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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by elmagicochrisg Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:52 pm

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dunpeal2064 wrote:Crisis Force and Recca should absolutely be on that list. They are probably my favorite NES shooters.

I also recently tried Gradius and Gradius II, after giving a bit of time to the arcade versions, and these are really impressive conversions for an 8-bit system.

Life Force? Or did you import the Famicom version?

Famicom only game...
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:58 pm

elmagicochrisg wrote:Seven pages, and still no mention of Isolated Warrior.

For shame.


...and no mention of Seicross...and only one mention of Terra Cresta and Mag Max...seriously, this thread needs some love for the Nihon Bussan shmups.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by Gunstar Green Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:11 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
...and no mention of Seicross...and only one mention of Terra Cresta and Mag Max...seriously, this thread needs some love for the Nihon Bussan shmups.


Oh man, Seicross. I used to play that to death when I was a kid but it's not in my collection today. I need to rectify that.

It was such a strange game but I'd play it for hours on end. I have the song stuck in my head just thinking about it.

I used to always want to play Mag Max because it was in quite a few comic book advertisements (along with Seicross which I already loved) back in the day but I never got the chance until I was much older.

elmagicochrisg wrote:
o.pwuaioc wrote:
dunpeal2064 wrote:Crisis Force and Recca should absolutely be on that list. They are probably my favorite NES shooters.

I also recently tried Gradius and Gradius II, after giving a bit of time to the arcade versions, and these are really impressive conversions for an 8-bit system.

Life Force? Or did you import the Famicom version?

Famicom only game...


Gradius II has some pretty mean graphics for a Famicom game.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by o.pwuaioc Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:17 pm

elmagicochrisg wrote:
o.pwuaioc wrote:
dunpeal2064 wrote:Crisis Force and Recca should absolutely be on that list. They are probably my favorite NES shooters.

I also recently tried Gradius and Gradius II, after giving a bit of time to the arcade versions, and these are really impressive conversions for an 8-bit system.

Life Force? Or did you import the Famicom version?

Famicom only game...

Life Force has this weird position of being an "unofficial" sequel to Gradius on the NES. It's not Gradius II, but since Gradius II didn't make it here, many people assumed it was Gradius II, kind of like SMB2.

dunpeal2064 wrote:Oh, yeah, I was talking about the import. I just use my Wii for my retro gaming though, as it actually outputs a better image than my NES, and I can get 480p out of it on the LED when my gf is crashed out on the room where my CRT is.

Now my NES just sits in a corner with its stack of games. Poor NES.

You should put those carts to good use. :P
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by elmagicochrisg Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:53 pm

I thought you thought Crisis Force is Life Force. That's why I said Crisis Force is Famicom only...

Nevermind...
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by GSZX1337 Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:16 am

elmagicochrisg wrote:Seven pages, and still no mention of Isolated Warrior.

For shame.

I've played through that game recently. Killer game with classic NES challenge.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by ExedExes Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:40 pm

Pshaw!

I forgot about Star Force, Seicross, and I have Magmax. Too bad UFO Robo Dangar couldn't make it onto the NES.

Was the Nihon Bussan love already represented by Terra Cresta? I think someone already mentioned that one.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:18 pm

Yeah...but only once. Given how many times Gradius, Life Force, etc. have been mentioned, I thougt Nihon Bussan could use some more attention.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by fastbilly1 Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:19 pm

Topic Condensed:
1942
1943
Abadox
Adventures of Dino Riki
AD&D Dragon Strike
Alpha Mission
Burai Fighter
Crisis Force
Dragon Spirit
Exed Exes
Fantasy Zone
Galg
Gradius
Gradius 2
Guardian Legend
Gun.Smoke
GunNac
Heavy Barrel
Isolated Warrior
Kings Knight
Legendary Wings
LifeForce
MagMax
Over Horizon
Parodius
Recca
SCAT
Silver Surfer
Sky Shark
Star Force
Star Soldier
Stinger
Terra Cresta
Tiger Heli
Twin Cobra
Twinbee
Volguard II
Xevious
Xexez
Zanac
Zombie Nation

I was looking for a list and just decided to compile it for everyone. If there are any corrections that need to be made just post here.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by noiseredux Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:44 pm

o.pwuaioc wrote:Life Force has this weird position of being an "unofficial" sequel to Gradius on the NES. It's not Gradius II, but since Gradius II didn't make it here, many people assumed it was Gradius II, kind of like SMB2.


I thought Life Force was part of the Salamander series rather than the Gradius series proper?
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