Best Shmup?

10-04-2010, 02:02 PM
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Best Shmup?

I'm relatively new to the forum here, but I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on some great Shmups?

I have Worldly Wings, Icarus-X, iFighter, Siberian Strike, and Do-Don-Pachi Resurrection.

Any others I'm missing?

By the way, sorry if this thread already exists, I didn't find it.
10-04-2010, 02:21 PM
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Sky Force Reloaded and Espagaluda II in addition to what you have.

10-04-2010, 02:23 PM
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Thanks!

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Sky Force Reloaded and Espagaluda II in addition to what you have.
10-04-2010, 02:40 PM
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You're welcome

Remembered some more I have that you didn't mention..

Platypus (side scroller but has a lite to try)
Roswell Fighter (has lite)
Space Deadbeef (also sidescroller but it's free)
Warblade

Oh and definitely check out Space Invaders Infinity Gene. I don't know how I forgot to mention that. SIIG, the 2 Cave Bullet Hell shooters, Sky Force, and Icarus - X are my favorites. iFighter is good as well. Don't have Siberian Strike but I should try the lite.
10-04-2010, 03:01 PM
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Add these to your list to check out:

Space Invaders Infinity Gene
rRootage
Ultrablast
I.S.U.D.
HotField
Super Laser: The Alien Fighter
10-04-2010, 03:06 PM
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I second Warblade and Space Invaders Infinity Gene.

rRootage and Noiz2sa are also both excellent.
10-04-2010, 03:07 PM
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04-12-2012, 02:52 AM
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Some sci-fi shmups:
IMHO...
Danmaku Unlimited is a very special BH shooter if you catch its mood.
Lightning Fighter is a fine piece of work.
Dariusburst vies with the very best. (It's a little reminiscent of the console game Soldner X2 - if you know that one.)
Shogun is great but gets hard.
Starfire is coming along quite nicely.
And a bump for Warblade - it's quite something.
04-12-2012, 07:22 PM
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Phoenix HD.
Shogun.
DoDonPachi Blissful Death.
Danmaku Unlimited.
Ifighter2.

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04-12-2012, 07:30 PM
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That's a loaded question if you've played any Cave games. I didn't until recently (didn't have a device that was compatible).

But now Bug Princess and Espgluda2 have blown away any of my previous favorites.

I also like Phoenix, Storm Strikers and, if you're in the mode for something retro and horizontal, R-Type.

Still not sure if they fall in the Shmup category, but Space Invaders Infinity Gene and Super Crossfire are also faves of mine.

And Act of Fury is good if you like a little twist on the genre (you are the weapon),

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