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Aero Fighters 3 jets into battle on PS4, Xbox One and Switch

The ACA Neo Geo range, brought to us by the good people at Hamster, continues this week with the release of '90s shmup sequel, Aero Fighters 3.Originally blasting into arcades in 1995, Aero Fighters 3 was developed by Video System for SNK's...


Cursed Castilla and Super Hydorah headed to Switch

We're going to start seeing beloved games built with GameMaker Studio resurfacing on Nintendo Switch. An upcoming export-to-Switch feature for developers will help enable new ports for titles like Undertale, and that's such wonderful news....


What's your favorite type of shoot 'em up?

Whether you realize it or not, new shoot 'em ups are being released all the time on the PC, PS4, and most recently, the Nintendo Switch. While some genres have waxed and waned over the years or have been relegated to niche communities, shmu...


Review: Octogeddon

George Fan is a wild and crazy guy. Well maybe not in the sense that you're probably thinking, but he has a wild mind that's able to come up with all sorts of strange ideas like an insane neighbor that sells you seeds to fight off a zombie ...


Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster are bound for Steam

Taito and Degica have been teasing something Steam-releated for Space Invaders' 40th anniversary. I kept my expectations in check, hoping for ports of the more recent games. That's happening! Space Invaders Extreme is up first with a Febru...


R-Type is back with an SNES reprint from Retro-bit

The R-Type series was one of the first shooter franchises I remember playing outside of my random jaunts with Galaga and the like, so I'm always happy to see it maintain its relevance. Retro-Bit is doing just that by re-releasing it in...


Neo Geo shoot 'em up Pulstar available now on Nintendo Switch

Over 2017, the Neo Geo ACA range raked in big bucks for SNK, as many a '90s arcade found itself ported to modern platforms. The trend continues this week as horizontal shmup Pulstar is now available on the Nintendo Switch.Featuring impressi...


Resogun developers Housemarque leaving arcade shooter genre

Speaking to Engadget, Helsinki-based developers Housemarque announced that they are moving on from their trademark arcade shmup shooters, due to the genre not being financially viable in today's gaming climate.The company have put out sever...


Sine Mora EX for Nintendo Switch dated for release this month

THQ Nordic have announced that their time-based Euro-shmup Sine Mora EX will be getting a Switch release in North America this month, with a European launch to follow in October.The bullet-hell shooter, in which time is both the ultimate we...


Review: Senko no Ronde 2

Selling an original game is hard! Trying to convince players why they should try something new without being able to compare it to an existing property is tough at the best of times and with a huge marketing budget and even then, the possib...

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Neo Geo shmup Pulstar blasts onto Xbox One

Almost nothing recalls the halcyon days of the arcade quite like a shmup. The twitchy, reactive and often infuriating genre swamped game rooms the world over, ensnaring a community of masochistic fans who are still dedicated to the genre to...


Review: Castle of Shikigami

I sort of remember the long and convoluted history of the first Castle of Shikigami game, but I had to stare at a few sources for several minutes just to be sure I had it right. Years back, a publisher named XS Games licensed Gunbird a...


Polybius is heading to PC

Earlier this month, Polybius finally stopped being an urban legend and became a game on PS4. While there is more than likely not an actual arcade cabinet that drove people insane, the story behind the legend is a cool bit of urban mythology...

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Raiden V is coming to PS4 and Steam with a 'Director's Cut'

Sometime this fall, UFO Interactive Games will be bringing Raiden V to PS4 and PC (via Steam) as Raiden V: Director's Cut. In an effort to entice fans to double dip (or sweeten the deal for people who don't own an Xbox One), Director's Cut ...


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