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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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Psyvariar Delta is headed West on PS4 and Switch this Summer

Dispatch Games have announced that the frantic RE-revamped edition of Success Corporation's arcade shooter, Psyvariar, is headed West on PS4 and Nintendo Switch this Summer.Psyvariar Delta is the latest iteration of the frenzied game, which...

 
 
 
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Popular arcade shmup Psyvariar is coming to Switch and PS4

Psyvariar has been around for a long while. Originally it debuted in Japanese arcades in 2000 from developer Success Corporation, but it's since gone on to develop an audience on PS2, spawn several upgraded iterations, and a sequel. It was ...

 
 
 
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It sure looks like Ikaruga is coming to Switch

Whenever I see Treasure still being talked about, my eyes light up. Most of their classics are still relevant and played today, but the more platforms we can play them on, the merrier. Based on this complete tease of a tweet, we might be ge...

 
 
 
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Ratings board points to Ikaruga on PlayStation 4

Ikaruga is one of those games that can't be ported enough. The vertical shoot-'em-up is a bona fide gem, the kind of shmup that even people who "don't really mess with shmups" can learn to love. A recent listing with Germany's ratings board...

 
 




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