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Re: What shmup are you playing now?

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:24 pm
by o.pwuaioc
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Surprising number of games with "Märchen" in the title.

Protip: avoid Märchen Veil.

As far as shooters go, I spent the afternoon playing Centipede. What a great game. I love all the nuances to it: the "box" you're confined to, the way you can alter the centipede's trajectory, the poisoning of mushrooms, and so on. I was playing it on the 2600. My daughter has one of those Centipede mini-arcades.

2 player Centipede 7800 is my jam.

Re: What shmup are you playing now?

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:11 pm
by Segata
Psyvariar 2 and Ikaruga physical on Switch (yay!)

Re: What shmup are you playing now?

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:47 pm
by opa
I spent a little time with the infamous Phalanx this morning. Seems pretty interesting gameplay-wise but I'm not a huge fan of the art style.

The complete lack of any intense banjo music does knock a point or two off.

Re: What shmup are you playing now?

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:24 pm
by opa
Sexy Parodius. Apparently you have "goals" to accomplish in each stage. Right now I'm just playing casually but I'll have to pull up a guide when I want to do a serious shot at the game.

Re: What shmup are you playing now?

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:06 pm
by marurun
I think whether you accomplish the goals or not determines the next stage.

Re: What shmup are you playing now?

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:33 pm
by opa
Yeah, most goals seem to be shoot X number of things or collect a certain number of coins. Sexy is a little more intense enemy number-wise. I may go back to earlier entries in the series for the moment.
There was a cool little Castlevania throwback for one stage though. One of the CV themes plays for a few seconds in the castle stage.

Re: What shmup are you playing now?

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:19 pm
by TristanX
For those who doesn't know. R-Type Final 2 is another installment for this series. Playing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vatPKk2q8I
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1442 ... e_Final_2/

Re: What shmup are you playing now?

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:13 pm
by o.pwuaioc
TristanX wrote:For those who doesn't know. R-Type Final 2 is another installment for this series. Playing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vatPKk2q8I
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1442 ... e_Final_2/


How does it compare to R-Type Final 1? I tried the first one over the years several times, but never loved it.

Re: What shmup are you playing now?

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:19 pm
by TristanX
o.pwuaioc wrote:
TristanX wrote:For those who doesn't know. R-Type Final 2 is another installment for this series. Playing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vatPKk2q8I
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1442 ... e_Final_2/


How does it compare to R-Type Final 1? I tried the first one over the years several times, but never loved it.

Did not play the Final 1. I don't know. It plays mostly the same as older R-Type games, with ships for you to pick and eye candy.

My single play. Stuck at stage 2.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1121914826