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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by Gunstar Green Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:37 pm

I never played the NES Gyruss before today because I never thought much about the arcade game but it's a really fun version. I was really digging it.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by prfsnl_gmr Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:39 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:I never played the NES Gyruss before today because I never thought much about the arcade game but it's a really fun version. I was really digging it.


Yeah. That game is awesome. I like it much more than the arcade version.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by ExedExes Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:16 am

Gunstar Green wrote:I never played the NES Gyruss before today because I never thought much about the arcade game but it's a really fun version. I was really digging it.


It adds a lot more you won't see in the arcade.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by Gunstar Green Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:08 am

fastbilly1 wrote: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


Super Spy Hunter?

Also was there a reason we didn't add Seicross? I know Wikipedia has it listed as "Racing" but it's really, really not.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by ExedExes Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:47 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:Super Spy Hunter?

Also was there a reason we didn't add Seicross? I know Wikipedia has it listed as "Racing" but it's really, really not.


SSH was a great game. There even is a true shmup stage in it when you take on the plane form.

Seicross should be there and someone mentioned it in a bunch of Nihon Bussan games. I thought it'd be added for sure.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by fastbilly1 Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:23 am

Gunstar Green wrote:Super Spy Hunter?

Also was there a reason we didn't add Seicross? I know Wikipedia has it listed as "Racing" but it's really, really not.


In both cases, I must have missed it. Ill add them.

List updated as of 1/14/2013 (10/1/2013) - 0922 CST.

Currently at 63 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
Seicross
Sky Kid
Sky Shark
Spy Hunter
Sqoon
Star Force
Star Soldier
Starship Hector
Stinger
Super Spy Hunter
Tale Spin
Terra Cresta
Thunderbirds
Thundercade
Tiger Heli
Twin Cobra
Twin Eagle
Twinbee
Volguard II
Xevious
Xexez
Zanac
Zombie Nation
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by c0wb0y Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:50 pm

Reading this thread really intrigued me so I picked up Zanac and Xexez. Can't wait to get home and try them out tonight!

Glad to see the love for Life Force, Guardian Legend and Section Z. My best friend owned those and we played them quite often.
I had Alpha Mission (I always want to say Alpha Flight, eh.) It was a dog until I figured out how to use the power-up mechanic.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by ExedExes Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:31 am

c0wb0y wrote:I had Alpha Mission (I always want to say Alpha Flight, eh.) It was a dog until I figured out how to use the power-up mechanic.

Alpha Mission is like that. Once you figure out how to build the armors and use them, it's not so crazy difficult. Just difficult :lol:

I really like the Neo Geo sequel better.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by c0wb0y Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:17 am

c0wb0y wrote:Reading this thread really intrigued me so I picked up Zanac and Xexez. Can't wait to get home and try them out tonight!


I REEEALY need to get a new pin connector for my NES. I could never get the Zanac to read. :(
I did manage to play XEXYZ for a while. It was pretty humbling as I couldn't ever get past the first level to the ship in the 2nd level. I did get really close, but gravity took over and I fell in the last pit. Must practice.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by fastbilly1 Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:58 pm

I recently discovered a homebrew vert that was inspired by Recca, called Blade Buster:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ara4M_6EB4

It apparently runs just as fast on a cart. Itll be in one of my Homebrew purchases in the future.
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