Posts Tagged ‘2D Arcade Shmups’
  • Thunder Force AC (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on February 1, 2021 under Featured Review 3, Reviews, Switch
    Back when the Sega Genesis was a household name and 2D horizontal shooters were all the rage, Sega and Technosoft came together to release an arcade variant of their popular 16-bit home console shooter, Thunder Force III. Ported to Sega’s System C-2 hardware - and virtually identical to its Genesis counterpart - Thunder Force AC was born.  Gamers familiar with the Thunder Force series (o... more.
  • Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on September 1, 2020 under Reviews, Switch
    Game developer Taito is known for its inherently long list of arcade titles, including iconic games such as the side-scrolling, hack ‘n slasher Rastan and the obscure laserdisc adventure game Time Gal (i.e. a game that played very much like Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair). Taito would continue to develop a wide variety of coin-ops to appease arcade-goers, but it wasn’t until the release of Dari... more.
  • “Go Get Your Man, Girls!!” – A Sisters Royale: Sisters Under Fire (Review) Xbox One

    Posted by on August 24, 2020 under Reviews, Xbox One
    What do you get when you mix a bullet hell shmup -- or shoot 'em up, for all you shooter noobs out there -- with a kind-of-cheesy narrative of a story involving 5 sisters who are out to win an angel's heart? You get this lighthearted shooter from developer Alfa System Co., Ltd. (of "Castle Shikigami" fame) and publisher Chorus Worldwide Games. In SR: SUF, the premise of the game is that these f... more.
  • Sisters Royale Is Available Now on Xbox One

    Posted by on July 16, 2020 under Euro, News, Switch, Xbox One
    Chorus Worldwide and Alfa System are pleased to announce that Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire, the Japanese shmup from veteran Japanese developers Alfa System, is now available on Xbox One for $13.99 / €13.99 / £11.74. After successfully bursting onto PS4 and Switch in January, Xbox One gamers will finally be able to experience the cheeky, frenetic, bullet-hell joy of this spiritual suc... more.
  • Two Darius Collections – PS4/Switch Digital Out Today

    Posted by on June 16, 2020 under Euro, News, PS4, Switch
    ININ Games and Taito are pleased to announce that the localised, digital versions of two Collections of classic Darus Shoot ‘Em Up titles are out today. Nintendo eShop and PSN store will be releasing the Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade and Darius Cozmic Collection Console. Iconic bosses, fast-paced action, mesmeric battles and giant robotic sea creatures - The Darius series pioneered horizont... more.
  • Ikaruga (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on July 11, 2018 under Reviews, Switch
    Initially developed by Treasure and released in Japanese arcades in December 2001, Ikaruga is a puzzle-based, vertical scrolling shmup that has received critical acclaim for its polarity system (a mechanic that sees the player swapping between two different shields to adsorb enemy bullets) and harder than nails gameplay. During its early inception, Ikaruga was eventually ported to the Sega Drea... more.
  • Treasure Shooter Ikaruga Launches May 29th for Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on May 1, 2018 under Euro, News, Switch
    Nicalis, Inc. today announced the return of Ikaruga, the legendary and critically acclaimed vertical shooter from renowned Japanese game developer Treasure. Nicalis and Treasure have joined forces to introduce this groundbreaking piece of video game history to modern players in the updated version for Nintendo Switch.   The game's story follows a rebel pilot named Shinra as he battles an en... more.
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