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Re: Help me choose...

by Spyke Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:20 pm

I have just obtained a copy of Cotton Boomerang (for a very reasonable price - not cheap, but reasonable). I'm pretty pleased! After Christmas there may still be some money left for something else too, so I'll keep on thinking...

Thanks for advice so far!

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Re: Help me choose...

by 8bit Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:25 pm

Battle Garegga hands down out of the list you have presented.

*Edit* congrats on your Cotton Boomerang purchase! that was my second choice! lol
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Re: Help me choose...

by Spyke Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:03 pm

Thanks. Maybe Battle Garegga will be next? Or maybe something else. It's just that there happened to be a Boomerang available, at a good price, and I was looking for something to buy. All worked out!

I like the videos of Garegga too, but it does scare me a bit...

I notice nobody mentioned Batsugun or Ikaruga or Radiant Silvergun?

(Just curious...)
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Re: Help me choose...

by Chempop Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:36 pm

Highly recommend Batsugun!
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Re: Help me choose...

by samsonlonghair Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:43 pm

I have just one acronym for you: M.U.S.H.A.
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Re: Help me choose...

by dunpeal2064 Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:52 am

MUSHA, imo, is not worth the asking price. If it looks interesting to you, though, you should be able to make your money back if you decide its not for you.

Batsugun is nice, but I would definitely pick up Garegga instead, since they aren't too far off in price. Garegga is one that, if it clicks with you, you'll be playing years from now. Batsugun, for me, is more of an occasional romp. If you like boss milking you might want to stick with Batsugun and play for score... but then again, if you like boss milking I would still recommend Garegga.

mjmjr25 wrote:Ibara (!!) - very difficult game, not the most colorful cave offering, and not their best sdtrk.


Ibara is similar to Mushi in that the first few stages have pretty ho-hum tracks, but it really picks up from there. Some of the later tracks are really, really good. Not their best soundtrack, but it makes top 5 for me personally.
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Re: Help me choose...

by shallowgamer Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:35 pm

dunpeal2064 wrote:MUSHA, imo, is not worth the asking price. If it looks interesting to you, though, you should be able to make your money back if you decide its not for you.

Batsugun is nice, but I would definitely pick up Garegga instead, since they aren't too far off in price. Garegga is one that, if it clicks with you, you'll be playing years from now. Batsugun, for me, is more of an occasional romp. If you like boss milking you might want to stick with Batsugun and play for score... but then again, if you like boss milking I would still recommend Garegga.

mjmjr25 wrote:Ibara (!!) - very difficult game, not the most colorful cave offering, and not their best sdtrk.


Ibara is similar to Mushi in that the first few stages have pretty ho-hum tracks, but it really picks up from there. Some of the later tracks are really, really good. Not their best soundtrack, but it makes top 5 for me personally.


I wholeheartedly agree. If you wait for a battle garegga auction (not buy it now), it can be had for ~20 bucks more than batsugun. I landed mine for around 125 earlier this year.
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Re: Help me choose...

by foxhound1022 Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:57 am

Garegga. Period.
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Re: Help me choose...

by GSZX1337 Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:10 am

While I won't argue it anymore (I know I'll lose), but I still think Hyper Duel kicks ass.

Spyke wrote:I notice nobody mentioned Batsugun or Ikaruga or Radiant Silvergun?

I don't know about Batsugun, but I think the reason why Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun weren't mentioned were because they're available elsewhere cheaply and because they're the more "obvious" choices.
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Re: Help me choose...

by alexkidd401 Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:57 pm

If it was me I'd go for Battle Garegga but I'm a bit bias when it comes to Saturn SHMUPS with it being my favorite system. Ginga Force & Eschatos seems like it would be a smooth move too.
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