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#1 ECG_24
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Shmups are back!

Wikipedia says all three shmups are scheduled to come out on Monday but I highly doubt Nintendo would release three of the same genre games on the same day.

What one are you most excited about?

Star Soldier-R (800 pts):

*Made by Hudson Soft

*Vertical scrolling shooter

*Single Player

*Online Leaderboards

*Three control schemes - Nunchuk and Wii Remote, Wii Remote only (held sideways) or the c lassic Controller.

Gyrostarr (700 pts):

*Made by High Voltage Software

*Cooperative or competitive local multiplayer (up to 4 players)

*50 levels of gameplay

*Two control schemes - Wii remote or Wii remote and Nunchuk

Protothea (1000 pts):

*Published by Ubisoft, originally developed by Digital Builders and released for PC's in 2005

*Top down scrolling shooter

*Aim with IR Wii remote and Nunchuk (I think)

*Dynamic enemy A.I. based on players actions

*Air and ground attacks

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#2 deactivated-5c35826ea3913
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I'm a score junkie and a major fan of the shmup genre. I take my shmups vertical and manic. I'll get all three listed here with Star Soldier R taking highest priority.
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#3 gatsbythepig
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I just don't see wiiware in my future.
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#4 UltimateXShadow
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Gyrostarr is top priority for me solely because of its multiplayer compatibility. I am seriously looking forward to playing it with my brother.
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#5 famicommander
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I'm a score junkie and a major fan of the shmup genre. I take my shmups vertical and manic. I'll get all three listed here with Star Soldier R taking highest priority.whoozwah
My sentiments exactly.
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#6 Mike1978Smith
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Gyrostarr is on my wish list. It looks like a cross between a racer and a shooter. Star Soldier also looks sweet.
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#7 ECG_24
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With WiiWare we can get some old school shmup gameplay in new packages.
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#8 air_wolf_cubed
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with those 3 i guess Star Solider R
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#9 GamerJM
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I'm to busy playing other games.
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#10 k_smoove
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Eh, shmups just aren't for me.
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#11 speedracer3190
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Ooo those games look awesome, makes me want to play sonic 2.(clicks sonic 2 channel)

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#12 ECG_24
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Why all the shmup hate?
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#13 chris3116
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I'll go with Gyrostar. I would have say Star Soldier R but since the game is only a leaderboard game without bosses Ilost interest on it. Other games from Star Soldier series on the VC (like Soldier Blade, Super Star Soldier or Blazing Lasers) are more appealing.
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#14 Tjeremiah1988
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I like the fact the one has a online leaderboard.
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#15 Phantom5800
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according to Wiiware World, the only game you mentioned coming that they have announced is Star Soldier R. These are the same people from vc-reviews.com and have always been fairly accurate. They also said Critter Round-Up is coming this monday.
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#16 ECG_24
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according to Wiiware World, the only game you mentioned coming that they have announced is Star Soldier R. These are the same people from vc-reviews.com and have always been fairly accurate. They also said Critter Round-Up is coming this monday.Phantom5800

I never said they were all coming out Monday, I just said that Wikipedia said that and that I did not think that's what will happen. All of the games I listed are on the site you mentioned. WiiWare World or any site can't have much of a record for predicting WiiWare games since there has only been one release week in the US.

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#17 Phantom5800
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[QUOTE="Phantom5800"]according to Wiiware World, the only game you mentioned coming that they have announced is Star Soldier R. These are the same people from vc-reviews.com and have always been fairly accurate. They also said Critter Round-Up is coming this monday.ECG_24

I never said they were all coming out Monday, I just said that Wikipedia said that and that I did not think that's what will happen. All of the games I listed are on the site you mentioned. WiiWare World or any site can't have much of a record for predicting WiiWare games since there has only been one release week in the US.

I guess I worded that wrong, I know you weren't trying to say it was fact, but some people might take it like that. I trust Wiiware World because of the history they have had with VC Games, the only time I remember them ever being wrong was when they said River City Ransom was coming and it didn't come out for a few weeks afterwards. They have connections and base a lot of their info off of leaked press releases.
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#18 ECG_24
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[QUOTE="ECG_24"]

[QUOTE="Phantom5800"]according to Wiiware World, the only game you mentioned coming that they have announced is Star Soldier R. These are the same people from vc-reviews.com and have always been fairly accurate. They also said Critter Round-Up is coming this monday.Phantom5800

I never said they were all coming out Monday, I just said that Wikipedia said that and that I did not think that's what will happen. All of the games I listed are on the site you mentioned. WiiWare World or any site can't have much of a record for predicting WiiWare games since there has only been one release week in the US.

I guess I worded that wrong, I know you weren't trying to say it was fact, but some people might take it like that. I trust Wiiware World because of the history they have had with VC Games, the only time I remember them ever being wrong was when they said River City Ransom was coming and it didn't come out for a few weeks afterwards. They have connections and base a lot of their info off of leaked press releases.

It is hard to predict what WiiWare titles will come out each week since Nintendo has the final say. High Voltage Software thought Gyrostarr was going to be a launch title, but Nintendo released their other game V.I.P. Casino Blackjack.

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#19 EmilioDigsIt
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Star Solider first.
I hear its a Time Attack game only... but I'm 100% sure.

EDIT

I meant I'm NOT 100% sure. :)

But yeah, getting SSR will probably be the only one I get.
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#20 ECG_24
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That's why I'm leaning towards Gyrostarr (and it's multiplayer aspect) Protothea visually looks impressive, but it's supposed to be too slow and easy.
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#21 Picklechugger
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I was really excited for Star Soldier R for a while, then I looked at some previews. It's said to be thrown together, and even though its a leaderboard game, two levels kinda sucks. Also, for a Shmup, none of the games actually look challenging. I'll get Gyrostarr if it gets a good review, but other than that, I'd rather get Castle of Shikigami 3 and Blast Works.
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#22 chang_1910
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nice thread....

I voted for option 4.. I do not hate them, but nor I play them :oops: I use to like gradius and have one on my VC, but I notice that I do not enjoy the gerne as I use to... so no more of that for me :P

and I`m with you.. I doubt the 3 would be release the same day...

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#23 ECG_24
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I was really excited for Star Soldier R for a while, then I looked at some previews. It's said to be thrown together, and even though its a leaderboard game, two levels kinda sucks. Also, for a Shmup, none of the games actually look challenging. I'll get Gyrostarr if it gets a good review, but other than that, I'd rather get Castle of Shikigami 3 and Blast Works.Picklechugger

I heard Star Soldier R just has a 2 and 5 min modes where you try to get as many points as possible.

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#24 webbut
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Star soilder R is over priced imo its like 8bucks for 2 levels played over and over again
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#25 metroidfood
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Star Soldier R = 2 levels FTL

Protothea = Crap

Gyrostarr = No idea, but it's my only hope at this point. :\

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#26 SMR-Venom
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Gyrostarr because of 4-player Co-op.
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#27 TargetDog
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I have Super Star Soldier, which is totally awesome, but Soldier R sounds kinda lame. Protothea is nothing special, but Gyrostarr definitely looks pretty interesting. It'll be interesting to see how well High Voltage does with their new games.
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#28 webbut
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Gyrrostar looks identical to N2O the old playstation game that if u put in ur CD player had a Crystal Method Album in it
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#29 OblivionMist
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gyrrostar looks alright
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#30 ECG_24
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i think most people are gonna go with Gyrostarr for the multiplayer and the 50 levels. The price doesn't hurt either.
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#31 Picklechugger
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i think most people are gonna go with Gyrostarr for the multiplayer and the 50 levels. The price doesn't hurt either.ECG_24

Yea Gyrostarr is the best. I hope it's made well and does well, because High Voltage has some other promising games. If this and Animales turn out well, then I'll be looking even more forward to the Conduit.

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#32 ECG_24
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[QUOTE="ECG_24"]i think most people are gonna go with Gyrostarr for the multiplayer and the 50 levels. The price doesn't hurt either.Picklechugger

Yea Gyrostarr is the best. I hope it's made well and does well, because High Voltage has some other promising games. If this and Animales turn out well, then I'll be looking even more forward to the Conduit.

I hope High Voltage will continue to make original games like Gyrostarr and move away from licensed titles.

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#33 Omatron
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actually gyrostar looks notoriously similar to a homebrew game that came out on pc by 2 bros, i cant remember the name of it right now but if they are similar it was a great game, very unique levels in that some of the levels had parts in them were the track would spiral or part of the track only continued upside down requiring you to manuever your fighter around the track while killing enemies
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#34 WhatTheDunk
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What's a shmup...
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#35 chang_1910
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What's a shmup...WhatTheDunk

if I`m not mistaken...

shmup= shoot`em up= shoot them up =shooters :)