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What are the "must own" overhead / vertical shooters?

05-26-2009, 10:57 AM
#1
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What are the "must own" overhead / vertical shooters?

I have Siberian Strike (which I love), iFighter, Sky Force Reloaded and the Star Trek one. Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
05-26-2009, 11:19 AM
#2
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get BlueAttack!

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05-26-2009, 11:21 AM
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Definitely Sentry Alpha.
05-26-2009, 11:30 AM
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Not quite the same genre...and yet sort of...iNinja!

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05-26-2009, 01:08 PM
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The Star Trek one is probably quite good (haven't played it myself) but these are the most solid SHMUP's in the app store otherwise:

SkyForce Reloaded
HotField
Sentry Alpha
iFighter
Siberian Strike

A new one came out recently called Glandarius Wing Strike which opts for a much simpler control scheme but otherwise looks good though I haven't played it.
05-26-2009, 01:46 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Albie View Post
Definitely Sentry Alpha.
+1 on Sentry Alpha

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05-26-2009, 02:06 PM
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BlueAttack, Sphereroids, and wait for Circuit Strike One and Isotope, but there are many others. BelowScape, Nanofighter, Anomally, and 2079 are all fantastic.
05-26-2009, 02:11 PM
#8
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HotField (I think it is a app like this not sure though)
OR
Hotfield Lite

Out of the couple I've played this is my most favorite.
05-26-2009, 02:19 PM
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i havent played many on my touch but i love Siberian strike and hot fields is decent i guess. Btw anyone hear anything on that Street fighter SHUMP for XBL/PSN?