Can I get some good shmup recs that are a good entry point into the genre? Vertical strollers only please.

Can I get some good shmup recs that are a good entry point into the genre? Vertical strollers only please.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Galaga.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Of course. That's probably one of my all time favourite games. I should play it more actually.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If you haven't already tried it, play Galaga '88 for the PC Engine. It's awesome.

        Also, a non-Ganker option I love to death: Eschatos.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1942 and it's sequels are pretty fun.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >vertical only
    why?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >why
      It's just a preference.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Vertical is better than horizontal.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Horis are the chads choice
        Verts are for posers that hide replays and strategies

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Just turn the screen on its side.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            but then the ship would drop out of the bottom of the tv

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Humble guys with huge dicks play both

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is my question as well, there are some really fantastic horizontal shooters out there and some of them are easier to get into than their vertical counterparts. Plus you can play them in regular landscape orientation

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tyrian 2000
    The whole point of that one is to have fun, not a challenge (for the most part)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why is it so challenging to have fun playing it then?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because you only like being challenged mentally.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >vertical only
    Oh so you only want babby shmups with bright pulsating colors and tiny hitboxes so you don't actually have to route or learn anything, is that it?

    Hostility out of the way, here are some recs:

    Batsugun - the proto bullet hell, not very hard.

    DoDonPachi - the bullet hell genre codifier. Doable if you grind it for a couple of months (and if you want more bullet hells just check out the rest of Cave's catalogue or literally any indie shmup made the last 15 years).

    Batrider/Bakraid/Garegga/Dimahoo - semi bullet hells by Raizing, the kings of scoring systems.

    Raiden Fighters (Jet) - short but intense, varied strats, good scoring.

    Vasara 1/2 - sword swinging shmups.

    Space Bomber - meme-tastic oldschool fun.

    Akkanvader - Space Invaders but still fun.

    In general, these are not games you "beat" unless you have grand autismo, or dedicate years of your life to the hobby (or a single game even). Many of these games have interesting scoring systems, and I recommend checking out score boards on shmupsforum and measure your climb to those instead of the pitiful in-game ones.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Star Parodier is super easy mode. Probably as entry level as it gets. After that there's Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire (kind of challenging but you can spam bombs), Detana Twinbee Deluxe Pack, and Galactic Attack aka Layer Section for Saturn. Aside from that there's the early Touhou games I guess. When you are finally ready to try some horizontal shooters, Cotton 100% and Super Air Zonk are pretty easy. You might also enjoy Harmful Park, Keio Flying Squadron, or Sengoku Blade.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Star Parodier is super easy mode. Probably as entry level as it gets

      i'd argue soldier blade is the easiest in the series

      both are amazing games though and good entry points

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >a good entry point into the genre

    Then any non-bullet hell will do the trick. Xevious, Tiger Heli, Space Invaders and it's clones. There's also a fave of mine, Gun Smoke, but the challenge escalates quickly.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >see that a multi-arcade machine at a place I frequent has this
      >go home and grind like a motherfucker on the NES version
      >haha! time to kick ass and write ASS on the high score screen!
      >get fucking curbstomped by the arcade version

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >>get fucking curbstomped by the arcade version

        Me too, anon. But I loved that arcade, anyway, and patieltly started all over again. Wolf Chief Shot Gun was as fas as I could get with 1 credit. That three-way shooting system alone already made it the most enjoyable shot'em'up of all times as far as my childhood goes.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't play shmups much but really enjoyed Phelios

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    touhou, its the best. you can live out the average jap fantasy of controlling little girls. its on par with smt persona 5 and smt persona 4

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Any of PCE/TG16 shmups like Soldier Blade, Blazing Lasers or NEXZR

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >good
    >shmup
    >recommendation
    ive 1cced probably 50+ of these and no I don't have any recommendations to make

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >i'm a retard wasting my time with games i don't enjoy
      noted

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    batrider
    soldier blade
    crimzon clover
    zanac neo
    sorcer striker

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dodonpachi dai jou ou
    ketsui
    espgaluda (easiest of the 3)
    esp ra de
    many other posters have recommened cave shmups

    gekirindan is another one worth checking out

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kingdom Grand Prix

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    TGL

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