Posts Tagged ‘2D Arcade Shooters’
  • Natsuki Chronicles Launches on PlayStation 4 & Steam Today

    Posted by on February 18, 2021 under Euro, News, PC, PS4
    Thunderful Publishing, Rising Star Games and Japanese boutique developer Qute Corporation today announced that its dramatic side scrolling shoot ’em up Natsuki Chronicles will be digitally launching on Steam and PlayStation® 4 today, priced at $/€19.99 / £15.99. First Press Games will also be preparing a limited edition physical release for Natsuki Chronicles and its vertical scrolling shoot... more.
  • Shoot 1UP DX Out Today on PlayStation 5 & PlayStation 4

    Posted by on February 11, 2021 under Euro, News, Playstation 5, PS4
    Shoot 1UP DX is now available in the Americas and Europe on Playstation 5 and Playstation 4. Shoot 1UP DX has been remastered, with higher resolution art, new enemies, more levels, on-line leaderboards, and a locked framerate of 60fps.   Exclusive to the Sony consoles are the exciting Trophies.   And despite a challenging process, developer Mommy's Best Games managed to release Shoot... more.
  • Thunder Force AC (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on February 1, 2021 under Featured Review 2, 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.
  • Shoot 1UP DX Coming to Xbox One on December 4th

    Posted by on December 3, 2020 under Euro, News, Xbox One
    >Shoot 1UP DX releases this Friday, December 4th on Xbox One worldwide, and now for Nintendo Switch in Europe. Mommy's Best Games has already released Shoot 1UP DX to great acclaim on Nintendo Switch in NA. Shoot 1UP DX is an award-winning twist on the shmup formula: instead of hoarding each 1UP, you now may play all your ships at the same time. Starting with three ships, players can continu... more.
  • Shoot 1UP DX is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 15th

    Posted by on October 1, 2020 under Euro, News, Switch
    Independent studio Mommy's Best Games announces HD remastered versions of its classic action games starting with Shoot 1UP DX. Shoot 1UP DX is an award-winning twist on the shmup formula: instead of hoarding each 1UP, you now may play all your ships at the same time. Starting with three ships, players can continue to build an armada of fighters, and deftly blast their way through 8 wild levels ... 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.
  • 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.
  • Tengoku CruisinMix Special to Receive Physical Release from Limited Run Games

    Posted by on January 30, 2019 under Euro, News, PS4
    Degica is partnering with Limited Run Games to bring both standard and special editions to PlayStation 4 on February 1st! The games will be available from Limited Run's site upon release. Follow them on Twitter for more information: https://twitter.com/LimitedRunGames Game Tengoku - The Game Paradise! is Jaleco's self-parody-filled shooting game, full of tongue-in-cheek refere... 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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