Entries in Shmup (32)

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?

 

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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?  

 

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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?

 

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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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Wednesday
May282014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 101 - R-Type Dimensions

-Type has been around for ages and has several sequels and spinoffs under its belt as a series. Originally seeing release in 1987, R-Type and its 1989 sequel R-Type II would see release in HD as R-Type Dimensions in 2009 on the Xbox 360. On May 20, 2014 it finally made its way to the PS3... but how does it stack up? 

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Wednesday
May282014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 100 - Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire

pisode 100 has finally happened, and we're taking a look at the legendary Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire for the PC Engine. With the awesome Arcade Card backing it up, how does Sapphire stack up??

 

 

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