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Read December 12, 2010, 04:03:05 PM #0
lazerblade

What's your favorite shmup game?

Alright guys, I'm getting antsy. We need new posts.
Therefore, I'm trying to start a topic that will get some.

So I put it to you, what is your favorite shmup game? If you can't put your finger on
one or say for sure, feel free to list your favorites.



My favorite is ALLTYNEX Second: http://shmup.wikia.com/wiki/ALLTYNEX_Second
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Read December 12, 2010, 06:54:17 PM #1
kemical

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Raiden! It is timeless... a perfect example of a classic shmup, I've been playing it for close to 20 years.
Then also Viper Phase 1, but it is a much more brutal shooter than Raiden is, no 1ups, no extends.. just nonstop space shooting action.
There are some other notable favorites of mine too, Nebulasray, Rayforce, Sky Shark, Raiden 2, Hyper Duel, Truxton... I tend to like more of the classic approach to shooters, but the modern ones like Ketsui and the Dodonpachi series are great as well.
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Read April 08, 2011, 06:18:23 AM #2
MEGAMANXPERTsinisha

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

THUNDER FORCE IS THE WAY TO GO,even if the game doesnt,the music will get u for sure.
Just dont try TF6 first,it sucks in comparison to the other TF games and can me misleading.


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Read May 23, 2011, 07:19:41 PM #3
AlexMdle

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

I only know of a limited pool of shmups and have actually played even less, what, having no console besides a very old bootleg NES, because Russia hates gamers...

*Ahem*

Anyway, that's a hard question to answer.

On one side, I absolutely love everything Siter Skain has ever made, yes, even Raid Wind. But the best of the bunch, I think would be RefleX. It is easily the most dramatic of the bunch, one with best/most unique player weapon and most memorable bosses. Alltynex Second would be a close second, but somewhat just bugs me about it. While the design is quite great, the 3D still looks kinda cheap when compared to most other shmups that use a 3-dimensional engine. I just think RefleX' 2D sprites were far more gorgeous than any of 2nd's models ever got.
That and the space background o_o. I just want you to look at 2:13~2:18 of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SECNmz1Zd_E

Incredibly minor, really, but ouch...

...I am getting off the point there.

Because as much as I like RefleX, I like Hellsinker more.

How do I describe why...

Well. Hellsinker is just pretty much unlike anything I've played, seen and heard before. The gameplay is unique, varies it's stages greatly and mixes up new ideas before you have a time to blink. The bosses are beyond memorable, they are some of the most epic bosses I have seen in any game. Ever.
Rex Cavalier alone, no, Perpetual Calender would be perfectly fine to be the climactic final boss battles for any other shmup, but nooooooo, Hellsinker is just warming up. Every time you play it again you discover that there is more to it than what a naked eye can see. Every time I think I know everything about this game It throws something new in and catches me off guard and that's long after I became able to 1cc it.

The visuals are stunning. The style is amazing and the soundtrack is... is... divine, if that helps to decribe it.

The final boss battle is simply kathartic. I've never seen anything quite like it and I doubt I ever will. It's this ultimate pinnacle of watching your own skill at the game flourish to the point where this one battle is the final release for all the pent up emotion. And it works. Deliriously so.

In words of Zarro Tsukei, an all-around great guy: "Hellsinker will make you sad, because you will never be able to love any other shmup the same way again." Not really true, but you get the point.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 07:28:12 PM by AlexMdle »

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Read May 24, 2011, 11:41:05 AM #4
MEGAMANXPERTsinisha

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Too bad i didn't have the Siter Skain games while I made that post,so I gotta agree with Alex,but i still don't get how he/you likes/like RefleX the best... (of the Siter Skain games)

And hellsinker,i remember you saying that there's more too see every time you play it...agreed.
*charges for 60 seconds*

PS:oh man,i REALLY wanna beat Hellsinker now,but for now i only managed to get to Garland...and die on it...not the boss after.

« Last Edit: May 24, 2011, 11:44:51 AM by MEGAMANXPERTsinisha »

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Read May 25, 2011, 05:59:42 AM #5
SPIDER

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

My favorite shmups are:

Hellsinker - Best shmup that i ever played
Fraxy - Best shmup/editor combination
Radio Zonde - Awesome game from creators of Hellsinker (It was created before Hellsinker actually)
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Read May 25, 2011, 12:23:20 PM #6
MEGAMANXPERTsinisha

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Radio zonde does not belong in there.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2011, 03:19:47 PM by MEGAMANXPERTsinisha »

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Read May 25, 2011, 03:06:37 PM #7
AlexMdle

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Radio zone does not belong in there.

*Zonde

Also, why does it note?
It certainly is a great game, only one that rivals Hellsinker in sheer originality.


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Read May 25, 2011, 03:20:59 PM #8
MEGAMANXPERTsinisha

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

*not

Simply not as good as the other great games,i would put something along the lines of ALLTYNEX second,Kamui,Jents n' Guns etc. there.


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Read May 25, 2011, 07:52:56 PM #9
Hornet600S

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

@MEGAMANXPERTsinisha
Luckily this thread's title is "what's your favorite shmup" and not "what's MEGAMANXPERTsinisha's favorite shmup".

Ikaruga
« Last Edit: May 25, 2011, 08:57:01 PM by Hornet600S »

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Read May 26, 2011, 01:57:02 PM #10
MEGAMANXPERTsinisha

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

I still have a right to have my own opinion.
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Read May 26, 2011, 03:49:55 PM #11
AlexMdle

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

I still have a right to have my own opinion.

There is a difference between declaring your own opinion and denouncing the opinions of others.


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Read May 27, 2011, 11:46:59 AM #12
MEGAMANXPERTsinisha

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

There is no difference between the two.


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Read June 23, 2011, 07:29:02 PM #13
8BitGamer

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Gradius III
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Read June 24, 2011, 03:26:47 PM #14
Hanley00

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

I liked the games very much and i had played many shump games most of all Hellsinker game.
I hoped when other people play this game they also like it.
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Read October 09, 2011, 03:10:10 AM #15
Metarex Master

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

My top five favorites, though I have others I like a ton too.

Touhou
Strania, the Stella Machina
Dodonpachi
Strike Witches - Wings of Silver
Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku Tachi.
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Read October 21, 2011, 11:25:38 AM #16
AvrDragon

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Eleminate Down on sega genesis - i like bosses in this game.
Jamestown: Legend of the lost colony - great art and fine polished game.
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Read October 22, 2011, 04:24:00 PM #17
MEGAMANXPERTsinisha

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Ah, Eliminate Down...that brings back memories...


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Read October 23, 2011, 10:56:48 AM #18
mpersano

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Tokio/Scramble Formation

(No, seriously.)

*hides*
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Read December 25, 2011, 02:44:47 PM #19
tampahomes90

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Hellsinker - Best shmup that i ever played.
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Read January 02, 2012, 05:35:22 PM #20
lazerblade

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

Just to mention, I also really like Xevious. It was my first shmup, and I still enjoy playing it again every once in awhile. Can't afford a PS3 + Namaco Museum essentials to get the HD remake though. Maybe someday when I have a big income... lol

Oh, BTW, I'm not dead. I actually still watch this forum. I've just reverted to my usual un-talkative self. This is more what I'm like IRL, just listening, not saying much.
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Read January 23, 2012, 12:54:39 PM #21
tampahomes90

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

My favorite shmup game is Hellsinker. I always play this.
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Read April 23, 2012, 09:56:27 PM #22
Spiffl

Re: What's your favorite shmup game?

I'm relatively new to the genre, but so far my favorite are Soldier Blade and Radiant Silvergun. If I had to name an objective "best" shmup though, I'm sure I'd say Ikaruga. I think it's utterly brilliant, beautiful, and genius. However, it's too damn hard for me and RS has lots of fun bosses Tongue

Ibara is another game that might be my favorite if I could achieve any degree of skill at it.
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