That's my hope, anyway. Cuphead is one of those games I feel bad for not noticing sooner. Sporting a remarkable sense of style and animation, this looks to represent the best of the run-and-gun genre, with developer Studio M... more
Soundodger is a free online game that released on Adult Swim earlier this year. In it, you control a small white circle, trying to avoid a deluge of shapes spilling at you from all angles, set to music by a handful of great ... more
Housemarque made a name for itself with the addictive, colorful Super Stardust HD, one of the PS3's early downloadable and indie exclusives. Housemarque followed with neat games like Dead Nation and the excellent Outland, but... more
After Burner is one of those games that tickles the nostalgia bone and doesn't stop. I remember burning away hours locked in aerial combat with After Burner II on my Famicom, although I never did manage to reach the end. And... more
If you thought shooter Sine Mora was beautiful on consoles, imagine how much better it will look on PC! Kalypso Media Digital has announced that they will be bringing the side-scrolling shooter to Steam and other di... more
As briefly mentioned in our post about this year's upcoming 3DS eShop release schedule, Level-5 has partnered with three high-profile Japanese designers on three separate games all due out this fall. Yes, the games of Guild ... more
Do you want a pretty nice looking shooter for your mobile device? SNK Playmore has you covered with the release of a Neo-Geo favorite, Blazing Star.
The iOS and Android versions feature a retro perfect Arcade Mode for those t... more
Sine Mora's newly found exclusivity to Xbox Live Arcade disappointed some, but as others pointed out, at least the game has a publisher now. That is very much a good thing.
Speaking of good things, that spider robot letting out bullets in a web pattern? Yup, I can dig it. New screenshots from Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture have been sent our way, so give 'em a look. more
If I had known that fighting viruses was as fun and gorgeous as Nano Assault makes it seem, I'd almost certainly have studied medicine at university instead of drinking. Thankfully, you don't need a medical degree and a massi... more
I'm sure everyone has that one game they sold and will always regret selling. Radiant Silvergun for the Sega Saturn is that game for me. What an incredible game. What an expensive game! I'd buy it again, but I suck so much at... more
I go for a good shoot-em-up now and again. I'm awful. Laughably bad, even. Blind monkeys are probably better shmup players than I am. Yet I always get that itch to embarrass myself -- to myself, mind, as I'd never carry on li... more
With all the Japanese games on display at this Japanese event happening in Japan, it's about time we got to look at a shmup. To that end, Taito has released some fresh screenshots for the upcoming remake of Raystorm on Xbox L... more