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#61 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:36 PM

Kinda old news, but Radilgy 2 (aka Radilgy Noah) will support 2 players. I guess that will make it a little better, but it still looks like a freeware Flash game. >_<

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#62 Halo05   DJ Roomba CAGiversary!   7924 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:01 PM

It's still running on the Naomi board? *prays for a DC port*

#63 limelight022  

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:29 AM

This is what reignited my interest in shmups a few years back:



#64 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:24 PM

First announced in the Wii VC Thread, but MUSHA (Genesis) is out for Wii. Pretty much a must buy for me. I never did pick up the Genesis cart, and $200 off eBay is ridiculous. Although I dunno if the prices will stay $200 now that everyone has a VC alternative...

#65 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19940 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2009 - 04:18 AM

anyone else getting Ultimate Shooting Collection on wii?

#66 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2009 - 04:55 AM

I pass. Not a big fan of Milestone's shmups. I already have Radilgy, though.

I think JEKKI might get it...

#67 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7044 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:24 AM

yeay I've had that shyt pre-ordered on amazon.

for like a whole year already!!

-_-

#68 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:22 AM

Almost bought MUSHA, but remembered I still had to check CC for cheap point cards. 30%, so I got one and will DL it tonight probably.

#69 XxSmityxX   Sega New Astro City!! CAGiversary!   555 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:54 PM

Rumors of a Deathsmiles 2 by CAVE have surfaced. Will post more info when available :)

#70 SL4IN   C'MON GET SERIOUAS!! CAGiversary!   4420 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:39 PM

I bought MUSHA on monday when it came out and have been playing it quite a bit, the last level is tough!

I have some unused credit sitting at a local PnT that I want to use on Ultimate Shooting Collection, that is, if the game doesn't keep getting pushed back :cry:

#71 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:41 PM

Nice. I'm still waiting for Death Smiles 360. :p

I DL'd MUSHA, wewt.

#72 SL4IN   C'MON GET SERIOUAS!! CAGiversary!   4420 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:06 PM

Gun, would you say Ketsui Death Label for the DS is worth it at the hefty $60 import price?

Edit: never mind, it's OOP/OOS on play-asia and the only copies on ebay are going for $140, used.

#73 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:32 PM

PA might get used copies in, but I dunno if that game will ever get a budget reprint in Japan. I personally enjoy it a lot and thought it was well worth the $54 I spent to get it--it's pretty much just a gauntlet of boss battles, but it's just so cool having portable bullet hell. I can't really think of any other handheld game out there like it. It controls well, although bullets can be difficult to make out sometimes, and with the scalable difficulty, unlocking stuff isn't too hard. It was a no brainer for me, and I'm especially grateful now that it seems to be OOP/OOS at the bigger places. I'd be curious to know how scarce this title is now that you mention it.

#74 retroNutZ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   85 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:18 PM

And now that I am on the topic of PC SHMUPS, has anyone played Raptor: Call of the Shadows? It is an old DOS era game, it was one of my favorites and the first SHMUP I ever played. The cool element in it was the fact that you upgraded after each mission by buying equipment. I am sure you can find it anywhere now, as it is considered abandonware.


I use to love me some Raptor. That game was great!
I love how the DC seems to always get a few new release every year, but from a business perspective, I cant really understant why developers dont just create games for the PC or digital distribution. Although a lot of late DC games have been getting a lot of interest, then eventually get the digital port on XBLA.

#75 Captain_Insano16   Has a ton of stuff FS/FT! CAGiversary!   2739 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:40 PM

First announced in the Wii VC Thread, but MUSHA (Genesis) is out for Wii. Pretty much a must buy for me. I never did pick up the Genesis cart, and $200 off eBay is ridiculous. Although I dunno if the prices will stay $200 now that everyone has a VC alternative...


Holy Shizzle! I had no idea MUSHA had gone up some much in value. I'll have to dump off my cart and get it on the VC.

#76 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:50 PM

Well, to be a little more clear, that's just the one overseas seller I see trying to push his import copy. I also saw a cart-only for $70, so YMMV...

#77 bsesb2003   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1264 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:53 PM

Is MUSHA from the Genesis on the Wii Shopping Channel any good?

#78 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:57 PM

Dondonpachi Daijouou Black Label Extra Tasty Crispy (or as I like to call it, the 360 version) finally has an official release date of 2/17/09. I dunno if it's worth a double dip if you already have the PS2 version, but maybe if you are die hard shmup fan. I would think the move to HD would provide some kind of upgrade of some sort, but I really don't know at this point.

#79 SL4IN   C'MON GET SERIOUAS!! CAGiversary!   4420 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:43 PM

Won a copy of Gunbird 2 for the dreamcast last night off ebay for a really decent price. Really excited to get it and play around with it since it's been years since the last time I played on a Gunbird 2 machine.

#80 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:19 AM

Oh snap, Raiden Fighters Aces is getting a US release!

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=212502

From our friends at shovelware central Zoo Games. Publishers of such fine titles as Yamaha Supercross, Deal or No Deal the Wii game, and Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree! :whee:

#81 Chacrana   You wa Cock CAGiversary!   22669 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:26 AM

Fuckin' awesome!! I'm sold, provided they don't do anything stupid to it.

#82 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5586 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2009 - 04:40 AM

Fuck em' gunm. The game's been out forever.

#83 hankmecrankme   Drunken Jesus CAGiversary!   17432 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:22 AM

Just in case anyone is curious, Thunder Force VI for PS2 is pretty much a complete fucking waste of time.

#84 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5376 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:49 PM

Just noticed in the deals forum that Raiden Fighters Aces is coming for a U.S. release. It looks like I'll be picking up an Xbox 360 in March! :)

#85 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7044 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:31 AM

so I got Ultimate Shooting Collection for Wii yesterday.

omg... they seriously fukked it up so bad... so, so, bad lol.

so I'ma use Karous as my basis...

first of all, the game is american and thus translated. Unfortunately, when you are playing it the screen does not fit on my TV!! The bottom and top of the screen are cut off, so I cannot see my life bar, my score, or half the text that appears at the dialogue box at the bottom!! And the game offers no option to fix or adjust this.

and that's not all, what text I can indeed see actually cant really be seen at all... it's so small and squished together that you would need a huge ass TV to decipher any of it. I guess I wont be able to enjoy these games' story lol.

I feel real bad for the company now, becoz sum1 actually put the time and effort to translating all the game's text, then programming it into the game with a brutal space limitation for such a lost cause.

so... in comparison I dropped the japanese karous disc I had into my dreamcast. I cant read japanese worth shyt, but my background in chinese allows me to understand and identify the strokes. I'm glad to say, I can definitely make out the text characters in the japanese version as long as theyre not too complex. Then again, the characters arent squished together there so I dont think this is a fair comparison. Plus the dialog box was made with these characters in mind, so again the programming of this game's domestication was real rushed.

finally, for kicks I put the game into tate mode to see if it solves the screen visibility.

it does, I can see everything, but the text is still squished and this still hard to read.

and then this is where the game really fukks up... in Tate mode, the game not only turns your screen sideways, but your controls too!!!

so when you press UP in tate mode, your character moves left, and when you press LEFT your character moves down!! The tate mode in this game was made to literally play the game while viewing it on its side as opposed to placing your TV on its side!!!

O_o

dumbest shyt ever... seriously. lol.

as far as the games themselves, they are what they are. Theyre fun, but yes they're not cave or capcom shmups. Still, theyre hard to enjoy when you cant even see your lifebar!!

#86 weevles   No. CAGiversary!   17510 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2009 - 03:02 AM

omg. Thanks for TOFTT, JEKKI. :/

I'm kind of worried about the US port for Raiden Fighters Aces now. >_<

#87 Chacrana   You wa Cock CAGiversary!   22669 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2009 - 03:57 PM

Yeah, I hope they don't mess up the Raiden Fighters Aces collection... I mean, is there even text to translate in that game?

Honestly, just as long as nobody decides to get creative and apply their own personal touch to the game, we'll be fine. Zoo games sounds like a pretty lazy company... I mean, who names a company that? Err... so we should be fine.

Oh, and shameless plug, but I'm selling my PS2 copy of Dodonpachi Daioujou on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/...2|39:1|240:1318

#88 retroNutZ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   85 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 01:30 AM

Just noticed in the deals forum that Raiden Fighters Aces is coming for a U.S. release. It looks like I'll be picking up an Xbox 360 in March! :)



Wow! This looks amazing. Raiden Jet has got to be on my top 10 of shmups.

#89 Dr Mario Kart   SD/2D Defense Force CAGiversary!   10957 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Dr Mario Kart

Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:50 AM

what kind of TV do you have, JEKKI?

#90 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7044 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:36 AM

20'' flat screen crt by Apex.

for life! (I hope!)

lagless dreamcast games ftw!!