Entries in Shmup (34)

Wednesday
Jan072015

PPR Presents Play Play: Gaurodan

ure it’s cool to talk trash on the Ouya; in fact, gamers are quick to shit on it the moment any mention of the little android based console is ever uttered—but hey, there are moments when you got give credit where credit’s due.

The kickstarted platform that pledged towards to being a dream box for indie game developers and players alike, has definitely come through with giving them access to the obscure and niche little gems that the community is famous for on their home television sets, and Gaurodan just happens to be one of those gems.

As Gil and Ser bemoan the hardware, George tries to sway the gang to the idea of wrecking carnage and mayhem through the eyes of a nuclear-blast breathing pterodactyl bastard in this latest Play Play. Get set for a tour  of action as the PPR gang takes on this nifty little love letter to video games’ shooting classics like Defender and more in Gaurodan!

Mail us at our new email Mailbag@presspauseradio.com, leave a voicemail at 469-PPR-TALK, and be sure to stop by at our Forums if you haven’t already registered and post your thoughts about the show. Finally, make sure to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes and YouTube, follow us on Twitch page and Twitter, and finally take part in our Facebook and Steam group!

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?

**GET STURMWIND!**

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Thursday
Aug142014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 108 - Neo XYX

he Summer Dreams Block Continues!

In this episode, we take a look at Neo XYX, a vertical shooting game that stands alone as the only Neo Geo game with a true TATE aspect ratio. Making its way to the dreamcast in 2014, Neo XYX also stands as the hardest NG:DEV release to date. How does it stack up?

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO NG:DEV.TEAM FOR SUPPLYING OUR REVIEW COPY!

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 106 - Fast Striker ver.1.5

he Summer Dreams Block Continues on Bullet Heaven HD!

 

In this episode of Bullet Heaven HD, we take a look at the super-varied Fast Striker on the Sega Dreamcast! With three different core modes each with unique ship and scoring behavior, how does this snappy vertical shmup stack up?


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Tuesday
Aug122014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 105 - Last Hope Pink Bullets

elcome to the Summer Dreams block on Bullet Heaven HD! 

In this episode we take a look at the Pink Bullets version of Last Hope on the Sega Dreamcast! Released as an update to NG:DEV.TEAM's first dreamcast outing, how does this early NG:DEV sidescrolling shmup fare?  

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO NG:DEV.TEAM FOR SUPPLYING OUR REVIEW COPY!

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Bullet Heaven Mini, Episode 6 - Steel Empire (3DS)

ini. Mobile. Shmups.

The Sega Genesis cult classic returns on Nintendo 3DS! How does this gussied-up gem stack up on the go?

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO TEYON FOR SUPPLYING OUR REVIEW COPY!  

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Monday
Jul142014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 104 - Crimzon Clover: World Ignition

After years of requests for a Crimzon Clover review, it's finally time! Does Crimzon Clover deserve the "God-Tier" status it has garnered? It's time to stack up the newly steam-released Crimzon Clover: World Ignition to find out!

 

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Sunday
Jun082014

QCF: Retro Game Crunch

t's certainly no secret that in my faded, old, dying eyes, the golden years of gaming are now a bygone era with only reminders of its glory remaining in my collection of cartridges and CD ROMs that, for the most part, currently reside in the closet of my studio. Pixels and bits trump system specs and polygons. FOR LIFE!

To that end, I'm loving PC gaming more and more, especially with the increasing number of retro-inspired and old-school feeling titles on services such as Desura, Steam and the Humble Store. Sure, there are typically zero physical copies appearing for the PC platform for these games, but that doesn't make the games any less fun and often times, they are nice and affordable.

One game that is sure to strike the fancy of any retronaut like myself is Retro Game Crunch, a delightful collection of 3rd generation-inspired titles, complete with the huge pixels, lo-fi sound and often-brutal difficulty old-timers like myself crave the ever-loving bits out of. Each title is totally different from the last yet somehow manages to stay just as fun and fresh between games. But for $15, is it worth your time? Get ready for a Ser Flash Seven-Part Machine-Gun review for Retro Game Crunch!

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