Entries in Zerodiv (7)

Wednesday
Jul182018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 215 - Gunbird 2 for Nintendo Switch

e enjoyed Gunbird for Nintendo Switch, so when ZeroDiv brought Gunbird 2 to the platform, it was only natural that we had to take a look! Adding new elements to established formula, Gunbird 2 is a game that is better in every way than its direct predecessor... but how does it stack up?

In the credits:
Ikaruga (All+Switch)
Quad Fighter K (Switch)
1917: The Alien Invasion DX (Switch)

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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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Sunday
Apr012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode #205 - Sol Divide: Sword of Darkness for NSW

ome games have a pretty bad reputation but more than once on Bullet Heaven we've shown that sometimes it's not as bad as it seems. But Sol Divide? Who knows how it'll fare... but! Zerodiv has brought it to the Nintendo Shmup, and it's time to see if it shines, or if it gets eclipsed. How does it stack up?

 

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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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