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    As much as I love my Saturn with Galactic Attack, Taoplan, Cave, and Battle Garegga shooters, my top system is PC-Engine. Spriggan and Gate of Thunder are my two favorite shooters. Some love it or hate it, but I love the two Rayxanber games as well as the Soldier series. Override is also an awesome shooter that gets overlooked on the system till recently. There are so many awesome shooters on some of the other systems as well, but still it's the PC-Engine for me. Lately I find myself so tired of the bullet hell stuff and just wanna get back to basics and kill shit.

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    I generally prefer the PC, but anything that lets me control a game with a track ball is pretty sweet.

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    saturn... All day, every day.

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    Saturn, Dreamcast & PS2 with, by extension, PS1. PS1 after all has some great titles like Zanac NEO, Raiden DX (plus Raiden Project), Delta and Gradius Gaiden no to mention, many shared titles with the Saturns shmup library (Konami collections, AGears titles etc). It has better ports of the Donpachi titles too.

    Anyway, all said and done, I think I enjoy my DC shmups the most. I'm not going to cite the old quantity > quality, as it's not true. But, I love a lot of the titles for DC, especially Mars Matrix, GigaWing, Zero Gunner 2, BDown and Under Defeat. Not to mention, Ikaruga. I even like the average ones like Chaos Field (quite unique) and Trizeal (falling medal system!) too. Also, the DC is where I learned to appreciate and fall in love with the shoot em up, so that definitely is a factor too. Saturn importing came later for me (mid 2000's).

    Ironically, Battle Garegga on Saturn is my fave shoot em up, closely followed by Mars Matrix...
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    Saturn's my favorite

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    PC Engine is my fav shmup platform. Follow up is Genesis/Megadrive.




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    Saturn's my favorite
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    PC Engine 4 life

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    My favorite is the Saturn. I also love the SEGA Genesis+CD, SNES, Turbografx-16, NES, Neo Geo, and of course the Dreamcast (Mars Matrix fucking rules).

    Underrated choice: Atari 7800. Great home versions of classic shooters: Galaga, Asteroids, Centipede, Choplifter, Xevious, Commando, Robotron 2084, plus some good homebrews and Atari 2600 compatibility (Yars' Revenge is one of my all time favorites).

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    I love me some Robotron! Not a fan of Xevious though, especially on the pc-engine.

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    Seriously wishing I had a Sega Saturn thanks to all of those who are chiming in. For me, I dig the PC-Engine. The shooter library is simple, but very strong and very fun to play. Gate of THUNDER FTW!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkicCyborg View Post
    PC Engine 4 life
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    Still lovin' my PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 shoot-'em-ups!

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    In order, Dreamcast/NAOMI, PS2, xbox 360, saturn. All of them very strong contenders for first place in my personal list.

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    PC Engine, all day, every day. I still can't believe how good the shooters are to this day.

    Oh how I wish NEC didn't fuck up their follow up console.

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    NEC- by far my favorite, can't get enough if the blazing lazers tunes
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    Saturn. Period.

    Then it would be a mix between DC, 360, and PCE/TG.

    There's just so many standouts between the 3, it's damn hard to choose. But Saturn is my top choice, also 'cause it's home to some of my favorite fighters. SF Zero 3 FTW!

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    I just recently got a JP Dreamcast for SHMUPS. I haven't gotten my hands on anything (besides a couple of back-ups) yet. I have also had my eye out for a JP Saturn. I like Axelay and U.N. Squadron on the SNES, but a lot of the SNES SHMUPS tend to slow way down when the action picks up. I liked Lords of Thunder and Android Assault on the SEGA CD.

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    1. PC Engine
    2. Saturn
    3. Genesis
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    I don't have a strong order of preference, but it's PC Engine, Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast, and 360.
    I might include PS2 if I had imported more, still plan to do that, but I've only played the domestic shmup PS2 releases so far.

    I prefer original hardware(provided the ports are good) over MAME, but if the console port sucks then I'll just go MAME for the particular game. I'd like to get into PCB collecting, but there's a serious space issue for me, and I'm too heavily invested in collecting for consoles & handhelds already.

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    Also, I'm pretty impartial to which platform I'm playing on; I guess the old Sega fan in me likes to be playing on Sega hardware; but the controller side of things is a non-issue, as I absolutely love the Saturn pad and have controller adapters to accomodate a Saturn pad(Original, USB, or PS1/PS2 versions) on all the consoles I listed.

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    For me, it's Saturn all the way. I still consider the Saturn to be the most underrated console ever.

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    I agree with Saturn and for pure quality the 360 but the PS1 is no slouch either .
    Some people underestimate the amount of shmups available on the system .


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyTappy View Post
    ...but the PS1 is no slouch either .
    Some people underestimate the amount of shmups available on the system.
    100% agree.

    And, because the Saturn is "the king of 2D" (blah blah blah) ppl automatically assume the PS1 is incapable of 2D, full-stop, which obviously, isn't true. Especially when it comes to Shoot Em Ups.

    I confess to owning all the cross-platform titles on Saturn and the Playstation exclusives. But I did buy some titles for BOTH and was really surprised to see the likes of the Donpachi's were superior on PS1...

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