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    Been playing Batrider and just 1CC'd "Normal" course with default rank.

    Time for "Advanced" course.

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    ghost blade hd on xbox one with a buddy 2player
    dodonpachi has a game on android now i play at work

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    Going to try to 1cc Raiden DX again. Haven't done it in years. Taking baby steps into playing games again since the surgery (it messed with my eyesight), so this should be interesting- kinda like rehab I guess
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    My copy of Two-Tenkaku arrived in the mail. I cleared it on my third run.

    Hey I can find thrills in both the bizarre and the mediocre.

    But I am not thrilled and I don't find this brand of bizarre particularly appealing.

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    A "Heavy Unit" PCB arrived in the mail today courtesy of themisterfalcon. I'd never played it before but was intrigued because it was developed by Kaneko, who was behind two of my favorite shmups-Super Star Soldier and Aero Fighters.

    My first impression is that Heavy Unit isn't quite in the same league because (a) your hitbox is huge, and (b) the game sends you back to a checkpoint when you die. I'm alright with the checkpoints because I can't just credit-slam my way through, but the cheap deaths definitely get annoying. Still, it's a great looking game, and music isn't bad. I'll definitely be spending a lot more time with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andsuchisdeath View Post
    My copy of Two-Tenkaku arrived in the mail. I cleared it on my third run.

    Hey I can find thrills in both the bizarre and the mediocre.

    But I am not thrilled and I don't find this brand of bizarre particularly appealing.
    I know the feeling, though the Playstation library is full of oddballs, not everyone of them will feel rewarding. Metaphlist was disappointing, while Latice 200EC7 took me by surprise. Paranoiascape was a let down, while X2: No Relief proved to be incredible after its Japanese rework. Odo Odo Oddity was interesting, but no thrills to be found.

    Well, it's mostly give-and-take with the obscure and the mediocre.

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    back on dat HYPER DUEL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wachenroder View Post
    back on dat HYPER DUEL
    You and your mecha love ;).

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverclaude View Post
    You and your mecha love .
    hey man what can i say mech shmups are dope

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    Armed Formation F PCE decent conversion of the cade.
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    All this mecha love going on...anybody played Formation Z?...game was so bad but I was such a Transformers whore as a kid, I just had to play it! All them quarters wasted...the horror!

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    Power strike on the SMS, it's a tough game as well, these old 8 bit shooters are a challenge, especially with all the sprite flicker going on.
    I'd really like to try power strike II but it's going for crazy money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wachenroder View Post
    back on dat HYPER DUEL
    Probably Technosofts finest work. Between Life Force, Border Down, and Hyper Duel I am not sure which is my favorite horizontal shmup.

    I've been playing Batsugun Special, that 4th level boss is just insane.

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    Mushihimesama on Steam. Shooting to clear Original first...lol, I suck.

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    Played a couple of credits on DDP. Little rusty

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    You're staining your rep with this, shame on you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectricGrave View Post
    All this mecha love going on...anybody played Formation Z?...game was so bad but I was such a Transformers whore as a kid, I just had to play it! All them quarters wasted...the horror!
    I played that. It looked more like a Veritech, tho.

    The aptly-named Transbot on the Master System was along the same lines - side scroller where you change between robot and vehicle.

    Quote Originally Posted by radiantsvgun View Post
    Probably Technosofts finest work. Between Life Force, Border Down, and Hyper Duel I am not sure which is my favorite horizontal shmup.
    No Thunder Force? Really?
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    LOL.. Get rekt, lonely boy


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    Quote Originally Posted by radiantsvgun View Post
    I've been playing Batsugun Special, that 4th level boss is just insane.
    Are you milking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FilthyRear View Post

    The aptly-named Transbot on the Master System was along the same lines - side scroller where you change between robot and vehicle.
    What you're saying reminds me a little of ranger x on the MD FilthyRear, similar idea but more optimus prime on a harley lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FilthyRear View Post
    I played that. It looked more like a Veritech, tho.

    The aptly-named Transbot on the Master System was along the same lines - side scroller where you change between robot and vehicle.



    No Thunder Force? Really?
    I like TF 3, 4 and the PS2 one, but I am a big fan of Hyperduel. Lots of mechs, explosions, tunes, its got it all. Too pricey for me to own, I just play the burned copy on my Saturn. Also love Elemental Master on genesis, it is overshadowed by the TF games but its really good.


    Also, no milking on batsugun, just survival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat View Post
    What you're saying reminds me a little of ranger x on the MD FilthyRear, similar idea but more optimus prime on a harley lol.
    They're a bit similar, yeah.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvie View Post
    Xorthen was on my case for a few days via PM (and then some) offering to pay me $20 just to talk on the phone with me for an hour, but he chickened out or something and then decided to be an asshole in public towards me
    LOL.. Get rekt, lonely boy


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    Cotton 2 on Saturn - Havent really dug deep in to it yet but it so far it seems like a pretty damn good game. Scoring system is kind of interesting

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    Just played through Steel Empire on 3DS. 1CC on my first try. Normal difficulty, and 3 deaths. Neat asthetics, kind of want to try the Genesis version next.
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    playing Raiden V on XOne, not bad, but also not as good as the older ones.

    We?ve risen up anew to drink the wine of vindication!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Amy View Post
    ...kind of want to try the Genesis version next.
    It's worth for the FM-ost alone. Noriyuki Iwadare worked on Warsong, Gley Lancer & Wings of Wor: MD's Yamaha chip is still a gem.

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