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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by shallowgamer Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:53 pm

cabrando wrote:Bullet Soul

Eschatos

Both Japanese, no region protection


Ordered Eschatos. Bullet Soul is getting mixed reviews, so I'll probably pick it up used soon. Also got Muchi Pork/ Pink Sweets. Super excited about that one!
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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by Wombatula Tue May 17, 2011 9:40 pm

I'm fairly new to shmups but I'm really loving Ikagura and Bangi O on the Dreamcast. I even got Ikagura for the GC and the Bangi O HD on 360 as well as Aegis Wing. I really prefer shmups that have a multiplayer option, but single players will do if they're really fun or have something kind of different. I'm starting to make a list of games to download from live and was wondering are there any of the 360 release that you'd recommend and are there disc versions of these games I can get instead? If there are disc versions available cheap then I'd just assume get those. Is there any reason to get Ikagura on 360 if I have the older versions already? Thanks for compiling this list btw, it's gotten me addicted to a whole new genre.
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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by Bradtemple87 Tue May 17, 2011 9:53 pm

Wombatula wrote:I'm fairly new to shmups but I'm really loving Ikagura and Bangi O on the Dreamcast. I even got Ikagura for the GC and the Bangi O HD on 360 as well as Aegis Wing. I really prefer shmups that have a multiplayer option, but single players will do if they're really fun or have something kind of different. I'm starting to make a list of games to download from live and was wondering are there any of the 360 release that you'd recommend and are there disc versions of these games I can get instead? If there are disc versions available cheap then I'd just assume get those. Is there any reason to get Ikagura on 360 if I have the older versions already? Thanks for compiling this list btw, it's gotten me addicted to a whole new genre.


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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by shallowgamer Tue May 17, 2011 11:45 pm

Wombatula wrote:I'm fairly new to shmups but I'm really loving Ikagura and Bangi O on the Dreamcast. I even got Ikagura for the GC and the Bangi O HD on 360 as well as Aegis Wing. I really prefer shmups that have a multiplayer option, but single players will do if they're really fun or have something kind of different. I'm starting to make a list of games to download from live and was wondering are there any of the 360 release that you'd recommend and are there disc versions of these games I can get instead? If there are disc versions available cheap then I'd just assume get those. Is there any reason to get Ikagura on 360 if I have the older versions already? Thanks for compiling this list btw, it's gotten me addicted to a whole new genre.


If you're looking for cheap shmups on disc (I'm assuming you're in North America), your best bet is Raiden Fighters aces, Raiden 4, and deathsmiles. Amazon has all 3, and the deathsmiles standard edition is criminally cheap at $23 as of 5/17/11. Absolutely insane. I've got the import, but the bargain hound in me still wants to jump on that deal. Raiden fighters aces has 3 amazing shmups on it, for 25 bucks.

Also coming down the pipeline this summer is the US release of Otomedius Excellent. You're looking at $40 for that one, and it will be totally worth it.

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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by Weekend_Warrior Thu May 19, 2011 3:08 pm

I played a demo of KOF: Sky Stage the other night. I might get clowned by saying this, but I actually really enjoyed the game because I like Castle of Shikigami, which this one greatly resembles. :)
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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by cabrando Sat May 21, 2011 9:05 am

You can now get Death Smiles2 X on XBLA in USA. Cost is $29.99
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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by shallowgamer Sat May 21, 2011 10:35 pm

cabrando wrote:You can now get Death Smiles2 X on XBLA in USA. Cost is $29.99


It's a great deal considering the alternative is 80 bucks for JPN. But isn't that a bit expensive for a downloadable game? I have very little experience with XBLA.
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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by MrPopo Sat May 21, 2011 10:46 pm

It's a full 360 game, so I'd judge its price differently from your standard XBLA game.
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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by Bradtemple87 Sat May 21, 2011 10:51 pm

cabrando wrote:You can now get Death Smiles2 X on XBLA in USA. Cost is $29.99


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Re: Xbox 360 Shooter Checklist

by cabrando Sun May 22, 2011 10:32 am

Here's a little more complete list compiled from links and replies from this thread. I'm particularly unfamiliar with Japanese only releases so that section might need help.

XBLA
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Deathsmiles2 X
Trouble Witches Neo
R-Type Dimensions
Strania
Ikaruga
Zeit2
Guwange
Space Invaders: IG
Space Invaders Extreme
After Burner Climax
KOF Sky Stage
Raystorm HD
PowerUp Forever
Scramble
1942 Joint Strike
Triggerheart Exelica
Omega Five
Aegis Wing
Platypus
Shoot 1UP
Xevious
Prismatic Solid
Vampire Rage
Score Rush
Zulu Hour
Joint Strike Future
Lewjmele
Warhounds
Fatal Abyss
Defender of Zorgaba
Vector Force
Starfighter
Akujin
Defender
Leave Home
Revolver360
クレッシェンドシンフォニー Crescendo Symphony
Border Wars
Lethal Judgement HD
尊い犠牲 Ultimate Sacrifice
Guns Loaded
X Over
Mech Fish
Graviton AI
Vega Magnitude
Retro One
Retro One - Part 2
Retro One - Part 3
Gyruss
Time Pilot
Olu
3D Infinity
Pell Mell

North America
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Deathsmiles
Raiden Fighter Aces
Raiden IV

Japan Region Free
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Mushihimi-Futari
ESPGaluda II
Muchi Muchi Pork / Pink Sweets
Bullet Soul
Eschatos


Japan
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Deathsmiles
Deathsmiles II
DoDonPachi DaiOuJou: Black Label Extra
DoDonPachi Resurrection
DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu: Black Label
Ketsui Extra
Raiden Fighters Aces
Raiden IV
Shikigami no Shiro III
Otomedius G
Otomedius X
Shooting Love 200X
Mamomoro-Kun
Radirgy Noa Massive
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