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by ott0bot Tue May 20, 2008 7:57 pm

Bootays list is pretty awesome.

If you like the 16-bit aspect of Axelay and want to try some other good horizontal shumps I'd recomend.

Genesis:
Thunder Force 3
Lightening Force
Steel Empire

Sega CD:
Android Assault

Super NES:
Super R-Type
R-Type 3

NeoGeo:
Blazing Star
Pulstar

and some others horizontals..

Ps1:
R-type Delta
G Darius
Einhander

Ps2:
Gradius V
R-Type Final

There are alot of great vertical shmups too, but alot of those were mentioned.
I'd especailly recomend these:

Genesis:
MUSHA

Sega Cd:
Robo Aleste

Saturn:
DoDonpachi
Soukyugurentai

Dreamcast:
Trigger Heart Exelica
Giga Wing 1 and 2

Arcade:
Guwange


Definately do a you tube seach and check out the videos and see what looks like your kind of game.
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Re: Just started playing shmups, have some questions

by bawitback Tue May 20, 2008 8:09 pm

cabrando wrote:First question is about saving/progression. All the shmups I've tried so far require you to start from the beginning after running out of continues, are there any that allow you to save and progress through the game like a platformer?

Second, I may have ruined my shmup experience by starting with Ikaruga. I've tried Galactic Attack, Darius Gaiden, and Axelay. Of those Axelay is the only one I liked (maybe b/c it has vertical levels, can't quite put my finger on it). So what are some games that are similar or as good as Ikaruga?


Thanks excellent. But keep in mind, most shumps originate from Arcades in which Coins are needed to countinue. The format is usually kept for console versions.

Similar to Ikaruga? Graphically many, technically few. I would recommend:

Enherizer - PS
G-Darus - PS
Einhander - PS
Radiant Silvergun - SAT
Soukyugurentai - SAT
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by pompeyparsons Tue May 20, 2008 9:42 pm

Two Words: Raiden Trad (Genesis)
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Re: Just started playing shmups, have some questions

by Flak Beard Tue May 20, 2008 10:13 pm

bawitback wrote:Enherizer - PS


What is this?
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Re: Just started playing shmups, have some questions

by Droid party Wed May 21, 2008 5:24 am

Flak Beard wrote:
bawitback wrote:Enherizer - PS


What is this?


Maybe he meant Einhander?
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Re: Just started playing shmups, have some questions

by Doctor Fugue Wed May 21, 2008 5:37 am

Droid party wrote:
Flak Beard wrote:
bawitback wrote:Enherizer - PS


What is this?


Maybe he meant Einhander?


Hmmm...but Einhander is also in the list!
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Re: Just started playing shmups, have some questions

by Flak Beard Wed May 21, 2008 2:21 pm

doctorfugue wrote:
Droid party wrote:
Flak Beard wrote:
bawitback wrote:Enherizer - PS


What is this?


Maybe he meant Einhander?


Hmmm...but Einhander is also in the list!


That's why I asked. Unless he was referring to a romanized version of the Japanese name, but as far as I know, it's still called Einhander in Japan.
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by marurun Wed May 21, 2008 7:52 pm

Aero Blasters (Turbo Grafx) and Air Buster (Genesis) are both fun games. They are the same game, but each port is a little different. I prefer the Turbo version but both are quite nice.
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