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Ikaruga: My anti-shmup.

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Hard shmup is hard.

But seriously though, holy crap am I sucking at Ikaruga right now. Now, I have no problem getting through DoDonPachi on 4 credits on a MAME cabinet (which is much more impressive than it sounds, trust me), but I can't even get past the second level on Ikaruga. The second fucking level. So I have come to realize what the one most important factor is for determining success in a shmup.

Repetition.

I honestly hate to admit it, but the only reason I've gotten so comfortable with DoDonPachi and DonPachi is because, well, I play the shit out of them. It's the first game I play when i go to the retro gaming store *cough http://digitpress.com that has a MAME cabinet, and I'll play it non-stop. Even when I'm getting my ass handed to me by it, I always want to come back for more. Well, now that I made myself sound like a complete masochist, I think I can bring this to a close.

So, to sum all this up, repetition is the only way to succeed in the world of shmups. So just be persistent, you'll beat that last boss eventually.


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About Cataractone of us since 4:08 PM on 12.09.2007



I joined up Dtoid a while back, left for a while, and now I'm partially back. Kinda.

I love fighting games, shmups, chocolate milk, things that are bad for you, and drinking games.
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