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A few questions regarding twin stick shooters

02-12-2011, 11:23 AM
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A few questions regarding twin stick shooters

1) Currently, what is your favourite twin stick shooter ?

2) What are your impressions of M. Bug Panic ? Should i get this ?

3) Comparing M. Bug Panic vs Max Adventure vs Age of Zombies , which will you get ?

Oh and if there are any other games you want to recommend me to get , do say so .

I have quite a lot of 4* and above rated games but I may have missed out a few .

Thanks (:
02-12-2011, 11:36 AM
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1. Captain Bombom
2. It is an excellent shooter, but just not the best.
3. Max Adventure

Get Captain Bombom

02-12-2011, 02:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by STYJ View Post
1) Currently, what is your favourite twin stick shooter ?
Meteor Blitz. Always has been, always will be. The controls are, in a word, perfect.
02-12-2011, 03:31 PM
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1) Currently, what is your favourite twin stick shooter ?
Honestly, there's too many good ones since DSS tend to be pretty well made.
2) What are your impressions of M. Bug Panic ? Should i get this ?
It's truly excellent and is a joy to play. Not to mention, it's a steal. The game takes a whole new take on the usual DSS by blending in RPG and TD elements.
3) Comparing M. Bug Panic vs Max Adventure vs Age of Zombies , which will you get ?
Wow...that's another tough question. I'd say get Mushihimesama first. It's another fresh take on the DSS genre and created by the legendary CAVE. The production value is top notch, this, also, is a joy to play. Max Adventure is pretty fun as well, but doesn't quite hit the spot for me. Age of Zombies, in my opinion, has the most fun survival mode. There's so many maps, a good variety of weapons, and it gets very, very hectic very fast.

Oh and if there are any other games you want to recommend me to get , do say so .

I have quite a lot of 4* and above rated games but I may have missed out a few.
Minigore, Guerilla Bob, iDracula, Isotope, Alive 4 Ever: Returns, Geometry Wars, Solomon's Keep, Solomon's Boneyard, Aftermath, Braveheart, Revolt, Meteor Blitz, Robokill, Etolis. You might as well pick up all three of the DSS you asked about in question 3 along with Bug Heroes. I'm sure there's more, but these are some of the ones I have that I felt were excellent and remember off the top of my head. Like I said, the iOS offers a myriad of excellent games that fall into this genre/control-scheme.
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02-12-2011, 07:21 PM
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@Epox , Captain bombom looks like a really nice game . Could you tell me your impressions about it ? Is there like a storyline ? Survival ? Multiplayer ? etc.

@backtothis, thing is I want something new and unique like kosmo spin or spirit .
I've already got a few of the DSS you mentioned e.g. Minigore, Meteor Blitz, Isotope 224 / 244, Solomon's keep, Solomon's boneyard , Bug Heroes , Alive for ever (I didn't get the sequel because the first one didn't keep me playing for long)

But they're all roughly the same kind of survival DSS . I would also consider Space Miner to be a DSS with more physics included . Space Miner is a very fun and casual DSS IMO .

I'm hesitating on whether I should spend 5 bucks on M. Bug Panic or should I get another kind of unique games .

Games that I consider unique and new are Papa Sangre, Tilt to live, Kosmo Spin, Spirit, Helsing's Fire, Cut the Rope etc. I don't know if there's a common genre to these kind of games .

anyway, here's a list of games I have . I had a lot but i did a clean up of my ipod and deleted everything that I didn't want .

Battleheart
Dungeon Defenders First Wave
Edge
Galaxy on Fire 2
Infinity Blade
Slice it!
Angry Birds
Battle for Wesnoth
Blimp - The Flying Adventure
Boost 3D
Bug Heroes
The Creeps!
Cut The Rope
Deadspace
Doodle Jump
Fastar!
Helsing's fire
iBlast Moki
Illusia
Jelly Car 2 (Not interested in JC3, for now anyway)
Jet Car Stunts
Land Air Sea Warfare
LetsTans Deluxe
Meteor Blitz
Minigore
NFS Hot Pursuit
Ninjatown: Trees of Doom
Oddy Smog's misadventure
Osmos
Ovenbreak infinity
Papa Sangre
Pewpew land - Multiplay defence game
PvZ
Pocket God
PrincessFury
Ragdoll Blaster 2
Real Racing 2
Red Conquest
Rolando
Rolando 2
Sigma
Solomon's Boneyard
Solomon's Keep
Soosiz
Space Miner
Tilt to live

and that's it .

I tend to go for physics based or RPG / Adventure type of games . Racing are meh .. And I don't mind casual games . I've always wanted to try Real Time Strategy / Turn Based Strategy but I just don't have enough time . I used to love TD .. now it's getting a bit boring . My endless running needs are completed by Ovenbreak Infinity , similarly for endless jumping from doodle jump and oddy smog's misadventure (really good game IMO)

Not a big fan of FPS because I can't seem to aim properly using the touch screen ... probably because my sensitivity is too high .

Platformers are okay i guess . I've yet to complete Rolando and Rolando 2 and Soozis xD

I don't want anymore RPGs . I just want something new . Other than M. Bug Panic (I cannot buy alot of games because i'm using my dad's credit card >.>) what other games would you recommend ?

I have to get Kosmo spin and Spirit soon .
02-12-2011, 07:41 PM
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If you're curious about dual stick shooters this thread is a treasure trove... I've got a lot of them but haven't played through most of them.

iDracula has a nice frantic survival mode...
Red Nova has some nice space flying mechanics...
Pirate's Cove is one of the more in depth ones with slower upgrade acquisition and mucho levels...
Age of Zombies is a lot of fun but I felt too easy...
Max Adventure was lukewarm for me but I haven't played it much...

I'm trying to work up the nerve to spend $5 on Bug Panic.
02-12-2011, 07:59 PM
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I'm trying to work up the nerve to spend $5 on Bug Panic.
that's my reason too . xD
02-12-2011, 08:08 PM
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Lol so what kind of games are you looking for again? Saying your interested in every genre isn't much of a help. How about just name one genre that you're looking for an excellent game in, and I'll help you from there.

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02-12-2011, 08:11 PM
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I actually don't really know ... ><

I want a new and unique game . It can be from any genre . I just want something fresh that can last me quite a while .

Just no RPGs . I've had enough of RPGs >.>

and it doesn't have to be 1 game . (:

edit : I bought Bug Panic . Any others ?

Personally , I don't think Bug Panic is THAT good . The fact that i need to get these jigsaw puzzle pieces is not fun at all >.> I don't even know how to get them . So far i've gotten like 4..

Last edited by STYJ; 02-13-2011 at 07:48 AM.