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Old 12 September 2001, 09:41   #21
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oo oo!

I got one!

If this is considered a shoot em up, then it is my all time favourite (beating Swiv by alot)

The game I speak of, is Gyruss.

I think this game is in the arcade, but I've only ever played it on the C64, and I must say that no matter how much I play it, it rocks!

The graphics aren't great (the game was made in 1984 ), but the sound is really cool. It also plays fantastic and lasts really long (I have yet to complete it, although I have gotten close)

I seriously think this is my all time favourite

Sorry. No screenshot. I'm feeling a bit lazy right now
 
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Old 12 September 2001, 10:58   #22
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Well, on the Amiga I would have to say I got the most mileage out of SWIV and Xenon 2, cliché as that may sound.

And I have always been a sucker for Galaga. But I also loved Gyruss, too. And while it's not a shooter, Tron rocked. I played Tron more than any other arcade machine ever.
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Old 12 September 2001, 19:51   #23
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Gyruss and Galaga are terrific! I am sad that Galaga '90 was not ported to the Amiga And that there is no Gyruss version for the meega either!!

Lots of great arcade conversions... sadly missed...
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Old 12 September 2001, 20:08   #24
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I don't recall a Galaga '90! I know there's a Galaga '88, which with Gyruss are both available for MAME.
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Galaga 90 is the US version of Galaga 88
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Old 12 September 2001, 21:33   #26
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Ah, that's cleared that one up!

A very groovy game is Galaga '88 (or '90 if you prefer!)

I prefer the original though.

I never understood why the Amiga didnt get more arcade conversions. Also I am somewhat disappointed by a lot of them - many of which were ST portovers. One only has to look at Rainbow Islands to see what can be done. Don't really remember any quality Amiga arcade conversion shmups except for Silkworm. That was a good conversion too!
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See the new thread I started for those I forgot!

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1362
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Eek Whooooops :eek:eek:eek

Forgotten to post the Screenshot from LAST RESORT, here it is ...
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Old 13 September 2001, 14:51   #29
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Verrry sexy!
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Old 13 September 2001, 19:20   #30
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It is, though Pulstar pishes all over it

Pulstar is the end-all shmup for the NeoGeo. And it's got that R-Type spirit. Supposedly was made by ex-Irem guys who formed part of the R-Type team. It shows

Pictures pending...
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Pulstar is my favourite shmup just after Axelay
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I dloaded the agme just to take screenies and you beat me to it :>
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Big grin

All my favourite Shoot'em-Up are always on my hard-drive
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Old 13 September 2001, 22:52   #34
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My favourite ever was Star Force. A vertical scroller that is still really hard. I have never finished it without cheating, and I still remember my highscore of about 980 000



It works in MAME - http://www.mame.mrnice.net/starforc.zip



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Old 14 September 2001, 00:44   #35
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Shoot em baby!

Can't choose one (but I will) since I've played so many after owning an Amiga, Snes, Megadrive, Lynx, ST, Speccy and Vic-20.
Highlights of shoot em ups I've played and thought were great games:


Vic-20 - loved Gorf and Omega Race

Speccy - lightforce and others I can't remember

ST - Plutos! and Asteroids which came free with the system disks! Also OIDS, I loved this game, but I'm not sure if it counts

Lynx - that one with the eyeballs but can't remember it's name, er, oh yeah - Gates of Zendocon!

Megadrive - Gynoug, Areoblasters

SNES - Super Aleste

Amiga - loved 2-player blasts - silkworm, battlesquadron and banshee.


The best of all time may not be here and I will have missed a few but these are the ones I remember playing the most off the top of my head.

Out of the above, Super Aleste goes forward as my fave blaster.

Rck and others, if you liked Axelay and the R-type series on the snes (and I love them games two) you're going to love Super Aleste assuming you haven't already played it!

Super Aleste really shines in the gameplay department. It is the best I have ever experienced in a shooter and I've played a lot of games. Tons of powerups and weapons, not to mention 6 different power levels for each of the 8 weapons AND several modes of fire on each individual one! Using the correct mode of fire and selecting the best weapons for different circumstances is quite a skill and means your constantly thinking as your blasting. Also the control is TIGHT! I mean this is some of the most responsive control I have ever played. And believe me you are gonna need it to avoid the massive enemy fire. Take my word for it you will not be dissapointed with this game and you guys must try it out some time on an EMU.

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Pulstar, Super Aleste and Star Force are definitely a great shmups!

Does anyone like Viewpoint on the Neo-Geo?
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Does anyone like Viewpoint on the Neo-Geo?
I love it cause I love shoot'me up challenge

But this one lack of:
- weapons
- good music
- gameplay (isometric is not the best way for shoot)

And the game IS really too difficult.
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Here's a link for Viewpoint if you don't already have it.

ftp://ftp.bora.net/pub/vault/neogeo/vwpoint.zip

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It is a wee bit on the hard side! Still love it though!
Thanx for the pics, saved me doing it!
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Zaxxon rip off!

Hey, that viewpoint looks just like zaxxon........



See, almost identical games!

Don't see too many iso shoot em ups...................

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