Recomend some shooters

T.A.P.

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I'm in the mood for some old shooters. Anyone have some suggestions for NES, SNES, or Genesis?
 

Loopz

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I'm in the mood for some old shooters. Anyone have some suggestions for NES, SNES, or Genesis?

US releases only here:

NES
Zanac
Section Z
Iron Tank

Genesis
MUSHA
Thunder Force II, III, IV (aka Lightening -sic- Force)
Gaiares
Arrowhead
Phelios
FireShark


SNES
Smash-TV
Space Megaforce
E.D.F.

I know there's more, but those are my big faves.
Import-wise you could go on for decades, especially on the MegaDrive.
 

Metal Slugnuts

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Fuck, if you had included Turbo Duo you could play my favorite 16-bit shooter ever: LORDS OF THUNDER :buttrock:

The Sega CD version is trash though...gotta go with the original TD version. That's the only game I kept when I sold my Duo...I love the soundtrack too much. :emb:

I always thought Ranger X for the Genesis was really cool but hard as fuck.
 

Liquid Snake

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SNES:
Axelay
UN Squadron
Super Nova
Super Aleste

Genesis:
Elemental Master
Air Buster
 

GregN

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You forgot the manly game of brotherly love and protein:

Cho Aniki!:mr_t:
 

Loefye

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Want a great shooter for the NES? Check out "Over Horizon". Such an under appreciated shooter.

The music in stage 2 makes me dance around while my ship eats bullets.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I0G3pc3jT0

Stage 3 with the ice cubes rocks my world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHOD7r3Nl-Q

The fire breathing Pumas in stage 4 are epic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66rNvqrzWmA

Plus ship and weapon customization?
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/0/587500_80997_back.jpg

Honorable Mentions:

Abadox: Tough as nails "biological shooter".

Metalstorm: If you like robots and original innovative level design check this out. Not so much a shmup but you still shoot bullets and you will dig it anyway.

I could list a lot more, as well as shooters for other systems, but I'm way too lazy right now.

EDIT: What the heck. One more for you: M.U.S.H.A. for Genesis. AMAZING music and AMAZING art direction. A bit on the easy side but if that doesn't bother you you must pick this game up. You must.
 
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ForeverSublime

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My top NES pick would be: Legendary Wings

Others: Gun.Smoke, Burai Fighter, Iron Tank, Star Force, A.S.O., Thundercade

Thanks to the person above recommending Over Horizon. That's new to me. Great packaging and ship design.

My top SNES/Super Famicom pick would be: Spriggan Powered
 

black_wizardd

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FAMICOM - Recca

Amazing Famicom shooter programmed by Yagawa of Battle Garegga/Raizing fame (i.e. lots of bullets!) :buttrock:
 

SniperElite

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NES
1943
Zanac
Fire Shark (also on the gen)

GENESIS
Air Buster
Thunderforce Series
Musha

SNES
Axelay
R-Type III
 
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