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MATTFOO
8:46 AM on 07.09.2008



It looks like Thunder Force VI will be developed and published by Sega under license from Tecnosoft. I know we all wanted a 3d next gen addition to the series, but it looks like Thunder Force VI will be released on the PS2 sometime in October. I'll take it! I have been waiting for this for almost 10 years.
Directed by Tez Okano the traditional 2D shooter will be rendered 3D, but will keep its 2d horizontal game play. Old levels will be remixed and new levels are inspired from the old ones.

Check out the screen from Videogamerx

You can pre-order at Playasia.com

http://www.tecnosoft.com



**There is also a "unofficial" Thunder Force 6.
Back in 1999 Tecnosoft announced that they were working on Thunder Force 6 for the Dreamcast, but got bought by a pachinko company. So the game never got its chance.
2001 introduced a comedy Sega simulation for the Dreamcast called Segagaga. This was done in a funny RPG style. At the end of this game there is a secret shooter unlock called R720. There are two modes to choose from, one being a direct tribute to Thunder Force. It features the Thunder Force 6 ship, Syrinx.




Six years later in 2007 a company called Factory Noise & A.G are producing a game called Broken Thunder. This doujin Thunder Force game features original fonts, phrases, and once again Syrinx. There is a strong chance this might just hit the Dreamcast. SO keep your eyes and ears open.


below is a screen of the opening movie released by Factory Noise



This is Exceliza. Roger. Good Luck









I recently found this game after a extensive search. The games home website has a trail download link but, it was a dead link for me. So after many nights of translating Japanese to English I finally had enough dead end reviews with no working download. So I decided to email the game designer directly. Her name is MatsuNe Masato, she is the owner of the Alice from Japan design studio. MatsuNe was very nice to me, she informed me that the production on the game has come to a halt due to the team of developers schedule. She said the project will continue when they can configure some time to work on it. So as of right now just a very cool trial version is all we get.

You can check out her work here


+CEBO is a little more than just another Japanese shmup, this game has style. With the pulsating trace music and the beautiful graphics this game will keep you in a hypnotized state for hours. Some say this game is REZ if REZ were a true shmup, but I do not agree. I think this game is innovative and original in its own way. Its much more difficult than a game like REZ. Hell, it took me a whole day to master the first level. The game also has a very extensive story line, but its in Japanese and MatsuNe said there is no plan to translate it yet. So give this shooter a try
Also, there is a promotional movie for the game, check it out

Click the Blue image in the gallery for a better look.

Up Down Left Right to move.
Z is primary fire.
X is bomb.
V is skip Dialog.
Photo Photo Photo









Everyone check out Digipen's Institute of Technology newest student game project "Synaesthete". This music based game has taken the 2008 IGF award for Best Student Game. I think all of the hardcore gamers here at Destructoid.com would love to congratulate the four man team of developers on their recent achievement. Their game is distinctly influenced by one of my all time favorite games, REZ.

Like many of my fellow gamers I definitely attract to the musically inclined games. All of my favorite musical games tend to be very creative in style and play. This game is no different. Just like the Guitar Hero or Rock Band series it has the same "riff hitter" style, just 3 buttons instead of 5. Not only do you have to keep rhythm but you also have to move your character around screen, dodging enemies and traveling from platform to platform. Hell, you even pick up power-ups and health. Don't get too over whelmed. The recommended tutorial teaches you everything you will need to know in just a short period of time. On top of that the developers added words of encouragement after every completion of a platform. Like, " I am a samurai"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiXHwmTf9Y&feature=related


Like most of our lovely keyboard and mouse games you will use WASD to move around the map, while using JKL keys to match the rhythm. Oh yea, I forgot to mention you can cast spells with the I key, you have a limited amount so use them sparingly. Although, I did notice I was not using them, not even on the bosses. Yes, this game does have boss fights.
As you progress in your game not only do you unlock levels, but you can also unlock new spells. When you unlock a new level it unlocks a floating ring region of your little platform. The only way I can describe it in theory is kind of like Crash Bandicoot's level selection.

If you are a REZ fan or even a Guitar hero fan, I highly recommend that you try this game out. The music is simply amazing, at the end of each level while your points get added up your character will do a little break dance.



I must warn you, if you have Epilepsy do not play this game. It comes up front with a seizure warning. YEEEHAWW



Download link
https://typo3.digipen.edu/fileadmin/synaesthete/downloads/Synaesthete_v1.0.1.exe







MATTFOO
10:28 PM on 07.01.2008



It has been announced that the Heavy character of Team Fortress 2 will be the focus of the next class update coming from Valve. Read all about it http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=1670








Cloudphobia is a horizontal scrolling mech shoot 'em up. Your main objective is to protect your mother ship at all costs. Your mother ship is off screen on the left side. You have two health meters, one for you, and one for your mother ship. Every time an enemy slips past you, your mother ship loses health. Meaning you can die even if your character's health bar is full. So try to keep the screen cleared. You will learn to stay on guard while dodging enemy projectiles. This fast paced freeware shooter literally had me on the edge of my seat. By fast paced I mean the "time attack" variable of the game.






http://youtube.com/watch?v=KisYQRmoTl4&feature=related

This game has very smooth graphics and the sounds are a perfect match. Fyu-Kosay (game developer and music producer) creates some of the best game sounds and level music. He is very well known for his work in japan. Every thing from the explosions to the jet thrusters are done magnificently.

There are 2 mech robots to choose from. The first mech or flying robot, is equipped with a long range laser blaster and lock on missiles. The second mech is equipped with a wide range sword and the same lock on missiles. Both ships have speed thrusters that you will use often to beat the time attack. You can acquire power-ups to inflict more damage on your enemies. You can also increase your score using combos. On a side note I would like to mention the fact that I love the huge red numbers that display on screen while getting a combo. The only downside to this free game is there is only one level.



Wanna beat the game and brag to your friends? Cloudphobia allows you to connect to a network and upload your replays and high scores. This is a very cool feature when you like to keep an eye on your progression.




Lets take a look at the default controls. You can always change your controller layout in the options screen.

You control your mech's movement with the up, down, left, and right arrows.
Z-Primary fire
X-Missiles
C-Thrusters

Released: 2004.07.02
Developer: Fyu-Kosay
File size: 8.36 Mb
Operating System: MS Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Download it here








QUANTIZED BLAZE is officially in my top 10 favorite shmups. A true gem from the maker of Nomltest FS and Sky Swimmer's Heaven, devoloper Keim (also known as Kei Mesuda) does it again.

You are a stylish ship flying on a scrolling chequer board. Protect your ships cockpit, it is your hitbox. Over the scrolling chequer board this visual orgasm has interweaving lines forming patterns and sprials in a way that it does not distract you, but it does look cool as hell. You have flames coming at you from the top of the screen. You can not let them pass you or you die. You have a water blaster you put out the flames with...(sounds cheesy..but looks amazing) The flames blast bullets at you that have their own flip animation. Each blaze you shoot plays a beat of music. Kind of like REZ. I love this in a game. This is a little thing, but it is very creative. The game starts out very easy, then the programed bullet patterns get pretty insane. Weaving in and out of perfectly placed bullets while trying to fight back the fire that is pushing its way towards you gets very tricky. Along with your Water Blaster you also have a bomb that will clear all of the flames off of your screen. It will not clear the bullets. So be careful.



Controls:
Left Shift: Main fire
Z:Bomb
Arrow Keys:Move
Shift: Go Back

At the Title Screen It will say Press Any Key to call 119..or something like that. PRESS SHIFT



the music in this video is not the game music. This video is really crappy. It does not do the game justice.



The File is only 3mb. No installation.So download it and give it a try. Tell me what you think.

GET IT HERE

make sure you dont block the pop up. That is the download. I lOVE you!