Shoot 'em up thread

What's your opinion on the shmup renaissance that's currently happening?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is? Where?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Everywhere. We've been getting a very decent amount of shmups in the last couple of years, both on consoles and PC.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I missed them

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Please tell me that you at least didn't miss Zero Ranger.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >2018
            Seems cool though

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        give me a list bro
        last modern shooter I enjoyed was Crimzon clover.
        I didn't even download the R-type remakes because the 3D looks soulless.

        Ganker is every bit as normalfag as any other videogame community on the internet; it just relies on contrarianism so they just pick the games opposing the most popular ones (while still being popular games themselves. A good example would be Ganker loving Elden Ring, then denouncing it and then jumping into Nioh 2, another big budget big name Soulslike).
        Only an idiot would believe that Ganker is some kind of hardcore gamer community.

        t. zoomer

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          we've had a lot of good new releases the last few years, it's really unusual after such a dry and decade that was the 2010s.

          >Rolling Gunner (made by exCave staff)
          >Cotton Rock n Roll (made by some exTreasure staff) and Cotton Reboot
          >Psyvariar Delta
          >Raiden V (this one is surprisingly slept on)
          >Pocky and Rocky ReShrined

          Not to mention some excellent ports like Castle Shikigami II, the Darius collection, the upcoming Ray collection, Natsuki Chronicles and more. And loads of indie releases (which I don't gel with but others do, like that Drainus game).

          It's easy to be blackpilled in the 'shmup community' (because it's easier to gatekeep a dead genre and tear others down) but we honestly have not had it this good since the 360 days.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            raiden v sucks, I don't know why people liked it. The game is just obnoxious to play, visually and aurally.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I can barely see the bullets in that game. It's funny because Caladrius Blaze doesn't suffer from any of its issues.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Agree, the visibility is piss poor. The dub and dialogue is endearing though.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The dialogue is also annoying because they literally never shut the fuck up, like I'm supposed to pay attention to important plot conversations on the side of the screen while trying to not die from a bullet I can barely see. Shut the fuck up general uguu-chan.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I completely agree that you can't listen to it while playing, but the story itself is cute.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Cotton Rock n Roll (made by some exTreasure staff
            Don't associate treasure with Success. Who the fuck told you this?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              There's this one guy at Saizen that worked on the game and a few Treasure titles like Guardian Heroes and Radiant Silvergun, still a big fucking stretch to say something like that though.
              https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,44141/

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A stupid remark too considering treasure has a pathetic history with shooters while cotton's worst game is a pachinko game.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he didn't play ZeroRanger
          ngmi

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah spamming the sword attack for 60% of the game because you have to for scoring is really a fun "shooter" mechanic

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >he didn't go with the drill
              Yep, truly and literally ngmi.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dude the shmup renaissance happened more than a decade ago when shmups were actually popular

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You'll take back those words once Deathsmiles 3 wins GOTY at the game awards 2025.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to get into shmups. Is graze counter any good? I like cute girls

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Try the demo and find out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically play Touhou. Wide network for pirating so it's easy to try them without buying, and the games tend to be pretty straight forward shmups (at least the early Windows games, 6 through 8).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can play Mecha Ritz right now, it's free.

      https://www.freem.ne.jp/win/game/8513

      There's only one girl though and she's evil.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is no such thing as a shmup renaissance. Indie developers are just too mediocre and lazy to make a game more sophisticated than a 2d pixel metroidvania or a shmup.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Makes me sad that even on Ganker, a board where people pride themselves for liking obscure or hardcore games, shmups are still dead.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like Game Tengoku. Perhaps to a bit of an unhealthy degree.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good shit anon.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Purification complete

          It's true and you know it.

          You use the word "normie" instead of normalfag, or just normal your opinion is irrelevant.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fixed my post. Now I'm convinced that you're one of the retards who believe that this place is some kind of hardcore gaming community for "true videogame fans".

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good shit anon.

        yes. sex.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          so cute ToT

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            def
            check the manga, lots of service and full nudes

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I don't see it on the panda

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Cant remember where I got it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I believe this was where I downloaded my copy from.
                https://manga-zip.info/dl/GUN%E3%81%B0%E3%82%8C!%E3%82%B2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A0%E5%A4%A9%E5%9B%BD/

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I don't see it on the panda

              I believe this was where I downloaded my copy from.
              https://manga-zip.info/dl/GUN%E3%81%B0%E3%82%8C!%E3%82%B2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A0%E5%A4%A9%E5%9B%BD/

              There's a seeded copy on Nyaa: https://nyaa.si/view/1092859

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nice

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what, i remember this character from an old otakuworld KiSS file i think

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was underwhelmed by it, nice theming but pretty weak compared to other saturn shooters like cotton 2.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ganker is every bit as normalfag as any other videogame community on the internet; it just relies on contrarianism so they just pick the games opposing the most popular ones (while still being popular games themselves. A good example would be Ganker loving Elden Ring, then denouncing it and then jumping into Nioh 2, another big budget big name Soulslike).
      Only an idiot would believe that Ganker is some kind of hardcore gamer community.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fixed my post. Now I'm convinced that you're one of the retards who believe that this place is some kind of hardcore gaming community for "true videogame fans".

        You sound like you care a little too much about what others think of you.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ganker doesnot even like vidya
        half the threads are either 2D coomposting or generals without any game discussions

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Ganker is a single entity
        >of course i'm not as dumb as Ganker
        you are what's wromg with this place and don't even notice.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >nioh 2
        >soulslike
        you ARE an idiot

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is very true, look at how threads like this one try to shy away most of the time from talking about Touhou, which has been far and away the most popular shmup series for the past 20 years.

        It's being contrarian even in a niche category.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >look at how threads like this one about videogame shy away from talking about shovelware for normalfags
          What a mystery

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You don't know the definitions of either of those words. Doujin indie games aren't shovelware and Normalfags don't even know what a toohoo is, at the very most they'd have seen the Bad Apple Nominico remix video.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >touhou games aren't shovelware for normalfags
              Oh dear anon, is this your first week on the internet?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If anything, I think it's yours. You'd have to be delusional if you think that Touhou is in the normiesphere just because it's popular among weebs.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >weebs
                So it is indeed not your first week, but your first day online. Fuck off back to gaia gay.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >look at me I said Gaia therefore I'm an oldfag!
                Holy shit stop LARPing dude, go back to r/Ganker.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What the fuck are you talking about? Christ you newgays are insufferable

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're a fucking pathetic excuse of a human being and only hate Touhou because it's popular.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I hate touhou because its legitimately garbage

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ten Desires, Violet Detector, and the first 3 PC-98s sure but the rest nah you just wanna be different.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This is twitter syntax, I've seen it before. Go away.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >twitter syntax
                what the liter fuck are you talking about.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're vastly overestimating the popularity of 2hu.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Cirno day was trending.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Trends are catered to your preferences. I see my favorite games "trend" at least twice a week.

                That also says you yourself use Twitter gg retard.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >That also says you yourself use Twitter gg retard.
                Only as a way to get e-boi porn and follow shmup devs, but yes. Woe is me. How shall I ever recover?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Lambasts other anons calling them twitterfags
                >I-I only have mine for e-boiporn and to see shmupdevs! I'm not a hypocrite!

                holy shit can you get any more pathetic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're an actual fucking idiot. You and the previous guy.
                You're mixing up two different types of autists. I don't give a fuck about whether you use Twitter or not.
                Although you're a legitimate subhuman if you have a discord account.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bro your average normalgay doesn't even know Reimu. Your trends are also based on your preferences.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        uhm, akshually,,, we have uhm, Drago's dofma, and um.... *checks notes*

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ganker
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      [...]

      or hardcore games
      amigo...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're thinking of the Ganker from at least twelve years ago. That one doesn't exist anymore.
      This current place is merely another corner of the internet to talk about The Next Big Thing, and maybe shit on it or congregate like vultures if it happens to be an anime-themed gacha with balloon tits. It's another altar of worship to dumb consumerism and a fantastic propaganda tool if you have enough shills to enforce your narrative as will.
      The one and only constant throughout the years is that barely any of its users is over 18.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ganker was never a hardcore community, even back then. It'd be like calling /a/ an intelligent knowledgeable community.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not entirely wrong but not fully right, either. The old culture forced everyone to really want to be perceived as Magister Ludi. Helps that back in the day no one really knew what they were doing, so posting Windia's ass already made you all the more of a fine connoisseur in the arts.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Living Dead, now he's a progenitor of the proto culture.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most people who get into shmups never become lasting fans. They enjoy it for a while, then quit because the genre hasn't evolved since the 90s and has no room left to innovate. Shmups being autoscrollers hurts them a lot too, no matter how great a stage is it will always get boring when you have to replay it 50 times to see later levels. Also shmups don't reward any kind of skill other than mechanical precision, unlike other "hard" genres there's nothing dynamic about it, you just memorize 1 route and practice until you play a level the same way every time.

      Most shmups are like cheap gum. Really awesome at first, but wear out really quickly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >unlike other "hard" genres there's nothing dynamic about it, you just memorize 1 route and practice until you play a level the same way every time
        someone's never played Battle Garegga

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Garegga is great, one of the best. I do think

          Scoring is the worst part of shmups

          is correct though because even a great game like Garegga can become lame when you play for score. But it's a problem because in other genres playing for score usually makes it better. To play a shmup well you're supposed to memorize a route, and it's just lame.

          Most people who quit shmups tend to have these absurd ideas for some reason. I get some of it, and why (play 10 hours, ragequit, never try again), but parading them online is something entirely different.
          [...]
          I think they just want you to use proper English, you dumbass. You're in a public forum that allots enough time to actually proofread your posts and type something decent with your clearly brilliant writing skills. There is no room nor necessity for contractions or abbreviations unless you acknowledge, yourself, your post isn't reading.
          And it wasn't, by the way.

          >Most people who quit shmups tend to have these absurd ideas for some reason
          What's absurd about that? I mean, there is a reason the genre really struggles to keep enough players to support games.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The idea that there are "ideal" routes to follow as if humans were TASbots, most of all, I guess. The genre definitely suffers from some repetition and are terrible at teaching new players the ropes, at least beyond aiming for 1CCs where repetition sets in.
            This could be done better. Games like Hitogatta Happa (remake where?) and Hellsinker. literally live by their scoring systems, and even your run-off-the-mill CAVE shooter with at least ask you to think a little if you're aiming for high scores, but these options not being immediately apparent to anyone is what causes their niche nature, not the genre itself.
            Shmups have a lot in common with rhythm games. Like those they could put some more effort into making things clearer and not quite so dumb.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Hitogata Happa
              Oh hey, didn't you shill this game a couple weeks ago in another shmup thread? I started playing the game because of your post.
              Anyway, I'm running the game on Linux through Wine, and when I Alt+Tab away and then go back in, it fucks up the graphics until I restart the game (pic related, this is supposed to be the main menu). Outside of that, the game works perfectly. Does this happen on Windows? If not, do you know what the issue could be?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                are you on wayland, if not you can try it out unless you use a nvidia gpu

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Might just have been me. It works on Windows, though the dev's old games do seem to be coded in spaghetti (just using Steam's controller layer to change/add some inputs makes ones like Bloodvane crash).
                Would still suggest disabling full-screen mode and all that in the game's settings.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >The genre definitely suffers from some repetition
              ??? that is like all games

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >To play a shmup well you're supposed to memorize a route, and it's just lame.
            the same can be said of all genres with scoring systems

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most people who quit shmups tend to have these absurd ideas for some reason. I get some of it, and why (play 10 hours, ragequit, never try again), but parading them online is something entirely different.

        There is always a few retards using shmup threads to talk about how THEY are the only true shmup fans that were playing shmups since the 80 and everyone else is a zoomer twitter twitchfag while THEY, and only THEY understand how great Shmups are and only what they play is good and what you play is a zoomer shooter or a boomer shooter

        Kys

        I think they just want you to use proper English, you dumbass. You're in a public forum that allots enough time to actually proofread your posts and type something decent with your clearly brilliant writing skills. There is no room nor necessity for contractions or abbreviations unless you acknowledge, yourself, your post isn't reading.
        And it wasn't, by the way.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pseud like you are always funny to read

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know if you're on about the grammar but the shmup blackpills he describes really are insufferable since they spend upwards of the last 5 or 6 years hanging around shmup threads to tell people why they are so bad.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm talking about him randomly trying to flex his native language on a post that is perfectly comprehensible

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If you don't understand why we tell twitter/twitch/tumblr/whatever users to fuck off you don't belong here. Now fuck off

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes dude, everyone you don't like is a twitter/twitch/tumblr user lmao
                Kys

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >kys
                Again, using twitch/twitter speak, fuck off.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >kys is twitch/twitter speak
                hahahaha

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not pure mechanical precision, it's mostly about how to read bullets and make the correct split-second decisions. It's training your brain.
        There are also plenty of different kinds of shmups, not that you're point isn't somewhat valid.

        Scoring is the worst part of shmups

        I like it in infinite or caravan shmups, or as a way to get extends in normal shmups. The problem arises when you have to compromise between scoring and actually finishing the damn game. Don't tell me to just get good.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In my case the issue was that I am not skilled enough to beat the games quickly and realized the sunken time to get a 1cc or play "competitively" would be better spent playing a genre I enjoy more like RPG. Also the community was full of insufferable literal autists, gays who bought and paraded around their PCB but never 1cc'd any game and trannies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >/vee/
      >hardcore
      this shit board is dead to me after 95% were filtered by margit.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Wrong its just that you cant shitpost about obscure games as easily

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's true and you know it.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s great. Z-Warp is really fun.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >rolling gunner on steam never
    bless the dude who uploaded it on archive.org
    it's a fucking good game

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Toaplan making a comeback thanks to THQ and M2
    >Sol Cresta
    >R-Type back from the dead with R-Type Final 2/2.5/3 and the upcoming Tactics remake
    >Treasure returning from the dead with a new Radiant Silvergun port
    >Cave games finally being re-released on Steam again
    >M2 re-releasing every Darius game and the RayForce trilogy next year
    All we need is M2 porting the Shottrigger ports to PC

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I forgot about Cotton, fuck.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Andro Dunos getting a sequel 30 years later

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also the Aleste collection and the fact that M2 made a completely new entry in the series to include in it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AFAIK ShotTriggers are incredibly focused on arcade accuracy so they don't want to deal with the multiple hardware/software issues that come with a PC port.
      It would nice if they at least were consistent with which consoles they ported to and ofered more international releases.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Andro Dunos getting a sequel 30 years later

      you forgot about the new cave tohu and the new ZeroRanger DLC

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought the 2hu cave game was mobage?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he new cave tohu
        Confirmed mobile dogshit, stop caring already.

        >new ZeroRanger DLC
        FUCKING WHEN?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >M2 Ray series
      CERTIFIED KINO

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Batrider needs to be on modern systems

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shmup renaissance that's currently happening?
    >shmup renaissance
    ?????????????

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shmups are making a comeback, babey.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes here's the list
      >30 years old port
      >25 years old port
      >20 years old port
      >remakes that's worse than the original
      >remasters with extra issues
      >more ports
      >indie shovelware
      It's great

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that sounds awesome just like boomer shooters

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >want to get past just 1ccing
    >turns out you have to be a copy monkey and treat it like a second job
    Man
    At least the music in the games are great

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just try to improve your score, discovering how a game's scoring system works is part of the fun for me. Only compare to your previous self, and try hard not to get discouraged if it appears that your' not improving.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty nice, just keep the ports coming for now.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    POST MORE WINDIA AND CASPER ASS
    POSSIBLY FOLLETT TOO
    MAYBE NOT ROSA BECAUSE SHE'S TOO OLD

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of, Takahashi Meijin (former Hudson Soft/Konami and the dude who can press a button 16 times per second) is working on a shmup with Terarin (the dev behind Moon Dancer and Raging Blasters)

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You may think you know schizo shit
    But have you ever visited /shmupg/
    Jesus fuck

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Recommend me a game if my favorite shmups are:
    Crimzon Clover
    Blue Revolver
    R-Type (all except 3, that one is an overrated piece of trash, final 1 and 2 are mid)
    Dangun Feveron
    Darius Gaiden
    Monolith
    Touhou 13 with Youmu

    Cave games are kind of mid and are just nice graphically and sound wise
    Touhou games are kinda boring on average
    Gradius 1/2/3 are fun but I can't see myself playing them again and they are also too easy, Gradius V is ultra mid
    Eighting/Raizing are just all over the place and the scoring is convoluted and boring, they can be fun but end up being ultra mid
    ZeroRanger is mid
    Raiden games are all trash
    EXceed games are all trash
    Gun-nac is okay but feel like a romhack
    Mars Matrix is overrated
    Border Down and all treasure games are mid
    Einhander is trash
    Ikaruga is too ugly for me to play
    Gunbird 2/Dragon Blaze are alright but I hate random stages
    Thunderforce are ultra trash

    Did I just play every good shmups while the shmup communities are enjoying their vast catalog of mid games because they will eat up anything?
    I just need 2/3 more good shmup games to be happy, I don't have enough with the one I just listed on top

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      H E L L S I N K E R

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I forgot I had to play that one, good call

        >mid
        Fuck off all you twitter/twitch normalfags

        >NOOO don't use words that are easy to convey an information
        have a nice day, I don't even have a twitter or twitch, I bet that's all you do with your days loser, I bet you stack no papers and get no bitch

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >mid
          Fuck off all you twitter/twitch normalfags

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mid
      Fuck off all you twitter/twitch normalfags

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Batsugun is great. My favorite shmup personally.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I actually forgot to add it to my list, Batsugun + the SP version are so good

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    great thread so far

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is always a few retards using shmup threads to talk about how THEY are the only true shmup fans that were playing shmups since the 80 and everyone else is a zoomer twitter twitchfag while THEY, and only THEY understand how great Shmups are and only what they play is good and what you play is a zoomer shooter or a boomer shooter

    Kys

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wow Ganker really proving to be no worse than /b/

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's really just pointing out how contrarianism in one community is symptomatic of a site wide issue with being contrarian to think they are cool.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    uohhhh windia

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      finally a good post

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Scoring is the worst part of shmups

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on the game, I like ketsui's scoring mechanic even if I suck at the game, beep beep beep beep beep

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The worst part of shmups is blocking the true final boss behind a 1CC. Dodonpachi is much worse in this regard since you have to collect every bee medal in every stage, you can't bomb and you can't lose more than one life.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The worst part of shmups is blocking the true final boss behind a 1CC.
        I like that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. icycalm

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >*beeps*

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All of you self-proclaimed veterans and pros should be able to answer this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >No Batsugun
      >No Darius
      >No Jamestown

      What's even the point

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Darius is in there you dolt

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          OH fuck I actually never played gaiden. im dum

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's the best of the series, you're missing out

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I should, I kinda burnt myself out on G Darius. Maybe I was just not firing on all cylinders when I played it, but the difficulty hit me like a swift kick to the nads. I'm still recovering.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so thankful that I can know which games are actually good and which games are for posers, I wouldn't want to live my life as someone pretending to like a genre as a way to fill the holes in their personality.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on Astebreed?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Trash

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Very silly game. A decently fun time but beware it's unplayable with a stick.

      For over 10 years I had no idea that girl was from a video game.

      Did you know they were 11 and 13?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Did you know they were 11 and 13?
        No, but that doesn't bother me. I didn't even know she had a name until this thread.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm sure they released an update with more control options so you can play asstobreed with a stick.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For over 10 years I had no idea that girl was from a video game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this used to be an xbox exclusive and the tag line was something like ''e-bois strike back'' or something like that, a different era

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The tagline was "Death smiles at us all, e-bois smile back" and was sold in gamestop. Good times.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shmups have never been good. Tohou lives only because of waifugayry and I couldn't legitimately name another series

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are so many of these games just filled with softcore porn? Do people actually like them because they like the gameplay or is everyone just horny and posting pics instead?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pure gameplay+sexy anime girls is a winning combination. The only reason shmups still live. Other genres should take note.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody likes Deathsmiles for the gameplay

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I like the familiar gimmick.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I do, it's fun. Literally what's not to like?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Homosexual spotted. Only thing better than a good game is a good game with hot girls in it.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Truxton is just Okay.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mark wasn't known for his good taste in games. I think the only meme one he liked that was actually good is Defender.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Who? What the fuck are you talking about?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Mark from classicgameroom. He's known for reviewing a lot of shmups in particular. He used to joke about Truxton all the time and talk about how great it is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mark wasn't known for his good taste in games. I think the only meme one he liked that was actually good is Defender.

      is fun

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I gotta be honest, my issue with these types of games is the same problem I have with fighting games. I'm okayish at them, and I could probably be better if I practiced a lot. But I don't enjoy the games enough to give enough of a damn to practice. I feel like part of the reason why both genres will never be mainstream is that it's really just all or nothing. You either love it and put in the time and effort to be competent or you just don't care enough and move on.

    Obviously I'm not saying the people who love it don't deserve all of the effort they put in or that people are entitled to magically get good. But it'd be nice if there was at least a middle ground where people didn't get immediately BTFO and don't get to play the game enough where they might start to enjoy it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You forgot to express your gratitude for making me read your blogpost.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just use save states.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That defeats the purpose.
        Beating an arcade game with infinite continues is a waste of time

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not if you're learning while playing. You think all those 1CCs on YouTube were done first try?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is part of why Touhou is so successful. Easy mode. Normal Mode. Hard Mode. Practice Mode. Spell Practice. A ton of games with fairly consistent controls and mechanics so that almost anyone can find a challenge that's on their level.
      The biggest part is probably marketing, but there is something that hooks people once they try it out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fighting games fucking suck lol
      t. spent 7 years as a hardcore competitive fighting game player

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        should have gotten a hitbox

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last one I played and enjoyed was ZeroRanger

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >play darius gaiden/G
    >if you pick up all the power ups you actually gimp yourself because you have to stop picking them up at some point
    Meme series

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is a classic

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    psyvariar 3 when

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never unless pyx/mr2151 is involved again

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why haven't you played my shmup yet?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's overpriced as fuck.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's alright. I thought it was cool how it gave very substantial rewards for scoring instead of just an extend or two, even if you're an ultra casual you're still encouraged to optimize the way you play.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just fap to the porn you weirdos

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    love that track that's all
    ahh da daaaa da da daaa da da da da daaa

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >renaissance
    All I'm seeing are a bunch of re-releases and collections, M2 can't even be assed to port their Aleste to consoles and PC.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Apparently its because M2 says there's such variance in PC hardware they can't perfectly port it. Sounds like a bad excuse to me though.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bad excuse indeed since they ported Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade and G-Darius HD with no problems.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >All I'm seeing are a bunch of re-releases and collections, M2 can't even be assed to port their Aleste to consoles and PC.
      https://www.play-asia.com/aleste-collection/13/70dqk1

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    post doujin links

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Casper best girl

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sex

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Her and Leinyan along with Reco are the best CAVE waifus.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I turn my Xbox One X into a PS1/Saturn shmup emulation machine?

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i like galaga

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    has anyone ever had a girl sit like that in front of them? what did you do?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not comfortable to sit like that, if not outright impossible anatomically.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do i git gud at shmups? I tried mushihimesama and could only get to the 2nd stage without using continues

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you just have to play them over and over.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You play them. Then you play them. Then you play them a little more. Then you play them until you can dodge bullets without looking at your character

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