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Contest: Win a Switch copy of Neko Navy: Daydream Edition

Get cat-scratch fever with this contest for Neko Navy on Switch! I operate on very, very simple terms: I see a video game featuring a flying cat, I ensure that I put it up for a contest on Dtoid. This is how I live my life, and if you have ...

 
 
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Jeff Minter's PlayStation VR gem Polybius is now on PC

If you're looking to have a very hypnotic Christmas, you'll be pleased to know that Jeff Minter's "trippy tunnel shooter" Polybius has come to PC. There's optional Oculus Rift support to push the game to its most psychedelic and trance-indu...

 
 
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Adorable shmup action as Twinkle Star Sprites returns

Those delightful retro-enthusiasts at Hamster have brought something a little different to the table for this week's Arcade Archive re-releases. From the mid-90s, Twinkle Star Sprites is a very colourful and cute anime shmup that might appe...

 
 
 
 
 
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Shmup series Aleste is set to make a comeback in 2019

Good news for shmup fans this weekend, as Japanese developer M2, under their new moniker of M2A, has announced that the old-school Aleste series is preparing to return to the skies with a new title in 2019.The Aleste series of vertically-sc...

 
 
 
 
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Astebreed is a significant downgrade on the Switch

Astebreed is a fantastic bullet hell game that originally launched on PC and eventually made its way onto PlayStation 4 too. Last week, it was quietly released on the Switch eShop without much marketing or fanfare. After spending some time ...

 
 
 
 
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Cozy up to the dead with these recent Switch releases

According to Irish folklore, Samhain is the day on the calendar when doorways between the land of the living and the land of the dead and other regions of the supernatural open at their widest. Over time, the day morphed into what we now ca...

 
 
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SNK shmup Alpha Mission returns on Nintendo Switch

This week, your retro friend and mine, Hamster, has pulled up another classic '80s arcade and given it a new lease of life on a modern platform, as SNK shmup Alpha Mission takes to the skies once more on Nintendo Switch.Released in arcades ...

 
 
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SNK's 1999 shmup Strikers 1945 Plus takes flight once again

The second offering from retro enthusiasts Hamster is a twitchy arcade classic. Fans of shmups can take to the skies once more in a great arcade release from the late '90s, Strikers 1945 Plus, available now on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Sw...

 
 
 
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Review: Shikhondo - Soul Eater

A lot of shoot 'em ups (shmups) come across my desk: like a lot. And I could be happier. There are a lot of genres out there that have been "dead" or "dying" for years, even decades. Folks don't see shmups in arcades anymore (hell they don'...

 
 
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Giveaway: Divide and conquer with Dimension Drive

I'm going to be honest with you guys: I can barely keep track of games occurring on one screen, these days. Any time I have to pay attention to what's going on at two different places, I'm pretty much destined for failure. Multiply that for...

 
 
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Stock up on shuriken for the return of Ninja Commando

Retro game fans Hamster has once again pulled out an SNK blast from the past for re-release on modern platforms. This week saw the release of Ninja Commando, now available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.Released in the Global Hypercol...

 
 
 
 
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Nicalis teases Ikaruga physical release on Switch

Switch physical releases are all the rage, within the Switch community at least. Publishers aren't huge on them as indicated by many instances where they skipped over them entirely, or lamented on the "Switch tax," or the extra cost associa...

 
 
 
 
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Prehistoric Isle 2 was the dinosaur-based shmup 1999 needed

Thanks to the retro-gaming fans over at Hamster, Arcade fans have a chance to revisit one of the oddest shmups of the late '90s, as SNK's Prehistoric Isle 2 is now available to download on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.Released in 1999,...

 
 




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