Posts Tagged ‘2D shmups’
  • Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha & Bravo Coming Early 2020

    Posted by on August 13, 2019 under Euro, News, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
    The past returns with a bang in the form of Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha and Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo, available on Nintendo Switch in early 2020! Launched as two separate collections containing six titles each, Alpha and Bravo, these classic shoot-em-ups will take you to bullet heaven! Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha: STRIKERS 1945, STRIKERS 1945 II, STRIKERS 1945 III, SOL D... more.
  • Toki (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on June 30, 2019 under Reviews, Switch
    Originally developed by TAD Corporation, Toki is a 2D platformer shmup that first appeared in arcades back in 1989. The game stars Toki, a muscular, loincloth-wearing caveman turned ape after his potential bride, Princess Miho, is captured by the evil witch doctor, Vookimedlo. Unique for its time, Toki combines the game mechanics from both the platformer and shooter genres to produce what is now c... more.
  • Rival Megagun – Out NOW on PS4 and PC Worldwide

    Posted by on November 29, 2018 under Euro, News, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
    Rival Megagun is a competitive split-screen vertical shmup (or shoot 'em up, shooting game, STG) where you transform into a gigantic boss ship - your "Mega Gunship" - to invade your opponent's screen. Transform into your Mega Gunship boss form to blast your rival head-on in this unique shooting game with a competitive twist. Rival Megagun is a competitive split-screen vertical shmup (or shoot '... more.
  • Fast Striker (Review) PS Vita

    Posted by on October 30, 2018 under 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.
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