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Steel Rain: Glacus Prime Stage 2

Steel Rain is a shoot ’em up game with a base creation game in between battles. To view more of our Gameplay Videos, click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuqRuL_MxEq_Mxw7tk0Dplg09MyOo6DSA To check out more of our Let’s Plays, ...
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Alien Breed

[youtube id=”jFqtJLZ7SsU” width=”633″ height=”356″] Alien BreedOh, the hours I used to spend playing this bloody game. Not only was Alien Breed one of the best games on the Amiga, it was also one of the hardest ...
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ASO: Armored Scrum Object

ASO – Armored Scrum Object a.k.a. Alpha Mission (1985) By: SNK  Genre: Shooting  Players: 1-2  Difficulty: Medium-Hard Featured Version: Arcade  First Day Score: 20,480 (one credit) Also Available For: Nintendo NESYou know, the history of ...
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Truxton

 Truxton, or Tatsujin (Japanese for ‘Expert’), is a viciously addictive vertical shoot’em up. It was released by Taito in 1988. For the folks In the US, the game was licensed to Midway and Romstar for manufacture and distribution.The premise ...
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Fantasy Zone 2

Fantasy Zone 2 (1987) By: Sega  Genre: Shooting  Players: 1  Difficulty: Medium-Hard Featured Version: Sega Master System  First Day Score: 40,000 Also Available For: Arcade, Nintendo NES, MSX Download For: Wii Virtual ConsoleSega pretty much ...
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Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

So let me start off by telling you the name alone is enough reason to at least see what it is about. In a nutshell it is a scrolling shoot em up game published by Data East in 1989. The game has a cyborg that has to fight off tons of aliens and collecting ...
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4D Warriors

Today’s classic gaming video is from the Corland made game 4D Warriors. Here is a description from Arcade central. The game is a horizontal scrolling shooter in which you take control of a jetpack propelled space warrior who travels between parallel universes ...
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99: The Last War

Today’s classic gaming video features the 1985 Shoot-Em Up,  99 The Last War or Son of Phoenix as it is known in the U.S. Released by Proma your mission is to prevent an invasion from the evil Aquila Empire. Sadly, it appears you are the only person ...
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TransBot

TransBot (1986) By: Sega  Genre: Shooting  Players: 1  Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: Master System  First Day Score: 36,940 Also Available For: Nothing Despite being pretty popular here in the UK, the Master System was never really the most ...
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Top Five Amiga Shmups

It’s generally accepted that, outside of the arcades at least, shoot ’em ups have always been the province of consoles. There were a few good examples on the Spectrum, Amstrad, Commodore 64, Atari 400 & 800, etc, and the arrival of the ...
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Fantasy Zone

Fantasy Zone (1986) By: Sega  Genre: Shooting  Players: 1  Difficulty: Medium-Hard Featured Version: Master System  First Day Score: 9,100 Also Available For: Arcade, Game Gear, Nintendo NES, PC Engine, MSX, X68000 Download For: Wii Virtual Console ...
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Gun Frontier

Gun Frontier (1990) By: Taito Genre: Shooting Players: 1-2 Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 20,330 (one credit) Also Available For: Sega Saturn As most of us already know, shmups are one of the most common types of games around, ...
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Kino One Review

Kino One can be described, in a nutshell, as the illegitimate child of a classic single screen shoot-em-up arcade game with a late 90s bullet-hell Japanese shmup, conceived after a particularly wild night of sake drinking. This is of course a good thing. ...

Top Five MegaDrive Shmups

5. Fire Shark (1990) Flying Shark, in my view, is among the finest vertical scrollers of all-time so it’s a shame it never saw a release on a system able to do it justice, such as the MD. I guess we’ll have to settle for the game considered ...
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My Favourite Games – Part 3

Hello, I’m back a day late! I was too tired to post anything yesterday, I had a nice looong sleep for the first time in a while instead! And that means I’ve just worked, slept, and worked again since last posting, so I don’t have anything ...
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Extermination

Extermination insert coin screenshot Extermination In the age of vertical scrolling shoot-em-up games, Extermination attempted to do things slightly different in an attempted to mix things up. Released in 1987 by Taito you played as a solider out to rid ...