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    Agree with every one I've played that I've seen so far on this thread. A few more:

    Gaiares
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    Thunder Force IV

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    Sengeki Striker!

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    Oh yeah, that Asia version of Sengeki Striker. Stage one feels like a stage 4, and stage 2 feels like a True Last Boss. Even over on system11 nobody has made it past stage 2.
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    To me... basically anything I play on PC Engine. I start up the system and before hearing the cd spinning... the system laughs at me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeneki View Post
    Oh yeah, that Asia version of Sengeki Striker. Stage one feels like a stage 4, and stage 2 feels like a True Last Boss. Even over on system11 nobody has made it past stage 2.
    I played the game once and never touched it again. I keep it just as a conversation topic:

    " Want to see real dificult? Play this!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren-chan View Post
    To me... basically anything I play on PC Engine. I start up the system and before hearing the cd spinning... the system laughs at me.
    Blazing Lazers/Gunhed that's a really good start, you may not beat it on the fly but you'll definitely get far and want to get farther once you're done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectricGrave View Post
    Blazing Lazers/Gunhed that's a really good start, you may not beat it on the fly but you'll definitely get far and want to get farther once you're done.
    Use the Lightning weapon, "III" IIRC... You'll be able to fully upgrade it by the time you face the first boss.

    Also realized I never answered this question: Pretty much any of the Namco OG shooters - Galaga, Galaxian, Xevious, et al.

    I keep hearing them laugh at me with that "Iori laugh"...
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    Truxton II just annihilates me if I haven't sat down with it in a while. Last Resort eventually becomes extremely difficult for me and I have to start pouring quarters in.

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    I still really struggle w/Ibara and granted; i've never fully sorted out the Hadou Cannon part.

    Sorcer Striker is crazy hard starting on stage 4 and stage 5 is a non-stop boss fight that eats me alive.

    I've never tried the Rayxanber games but i'm interested now...
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    Yeah I just recently tried to sit down with Rayxanber II again and man is that hard. Couldn't make it past stage 2. I love the intro screen though, "RAYXANBAAAA"

    Tatsujin on PCE is another challenging one to get through for me. I've put many hours into it and all I have to claim for it is that I can get midway through stage 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectricGrave View Post
    Blazing Lazers/Gunhed that's a really good start, you may not beat it on the fly but you'll definitely get far and want to get farther once you're done.
    I'm pretty bad... it may take some time
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjmjr25 View Post
    I still really struggle w/Ibara and granted; i've never fully sorted out the Hadou Cannon part.

    Sorcer Striker is crazy hard starting on stage 4 and stage 5 is a non-stop boss fight that eats me alive.

    I've never tried the Rayxanber games but i'm interested now...
    Is Ibara any fun considering it's difficulty and notoriety?

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    Turrican on the Megadrive if you can call it a shooter. That game is seriously hard.

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    Id like to nominate some other stuff:

    Thunder force 2 for x68k--never pass the second level, even on easy mode.

    Darius twin, SNES--ridiculously hard, even on easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by team_andromeda View Post
    Is Ibara any fun considering it's difficulty and notoriety?
    No. It is a game to test your patience.
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    Rayxanber II has probably been the most difficult shooter for me. I really like the game and I can breeze through levels 1 through 3. Level 4 is where it stops being fun and I've attempted level 4 over 150 times and got to the boss once. Those damn flying rocks! I've read that level 6 is pretty tough as well, but I'll probably never get to it in my lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zxtec View Post
    Rayxanber II has probably been the most difficult shooter for me. I really like the game and I can breeze through levels 1 through 3. Level 4 is where it stops being fun and I've attempted level 4 over 150 times and got to the boss once. Those damn flying rocks! I've read that level 6 is pretty tough as well, but I'll probably never get to it in my lifetime.
    There always has YouTube longplay video.......

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    Ikaruga is the one that sticks out for me as I've always thought it was a cool concept and I've played it repeatedly over the years but have yet to beat it. Some other good shmups I suck at are R-Type, Last Resort and Zanac(NES). I have yet to play Pulstar but from what I've heard of it I'd suck at that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Snake View Post
    There always has YouTube longplay video.......
    I've always felt bad whenever I turn to longplay videos. Makes me feel so spoiled!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtucci31 View Post
    I've always felt bad whenever I turn to longplay videos. Makes me feel so spoiled!
    yeah spoiled with shitty tool assists and save states

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    RType dimensions is hard for me. Although I am definitely not on the same skill level as some of you seem to be when it comes to shooters. I will add that I am pretty good at playing Gunwang and Metal slug x

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    Quote Originally Posted by team_andromeda View Post
    Is Ibara any fun considering it's difficulty and notoriety?
    Honestly I don't think it's nearly as difficult as its reputation. Difficult yes, but if you bother learning a few simple mechanics and ways to keep rank from going bonkers you shouldn't have much trouble clearing it with a bit of practice.

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    Rezon. A very nice R Type clone, but brutally difficult beyond the first three stages.

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    We should have R-type, Image Fight 2 or Rayxanber high score competition..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Snake View Post
    ...R-type, Image Fight 2 or Rayxanber high score competition..............
    You rather mean a survival competition, probably counted in seconds.

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