First, it's spelled SHMUPS, not SCHMUPS
Second, this is no SHMUP, Frederica. You are needing a good session of PIMPSLAP to learn things. I'll send Akira at your home tonight.
I just discored a GEM this week, while playing the shmups old-school compo in the shmups.com site. It's a NES game called "Recca"
The game is BLOODY fast, it throws you an ABSURD amount of stuff - I could say it's as manic as DODONPACHI or some later games. It doesn't really play like a 1992 game. I don't know how this game isn't more known, because it's truly AMAZING.