Entries in Vertical (66)

Sunday
Apr012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode #203 - Pawarumi

e have had some games come to be more requested than others. awarumi is just one of those titles, with many people requesting that we take a look at this Aztec-themed vertical PC shooter. Taking cues from games like Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga, how does manufacture 43's south-american-styled shmup hold up? Let's take a look!

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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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Thursday
Mar012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 201 - Samurai Aces for Nintendo Switch

Zerodiv is back with another entry in the Psikyo for Niontendo Switch line with Samurai Aces, also known in Japan as Sengoku Ace! As the first game that Psiyko would make afte splitting from Video System, how does Samurai Aces hodld up? Let's take a closer look.

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Thursday
Mar012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 198 - Space Invaders Extreme (Steam Ver.)

In episode 153, we took a look at Space Invaders Extreme on the PSP. We preferred it to its DS counterpart due to its excellent prenestation. But now, Degica Games and Taito have retweaked this great game for the 40th anniversary of Space Invaders (and the 10th for Extreme itself!) resulting in what could be the best Space Invaders game ever crafted. How does it stack up?

 

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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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Wednesday
Dec272017

Bullet Heaven, Episode 193 - Gunbird for Nintendo Switch

hmuppy Switchmas may be over, but the Shmuppy Holidays continue! We've seen a lot of western developed shooting games in the last couple of moinths but what about classic japanese ones? Well this time, we take a look at Gunbird for Nintendo Switch. We've wanted to review this one since early 2010 but it somehow never happened, despite having it al this time on the Sega Saturn. How does it (finally) stack up?

 

Get Gunbird for Nintendo Switch! - https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/gunbird-for-nintendo-switch

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Wednesday
Dec202017

Bullet Heaven, Episode 191 - Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron

t's round three this Shmuppy Switchmas and HandyGames has joined the fray with Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron. If you thought it looked suspiciously like a cheap mobile game, you're not totally wrong... but how does it play? What does it feature? And how does it stack up?

 

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Wednesday
Dec202017

Bullet Heaven, Episode 190 - Dimension Drive

hmuppy Switchmas continues with Dimension Drive from 2Awesome Studio. Featuring split-screen, double-tate playfields and warping mechanics to make for a very innovative gameplay concept. But, how does it stack up?  

 

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