Posts Tagged ‘2D shmups’
  • Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on September 1, 2020 under Featured Review 1, 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.
  • Taito’s Space Invaders Forever Coming to Playstation 4 & Nintendo Switc

    Posted by on August 27, 2020 under Euro, News, PS4, Switch
    TAITO, together with ININ Games, is pleased to announce more news on two iconic titles; Space Invaders Forever and Bubble Bubble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back!, which will both be released later in the year. Space Invaders Forever will be released as boxed editions as well as digitally on the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand by ININ Games.&nb... more.
  • “Go Get Your Man, Girls!!” – A Sisters Royale: Sisters Under Fire (Review) Xbox One

    Posted by on August 24, 2020 under Featured Review 2, 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.
  • Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on June 29, 2020 under Featured Review 3, Reviews, Switch
    Since its debut, the Nintendo Switch has become the ‘go-to’ console for everything retro. Within the past couple of years, Nintendo’s ‘portable’ console has played host to a myriad of classic first-person shooters, 2D arcade games, and retro collections that cover a wide range of genres. And this doesn’t include the release of remastered titles like the Bioshock Collection and Red Fact... more.
  • Hardcore Mecha Coming to Nintendo Switch this October

    Posted by on June 18, 2020 under Euro, News, Switch
    Global publisher Lightning Games in collaboration with Independent developer RocketPunch Games is happy to announce that its 2D action platformer HARDCORE MECHA will be launching on Nintendo Switch this October. This follows its critically acclaimed launch on PC via Steam in 2019 and on PlayStation 4 in January 2020. HARDCORE MECHA is a 2D platformer where players select their mecha to embark o... more.
  • Colt Canyon Out Now for Switch, Xbox One & PC

    Posted by on June 16, 2020 under Euro, News, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
    Get ready to saddle up and slap leather against some ornery varmints, as Headup is pleased to announce today that their Old West twin-stick shooter, Colt Canyon, is arriving today for Nintendo Switch EU / NA (the link will work later), Xbox One, as well as on Steam and GOG. That’s right, you’ll be loadin’ up yer trusty shootin’ irons and heading to the... 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.
  • Null Drifter Launching This Week

    Posted by on April 6, 2020 under Euro, News, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
    Eastasiasoft are bringing the minimalistic bullet hell twin-stick shooter 'Null Drifter' to consoles. Null Drifter will be available digitally worldwide for just US$4.99/€4.99/¥500. Experience simple yet nostalgic presentation while shooting and dashing through single-screen bullet hell action. Test your skills in a series of gradually evolving challenges, and aim for the high score in the w... more.
  • Sega Ages Fantasy Zone (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on March 14, 2020 under Reviews, Switch
    The Sega cute ‘em up that garnered a cult following in arcades back in 1986, is now available as a Sega Ages release for Nintendo Switch. As the first game in what would eventually become a series, Fantasy Zone follows a sentient spaceship known as Opa-Opa, as it fights to protect a group of odd-looking, other-worldly planets from an alien invasion. Like other releases in the Sega Ages series... more.
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