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#1 Posted by slaveknight09 (116 posts) -

What are your top 5 Shoot em ups of all time?

here's mine

1. Dariusburst

2. Darius Gaiden

3. Dodonpachi

4. Shienryu

5. Batsugun

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#2 Posted by Ant_17 (10462 posts) -

I don't have any, but i like Sky Force.

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#3 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20040 posts) -

I went with 10, but I still feel like I'm leaving off way too much.

  1. MUSHA (Genesis)
  2. Galactic Attack a.k.a Layer Section (Saturn)
  3. DoDonPachi Resurrection (PC)
  4. Mushihimesama (PC)
  5. Thunder Force IV (Genesis)
  6. Battle Mania Daiginjou (Genesis)
  7. Robo Aleste (SEGA CD)
  8. Thunder Force III (Genesis)
  9. Gley Lancer (Genesis)
  10. Raiden IV (X360)
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#4 Posted by Vatusus (8698 posts) -

1. Resogun

2. Super Stardust HD

lol, they're the only ones I ever played. I'm a noob

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#5 Edited by X_CAPCOM_X (7972 posts) -

Five? I'm just gonna pick 5 that I enjoyed recently.

1. Gradius V (my all time favorite)

2. Thunder force 4 or 5 or thunder force 6

3. Mushihumesama

4. Mamoru kun norowarette shimatta/mamoru kun curse

5. Dodonpachi (og arcade)

Other mentions: under defeat, battle garegga (goat status)

@mazuiface check it.

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#6 Posted by appariti0n (2452 posts) -

@slaveknight09: Einhander.

Not even a shoot em up fan in the slightest, I just bought it because it was published by Squaresoft, and at the time they could literally do no wrong.

Ended up being one of my favorite games on the PSX, and a real hidden gem.

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#7 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (7972 posts) -

@appariti0n: that's a good 1 imo

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#8 Edited by enzyme36 (3533 posts) -

Man I never heard of some of these.... need to check it out.

Does anyone know if Raiden V is any good? Steam just got a remaster

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#9 Posted by Heirren (582 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury:

MUSHA is so good in every respect. From the opening cut scenes to the music to the rock solid controls. The Japanese version is superior.

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#10 Posted by mazuiface (584 posts) -

I am going to post much more than 5

Dodonpachi Daioujou
Ketsui
Ibara
Gradius V (curse Konami for scrapping Gradius VI when it was being developed on PS3)
Mushihimesama Arrange
Mushi Futari
Battle Garrega
Espgaluda 2 (my first 1CC)

I also play some indie PC shmups. My recent favorites are Gwange-Dash (The name is longer and more ridiculous, but the point is that it's a mash up of a bunch of games. This one is extremely rare but free. PM me if you want me to circulate the tapes!)

Ring^-27

Since it recently got a remaster release, I want to get my hands on Senko no Ronde DUO. It's a unique shmup that features a head to head mode.

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#11 Posted by DaVillain- (30725 posts) -

@enzyme36 said:

Man I never heard of some of these.... need to check it out.

Does anyone know if Raiden V is any good? Steam just got a remaster

The game feels good for me despite all of the reviews I've seen. I really like the hud, the little infos all around the screen, and the voice acting. Gameplay-wise, it is good, but somehow isn't that dynamic I've expected (maybe I just played too much on arcade games instead of console ports). Actually I can say I like it. The only problem I have is the welcoming message when I first started the game on PC: DO NOT TURN OF THE CONSOLE DURING SAVING! The game is good, the port however lazy as hell if you ask me.

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#12 Edited by DaVillain- (30725 posts) -

Just only 3 I played & enjoy:

  1. Resogun
  2. R-Type series
  3. Raiden V
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#13 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (7972 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury: @heirren: why is the jpn version better? Just curious. I haven't played it.

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#14 Posted by Heirren (582 posts) -

@X_CAPCOM_X:

The cinematic are better, for one. More importantly there's a better difficulty curve.

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#15 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20040 posts) -

@heirren: Yeah, MUSHA executes everything in an excellent manner. It''s also the game that got me into the genre, so I have much love for it in that regard as well.

@X_CAPCOM_X: I know the storyline is completely different, but I've never heard of any gameplay differences before, so I'll have to take heirren's word on that too, because I only have the Genesis cartridge.

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#16 Posted by GarGx1 (10158 posts) -

I think the last shoot em up I played was R-Type in a games arcade in the mid 80's.

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#17 Edited by bussinrounds (2952 posts) -

Gradius Gaiden is the shit. It's right up there with V and I think the boards are more varied too. And you can set up the order of your power ups.

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#18 Edited by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

@slaveknight09 said:

What are your top 5 Shoot em ups of all time?

here's mine

1. Dariusburst

2. Darius Gaiden

3. Dodonpachi

4. Shienryu

5. Batsugun

original Raiden should be up there. An arcade legend. Also Ikaruga was one of the best i ever played

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#19 Posted by Alucard_Prime (9499 posts) -

My memory is a little fuzzy on the older game names, I'm a huge R-Type fan so there is that.

-Ikaruga

-Raiden series(i think I had Raiden 4 on the 360, and Raiden V is great too)

-Battle Garegga

-Thunderforce series

-Axelay

-Gradius series

-Sky Force Anniversary

-1942

There is so much more but those are just quickly off the top of my head. I love this genre and have been playing it ever since I was young in the arcades, but there are a ton of those games that I simply never finished...very challenging genre.

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#20 Posted by AdobeArtist (24904 posts) -

1. R-Type
2. Raiden
3. Gradius
4. Resogun
5. Axelay

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#21 Posted by appariti0n (2452 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime: 1942 was good. My bro and I got so close to beating it so many times, and then ran out of quarters.

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#22 Posted by PSP107 (17097 posts) -

@appariti0n:

What about Contra and Metal Slug?

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#23 Edited by appariti0n (2452 posts) -

@PSP107: Never played metal slug, and only played contra: the alien wars on SNES. Great game, dunno if it's harder or easier than the NES games.

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#24 Posted by Some-Mist (5631 posts) -

Surprised my account is still active haha

Anyway..

Progear

Muchi Muchi Pork

Batsugun Special

Ketsui

Mushihimesama Futari Black Label

I really like gratifying and flashy scoring systems and freedom to exploit those how I want, so not much of a fan of the stringent ones like ikaruga and daioujou

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#25 Edited by uninspiredcup (27213 posts) -

R-type

Fantasy Zone

Power Strike (MS)

Power Strike II (GG)

About it, not too big on the genre.

For some reason Power Strike was a different game on the MS compared to the GG.

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#26 Edited by uninspiredcup (27213 posts) -

@GarGx1 said:

I think the last shoot em up I played was R-Type in a games arcade in the mid 80's.

It probably the best looking game on both the Master System and C64. Remember being quite wowed by it on both systems. Although it did make the Master System chug in places.

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#27 Posted by ConanTheStoner (17370 posts) -

Man I'm such a Shmup noob. Which is weird because on paper this is a genre I should love.

I need to correct that soon.

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#28 Posted by illmatic87 (17933 posts) -
@ConanTheStoner said:

Man I'm such a Shmup noob. Which is weird because on paper this is a genre I should love.

I need to correct that soon.

3. Cuphead

2. Nier: Automata

1. Undertale

lol

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#29 Posted by ConanTheStoner (17370 posts) -

haha.

I do need to play Nier though, keep putting that off.

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#30 Edited by Litchie (21861 posts) -

Gradius
Ikaruga
R-Type
Nex Machina (if you can count that)
Overkill (old DOS game, really awesome)
Jamestown

There are sooo many more shmups I wish that I had played.. I love schmups but they are usually either mediocre or on a system I don't own.

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#31 Posted by GarGx1 (10158 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: I was an absolute master of it in the arcade but watching those videos, I doubt I could keep up with it these days :)

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#32 Posted by uninspiredcup (27213 posts) -

@GarGx1 said:

@uninspiredcup: I was an absolute master of it in the arcade but watching those videos, I doubt I could keep up with it these days :)

God bless save-scumming.

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#34 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (7972 posts) -

I'm sure someone has beat my Mamoru kun top-scores on PS3. I need to check how far I have fallen.

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#35 Edited by freedom01 (3174 posts) -

@binx_narra: no necromancy and advertising