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Best Iphone shoot em up? (shmup)

01-02-2009, 01:35 PM
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Best Iphone shoot em up? (shmup)

Hello all!

There are loads of space and war shmups for the iphone but which are really good? Got Platypus, Rrootage and Space Ninja but none of those really hits the mark and Space Ninja is probably not even to be considered a shmup as you just avoid stuff.
01-02-2009, 01:44 PM
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Sentry alpha is very enjoyable imho.

01-02-2009, 01:46 PM
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I tried Dragon Force demo and it took me a while to realize its got some cool elements. Don't like the controls though.

Sentry Alpha reminds me of Raptor. Its also a very good pick-up and play game. So my vote goes for that.
01-02-2009, 01:48 PM
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Dragon Force is worth a try. It's free
http://appshopper.com/entertainment/dragon-force

and space deadbeef
http://appshopper.com/games/space-deadbeef

there's a pay one I can't think of right now that isn't bad.... lemme find it

and
01-02-2009, 01:49 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight View Post
I tried Dragon Force demo and it took me a while to realize its got some cool elements. Don't like the controls though.

Sentry Alpha reminds me of Raptor. Its also a very good pick-up and play game. So my vote goes for that.
I think I remember Raptor. It was a nice game back then. Sentry Alpha remembers more that Xeious arcade game or something...

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01-02-2009, 01:51 PM
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yeah, sentry alpha is pretty good

also Sky Thunder
http://appshopper.com/games/sky-thunder

was recently improved with better touch controls, and is kind of hard.


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01-02-2009, 01:52 PM
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to be honest, all the shoot'emups are less than ideal due to controls. I think it will take an iphone-specific shoot'em'up to come along.

A shoot'emup version of Space Ninja, for example.

arn
01-02-2009, 01:57 PM
#8
Most complete: Sky Thunder, after the update playable and with cool graphics and sound. Just a bit short. But still the best.

Space Deadbeef has to come a a full game!!!

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01-02-2009, 02:52 PM
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Space Deadbeef for me, even as a demo.

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01-02-2009, 03:13 PM
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Thanks för your input, seems like it stands between Sentry and Sky Thunder and of the 2 only Sky Thunder have both touch and tiltcontrols. Tried the Dragon Force demo and truly enjoyed it.
No mention of Radio Flare, is it that bad?