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    im all about my pc-engine for shumps, but now im starting to pick up pcbs, so it may start leaning towards arcade XP

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    Genesis and the Saturn. I never get tired of Streets of Rage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84ae86 View Post
    Genesis and the Saturn. I never get tired of Streets of Rage.
    Oh, yes. How couldany self confessed shmup fan, not appreciate the grandest of 16bit shooters... Streets of Rage

    Thunder Force IV? Nah, I'll take SoR any day of the week.
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    Sega Saturn
    Xbox 360
    Mame

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    Saturn and Dreamcast. Sega might not know much, but they do know 2D shooters!

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    I like the PC Engine and the Saturn, closely followed by the XBOX 360 and Dreamcast. Can't beat a bit of Doujin on the PC too though!

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    I likes a bit of galaga 88 on the pc engine.

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    Love the Mega Drive:
    Thunderforces 2,3,4 - 3 being my all time fave shooter
    Gaiares
    Musha Aleste
    Gynoug
    Bio Hazard Battle
    The Toaplan conversions - Twin Cobra, Zero Wing, Hellfire, Fire Shark, Twin Hawk
    To name a few, there are so many others

    OK, not the bullet hell / bullet curtain shooters of late, but great blasts easily available at reasonable prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuriousT View Post
    Love the Mega Drive:
    Thunderforces 2,3,4 - 3 being my all time fave shooter
    Gaiares
    Musha Aleste
    Gynoug
    Bio Hazard Battle
    The Toaplan conversions - Twin Cobra, Zero Wing, Hellfire, Fire Shark, Twin Hawk
    To name a few, there are so many others

    OK, not the bullet hell / bullet curtain shooters of late, but great blasts easily available at reasonable prices.
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    Thunder Force III is definitely one of my favourites of all time.
    That and Fire Shark were two of my first games I bought on the Megadrive.

    Zero Wing and Gynoug are definitely up there too.

    Currently trying to track down a Thunderforce AC PCB to stick in one of my cabs - not an easy one to find.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rcantor77 View Post
    Currently trying to track down a Thunderforce AC PCB to stick in one of my cabs - not an easy one to find.
    Have you played it? It's basically a "different" (I wouldn't say better) TF3 without the stage select that seems to be based on S16 hardware.

    Thunder Spirits on the SNES seems to be a conversion of it. TF3 original is better than both IMO. But hey, it'd still be a cool board to have.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention the most underrated shoot on MD - Granada. Imagine Gauntlet with tanks...

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    I guess i'll be adding onto the SATURN pile, but its just really not close.

    You have the Known Epics:
    Battle Garegga
    Radiant Silvergun
    DoDonPachi
    Batsugun

    The Not as Well Known Epics:
    Blast Wind
    Steam Hearts (yes, also on PCE)
    Gekirindan

    The great HORIZONTAL:
    Thunder Force Gold Packs 1, 2 and TFV

    The Oddities:
    Kingdom Grand Prix
    The Game Paradise

    The Cuties:
    Detana Twinbee
    Cotton 2 and Boomerang
    Parodius x 3

    And then you round it out w/stuff the would be in the top 10 in any other library:
    Silhouette Mirage
    Soukyugurentai
    Guardian Force
    Layer Section 1 / 2
    DeZaemon
    Gradius Deluxe Pack
    Salamander Deluxe Pack
    Donpachi

    Yeah, just not close.

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    You forgot the Psikyo games!

    Gunbird
    Strikers 1955 1&2
    Sengoku Blade
    ... Sol Divide lol

    Then there's

    Sonic Wings Special
    Kyukyokuu Tiger 2 Plus
    Darius 2 and Darius Gaiden
    Hyper Duel
    X-Multiply&Image Fight
    Gun Frontier
    Parodius (Sexy, Chatting, Deluxe)
    Twinbee Deluxe

    Saturn is King of Shmups, no doubt about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuriousT View Post
    Have you played it? It's basically a "different" (I wouldn't say better) TF3 without the stage select that seems to be based on S16 hardware.

    Thunder Spirits on the SNES seems to be a conversion of it. TF3 original is better than both IMO. But hey, it'd still be a cool board to have.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention the most underrated shoot on MD - Granada. Imagine Gauntlet with tanks...
    I Havn;t played Thunder Force AC, but have Thunder Spirits on the SFC and ThunderForce III is how a shooter should be so I really want the PCB in my cab.

    And good shout with Granda.. I got that soon after it came out and it is an absoltuley fantastic shooter. I am goign to have to dig that one out again... it has been a few years since I have played it.



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    On the retro side of shooters

    Saturn
    PC-Engine
    Genesis:For wich i'm getting one soon again.
    Dreamcast
    Famicom

    I got nothing on the modern ones i never got into importing for the PS2 and no 360 here either.

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    Sega Saturn
    Xbox 360
    Dreamcast

    Never thought I'd see the day where I'd prefer firing up Ikaruga on my 360 over my DC

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    360. From Gyruss to cave's latest, a big chunk of what I play is here. If Konami/Hudson ever port the PCE/TG16 app to xbla, the case is closed.
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    Cave's arcade shmups on JP Xbox 360 is hard to beat, but I am still partial to my Saturn. There are so many great shooters on Saturn and of course it has always been about RS. That said, I have Deathsmiles on the screen tonight. tlh

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    Cool thread, I love shmups.

    My favourite platform for this genre is definitely the Saturn. The pad (jap version best), the awesome 2d capabilities, the massive library of excellent shooters and of course Radiant Silvergun.

    Honourable mentions go to the Mega Drive (M.U.S.H.A, TFIV,) .....and not forgetting the Dreamcast which is actually getting ANOTHER shmup soon (Sturmwind).

    Probably makes me look like a massive SEGA hoar now.....which I am

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    I'll go with the 360 with the Saturn as a close second. My problem with a lot of Saturn ports is that they are compromised in some way from the arcade version. Modern Cave is really nice, but Saturn has more variety, too.

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    PC Engine, and I got all them shewties

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    pc engine

    spriggan
    gun hed
    super star soldier
    cotton
    sapphire
    final soldier
    and lots and lot s more

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    The TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine platform in my experience is really good and has a lot of shoot-'em-ups. It would be my favorite platform for this genre.

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    My choices have to bounce between the SNES, PS1, Sega Saturn and Dreamcast.
    I can't decide which one I like better.

    The Xbox 360 has alot of good ports of Shmups, but I hate the Xbox 360 itself. I did ended up getting the Xbox 360 for a number of titles,Triggerheart Exelica and Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram was on that list, later I was ecstatic that the Saturn Classic Radiant Silver gun was on there. Is it sad the majority of Xbox 360 games I own are XBLA titles that are XBLA exclusives. If any of them end up on the PS3, I buy the PS3 version.

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