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#361 limelight022

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:24 AM

I need some side scrolling SHUMP action... I never really liked vertical shooters


Keep an eye on Death Smiles then, its a horizontal shmup.

And dont forget Shoot1UP is on XBLIG for $1, although that one is vertical. But hey, its $1!!!!!!

#362 fart_bubble

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:48 PM

cool, Guwange hitting XBLA
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#363 weevles

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:55 PM

Yup, and Deathsmiles II X for JPN disc release...maybe they will make that one region-free too (although current indications is that it won't be).

Some interesting news from Shooting Festa 2010:

http://www.andriasan...esta_playtests/

Afterbuner Climax, Senko no Ronde Duo...more...

#364 PiP

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:04 PM

I have my sammy lcd fixed in tate mode and mame set to vertical for all my shmup goodness. :)

#365 escapekey

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:02 AM

Keep an eye on Death Smiles then, its a horizontal shmup.

And dont forget Shoot1UP is on XBLIG for $1, although that one is vertical. But hey, its $1!!!!!!



Well, it's mostly vertical, with horizontal and diagonal (!!) sections if you take the alternate paths.
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See for yourself at http://www.8bithorse.com

#366 Crunchewy

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:05 PM

Holly crap:
http://www.cave-world.com/iphone/en/

Not sure how that is going to work out, but you can be sure i'll be checking it out!

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#367 Chacrana

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 05:00 PM

I can barely type a text message on the iphone... how the hell am I supposed to survive bullet hell?

#368 weevles

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 05:03 PM

Space Invaders Infinity G and Space Miner are fun, but I agree that the precise controls needed for bullet hell have not been possible thus far on the current iphones. Still, unless the price was ridiculous, I can see myself getting it just for the sake of getting it.

#369 JEKKI

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:08 PM

I tried to play gee gee gee gee baby baby baby on infinity gene's song mode...

dang that stage is impossible...

#370 LordVila

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 08:09 PM

Has anybodys copy of EspGaluda II arrived from PlayAsia yet? The wait for that and my LP of the Beatles White Album is killing me.

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#371 TC

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 08:13 PM

Give You Will Die a try. Its a $1 Xbox LIVE Indie game and has a demo.

http://marketplace.x...5-d80258550405/

#372 DerrickH

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 08:46 PM

I second the recommendation for You Will Die. Extremely difficult , though.
It saves highscores via XBL but at the end of the game, it'll also give you a code so you can submit your score to an online scoreboard.
I think its a great deal for $1 but I'm biased since I wrote it.

#373 Crunchewy

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:23 PM

I'm not a fan of Space Invaders Infinity Gene so much, but I really enjoyed Sky Force Reloaded (iPhone/iPod touch). The touch controls work well and it's a pretty good shooter. Sky Force (not Reloaded) isn't quite as good, mainly because of an annoying level where you can't shoot - I hate that level. In any case, neither is quite a bullet hell, I don't think. My guess is they are going to tame Espgaluda II down substantially in order to make it playable on the iPhone, which could work out fine. Who wants a full on version of Espgaluda II that is pretty, but completely unplayable? Better to have fewer bullets and actually be able to have fun with the game.

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#374 limelight022

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:33 AM

So do we have a release date on Death Smiles or is it still TBA?

The wait is killin me.

#375 weevles

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:44 AM

No official release date for US Deathsmiles yet. Tentatively looking at a July release, but there is currently a lack of news and general lack of preorder info.

#376 limelight022

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:36 AM

Wow, July...even if thats true thats a long ways away.

#377 JEKKI

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 06:32 PM

I heard Cho Aniki is out on PSP now... download only from PSN for I believe to be $20...

I will check later today and pick it up and let yallz kno how it is!!!

I never played Cho Aniki before... also I never played a Darius game before either >_<

in other news...

http://www.siliconer...reenshots-land/

I want this game so much...

#378 fart_bubble

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 10:39 PM

also I never played a Darius game before either >_<


get the Fuck out of here.

Darius is one of my favorite shmup series. Darius (worth the purchase on the VC), Darius Gaiden, Darius Twin, G-Darius and Metal Black (not a official Darius game but borrows quite heavily from the series) were my favorites
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#379 PiP

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:50 PM

Soldner-X on ps3 in 1080p is awsomness :)

#380 62t

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:57 PM

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#381 weevles

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:22 PM

That is totally totally awesome...all that for $49.99 is an amazing value. I can't wait for Amazon to put up their preorder...

#382 Chacrana

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:45 PM

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#383 JEKKI

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:00 PM

played summadat Cho Aniki 0 over the weekend.

the good thing is they didnt fukk up the hit box detection so all is well there.

the bad thing is I cant play shmups with a dpad anymore :/ I need a stick... plus the small screen doesnt help either which overall provides a detriment to my personal playing precision.

so the stages seem to be divided into parts, but when u die u respawn immediately. However when u game over and continue, u start all the way back at the start of the stage. So for one, I dont understad why they would divide the stages up if they dont serve as checkpoints (altho they do change he backgrounds up). Secondly, as a result u cant beat the game for the sake of beating it by credit feeding unless u really get better at the game.

but in stage 2, which is as far as I got, the backgrounds are so noisy that I have so much trouble differentiating what is a danger and what is part of the background, so u die a lot for no reason.

so yah, I cant really give it a fair judgment since playing the game has given me quite a challenge.

#384 ninja dog

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:54 AM

I like shmups too

got the "Mushihimesama-hutari Black Lavel" [sic] expansion on XBLA the other day...a bunch of new modes/scoring systems for me to fail at ecstatically.

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#385 ninja dog

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:54 PM

whoa, ESPGaluda 2 is getting an iphone release on 4/10!

http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=392010

$5 for the first 3 days, $9 after that. 3GS and late 2009 ipod touch only.

I can't imagine playing this on the iphone, but I'm getting it day 1 for sure.

#386 weevles

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:14 PM

Yes!! Amazon pre-orders are up!!1

#387 JEKKI

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 04:13 PM

Espgaluda on iPhone is freakin amazing!!

Esp 2 on xbox is real complicated IMO, but iPhone version really dumbs down the mechanics n makes it real fun!!

I'm actually typing this from iPhone rite now so I'll explain more once I get to a real keyboard

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:17 PM

I only have a 3g :(

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#389 weevles

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 07:01 PM

Esp is 3GS only?

Edit: yup. How lame. :(

Edited by gunm, 11 April 2010 - 12:00 AM.


#390 JEKKI

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:26 AM

Im back!!

so basically ESP2 is played Space Invaders style with slide movement and auto shot always turned on laser mode.

in basic control mode, you have 2 icons for awake mode and barrier mode. I thought the game was a little dumbed down, but apparently you can indeed go into level 2 awake mode so the scoring system as far as I can tell is exactly that of ESP2. The only difference is since you're doing slide movement you are not bound by movement speed. This makes the game VERY easy actually, despite being bullet hell.

There's an expert control mode also which adds 2 more buttons, a toggle for shot on/off and a toggle for shot type so u can switch from laser to regular shot. but I may be wrong as I havent actually tried it yet...

also apart from normal mode, there's an iphone mode. In the new exclusive mode, you cannot move when you go into awake mode. You stand idle and a counter begins to build, and when you exit all the bullets turn to gold with your score multiplier dependent upon the counter. So basically, you need to cancel out of awake mode before you get hit. However, if you touch your ship as bullets are about to hit you, they cancel out into gems. I am not sure if this decreases your multiplier counter but I would assume it does as the system would make sense to be a risk/reward type deal. Also Im not sure if iphone mode has level 2 awake.

other than that, fantastic game but eats battery like a mofo. I was at 100% this morning, went to 2% around noon and had to turn my phone off until I got back to my car charger O_o