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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by dunpeal2064 Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:53 pm

AppleQueso wrote:But the background in Galaga scrolls past!


:lol: touche!

o.pwuaioc wrote:I wonder where does that leave Defender 2? Unless you also want to classify that as some sort of arena shooter. That one always struck me as difficult to classify.


Yeah, I also always found Defender and Fantasy Zone hard to classify. When I play them, they do not give me the same feeling as either shmups OR arena shooters. Maybe free scrolling shooter?
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by fastbilly1 Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:13 pm

Removed Heavy Barrel, added the others mentioned. Heavy Barrel is like Ikari Warriors and is a top down run and gun.

Updated List:
1942
1943
Abadox
Adventures of Dino Riki
AD&D Dragon Strike
Alpha Mission
Burai Fighter
Captain Skyhawk
Crisis Force
Dragon Spirit
Exed Exes
Fantasy Zone
Galg
Galaga
Galaxian
Gradius
Gradius 2
Guardian Legend
Gun.Smoke
GunNac
Gyruss
Isolated Warrior
Kings Knight
Legendary Wings
LifeForce
MagMax
Millipede
Over Horizon
Parodius
Recca
SCAT
Silver Surfer
Sky Shark
Spy Hunter
Star Force
Star Soldier
Stinger
Silkworm
Section Z
Sky Kid
Starship Hector
Terra Cresta
Tiger Heli
Twin Cobra
Tale Spin
Thunderbirds
Thundercade
Twin Eagle
Twinbee
Volguard II
Xevious
Xexez
Zanac
Zombie Nation
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by o.pwuaioc Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:31 pm

^Millipede?
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by fastbilly1 Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:32 pm

o.pwuaioc wrote:^Millipede?

Doh - added
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by ExedExes Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:26 pm

dunpeal2064 wrote:I personally reserve "shmup" for forced scrolling 2 d shooters, as there are so many games that fit even this strict requirement.


Yeah, this.

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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:26 pm

Here are six more to add to the list!

Galactic Crusader
Image Fight
Metal Fighter
Mission Cobra
Sqoon
Twin Eagle

Lock 'n Load!

EDIT: One more!

Double Strike
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by ExedExes Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:35 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote:Here are six more to add to the list!

Twin Eagle

I mentioned it last night and it's on the list. :) Good call on Sqoon -- that's pretty obscure. Plus, some unlicensed games which I didn't even consider. This list gets better!
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Xeogred wrote:The obvious answer is that it's time for the Dreamcast 2.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by o.pwuaioc Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:48 am

^Yeah, besides Twin Eagle, I hadn't heard of those before. (Sqoon might sound familiar, or it might just sound nonsensical enough to seem familiar.) I'll have to check into those. Thanks!
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:21 am

ExedExes wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:Here are six more to add to the list!

Twin Eagle

I mentioned it last night and it's on the list. :) Good call on Sqoon -- that's pretty obscure. Plus, some unlicensed games which I didn't even consider. This list gets better!


Derp. I can't believe I didn't see it there. I am happy to add some unlicensed shmups to the list! (I actually really like Metal Fighter...)
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by fastbilly1 Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:19 am

List updated as of 1/10/2013 (10/1/2013) - 0918 CST.

Currently at 61 titles:
1942
1943
Abadox
AD&D Dragon Strike
Adventures of Dino Riki
Alpha Mission
Burai Fighter
Captain Skyhawk
Crisis Force
Double Strike
Dragon Spirit
Exed Exes
Fantasy Zone
Galactic Crusader
Galaga
Galaxian
Galg
Gradius
Gradius 2
Guardian Legend
Gun.Smoke
GunNac
Gyruss
Image Fight
Isolated Warrior
Kings Knight
Legendary Wings
LifeForce
Lock 'n Load!
MagMax
Metal Fighter
Millipede
Mission Cobra
Over Horizon
Parodius
Recca
SCAT
Section Z
Silkworm
Silver Surfer
Sky Kid
Sky Shark
Spy Hunter
Sqoon
Star Force
Star Soldier
Starship Hector
Stinger
Tale Spin
Terra Cresta
Thunderbirds
Thundercade
Tiger Heli
Twin Cobra
Twin Eagle
Twinbee
Volguard II
Xevious
Xexez
Zanac
Zombie Nation
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