I've recently played this:
Came for the (genius) title, stayed for the gameplay (a while, at least. It's OK).
Came for the (genius) title, stayed for the gameplay (a while, at least. It's OK).
I was actually talking (via overly complicated means) to one of the dudes responsible for the "Replay Burners" channel. And the game got mentioned. As soon as I heard the title, I was like "Man, that sounds delicious." Sadly, you are not literally flying a hotdog-spaceship, shooting mayonnaise (or ketchup) while avoiding pickles while being in a storm.
Haven't tried it yet but I've heard good things from folks in the various shmup communities. Seems like the combo multiplier has a lot of nifty caveats which gives the game some legs if you play for score.Anyone here try Black Bird? I grabbed it on sale for 9.99 USD on the eShop, and it's really fun. It's a Defender style shmup with a combo multiplier and really unique aesthetics - think Nier: Automata's Abandoned Amusement Park by way of Tim Burton.
Default mode is 1cc w/ ranking, and you can 'Practice' via stage select. A proper ass arcade style.
Judging by the leaderboards it didn't make a splash outside Japan, but if you want something fun with a really unique tone I think it's great fun for the price.
Two days ago finished Sky Force Anniversary on PSV. I really like it. Not so hard, not so easy. Very nice and fun game.
That Compile one is great. I especially like the concept art at the end:
Yeah. that artwork is awesome. I find in general that concept art of (japanese) Shmups tends to be like catnip for someone who is really into mechanical design.That Compile one is great. I especially like the concept art at the end:
I'll have to read the Layer Section interview later today when I get some spare time.
Thanks for sharing! These are excellent resources.
Oh super cute indeed!Dangan GB has been released for free to celebrate the Nintendo Game Boy's 30th anniversary.
Plays fine via emulator but also should play on original hardware, according to the devs. Players hoping to use a genuine Game Boy will have to upload the ROM to a flashcart or something similar.
Welcome to the thread! If you play any other new shmups or post a great score in one of your favorites, be sure to update the thread.Holy crap, how the hell did i not know about this thread before!?
Anyways, i am a big shump fan, there is just something about the genre i simply adore, probably the fact that it's simple, straight to the point but still requires skill and practice to beat.
As for the games i am playing, i have been really enjoying ZeroRanger, like, i think it's one of my top 5 favorite games of 2018, it's just so damn good, heartily recommend that game to everyone.
I also recently bough Trouble Witches episode 1 because i remember enjoying the Trouble Witches Doujin game, though i still have yet to play this one, also thinking about buying the Cotton DLC because that's awesome.
And also bought Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo, mostly because it looked like a fun game.
As for something i am waiting for with excitement, BLUE REVOLVER's free update, Double Action, which basically changes/updates/adds to the whole game, looks really awesome and i already enjoyed the original game, sure, the free update has been taking a while, but there was recently a trailer which looks great:
Yeah, it stinks how so many great 360 shmups are region-locked.I really wish ketsui wasn't region locked on 360, I have the disc but can't use it lol.
Also bug princess 1 and DS 2
Thanks, i will try to do so because i enjoy shumps, they are easily one of my favorite genres.Welcome to the thread! If you play any other new shmups or post a great score in one of your favorites, be sure to update the thread.
Feel free to make recommendations and discuss. This thread isn't meant to be comprehensive but is meant to be a hub for talking about the genre since threads about individual shmups would sink like a rock.Thanks, i will try to do so because i enjoy shumps, they are easily one of my favorite genres.
Anyways, can one do some rec's in this thread?
Because there are two shumps available on Steam that i enjoy that through a quick search don't seem to have been mentioned here.
The first is Judgment Silversword- Ressurection-
The name may be familiar to some of you, and yes, this is a port of one WonderSwan game...two actually.
They were games made for competitions for the Wonderswan and won awards with them being considered the best or some of the best games on the Wonderswan, and now they are available on PC!
The two games are Judgment Sword, basically a really fun game with great soundtrack about you being a ship killing everything in your path, and Cardinal Sins, which is a Score Trial Marathon where you go through various stages based on the Seven Deadly Sins, all in a shump form of course, that one is also pretty fun and has a good soundtrack.
As for the other game, that would be Eschatos:
This game is basically the spiritual sucessor to Judgment Silversword, having many of the same mechanics behind it, but at it's heart it's a really good shump with a great soundtrack.
Oh, and has anyone played Ether Vapor?
Because much like Ether Vapor, Eschatos loves to change camera angles a lot, which i find neat.
Sorry if i can't recommend games, just felt like talking about them.
Never heard of Flight of Pigarus! Thanks for sharing with the thread.I get it, Nintendo, i have already tried someone else's Switch and i am already sparing money for it, you don't need to sell me on the console any more than you already did.
Welp, add another game to get on the Swtich once i finally get one.
Interestingly enough, looking at Rolling Gunner online, i see that it isn't being sold in any digital store, but the developer has been kind enough to actually sell the game online:
It does seem to be a physical copy even, with no option for a digital version, so if someone wants to buy it, they will have to pay for shipping and wait for the game which i guess is fine for everyone who really likes having physical copies of games.
It seems to be something like 22.60 euros for the PC version, and it will very likely be cheaper than the Switch version...wonder if this game will be on the Nintendo Eshop?
Anyways, found out about this little homebrew gem for the Master System called Flight Of Pigarus:
It's a fun little shump where you play for a few minutes and try to obtain the best score you can, best of all, unlike some homebrew games, this one is FREE, and it's genuinely good and fun, so i say it's worth a try.
Have you seen the hotness (as of one year ago, January 15th) known as Q-YO Blaster?!?
The animations bear a strong resemblance to Cuphead. For $0.59? Probably because of the One Year anniversary.
Here is the trailer:
Welcome! It's great to have another shmup fan join GAF.I used to play Dodonpachi and Battle Bakraid a lot. Bakraid especially is great for newcomer I think. I never 1cc'd Dodonpachi but Bakraid is relatively simple to do. I should get back to them but at the moment I lack a proper controller with good d-pad. I only have XB1 controller and that dpad is awful. Not sure what I should do, maybe getting a Switch pro controller and cheap bluetooth device for PC, that way I can use it everywhere I need it at the moment...
Shmups are great simply because of the relaxing effect. It might seem stressful (and of course it is in places) but mostly, when you get into that meditative zone of mind feeling, I feel like time just passes on and reality disappears. Refreshing after a hideous day at the office.
That's a bit outside my wheelhouse as far as panel mounts go. Usually there are four screw-holes arranged in a square on the back of modern monitors. I'm pretty sure mounts these days are universal.I have an old lcd pc monitor and am thinking to turn it vertically so some shmups play better. Which rotation stand would you recommend? Monitor has a circular base as a stand so I am not sure what would fit
I think I need to rely on keyboard but I have an issue - it's been a long time since I used keyboard for anything else than FPS games and as such the movement is happening on wsad keys which is natural way to move. However for everything else I always used the arrow keys to move which are on the right side of the keyboard... I can go any way but not sure what is the optimal way. I think I would probably try using wasd to move. I just feel that especially for shmups, using keyboard is bit of a heresy, just like playing a fighting games without a stick too. But it's just my brain...Welcome! It's great to have another shmup fan join GAF.
You could always get an arcade stick...
Also, if you are playing on PC (that appears to be the case?) why not use keyboard? I know a ton of really good shmup players who don't use anything but keyboard.
That's a bit outside my wheelhouse as far as panel mounts go. Usually there are four screw-holes arranged in a square on the back of modern monitors. I'm pretty sure mounts these days are universal.
No, it's definitely not heresy to use a keyboard. I personally know quite a few world-class shmuppers who use keyboard and keyboard alone.I think I need to rely on keyboard but I have an issue - it's been a long time since I used keyboard for anything else than FPS games and as such the movement is happening on wsad keys which is natural way to move. However for everything else I always used the arrow keys to move which are on the right side of the keyboard... I can go any way but not sure what is the optimal way. I think I would probably try using wasd to move. I just feel that especially for shmups, using keyboard is bit of a heresy, just like playing a fighting games without a stick too. But it's just my brain...
You should be able to search for the specific version of MAME to match your rom versions.I still have huge collection of MAME roms but they are quite outdated, probably version 0.179 or something. Whenever I try the latest version of MAME some of the games don't work properly. It's a hassle to try to update them as most of the sources are now gone. At least I can't find anything. Anyhow it's time for some Bakraid. I need to go back to basics. I also have all the Cave releases for Steam pretty much.
I also love the graphical style of CAVE's games. They have a very distinct look.I really love the way Cave games look. Would be really interesting to see a documentary about how they did the graphics for various games. I know at some point they started to use pre-rendered 3d models as sprites but during Dodonpachi it was all done by hand. Just love all the effects and how they look. I've been thinking about starting my own shmup project at various times (I can do graphics as it's my job, but been years since I did any pixel graphics for that matter) to teach myself Unreal Engine 4. Sprites are just texture mapped polygon cards. But it all comes down to free time and what I want/can do with that. Usually I just want to forget working
I couldn't last more than 30 seconds before I had to close the video.Been trying to get through this on Lunatic, it's been proving to be quite the challenge. Although it is down to pattern recognition and muscle memory at this point.
One of the hardest danmaku I've tried so far, but easily one of the most hilarious. I took this from youtube to show it off.
I couldn't last more than 30 seconds before I had to close the video.
I do think there's such a thing as a personal grudge match against a shmup, and your skills with a game will decay over time, naturally.So, has a game in this genre made you feel old or terrible before?
Like i said, i am replaying Kamui, only i think i was much much better at this game before and for some reason i am having a lot of trouble with this game, in that i am having trouble focusing on the top down enemies and bullets alongside the enemies in front of the ship, i just keep getting hit because i am paying more attention to one side.
For some reason, this doesn't happen with other games that do this, but not Kamui, with Kamui i just turn into a noob all out of a sudden and have more trouble with this game than i am supposed to.
Can...can a shump just become the equivalent of kryptonite over the years somehow?
If that's the case then Kamui is the game for me, i swear i do better at every other Shump i have than this game.
Pretty much, i am already beating the first two levels without getting hit once most of the time, and i get pretty far in the third level without getting hit, i am just having some problem with Ougumo's guided green beams attack, the fourth level also isn't that bad nor is the boss, but by the time of the fifth level, i really feel like it expects someone to have a fully powered up ship.I do think there's such a thing as a personal grudge match against a shmup, and your skills with a game will decay over time, naturally.
Dunno. Sounds like you need to put more time into playing Kamui.