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Nep-Nep is back, now in shmup form, with Neptunia Shooter

A great man (Occams) once told me the best games are the ones you didn't know you wanted until someone made them... It was something like that. I think. Anyway, I experienced the embodiment of that theory this morning, when I learned that t...

 
 
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Intergalactic shmup Armed F rockets onto Nintendo Switch

Hamster have added another old-school arcade title to their expanding Arcade Archive catalogue. Nichibitsu's sci-fi schmup Armed F is now available to download on the Nintendo Switch.Originally hitting the arcade market in 1988, Armed F (al...

 
 
 
 
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Sweet leaping shmups: Raiden V might be coming to Switch

Outed by Taiwan's Digital Game Rating Committee, it seems as if Raiden V is coming to Switch at some point. Unlike other ratings that may or may not come to fruition for years, this one seems like a sure thing given the sheer popu...

 
 
 
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Psyvariar Delta is blasting onto PC later this month

City Connection has announced that hectic shmup Psyvariar Delta is headed to the PC platform, launching on Steam in just a couple of weeks.Psyvariar Delta is an amalgamation of two classic shmups, Psyvariar Medium Unit and Psyvariar Revisio...

 
 
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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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