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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    The budget games mega thread has quite a few shooters in it.

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    LorkLork Registered User regular
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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited February 2007
    Do... do you want me to write a treatise here or something? It would start with Touhou and go through about 30 other games above and beyond that series.

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    BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Do... do you want me to write a treatise here or something? It would start with Touhou and go through about 30 other games above and beyond that series.

    Do it.

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    ZellSFZellSF Registered User new member
    edited February 2007
    Tyrian 2000 is a great freeware shmup.

    Edit: screenshots

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Davoid wrote: »

    beat me to it.

    although I kinda beat you to it in the thread you linked

    S U G G E S T I O N P A R A D O X

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited February 2007
    BTP wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Do... do you want me to write a treatise here or something? It would start with Touhou and go through about 30 other games above and beyond that series.

    Do it.

    Let's start with the current gen Touhou crowd... Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, and Shoot the Bullet.

    Then we move into the doujin soft crowd... Airrade 1 & 2, Angel Destroyer, Angeraze 1 & 2, Banshiryuu, Bike Banditz, Blue Sabers, Buritan, eXceed 1 & 2, Feather Raid, Gochamaze No Arashi, Gundead Ligne, Gundemonium, Hein Legend, Hitoga Happa, Kamui, Kanossyu 1 & 2, Kokoro, Lethal Application, Lyrical STG, Maria and a Red Bloom, Master Burner, Matataki, Mayu Shoot, Mousou Bousou no Kyourenshi, Mousouken, Parity Shoot, Pladzma, Road to Al-De-Baran, Royal Edoma Engine, Samidare, Soldier Force, Suguri, Tobitouka, Tobitsuki, Too Heat2, Under Stellar 2, Valstar, Visionary Wings.

    I think that's probably at least 30. And I didn't even need to touch the ABA Games stuff either.

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    XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    ZellSF wrote: »
    Tyrian 2000 is a great freeware shmup.

    Edit: screenshots

    This is a fairly good game, it seems.

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    ToastToast Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Tyrian is all kinds of awesome.

    Also, if you like vertical-scrolling shooters and have an itch for speed, you seriously need to try Torus Trooper. It's nothing fancy - you have a long winding tube (which breaks down into a half-pipe corkscrew pretty regularly), a ship with a nice gun and a time limit. More time comes from passing certain score barriers and killing endbosses. It's pretty straightforward.

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    The thing is, though, it's pretty fast. Play on Extreme for the full effect, and learn to fly evasion patterns, cos there's no way you're dodging individual bombs...


    (I play this a couple of times a day just to chill out, got to level 13 or so on Extreme so far, but I always restart from 1. It's not the score that matters, it's the chilled-out relaxation.)

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    TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Raptor by 3D Realms was cool.

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    MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Heck ya it is.

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    PojacoPojaco Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Thank you friends, my backlog just got much larger

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    Squirminator2kSquirminator2k they/them North Hollywood, CARegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Project-X by Team 17. An MS-DOS version was released in 1994 which I believe you can still buy from their online store (otherwise... y'know... look elsewhere. eBay, or something). I've never played the PC version but the Amiga version is an incredible game. Bloody difficult, mind.

    Did Apidya ever get released for the PC?

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    BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Cross-posting with the budget games thread:

    I just downloaded Blue Wish Resurrection. Now what do I use to open it? .lzh file? I'm not familiar with that.

    Similar problem with Cho Ren Sha. I'm looking at the folder, but since everything seems to be native to Japanese, I have no clue what I'm doing, and I don't want to screw anything up.

    I'll be posting a pic of my first boss that I died against in Warning Forever. The thing looks like a spider/scorpion hybrid.

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    BTP wrote: »
    Cross-posting with the budget games thread:

    I just downloaded Blue Wish Resurrection. Now what do I use to open it? .lzh file? I'm not familiar with that.

    7-zip its free too.

    Edit: Whats up with the sound in Cho Ren Sha? Does it do a hop-skip-jump-athon for everyone? I tried to download the thing in the read-me that url said something about sound, but it didn help none.

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    BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    BTP wrote: »
    Cross-posting with the budget games thread:

    I just downloaded Blue Wish Resurrection. Now what do I use to open it? .lzh file? I'm not familiar with that.

    7-zip its free too.

    Edit: Whats up with the sound in Cho Ren Sha? Does it do a hop-skip-jump-athon for everyone? I tried to download the thing in the read-me that url said something about sound, but it didn help none.

    Thanks for that. Downloading soon.

    Now, about Cho Ren Sha......what do you do to start it? Forgive me if that's a dumb question. I'm still somewhat dumb with games on computers. :P

    Second boss I died against in WF is coming up. I'm going to guess I was attacking the front of the Pure Heart a lot.

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    Guitar Hero: Metallica: 1032 7229 7191
    TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM: 1935-2070-9123

    Nintendo DS:
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    BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Okay, looking at 7-Zip. Do I take just the .exe, or do I also take the .msi as well?

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    taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I'm kinda new to shmups, i like playing them, but havent played many..and probably due to this fact, blue wish resurrection is confusing the hell out of me, it seems like half the bullets hurt you, and half don't, and theres no way to tell which will and which won't (and no, it isnt the guard going off) :?:

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    SirNickSirNick Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I'll cut through the beef and offer a link to a treasury of links.

    Shoot the Core -- PC Shooters Database

    It's got links to just about every doujin PC shooter you can think of. Good stuff.
    BTP wrote:
    Cross-posting with the budget games thread:

    I just downloaded Blue Wish Resurrection. Now what do I use to open it? .lzh file? I'm not familiar with that.
    With regards to .LZH files, WinRAR has always worked for me pretty well.

    Also, Torus Trooper = HAWT. I just downloaded it and am having a blast.

    Tyrian is also a classic among classics, if not alone for its zany script, but it'll require DOSBox to run properly on XP, and I've not been able to get it right myself, being fairly inept with DOSBox.
    I'm kinda new to shmups, i like playing them, but havent played many..and probably due to this fact, blue wish resurrection is confusing the hell out of me, it seems like half the bullets hurt you, and half don't, and theres no way to tell which will and which won't (and no, it isnt the guard going off) :?:
    Oh, it's not the bullets -- every single one of them will kill you dead.

    What's going on is that only the very center of your ship registers a hit with a bullet, so if they don't hit there you're safe. So you can "scrape" on by those bullets and make it through really really tiny gaps that you'd otherwise be zapped in. It's kind of counterintuitive, and the size of that hit box varies from game to game, from a single pixel all the way to the size of your entire ship. In BWR, it's just a couple pixels big.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    BTP wrote: »
    Okay, looking at 7-Zip. Do I take just the .exe, or do I also take the .msi as well?

    You pick. Same effect either way.

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    In BWR if you hold the shoot button down and look at your ship, see that glowing part? thats the part that registers a hit im pretty sure.

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    SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I never really played shmups before, and found Perfect Cherry Blossom (from the Touhou series) a great intro to the genre.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Suriko wrote: »
    I never really played shmups before, and found Perfect Cherry Blossom (from the Touhou series) a great intro to the genre.

    If you like pain.


    Start with something simple, like 1945 or Raiden.

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    SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Suriko wrote: »
    I never really played shmups before, and found Perfect Cherry Blossom (from the Touhou series) a great intro to the genre.

    If you like pain.


    Start with something simple, like 1945 or Raiden.

    After the initial "OH MY FUCKING GOD THEY'RE EVERYWHERE OH SHIT OH SHIT" stage, it is actually pretty good.

    Think of it like shmup bootcamp. It destroys you, then rebuilds you as a better gamer.

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    BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    BTP wrote: »
    Okay, looking at 7-Zip. Do I take just the .exe, or do I also take the .msi as well?

    You pick. Same effect either way.

    Okay, Got 7-Zip. Now I REALLY don't know what the hell I'm doing. HELP!

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    PataPata Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA022293/

    http://homepage2.nifty.com/rochet/storage/guxt_0800.zip

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    You may have played the last game made by this guy.
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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    BTP wrote: »
    BTP wrote: »
    Okay, looking at 7-Zip. Do I take just the .exe, or do I also take the .msi as well?

    You pick. Same effect either way.

    Okay, Got 7-Zip. Now I REALLY don't know what the hell I'm doing. HELP!

    Right click the file, Open With... -> 7-Zip GUI, Extract, choose location

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Whoops...

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    BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I meant how to use 7-Zip to get Blue Wish Resurrection to work. I didn't mean to unzip the thing. :P

    No matter though. I'm not 100% sure what I did, but I managed to get BWR going. So awesome. Thanks for your help, you guys!

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    Mario Kart Wii: 3136-6982-0286 Tetris Party: 2364 1569 4310
    Guitar Hero: Metallica: 1032 7229 7191
    TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM: 1935-2070-9123

    Nintendo DS:
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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Once its unzipped all you have to do is click on the .exe ...?
    If you talking about in-game all you gotta do is hit the shoot button (z) a few times...?

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    BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    Once its unzipped all you have to do is click on the .exe ...?
    If you talking about in-game all you gotta do is hit the shoot button (z) a few times...?

    No no no......LOL

    I had both 7-Zip and BWR. I didn't know how to use 7-Zip to extract the files for BWR since BWR was still in an .lzw file (a.k.a. its original downloaded form). I figured it out though, and I've played through a few levels of BWR to get a taste for it. All is well.

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    Guitar Hero: Metallica: 1032 7229 7191
    TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM: 1935-2070-9123

    Nintendo DS:
    Worms: Open Warfare 2: 1418-7870-1606 Space Bust-a-Move: 017398 403043
    Scribblenauts: 1290-7509-5558
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    MHYoshimitzuMHYoshimitzu Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA022293/

    http://homepage2.nifty.com/rochet/storage/guxt_0800.zip

    Guxt.

    Made my Studio Pixel.

    You may have played the last game made by this guy.
    Cave Story

    I can't believe how terrible I am at this game. Maybe it's because it's past midnight here and I worked all day.

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    Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    ZellSF wrote: »
    Tyrian 2000 is a great freeware shmup.

    Edit: screenshots
    Words cannot express how much I love this game.

    I played it back when I was at school, and I can safely say that it's the most epic feeling I've ever gotten out of a shmup. It's just pretty glorious.

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    ArugulaZArugulaZ Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    http://shootthecore.moonpod.com/database.php?company=CnC+Darkside

    G-Type is a shooter fan's dream, a brilliant blend of Gradius and R-Type. It uses a lot of recycled graphics from Super NES games but still feels fresh and unique, almost as if Irem and Konami really teamed up to make it. Finish the game and you'll unlock tons of cool omake features, ranging from a ball-crushingly difficult Boss Rush mode to a retro version of G-Type that takes you back to the good old days of 8-bit gaming. Very cool!

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    Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    ZellSF wrote: »
    Tyrian 2000 is a great freeware shmup.

    Edit: screenshots
    Words cannot express how much I love this game.

    I played it back when I was at school, and I can safely say that it's the most epic feeling I've ever gotten out of a shmup. It's just pretty glorious.

    Tyrian was one of the first games I got my hands on after getting my first PC. Depending on your mood, you can play a campaign game with saves, branching routes, and customizing stuff for money or a more traditional game where you collect and upgrade weapons via drops on a map. Even the latter lets you play with some different ships with different weapon choices by entering codes the game gives you. The flying carrot ship armed with hot dogs was always good for a laugh back in the day.

    It even supports two players.

    The story got a little weird when they added those two extra chapters (the original game only had 3 chapters), but still lots of fun and you get to see what Epic used to have their hands in before they went hog wild on Unreal.

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    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

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    Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    ZellSF wrote: »
    Tyrian 2000 is a great freeware shmup.

    Edit: screenshots
    Words cannot express how much I love this game.

    I played it back when I was at school, and I can safely say that it's the most epic feeling I've ever gotten out of a shmup. It's just pretty glorious.

    Tyrian was one of the first games I got my hands on after getting my first PC. Depending on your mood, you can play a campaign game with saves, branching routes, and customizing stuff for money or a more traditional game where you collect and upgrade weapons via drops on a map. Even the latter lets you play with some different ships with different weapon choices by entering codes the game gives you. The flying carrot ship armed with hot dogs was always good for a laugh back in the day.

    It even supports two players.

    The story got a little weird when they added those two extra chapters (the original game only had 3 chapters), but still lots of fun and you get to see what Epic used to have their hands in before they went hog wild on Unreal.
    And the street fighter-style super weapon combos were cool, too.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited February 2007
    Suriko wrote: »
    Suriko wrote: »
    I never really played shmups before, and found Perfect Cherry Blossom (from the Touhou series) a great intro to the genre.

    If you like pain.


    Start with something simple, like 1945 or Raiden.

    After the initial "OH MY FUCKING GOD THEY'RE EVERYWHERE OH SHIT OH SHIT" stage, it is actually pretty good.

    Think of it like shmup bootcamp. It destroys you, then rebuilds you as a better gamer.

    The Touhou series isn't really standard SHMUP faire. Most are about big lasers sweeping around and tons of explosions covering 1/Xth of the screen. The Touhou games are about small, precise movements and understanding the way that the patterns work. There's certainly a large portion of twitch gameplay to them, but they're definitely more of the thinking-man's variety of the shmup.

    Sakuya's Last Word for example
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxm-nY0V0Nc

    Seems impossible... until you notice that the daggers are actually tracking you just prior to the time-stop, and that all you need to do is make sure you're moving at certain times and outside of the initial spray at the start of each 'pattern' and it becomes one of the easiest bonus cards in the game.

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    SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    The Touhou series isn't really standard SHMUP faire. Most are about big lasers sweeping around and tons of explosions covering 1/Xth of the screen. The Touhou games are about small, precise movements and understanding the way that the patterns work. There's certainly a large portion of twitch gameplay to them, but they're definitely more of the thinking-man's variety of the shmup.

    That's why even after I branched out to other shmups after PCB, I kept coming back to Touhou. The recognising of patterns is pretty much the tipping point between being destroyed and becoming better. Thinking before twitching.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited February 2007
    Suriko wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    The Touhou series isn't really standard SHMUP faire. Most are about big lasers sweeping around and tons of explosions covering 1/Xth of the screen. The Touhou games are about small, precise movements and understanding the way that the patterns work. There's certainly a large portion of twitch gameplay to them, but they're definitely more of the thinking-man's variety of the shmup.

    That's why even after I branched out to other shmups after PCB, I kept coming back to Touhou. The recognising of patterns is pretty much the tipping point between being destroyed and becoming better. Thinking before twitching.

    There also some really crazy stuff that goes on in the background of the Touhou series too. EoSD, for example, has a hidden incrementing difficulty switch for all difficulties which increases as you grab items and drops when you bomb/die. It's funny to see what happens when things get hacked to have the limits set to beyond their normal limits.

    Normal:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHmzO2RI1fs

    Crazy/broken version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRNkJTUInAU

    My personal experience with IN tells me that it has a similar counter based more around spell card capture, so I assume PCB has one too.

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