Daily Check: What shooters are you guys playing ATM?

Digmac

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Been playing quite a bit of DDP DOJ lately. Even though I'm a scrub to the danmaku genre, I've noticed little bits of improvement in pattern recognition and seeing what I can and can't get through. Like anything, it just takes practice.
 

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GG Aleste 3 in the Aleste Collection. Brilliant, brand new Aleste game. Currently can do a $2 run (8 credits) - working toward my personal goal of a $1 run with no hardware restrictions (removes slowdown and enables caravan mode). Even if you find a ROM to play on your favorite emulator, I do recommend playing on the collection or an emulator that removes hardware limitations so you can play at full speed. After playing this for hours, I think (despite being designed for GG hardware) it was meant to be played without those restrictions.
 

roker

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Spriggan pce cd.

I love compile. They made a lot of great games. Many under the radar. I don't know if they're my favorite shmup game developer but they're definitely up there.
 

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Spriggan pce cd.

I love compile. They made a lot of great games. Many under the radar. I don't know if they're my favorite shmup game developer but they're definitely up there.

I share your love for COMPILE roker, and hope that you did play Zanac Neo on the PS1 already. For some old school feeling, though, I recommend both Power Strikes on the Master System. Start with the second game, then go on to the more difficult first part, which drove me nuts with its many sub-weapons and their crazy trajectories. A pure adrenaline rush!
 

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I share your love for COMPILE roker, and hope that you did play Zanac Neo on the PS1 already. For some old school feeling, though, I recommend both Power Strikes on the Master System. Start with the second game, then go on to the more difficult first part, which drove me nuts with its many sub-weapons and their crazy trajectories. A pure adrenaline rush!

Although I played compile games in the past, it wasn't until zanac neo that I took a bigger interest in the developer. I think it was 2003/2004 when I played it for the first time and that prompted me to really dig into their library to see what I missed (or rediscover games I unwittingly played by them).

Check out Guardian Legend for the NES. Fantastic hybrid shmup game made by them.
 

oliverclaude

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Although I played compile games in the past, it wasn't until zanac neo that I took a bigger interest in the developer. I think it was 2003/2004 when I played it for the first time and that prompted me to really dig into their library to see what I missed (or rediscover games I unwittingly played by them).

Check out Guardian Legend for the NES. Fantastic hybrid shmup game made by them.

Great start there with Zanac Neo! I had a Mega drive from '89, hence my first touch was Musha Aleste.

Thanks for the the tip, Guardian Legend is definitely on my list. I already played Golvellius on the Master System, IIRC their first action-adventure. Keen to see if there are any similarities between both games, at least within the adventure parts.

BTW the only game I couldn't get to like so far was Spriggan Mark 2. I'm sure it's just me, so I'll keep trying, hehe.
 

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I'd been on Tatsujin Oh for awhile, but now I'm on Ibara. It feels like weeb Garegga, but its got a great soundtrack and a massive challenge.
 

roker

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so can we play gg aleste 3 on a real GG yet?

I've been having some fun with Power Strike II. Fantastic game. Same with the first and it's FM sound.
 

roker

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Kyuukyoku Tiger for the NES

I don't know why I fired this up when there two better ports by a longshot on the Genesis and PC Engine, but I will say, it's not bad for what it is. Pretty easy in the beginning then gets ridiculous after the 2nd stage.

Good for a curiosity, but if you have access to the other 2 ports, then stay away.
 

roker

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Border Down.

I feel I can beat this game starting on green, but sometimes struggling to re-learn it. Anyone know the difference between remix and arcade?

I'm totally indifferent about the music. I feel it's one of the weaker points. Not all the tracks are bad, but that harmonica sounding synth sorta bothers me.
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I suppose I will be playing some Einhander and Raiden Project on the PSX
 

roker

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Final Soldier

Holy shit my skills are rusty on this one. I really need to get it together if I'm ever going to 1cc this. Oh well.
 

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Final Soldier

Holy shit my skills are rusty on this one. I really need to get it together if I'm ever going to 1cc this. Oh well.
I'll say! That's the easiest of the bunch, get better roke. Speaking of getting rusty: I 1cc'd Truxton. Correct, the much easier Genesis version. On "easy". Hooray... I'll better look up that easiest shmups thread immediately.
 

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I'll say! That's the easiest of the bunch, get better roke. Speaking of getting rusty: I 1cc'd Truxton. Correct, the much easier Genesis version. On "easy". Hooray... I'll better look up that easiest shmups thread immediately.

I have a lot of disdain for the PC Engine version of Truxton. It's just so ridiculous with the enemy bullet speeds.
 

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Some Battle Garegga recently. I’ve been trying to reliably get a double extend from the birds using Golden Bat.
 

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Some Battle Garegga recently. I’ve been trying to reliably get a double extend from the birds using Golden Bat.

That's a fun trick to master. I don't think I'll ever be able to beat the default version of this game. I can however beat the new mode that M2 included in the re-release, but it's still an insanely difficult game.
 

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I have done 2 runs on Crimzon Clover World Ignition and playing the game hurts my hands.
 

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I've been playing Aka & Blue for the past few days. I'm really enjoying it. Got DDP SDOJ showing up Monday.
 

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ASOII and it's as much fascinating, as it is frustrating; at least you get both sides in perfect proportions to keep your motivation high. The armor system, a quite deep one actually, is driving me crazy. The Spike Spiegel part of me wants to use those weapons in good fun, and blast those creeps into a Black Hole one after another... the Jet part, though, is constantly reminding me how much this fun costs. At the end, I'm always pushing for Gold in the last stage: a big fucking D'Oh! I did beat this game once, but it was on Easy. MVS is a heavy difference. Well, I guess it's scrimping time again this evening.
 

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Batsugun Special - Sega Saturn

Holy shit is this game a lot of fun. I'm obsessed right now. I can make it to the 5th stage on the first loop then I'm done.

Muchi Muchi Pork - X360

I'm still learning how to use the Lard system. I prefer the arranged version (not the arranged soundtrack) over the original. I like bullet canceling.
 

Gaston

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Rtype final 2 on Switch. Guess what, IT SUCKS! Bland graphics, bad sound and a big rushjob.
 
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