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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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Prince of Persia and EDF 2025 are now playable on Xbox One

I'm happy to see 2008's Prince of Persia make it to Xbox One via backward compatibility. At the time, it was a departure for the series and that understandably led to divisiveness among Prince of Persia fans, but gosh dang if it isn't a ple...

 
 
 
 
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Yoko Taro says Ikaruga was a huge influence on NieR: Automata

We know Yoko Taro can be an eccentric dude, but he also has great taste. Speaking to Famitsu in regards to the recent re-release of Ikaruga (and NieR: Automata on Xbox One for that matter), Taro mused on how the classic shoot 'em up (shmup)...

 
 
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Taito's legendary Darius games are coming to Nintendo Switch

Taito's intergalactic space shooter Darius, first launched in 1986, set a benchmark for the shmup genre with its amazing, fast-paced action. Next year, fans will have a chance to relieve the arcade classic and its many sequels with a new co...

 
 
 
 
 
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Treasure announces Ikaruga is winging its way to PS4

Treasure has announced that, following its recent Nintendo Switch port, its classic arcade shmup Ikaruga is on its way to PS4.Rumblings of a PS4 port first happened earlier this year, when a rating for the 2001 game showed up on Germany's r...

 
 
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Galak-Z is coming to Switch in 'Variant S' form

Some of you may remember Galak-Z -- the fun but flawed anime love-letter shoot 'em up from 2015. Some of you probably don't. And that's okay! Because with an impending Switch release, you're probably going to be hearing about it soon enough...

 
 
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How often do you play shoot 'em ups (shmups)?

I've been talking to a few friends quite a bit about the recent Switch release of Ikargua. It was kind of a turning point for the genre when it was released worldwide in 2003 on the GameCube, as it brought Treasure to the forefront in the w...

 
 
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Review: Ikaruga (Switch)

Ikaruga is one of the purest gaming experiences out there. It's a brutally difficult shoot-'em-up, the kind of short-but-sweet game that takes a clever mechanic, explores it to its full extent, and doesn't pack on any unwanted fat. You coul...

 
 
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Review: I Hate Running Backwards

Serious Sam might not be a household name, but that hasn’t stopped the guy from appearing in a crazy amount of games. Developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital have always had a fondness for the character and that has extended ...

 
 
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'80s shmup Terra Cresta returns on Nintendo Switch

Hamster have added a new title to their Nintendo Switch Arcade Classics Archive range: Nichibutsu's Terra Cresta, which is available to download from the eShop right now.Releasing back in 1985, the vertically scrolling shmup was the success...

 
 
 
 




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