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Best Shmups

01-08-2011, 10:13 PM
#1
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Best Shmups

What are some of the best shoot'em ups available for any iDevice?
01-08-2011, 10:25 PM
#2
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The Cave games are really good: Espgaluda II, DoDonPachi Resurrection, Mushihimesama Bug Panic. Though, MHS is more of a dual-stick shooter with bullet hell elements rather than a standard shmup.

01-08-2011, 10:49 PM
#3
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DoDonPachi & Phoenix
01-09-2011, 03:02 AM
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Dodonpachi Resurrection
Espgaluda II
Space Invaders: Infinity Gene

Those three are my undisputed top 3 and in that order, but there are some great ports of classic shmups as well:

Tyrian
R-Type
rRootage (there's a very good free version of this, as well as Noiz2sa)

and lots of original iOS games that are both cheap and excellent.

Assault Squadron
Lightning Fighter
Ultrablast
Astrowings
SuperLaser
Phoenix
WarBlade
Icarus-X
ISUD
Air Attack

These are all excellent games. I've listed them in generally the order in which I'd recommend them. They're all worth getting if you're a fan of shmups though.

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01-09-2011, 09:14 AM
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Medianotzu pretty much nailed it. Definitely get Infinity Gene and Espgaluda II. Haven't yet tried Dodonpachi.

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01-09-2011, 11:10 AM
#6
Yup, you can't really go wrong with the trilogy Medianotzu listed (Dodonpachi Resurrection, Espgaluda II, Space Invaders: Infinity Gene).

In addition to the other games he listed, here's a few more. Some are better than others, but they're all worth checking out.

iFighter
Worldly Wings
Roswell Fighter
Parsec
HotField
Sky Force
Sky Force Reloaded
01-09-2011, 02:06 PM
#7
Darklaga was a game I fondly remember on Pocket PC days, considering how many old PPC games made their way onto the Apple store, I am still keeping my fingers crossed for this great great game.
01-09-2011, 03:22 PM
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DDPachi, phoenix, Space invaders infinity gene (really awesome, totally simplicity and the retro flair is there, definitely )

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01-09-2011, 04:17 PM
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Dodonpachi, Espgaluda, Infinity Gene, Phoenix, Lightning Fighter, rRootage.
There's my top must-have shmups.

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01-09-2011, 04:39 PM
#10
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How about any free ones as well?