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Favourite shmups

05-16-2018, 12:47 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 173
Favourite shmups

After 6 years gaming on console I have come back to iOS with a (shmup) vengeance.

This are my favourite vertical iOS shmups:

AdSupported:

PixelDungeon
rRootage
Sargon
ShooMachi
SkyHighStrike
Squadron1945
ValkyrieBullet
ZeroVector
All Mitsuo Kuwamura Shmups
10 second space missions
CreamPuffs
Shooting&Dragons

Paid:

Aka to Blue
.Decluster Zero
Danmaku Unlimeted 2 and 3
Glitchskier
GunSpiritsEV
Icarus-X
Imagestriker2
Moonstriker
Noiz2sa
PicoFighters
ShootingStars!
T-Trancer
Waifu Wars

FTP:

Abyss Attack
Astro Attack
Bullet Hell Monday
Combat Elf
Gemini
Hawk
Heli Hell
Lightning Fighter 2
Panda Commander
PeterPog
Phoenix 1 and 2
Pixel Craft
RetroShooting
Shooty Skies
Sky Force
Suns of Abell
uVu
Time Locker

Which are yours? Am I missing any good vertical Shmups?

Other shmups:

AircraftWarrior
Beam Space
Bullet hell 300
Galaxy Attack
Mad Robot
U.T.S.F.
Voxel Invaders
Akari:Battle
Bullet’n’surf
Flare Elite
Mashteroids
Op Dracula
Plasma Sky
StarSeed
Thundergun
Xenoblaster
Falcón Squad
Galactic Attack
GalaxyBulletHell
GalaxyStrike
InfiniteShooting
Photon Strike
SG Rogue
Shooty Plane
Space X
Dragon Tale
Space Battle
Road Rage
Strike D
Knight in hell
Unexpected space guests
Touch force
Enima bullet
Mini Raiding
Space warrior: the story
Space shooter
Galaga Wars
Mortal skies 3
iFighter
Rayforce
Raiden Legacy
Airattack 2

Last edited by robertgarcia; 05-16-2018 at 01:40 PM. Reason: Other
05-16-2018, 01:13 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere in a town in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertgarcia View Post
After 6 years gaming on console I have come back to iOS with a (shmup) vengeance.

This are my favourite vertical iOS shmups:

AdSupported:

PixelDungeon
rRootage
Sargon
ShooMachi
SkyHighStrike
Squadron1945
ValkyrieBullet
ZeroVector
All Mitsuo Kuwamura Shmups
10 second space missions
CreamPuffs
Shooting&Dragons

Paid:

Aka to Blue
.Decluster Zero
Danmaku Unlimeted 2 and 3
Glitchskier
GunSpiritsEV
Icarus-X
Imagestriker2
Moonstriker
Noiz2sa
PicoFighters
ShootingStars!
T-Trancer
Waifu Wars

FTP:

Abyss Attack
Astro Attack
Bullet Hell Monday
Combat Elf
Gemini
Hawk
Heli Hell
Lightning Fighter 2
Panda Commander
PeterPog
Phoenix 1 and 2
Pixel Craft
RetroShooting
Shooty Skies
Sky Force
Suns of Abell
uVu
Time Locker

Which are yours? Am I missing any good vertical Shmups?
I'm not completely sure this topic belongs here, but still I'd like to say that I like the ones you listed in the "Paid" section, completely ignoring the other two lists. There are some titles I don't know and I'll have to check them later, tho.

I'd add 1942, Missile Dancer and StarSceptre to that list. Unfortunately all of Cave Co.'s games are outdated and won't work on iOS11, so we're missing Bug Princess and DoDonPachi series. Also, I really liked Space Invaders - Infinity Gene which I'm hoping will receive some update love.

And now that you mention shmups, there are some great horizontal games, too, like Steredenn, Sine Mora and upcoming Super Hydorah... why not list them, too?

Anyways, talking about favorites, in current iOS versions, my vertical favorite games are Aka to Blue and Sh∞ting Stars. In terms of horizontal, Steredenn takes the crown and we'll see how it holds its place against Super Hydorah!
05-16-2018, 01:19 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 173
Double post. Sorry.

Last edited by robertgarcia; 05-16-2018 at 01:35 PM.
05-16-2018, 01:33 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 173
Sorry if I did not post in the correct location. First time posting in a long time. Maybe it can be moved to general?

I’ll check the ones you mentioned too!

Too bad about Cave shmups and Infinity Gene. I feel the pain too.

There are some great Hori, twin stick and fixed shooters too, although I think vertical works best on mobile. Maybe I’ll list them later.

PS: here I go

Bullet’n’wall
Tiny Wild West
Red Skies
Shooty Space Adventure
Project G
Cave Blast
Towel fight 2
Chaos grid
Shwip Turbo
‘Roid Rage
Zombirds
Fastlane
Steredenn
Sine Mora
Aftermath
Atomine
1xP1
SAS 3 and 4
Inferno + and 2
Devastator
JoyJoy
Súper Crossfighter
Cowboys vs aliens
Monday Z
Cyber Sphere
Toon shooter 1 and 2
Trigonarium
Minigore 2
Darkside
Beat Hazard
Xenowerk
Crimsonland
Darius Burst
R-Type

Last edited by robertgarcia; 05-16-2018 at 02:15 PM.
05-19-2018, 10:13 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,664
Traditional shmups in my favorites list:

Phoenix HD / Phoenix 2
Sky Force Reloaded
Bullet Hell Monday
Danmaku Unlimited 3
.Decluster Zero
Air Attack 2

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
05-20-2018, 06:14 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Traditional shmups in my favorites list:

Phoenix HD / Phoenix 2
Sky Force Reloaded
Bullet Hell Monday
Danmaku Unlimited 3
.Decluster Zero
Air Attack 2
Those are some of the best.

Air attack 2 has great graphs but it’s too easy though.