

by hashiriya1 Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:40 am

DocHauser wrote:Unfortunately I'm in Japan and my DC is stashed away in a cupboard in my parents house back in Ireland. :(

While I'm here, though, I should look in the 2nd hand shops to see if I can pick up a cheap(ish) copy of this. I already have Ikaruga, so I've got the boot disc for playing import games.




This game is dirt cheap on Amazon Japan. Check it out. Recycle shops will probably sell it for 980 yen and up.



This is it for now.

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