Best Side-Scrolling SHMUPS?

02-22-2013, 05:58 PM
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Best Side-Scrolling SHMUPS?

Was wondering what your best side-scrolling shmups are. Im in the mood for some side scrolling.

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02-22-2013, 06:42 PM
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Personally, I like Syder Arcade HD, Dariusburst SP, Toon Shooters and Space Tripper (although that last one is more of a sidescroller contained in an arena space). There's always Deathsmiles and older classics like R-Type.

02-22-2013, 06:50 PM
#3
Deathsmiles, blazing star, space tripper, dariusburst, vritra, snyder, toon shooter

See this thread

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...ht=cave+shmups
02-22-2013, 09:21 PM
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This seems like a good time to recommend Apocalypse Max, with their promo and all.
02-23-2013, 01:26 AM
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This seems like a good time to recommend Apocalypse Max, with their promo and all.
Sure, but it's not Shmup...

Exact-Science, if you've got Gridlee, it's possible to use the filters to only show side scrolling Shmups.
Settings->Game Filter->Categories->Shooter/Horizontal

There's a lot of great side scrolling Shmups in Gridlee.

Examples are R-Type Leo, Pro-Gear, Air Buster, the Darius games, the Gradius series, Gradius PlayChoice 10 version is my favorite, be advised though, all Gradius games is seriously difficult.

There's loads more in Gridlee.

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02-23-2013, 01:32 AM
#6
Funnest for me,

Deathsmiles on hdmi tv
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02-23-2013, 01:32 PM
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Thanks guys... Currently rockin Deathsmiles and Darius Burst SP, and the funny thing is, I already have bought them (including some of those in the suggestions above), but deleted them off my library.

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02-23-2013, 02:07 PM
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Thanks guys... Currently rockin Deathsmiles and Darius Burst SP, and the funny thing is, I already have bought them (including some of those in the suggestions above), but deleted them off my library.
What? Those are probably the best two! Haha.

Here's a picture of a vertical shmup, Dodonpachi maximum when you have an urge for a good vertical shmup.
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02-23-2013, 03:26 PM
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What? Those are probably the best two! Haha.

Here's a picture of a vertical shmup, Dodonpachi maximum when you have an urge for a good vertical shmup.
Now, that's nice!

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07-10-2014, 04:50 PM
#10
I'm looking for a good one side scroller shmup (not Bullet hell) that supports i5 devices. Just started Sine Mora and I'm finding it so far a little irksome due to the controls. Anyone know of Dariusburst is going to get i5 support?

Any new or hidden gems of side scrolling shmups anyone can recommend?