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Best Shmup?

04-15-2012, 01:35 PM
#31
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Originally Posted by Bytebrain View Post
Can't wait for your upcoming shooter Hybris One.
Hybris ONE is progressing at a fine pace and is now playable on iOS. Very soon we may start a beta-testing round for a few selected players. As soon as I know some more I will ofcourse post it here

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04-15-2012, 01:41 PM
#32
Joined: Mar 2011
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BlastZone2
This had a ton of potential. It got one update which dramatically improved some of its issues, but then when the second update was supposed to be going through, it disappeared from the AppStore. I keep hoping it will show up again (and without the very un-iOS menu interface, etc.), but it's been a couple months now, and the developer's forum, which I just checked for any updates, is just filled with spam.

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Originally Posted by TorbenLarsen View Post
Hybris ONE is progressing at a fine pace and is now playable on iOS. Very soon we may start a beta-testing round for a few selected players. As soon as I know some more I will ofcourse post it here
I am also looking forward to this. Please keep us updated

07-02-2012, 07:36 AM
#33
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: TN
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Originally Posted by Bytebrain View Post
Take for instance Raptor: Call of the Shadows or Tyrian, which have constant upgrades for my ship, evolving enemies, ground and air weapons, different environments , boss battles etc. and the experience and gameplay is is like night and day.
THIS is what I loved about Tyrian the best. Ship/tech upgrades... Is there a modern iOS equivalent yet?

I've tried a few clones and been sorely dissappointed.
07-02-2012, 07:38 AM
#34
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Gods of Nibiru has LOADS of upgrades... =o/

Isotope also has a fairly large upgrade/equip system...

Both are two of my favorite iOS shmups, and will NEVER leave my devices. =oP

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Bring Me Sandwiches, Phoenix HD, .Decluster Zero, Goblin Sword
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07-02-2012, 08:14 AM
#35
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Originally Posted by syntheticvoid View Post
Gods of Nibiru has LOADS of upgrades... =o/

Isotope also has a fairly large upgrade/equip system...

Both are two of my favorite iOS shmups, and will NEVER leave my devices. =oP
Isn't Isotope a dual stick shooter like Inferno and not a shmup right? But I agree with you that it is a great game. Going to check out gods of nibiru on youtube. I liked your recommendation to buy Space Tripper. I like that game alot. Thanks
07-02-2012, 08:21 AM
#36
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Isn't Isotope a dual stick shooter like Inferno and not a shmup right? But I agree with you that it is a great game. Going to check out gods of nibiru on youtube. I liked your recommendation to buy Space Tripper. I like that game alot. Thanks
yeah... it is a DSS... sorry about that...


But Nibiru is a shmup. =oP

It doesn't have relative touch controls though... but the joystick works GREAT... even though that's the main reason it didn't sell well. =o/

But it's got quite a few upgrades, and is definitely one of my favorites.

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Bring Me Sandwiches, Phoenix HD, .Decluster Zero, Goblin Sword
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07-02-2012, 10:00 AM
#37
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Shmup is a broad category and technically DSS's fit into it, as do many other types of games that aren't listed here. This thread is mostly a discussion of forced scrolling (horizontal or vertical or a combination of the two) shooters. To really try to define the best shmups on iOS would be kind of crazy given the large number of games of different varieties that fall under that genre.
07-02-2012, 10:55 PM
#38
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You know what would be nice? A list of iPad compatible Shmups. I love these games, but after checking every gam in this thread, found about 4 (besides cave) that are iPad compatible. I'm not fussed if it's retina or not, just something I don't have to upscale.

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07-03-2012, 01:04 AM
#39
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I think another important distinction to make besides bullet hell vs. traditional are shooters made specifically for iOS and ports. My favorite iOS shooter is Phoenix HD by a LONG shot, and it just keep improving. And SuperCrossfire is definitely a shooter and another of the best available.
07-03-2012, 04:54 AM
#40
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Originally Posted by Goose View Post
You know what would be nice? A list of iPad compatible Shmups. I love these games, but after checking every gam in this thread, found about 4 (besides cave) that are iPad compatible. I'm not fussed if it's retina or not, just something I don't have to upscale.
Again limiting to forced scrolling shmups, some good ones for iPad are:
5 Cave games (3 Bug Princesses, and 2 HD games)
Phoenix HD
Dariusburst SP
Shogun
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Starfire HD
Neoteria
Icarus X
Radiant HD
Battle Squadron One
Tyrian
Toon Shooters
rRootage Online HD
Hypership Out of Control
Ultrablast
A Space Shooter for Free HD

Last edited by Royce; 07-03-2012 at 05:22 AM.