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what is your favourite twin / dual stick shooter ?

03-05-2011, 10:31 PM
#1
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what is your favourite twin / dual stick shooter ?

Like the title says, I'm curious about your favourite twin / dual stick shooters .

You can list a few down . I'm planning on getting one but I don't know which one so I'll just get the most popular one (assuming I don't already have it)
03-05-2011, 10:33 PM
#2
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Bug Heroes is probably my fav.

03-05-2011, 10:34 PM
#3
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I don't play DSS often, but if I do, it would probably be Bug Heroes.
03-05-2011, 10:34 PM
#4
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Bug Heroes
Max Adventure
Mushihimesama Bug Panic
Meteor Blitz

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03-05-2011, 10:48 PM
#5
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One of my favorite genres on the iOS:

-the old grandaddy that started this shit off but can still hold its own: iDracula
-Bug Heroes
-Mushihimesama Bug Panic
-Age of Zombies
-Max Adventure

-Geometry Wars
-Meteor Blitz
-Minigore
-Alive 4 Ever
-Alive 4 Ever: Returns
-Solomon's Keep
-Solomon's Boneyard
-Etolis Arena
-Robokill
-Aftermath

There's my top 5 and 10 runner-ups :].

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Last edited by backtothis; 03-05-2011 at 10:53 PM.
03-05-2011, 10:51 PM
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I have become a big dual stick shooter junkie... hands down Meow Meow Happy Fight has been a favorite of mine. MMHF is madcap but the gameplay is versus AI controled equals rather than cannon fodder enemies so it feels more intense and competative, lots of unlockables. It's a guilty pleasure. In Red Nova the space physics are a nice touch and difficulty is grueling although it might be short lived.
With Pirates' Cove the levels can get redundant but there are tons of them.

Age of Zombies is fun but too easy and I found Max Adventure to seem too casual (but both are nice throwbacks to SNES era).

Too cheap for bug panic. I hear Bug Heroes, Revolt, Aftermath, and Alien Space are winners but haven't gotten around to them yet. Haven't gotten to Robokill yet either but I want that one to be good.

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-the old grandaddy that started this shit off but can still hold its own: iDracula
Here here... iDracula is insane. I was surprised by the rush in survival mode expecting a relic.

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03-05-2011, 10:55 PM
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I've most of the game mentioned in this thread other than AoZ, Max Adventures and Meow Meow Happy Fight .

Personally , I don't like Max Adventures . Tried out the lite . It was pretty meh .

I really want to get AoZ but the short campaign is holding me back . Plus it's 3 bucks ! (I know it's not a lot)

I recently bought Etolis Arena . The developers said a huge update will be coming soon .

Something I dislike about myself is that I always want new games before completing old ones . I very seldom complete any games . The most I've got completed is like 80% ? I tried completing Angry Birds (with 3 stars on every stage) . Yes I did that but when I had to restore my Ipod , I lost everything so I got fedup and decided not to play it anymore .

Should I just play my old games again instead of buying new ones ?

But I really really want AoZ ...

I bought games like LASW and Red Conquest but didn't play it all >.>

Yes I know it's going a little off topic .

Last edited by STYJ; 03-05-2011 at 10:59 PM.
03-05-2011, 11:01 PM
#8
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If you want to look more into dual stick shooters this thread it a little older but it's a goldmine...

List of Dual-Stick Shooters

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Should I just play my old games again instead of buying new ones ?

Yes I know it's going a little off topic.
It is off topic; and it sounds like you already know the answer to your own question... you're impulse buying too many games and need to curb that to focus on content already on your device (I too share your illness). No point seeking random suggestions till the queue is lulled (but dual stick shooters are a blast).
03-05-2011, 11:02 PM
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Bug Heroes! Also, if you have the patience, it's worth it to master a couple games instead of just floundering at all of them. Gives a great sense of satisfaction and makes you truly feel like you beat the game.
03-05-2011, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
If you want to look more into dual stick shooters this thread it a little older but it's a goldmine...

List of Dual-Stick Shooters



It is off topic; and it sounds like you already know the answer to your own question... you're impulse buying too many games and need to curb that to focus on content already on your device (I too share your illness). No point seeking random suggestions till the queue is lulled (but dual stick shooters are a blast).
I know impulse buying is a bad habit >.> Argh ! OKAY THEN ! I SHALL NOT GET ANY MORE GAMES UNTIL I'VE COMPLETED THOSE I ALREADY HAVE .

Thanks for all your opinions (:

and thanks for that thread too . It seems pretty updated to me (last updated 30th Jan 2011)

@K!,

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Also, if you have the patience, it's worth it to master a couple games instead of just floundering at all of them. Gives a great sense of satisfaction and makes you truly feel like you beat the game.
I will accomplish it