Posts Tagged ‘Classic 2D Shmups’
  • Ikaruga (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on July 11, 2018 under Featured Review 2, 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.
  • Quad Fighter K Blasts into Nintendo eShop

    Posted by on May 31, 2018 under Euro, News, Switch
    Aksys Games announced today that Quad Fighter K, a local 4-player co-op retro shooter for the Nintendo Switch, is available now in the Nintendo eShop. In the far distant future, a mysterious alien race set its sights on nothing less than the conquest of Earth and total annihilation of the human race. In response the nations of Earth formed the EDC (Earth Defense Corps) and launched an all-out c... 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.
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