Entries in Horizontal (31)

Wednesday
Apr272016

Bullet Heaven #147 Double Feature - Strike Witches: Hakugin no Tsubasa

nime licensed games are often of the RPG or Visual Novel type these days. That's not to say that others don;t exist, far from it. But often, the Visual Novel style will bleed heavily into the other genre in question. Strike Witches: Hakugin no Tsuabasa is one such game... but as a super light-on-story, fanservice-heavy property to begin with, how does it stack up?

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Monday
Mar142016

Bullet Heaven EX, Episode 23 - Deathsmiles Revisited 

n episode 86 of Bullet Heaven HD, we took a look at Deathsmiles, am occult-themed, gothic-lolita styled danmaku shooter from cave with gameplay cues straight out of games like Side Arms and Formation Z. We seriously dug it, and now it's available on Steam,  thanks to Degica Games! Just how does it hold up?

 
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Friday
Nov062015

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 138 - Steredenn

t's time for another genre-bending Shmup mashup in Steredenn, this time with roguelike elements thrown into the mix. It's different every time, but how does it stack up? 

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Monday
Jun082015

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 133 - Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser

n episode 128 of Bullet Heaven HD, we took a look at Astro Port's Armed Seven, a sidescrolling mech-based shmup. It's not the only mech based "pure" STG they've released though; the 70's anime-soaked Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser is also a pretty neat addition to Astro Port's roster. But how does it stack up?

 

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Monday
Apr062015

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 129 - Cyberpunk 3776

he Euroshmup is often a subject of great debate in more traditionalist circles. Oftentimes, mechanics like lifebars and shields are put in place to hide their unrefined gameplay. But some Euroshmups are pretty great,as evidenced by Duranik's Sturmwind, which we looked at in episode 118 of Bullet Heaven HD... but how does the ultra-nihilistic Cyberpunk 3776 fare?

 

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Tuesday
Feb032015

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 122 - Border Down

t's time for the Winter Dreams Finale! G.Rev may have made its humble start via NAOMI Arcade and on the Dreamcast by programming games such as Treasure's Ikaruga at first, but their first proper, all-original, in-house title was the rare Border Down, released in 2003. How does this horizontal shooting game kick off G.Rev's awesome history? Watch to find out!

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Thursday
Dec252014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 118 - Sturmwind

elcome to WINTER DREAMS, the new special block for Series 6! In Series 5 of Bullet Heaven HD, we took a look at five new Dreamcast shooting games from German developers NG:Dev.Team and HuCast. They're not the only ones with new Dreamcast shooting goodness though; Duranik and RedSpot Games released Sturmwind, a horizontally scrolling shmup to the masses in 2013. With clearly different influences from the others we've seen on the Dreamcast since 2009, how does Sturmwind fare?

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Monday
Sep292014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 111 - Revolver360 Re:Actor

t's the final finale for Series 5 of Bullet Heaven HD! In this episode, we check out the extra-dimensional, brain-taxing Revolver 360 Re:Actor for PC! As a sequel to the XBLIG original, how does it stack up??!