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Strikers 1945 III takes to the skies on PC later this month

City Connection continues in its efforts to pump out classic Psikyo shmups for the PC platform. Having only just released Strikers 1945 II on May 29, the publisher has announced that its 1999 sequel Strikers 1945 III, will be taking off on ...

 
 
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The excellent Gunbird 2 comes blazing onto PC June 10

City Connection's endeavour to bring a string of awesome arcade shmups to PC continues, as the publisher has announced that Psikyo's fantastic sequel Gunbird 2 will take flight on Steam June 10.Released in arcades in 1998, before being port...

 
 
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Sega Ages Thunder Force AC jets west on May 28

The next Sega Ages release headed to Nintendo Switch will be Techno Soft's Thunder Force AC. The sci-fi shootin' title will be available to download in the west from the Nintendo eShop on May 28.Thunder Force AC is a remake of sorts of 1990...

 
 
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Inventive shmup MagMax is this week's Arcade Archives release

For this week's Arcade Archives release, retro-publisher Hamster has reached into its big bag of '80s hits and pulled out Nichibutsu's sci-fi shmup MagMax, now available to download on Nintendo Switch. Released in Japanese arcades back in 1...

 
 
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Strikers 1945 II takes off on PC later this month

City Connection has begun its endeavor to bring Psikyo's collection of classic shmups to PC. Having already released Strikers 1945 at the end of April, it stands to reason that one of the next titles in line will be sequel Strikers 1945 II,...

 
 
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The Shmup Collection hits Nintendo Switch on May 14

Shmups (shoot 'em ups) might be niche, but they will never die. There is an endless well of classics to draw upon, and at this point you could probably have a whole console dedicated to Cave shooters. Case in point: a new tri-game coll...

 
 
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Dizzying shmup Tube Panic returns on Nintendo Switch

Hamster Corp. is pulling another oddity out of its big bag of retro games for this week's Arcade Archives release, as Nichibutsu's old-school shmup Tube Panic returns on Nintendo Switch.Released back in 1984, Tube Panic is not dissimilar to...

 
 
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Gunbird is the second Psikyo shmup jetting to Steam

Earlier this week, publisher City Connection revealed that it will be bringing a string of classic Psikyo shmups to PC via Steam. We already know that first on the agenda is Strikers 1945, and we now know it will be followed up by all-time ...

 
 
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Strikers 1945 will lead a arsenal of Psikyo shmups onto PC

Great news for shmup fans today, as City Connection has announced plans to drip-feed a run of classic Psikyo arcade shmups onto the PC platform over the coming months.The charge will be lead by 1995's super-popular release Strikers 1945, wh...

 
 
 
 
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Jaleco's classic shmup Plus Alpha returns on Nintendo Switch

This week's Arcade Archives release takes to the skies once again, as Hamster takes us back to the tail-end of the 1980s and Jaleco's colourful, cutesy shmup Plus Alpha, now available to download on Nintendo Switch.Released in arcades back ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Cat Girl Without Salad pounces onto Nintendo Switch

WayForward Games, in collaboration with publisher Humble, has surprise-released goofy shmup Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse Bouche on Nintendo Switch. The colourful, tongue-in-cheek title is available to download from the Nintendo eShop right...

 
 
 
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Ikari III: The Rescue is the latest Arcade Archives release

Hamster returns to a classic SNK franchise for this week's Arcade Archives release, as Ikari III: The Rescue has been made available to download on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.Released in arcades in 1989, before later being ported to home compu...

 
 
 
 
 
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While we wait for SNES games on Switch, try Pop'n Twinbee

Nintendo has been slow and finicky with its Super Nintendo game rollout for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. We're still waiting on big-hitters like EarthBound, Super Mario RPG, and the Donkey Kong Country series, to say nothing of count...

 
 
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Darius Cozmic Collection arrives on PS4 in Japan March 5

The old-school arcade-heads at Taito have announced that classic shmup collection Darius Cozmic Collection will be available to download on PS4 (via the Japanese PSN store) on March 5.The Darius Cozmic Collection will be available in two fo...

 
 
 
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Jaleco's cyber-shmup Saint Dragon returns on PS4 and Switch

Retro publishers Hamster has chosen a neat shmup classic for this week's Arcade Archives release: Jaleco's super-cyber shmup Saint Dragon, which is now available to download on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.Launched in arcades back in 1989, befor...

 
 




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