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Best non-Cave shumps

06-26-2012, 11:06 AM
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Best non-Cave shumps

IKnow there's been threads about everyone's favorite Cave game, but with Toon Shooters (a great game by the way), it got me thinking that it would be nice to list people's favorite shumps that are not made by Cave.

Here's our list based on the replies so far:

Phoenix HD
Danmaku Unlimited
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Storm Strikers
Super Crossfire
Toon Shooters
Dariusburst SP
Lightning Fighter
Super Laser
Flight Unlimited
Hypership Out of Control
Bathtime Boogie
Wonton 51
Absolute Instant
A Little Turbulence
Gods of Niburu
Space Ship Ion
Peter Pog
Air attack
Sky Combat
Flying Hamster
Space Tripper
Buster Spirits
Buster Red
Grazor Elite
Skyforce Reloaded
Boss Battles
Neon Wars
Act of Fury
Apache Overkill
Last Cannon
Super Blast 2
Starfire HD
Battle Squadron One
Turbografx-16 Gamebox (Gradius, Salamander, R-Type)
WarBlade HD
iFighter 2
Space Tripper
Picopico Fighters
Space Inflaters
Super Bsquadron

Last edited by awp69; 11-19-2012 at 07:42 PM.
06-26-2012, 11:07 AM
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Lightning Fighter is awesome and just 0.99.

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06-26-2012, 12:55 PM
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A few of my favorites that I can recall off the top of my head:
Super Crossfire (my favorite..if you can count this as shmup)
Danmaku Unlimited
Space Invaders Infinite Gene
Toon Shooters

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06-26-2012, 02:37 PM
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I have a TON of shmups, but these are 10 of my favorite non-CAVE ones:

Danmaku Unlimited
Storm Strikers
Phoenix HD
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Lightning Fighter
TouHou: Fantasy Night (sadly no longer in app store)

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06-26-2012, 03:12 PM
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Phoenix hd - the nest noncave shmup. IMO

There's also mythlia, super laser, Tyrian, flight unlimited,hyper ship ooc, bathtime boogie, wonton 51, absolute instant, Turbulence, Ultrablast, gods of Niburu, Icarus-x, space ship ion, Peter pog and pollusshot to go along with what's listed above.
06-26-2012, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Ronfar View Post
Phoenix hd - the nest noncave shmup. IMO
Really? I love Icarus-x on my new ipad, it great graphics like phoenix does, but I find the gameplay much more fast and furious. I really like the music too, it is rocking, and I like it cause it is quite a rockfest.

Lightning fighter and Danmaku will be coming out with hd versions soon, if they do, they will probably rocket up my charts, but they both dont look too good on my new ipad graphically wise.

Highly recommend Icarus-x to anyone, plays well on an iphone too, and the file size is very small which helps.

I own tons of shmups, but the one I want the most is dariusburt, been waiting for a sale since it is kind of expensive, but none so far. But this game looks like it is really fun, right?

Also, anyone have space inversion 2 for the ipad? Didn't like the graphics so didnt buy the first version, but now that they have an ipad version, it looks pretty cool for a space invader clone.