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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by ExedExes Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:26 pm

While I was hoping for STGT this year (maybe next month?), this game can be a suitable replacement. Design cues of Raiden and several Toaplan games are easily seen here. Plus, it's not all that crazy difficult, so I had a good time with it so far. It's definitely a shmup for the 90s. No sound issues either.

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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by DocHauser Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:52 am

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Been a while since I've played this. I've never actually beaten it, but, judging by the number of bombs and extra lives it gives you, it should be doable. Then again, the extra lives may not help you much if you get stuck at a certain checkpoint...
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by o.pwuaioc Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:47 am

For which system is it best: Saturn, PS1, or PS2? Also, why?
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by noiseredux Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:15 am

o.pwuaioc wrote:For which system is it best: Saturn, PS1, or PS2? Also, why?


Saturn and PS2 play/score like the arcade game. PS1 apparently scores differently, and only has one loop as opposed to two.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by DocHauser Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:12 am

Also, the music doesn't sound quite as good in the PS1 version.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by o.pwuaioc Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:14 am

Still leaves a PS2 v. Saturn. Any difference at all? I'll probably go Saturn if not.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by noiseredux Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:17 am

o.pwuaioc wrote:Still leaves a PS2 v. Saturn. Any difference at all? I'll probably go Saturn if not.


not sure. From the Shmups Hi-Score thread I was under the impression Sat/PS2 is basically the same. I have the Sat version now. The only advantage to PS2 would be getting the sequel on the same disc.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by brunoafh Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:21 am

noiseredux wrote:The only advantage to PS2 would be getting the sequel on the same disc.

The PS2 version is also much less expensive.
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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by hashiriya1 Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:31 pm

I haven't played this in a good minute....slowly getting back into Shienryu's groove. I like the sequel a bit better, but this is still a great game.



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Re: Shmup of the Month Club 2013 (Shienryu)

by Spyke Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:39 pm

Am I allowed to gush on here?

I LOVE this game! I think it looks fantastic. So much background detail and amazing animations. Only thing I don't like about it is the relentless increase in rank.

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