Posts Tagged ‘2D shmups’
  • Fast Striker (Review) PS Vita

    Posted by on October 30, 2018 under Featured Review 3, Portables, Reviews
    Fast Striker is a fast-paced, 2D bullet-hell shooter that was developed by NGDEVTEAM, a group of talented German developers who (up until this point) specialized in releasing games for SNK’s Neo-Geo MVS arcade cabinet and AES home console. Since their introduction, NGDEVTEAM has released a variety of high-quality shooters (some even ported to the Sega Dreamcast) that all bear the same hallmark(s... 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.
  • Earth Atlantis is now available on PS4 & Xbox One

    Posted by on June 1, 2018 under Euro, News, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
    Headup Games and Pixel Perfex announced today's release of the one-of-a-kind shoot 'em up Earth Atlantis for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It's available for $14.99, €14.99, £13.49. For the first week, there is a release discount on Xbox One with 20% off. Explore mankind's destroyed and sunken main capitals, lying deep down at the bottom of the sea as ruins o... more.
  • Retro Shmup ‘Iro Hero’ Blasts Off on Switch June 7th

    Posted by on May 31, 2018 under Euro, News, Switch
    Independent developer and publisher, Eastasiasoft Limited, alongside development partner, Artax Games, today announced that its retro-inspired vertical-scrolling shmup Iro Hero will launch worldwide June 7th on Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders will go live on the Nintendo eShop May 31st for $12.99 /  €12.99 / £11.69 / ¥1480. Iro Hero merges the old school pixelated aesthetic of arcade class... 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.
  • Preview: Project Root (Playstation 4)

    Posted by on April 23, 2015 under Euro, News, PS4, Reviews
    Scheduled for an April 28th release on Playstation 4, PSVita  and Xbox One, Project Root by developer OPQAM is an overhead, 2.5D  bullet hell shooter that sees you in the role of ace pilot Lance Rockport, as he commandeers the advanced F-72 Zonda hover fighter to battle the opposing Prometheus Corporation. The game spans across eight massive levels brimming with enemy tanks, antiaircraft guns an... more.
  • The Vic Viper & Gradius V Make a Digital Return Via PlayStation Network

    Posted by on April 22, 2015 under Euro, News, PS3
    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced its classic shoot ‘em-up Gradius V is now available for PlayStation 3 worldwide via the PlayStation Network service, priced at $9.99. Previously released for PlayStation 2, the digital reissue of Gradius V marks the series’ first appearance for PlayStation 3. The classic shoot ‘em up recalls the all-action old school videogame style and i... more.
  • Drox Operative (Review) PC

    Posted by on April 1, 2013 under PC, Reviews
    Drox Operative is a fast-paced action RPG that is based in outer space. It’s an in-depth space simulation with massive environments to inhabit and galaxies to explore. Before you can plunder the galaxy for minerals and riches, you must decide what race your character will be. There are ten different races; each race has its own strengths and weaknesses. As mentioned earlier, the environments ... more.
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