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Space Shooter Preference?

View Poll Results: Preference of View on a SHMUP?
Top Down 8 72.73%
Side View 0 0%
Doesnt matter, as long as its fun! 3 27.27%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll
05-05-2011, 11:31 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 11
Space Shooter Preference?

Do you prefer the Top Down view, like 1942?

or a side view, like R-Type?

Im starting to ideate on a shmup and was wondering what the consensus was, if any.
05-05-2011, 11:33 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,250
Hate side-scrolling ones like R-Type and Assault Squadron. Feels so awkward and really doesn't play that well in my opinion.

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05-06-2011, 01:38 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
Posts: 2,448
Although I don't dislike side scrolling shooters it is a challenge and chore to get back into that type of shooter style at times being that I play mostly top down view ones because there is more of an abundance of those to start with so that being said my vote goes for the top down view shooter.
05-06-2011, 09:01 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,943
While I like both types, for me on the iPod touch, I prefer top down/vertical shooters. Most side scrollers have enemies coming from all sides making my finger blocking the view... :/

I haven't run into this problem *as much* for vertical shooters yet.

If it was on the PC or console with a controller/keyboard, then I'm fine with either.

Last edited by tops2; 05-06-2011 at 09:02 AM. Reason: Correct spelling
05-06-2011, 11:25 AM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 456
Definitely vertical. Horizontal shooters are very awqward to play. The only one I've enjoyed was Zombieville.