Entries in Psikyo (6)

Thursday
May102018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 207 - Dragon Blaze for Nintendo Switch

Leave it to Zerodiv to release another nifty-neato shmup just a week after Tengai! Dragon Blaze was made in 2000 by Psikyo and adds all kinds of neat features and mechanics to the established Psikyo formula in great ways... But how does it stack up?

 

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Thursday
May102018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 206 - Tengai for Nintendo Switch

In episode 205 of Bullet Heaven, we were kind of hoping to check out Tengai for the Nintendo Switch. Instead, we got Sol Divide and it was... iffy. Thankfully, Tengai for Nintendo Switch was literally released directly after Psikyo's 1997 misstep; now we can see what a real psikyo sidescroller is all about. How does it stack up?

***ERRATA: At 0:46, it shows that the publisher is 2018, Headup Games. This is incorrect: Tengai is 2018, ZERODIV.***

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Wednesday
Mar072018

Bullet Heaven, Episode #202 - Strikers 1945 II for Nintendo Switch

Zerodiv is back with yet another entry in the Psikyo for Nintendo Switch line with Striker 1945 II! With a number of great features and some really cool special abilities, how does this 1997 arcade shooter hold up? Let's take a closer look.

 

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Sunday
Feb112018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 197.5 - Zero Gunner 2- Update

In episode 197, we took a look at Zerodiv's Zero Gunner 2-, a complete rebuild of the Psikyo Dreamcast and Namomi shmup, sans source code. It had issues that were already addressed, so we took a bold step and reviewed it as if the issues were fixed... and we were right on the money. The new Ver. 1.0.1 patch is live and fixes all of the main concerns we had of the game, which is seen and explained in this follow-up companion entry.  

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Sunday
Feb112018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 197 - Zero Gunner 2- 

Zerodiv has been bringing the goods to the Nintendo switch in awesome ways with a wide variety of Psikyo shmups from years past. Striker 1945, Gunbarich and Gunbird* have all seen release, but most interesting of all has to be Zero Gunner 2, a much beloved - and pricey - shooter released on Naomi hardware in arcades and subsequently to the Sega Dreamcast. Its source code was also lost. Adding a minus to the title, Zerodiv has rebuilt the whole game from scratch... so how does it stack up?

 

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Tuesday
Jun182013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 74 - Strikers 1945 II 

n this episode of Bullet Heaven, we take a look at Strikers 1945 II on the Sega Saturn (JP Version), published in 1998 by Psikyo and also available on a variety of systems. The Wartime shmup is nothing new... can Strikers stand apart?

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