NE: Ranked: Which of the 7 Super Mario games was most super?
dark        
 
 

#Shmups


 photo

Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster are bound for Steam

Taito and Degica have been teasing something Steam-releated for Space Invaders' 40th anniversary. I kept my expectations in check, hoping for ports of the more recent games. That's happening! Space Invaders Extreme is up first with a Febru...

 
 
 photo

R-Type is back with an SNES reprint from Retro-bit

The R-Type series was one of the first shooter franchises I remember playing outside of my random jaunts with Galaga and the like, so I'm always happy to see it maintain its relevance. Retro-Bit is doing just that by re-releasing it in...

 
 
 photo

Neo Geo shoot 'em up Pulstar available now on Nintendo Switch

Over 2017, the Neo Geo ACA range raked in big bucks for SNK, as many a '90s arcade found itself ported to modern platforms. The trend continues this week as horizontal shmup Pulstar is now available on the Nintendo Switch.Featuring impressi...

 
 
 
 photo

Resogun developers Housemarque leaving arcade shooter genre

Speaking to Engadget, Helsinki-based developers Housemarque announced that they are moving on from their trademark arcade shmup shooters, due to the genre not being financially viable in today's gaming climate.The company have put out sever...

 
 
 
 
 photo

Sine Mora EX for Nintendo Switch dated for release this month

THQ Nordic have announced that their time-based Euro-shmup Sine Mora EX will be getting a Switch release in North America this month, with a European launch to follow in October.The bullet-hell shooter, in which time is both the ultimate we...

 
 
 photo

Review: Senko no Ronde 2

Selling an original game is hard! Trying to convince players why they should try something new without being able to compare it to an existing property is tough at the best of times and with a huge marketing budget and even then, the possib...

 
 
 
 
 from  japanator
 
 
 photo

Neo Geo shmup Pulstar blasts onto Xbox One

Almost nothing recalls the halcyon days of the arcade quite like a shmup. The twitchy, reactive and often infuriating genre swamped game rooms the world over, ensnaring a community of masochistic fans who are still dedicated to the genre to...

 
 
 
 photo

Review: Castle of Shikigami

I sort of remember the long and convoluted history of the first Castle of Shikigami game, but I had to stare at a few sources for several minutes just to be sure I had it right. Years back, a publisher named XS Games licensed Gunbird a...

 
 
 photo

Polybius is heading to PC

Earlier this month, Polybius finally stopped being an urban legend and became a game on PS4. While there is more than likely not an actual arcade cabinet that drove people insane, the story behind the legend is a cool bit of urban mythology...

 
 
 from  japanator
 photo

Raiden V is coming to PS4 and Steam with a 'Director's Cut'

Sometime this fall, UFO Interactive Games will be bringing Raiden V to PS4 and PC (via Steam) as Raiden V: Director's Cut. In an effort to entice fans to double dip (or sweeten the deal for people who don't own an Xbox One), Director's Cut ...

 
 
 
 
 
 photo

Review: Bullet Soul

"There are only so many shmups I can play before I get sick of them," is something I've never said in my life. So without further ado, here's a review of Bullet Soul, which is gearing up for a Steam release after a debut on Xbox 360, t...

 
 
 photo

Review: Ghost Blade HD

What's going on, I can't hold all these shmups! With the rise of digital distribution, more and more developers are able to get their previously super niche bodies of work into the hands of more folks, which subsequently results in more shm...

 
 
 
 




Got news? [email protected]

         

Reviews   filter by...

Mothergunship"Can't wait for Dadpunchplane"

 

Danger Zone 2"Still no Kenny Loggins"

 

Octopath Traveler"Eight heroes are better than one?"

 

All-Star Fruit Racing"Oh, I see how it is. Have the gay guy review a game about fruit."

 

Pocket Rumble"Simply difficult"

 

Sonic Mania Plus"The fastest DLC aliiiiiiiive..."

 

Lost in Harmony"So long, Space Cowboy"

 

Sorry to Bother You"What you think it will be, and somehow more"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

zaxaboom234

Bought a new toy to go with my graphics card Any game recommendations?

 
LoneMak

Thats

 
PLANET P1SS 69

Metal Sonic is legit The universe robbed us of what couldve Doofus evil genius that actually has means to fund war against a blue hedgehog makes his perfect creation and it goes Rogue Those were ur fucking sequels, SEGA

 
Occams

Mondo is putting this poster out for Comic Its by Ken Taylor who did my favorite Beetlejuice I gasped a little when I saw I cant fucking wait to have this poster up in my

 
Singapore Sling

Got my Little Caesars Hot N Ready and beer, now its time to sit back and watch some huuuuuge dongs for the home run This is legit my favorite day in the

 
Gus TT Showbiz

I think every morning that Im going to make pancakes, but I keep

 
Parismio

What?! Now Im assuming the show is going to be animated and the movie is live action with lol Im I want to see cgi rugrat babies! I wanna know what they look like!

 
Czar Kazem

Listen, I know Octopath Traveler isnt reinventing the wheel or anything, but I just started getting secondary jobs and Im having a It just feels good to be playing a fun, pretty, old-schoolesque

 
kevlarmonkey

Shout out to the amazingly talented Alphadeus for this stunning theme song he put together for me, for his Songs for Gamers you come come hang out in my dance club level? Bump! For the evening shift

 
Hypno

Unless things really go downhill, Octopath is my current GOTY

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
BACK NEXT