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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by GSZX1337 Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:20 pm

No mention of Xevious?
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by lisalover1 Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:33 pm

I still prefer my Master System for 8-bit SHMUP action; Power Strike 1&2, R-Type, Fantasy Zone 1&2, Zaxxon 3D, and Sagaia are more than enough to whet my appetite. :)
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by ExedExes Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:45 pm

GSZX1337 wrote:No mention of Xevious?


Yes, that got a NES port too!

HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN (or any of us) 1943?!?!?! The NES port ROCKS
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by Breetai Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:03 am

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brunoafh wrote:I'm actually not a very big fan of NES shmups myself as the ported games tend to be very poor representations of the original arcade games.

I generally agree with this, although Life Force is an exception. Despite the substantial graphical downgrade, the game itself holds up beautifully. Gradius also, to a lesser extent.

Xexyz might fit your anime chick requirement, although it's not a full shooter. Some stages are platformer, and some are shooter. It is am amazing game though.

Breetai, have you played Zanac? And despite getting a lot of crap, I think Abadox is an excellent shmup, especially for its awesome in-game art.

Yes, I have played Zanac... although not on the NES much. Mostly the PS1 version (Zanac X Zanac). It might very well be a good port. I just can't recall. Come to think of it, Xevious is very decent on the NES.

I have played Abadox. I like it, but haven't really gotten far it in. I guess I found it more frustrating than not. The organic setting just makes me want to play Life Force/Salamander. :D One of my good friends here absolutely loves this game. I just enjoy watching him play though it, then force him to watch me rock Blazing Lazers or Gradius III (SNES) on a single life (normal mode). Haha. I could do NES Life Force on one life if I didn't always mess up on the speed section at the end.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by pakopako Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:08 am

Three just popped into my mind.

Gun.smoke -- CAPCOM's tate
Heavy Barrel -- Arena shooter, but a great one in the vein of Guerrilla War
Terra Cresta -- You control FIVE SHIPS man!
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by ExedExes Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:14 am

pakopako wrote:Terra Cresta -- You control FIVE SHIPS man!


And they all had some pretty crazy formations (heck, that game let you DESIGN how you want the ships arranged!)

Nichibutsu sure came up with some rather unusual shmups besides that. Magmax (also on NES), UFO Robo Dangar, etc.
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by CD AGES Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:30 am

Dragon Spirit! Fuckin boss. I will never (even IF I tried) forget those wonderful tunes.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:04 am

Xexyz is another great one that I already own. Didn't include it on my original list as I didn't know if you guys considered it a "real" shmup. 8)

Thanks for all the recs guys.
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by Weekend_Warrior Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:59 am

Gun-Nac is my personal favorite. Crisis Force is a close second
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by TEKTORO Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:34 pm

Heres a rare one Advance D&D Dragon Strike..Wwhaaa.. and Silver Surfer..Whaaaat.
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