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[SHMUP ON] Raiden fighters aces. MAY 19th? :( 20$ WARTECH 5$ VO:OT 1200msp

ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the swordhttp://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
edited May 2009 in Games and Technology
RAIDEN FIGHTER ACES!

The raiden shmup compilation many of us shmup lovers have been waiting for. Finally about to hit a USA release.
http://www.amazon.com/Raiden-Fighter-Aces-Xbox-360/dp/B001PA0FBS
(just 5$ below the free shipping. I'm going to work on that part- Find something 5$ on amazon)

Wiki'd
Wikipedia wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raiden_Fighters_Aces
Raiden Fighters Aces (ライデンファイターズ エイシズ ,Raiden Faitāzu Eishizu?) is a 2008 video game for the Xbox 360, published by Japanese computer software company Success Corporation. It is a compilation of all three video games in the Raiden Fighters series by Seibu Kaihatsu: the first Raiden Fighters (1996), Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive (1997), and Raiden Fighters Jet (1998).[2]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX0pQhaJL_0

Not sure if it will allow for screen rotation. Raiden 3 for the PS2 did actually. I know Trigger heart excelica does on XBLA as well as wondrous but hard ikaruga.

I'm looking forward to this. There wasn't enough of these machines around for me to fully get my fix. My ps2 is currently broken and it seems like they are sort of masochistic, But when they can be ridiculously hard too. Somehow it ends up being very satisfying though.

20$ for all of these is a fantastic deal. You would be doing yourself a disservice is you like shmups to give this one a shot if you haven't already.

WarTech:Senko no ronde! 5$ at gamestop


This has been worth every second tracking down. its an excellent shump/ 1v1 combat game. my own personal complaint is the mechs (called rounders) are uninspired. Essentially they are lacking style and flair that you have seen on Virtual on or mechwarrior of sorts. Other then that, its solid.

Senko no ronde appears to be a naomi arcade board. (noted in the credits) apparently so it feels like a souped up
Dreamcast game which is kind of awesome actually for those of us who loved sega's flair with this game type.

(Courtesy of Drem, Thank you. I needed this personally)
Drem wrote: »
dai jou bu's excellent, excellent guide on Senko no Ronde. A fantastic read for anyone who wants to figure out what the hell is going on in the game if you can't figure it out.
http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?t=10142

Hardcore Gaming 101's section on Senko no Ronde. Lots of info here too; not only on the game systems, but on the game's background and story too. Also, pretty pictures.
http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/senkonoronde/senkonoronde.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKHpVvduwMY&feature=PlayList&p=B0AD1DE01D309054&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=34

That will give you an idea whats going on here.

VIRTUAL ON: Ortango tangram

There is another thread for this but I just wanted to make sure people here knew that its coming out SOON.

http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=84139

I figured I would lightly cover this because people who want to play these other two likely would play this also.

This thread it to find matches, make friends/nemesis's and have a good time shumping/meching it up.

I hope you all enjoy the crazy mech madness that's descending apon us.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I only played Raiden 3, and the ship was too fucking slow and the last boss was a generic Stone-Like-God. These Raidens look much more fun.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Oh they are. Raiden fighters gets you pumped and going. I'm really happy this is making a USA release. Paying 60$ for a japanese copy isn't so appealing.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I was playing Touhou Project in the at school and somebody was like "Is that Ikaruga?" Touhou Project made me better at all other shumps. (I can now beat Ikaruga's first boss spending the entire time as the opposite polarity. Yes I weave through the fucking white grenades.)

    I can't get past stage 3 in Ikaruga without credits, and I can only keep a perfect chain up to the beginning of Chapter 2.

    I like Gradius V a little more because it's more free form without any set solution, but the difficult curve is too slow.

    I want Mars Matrix on Live so fucking hard. I can do it all in one credit. I'm thinking of Investing in Seko no Ronde as well. Somewhere out there, opponents exist and I will eat them.

    Triggerheart Excellica didn't really interest me.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Cantido wrote: »
    I was playing Touhou Project in the at school and somebody was like "Is that Ikaruga?" Touhou Project made me better at all other shumps. (I can now beat Ikaruga's first boss spending the entire time as the opposite polarity. Yes I weave through the fucking white grenades.)

    I can't get past stage 3 in Ikaruga without credits, and I can only keep a perfect chain up to the beginning of Chapter 2.

    I like Gradius V a little more because it's more free form without any set solution, but the difficult curve is too slow.

    I want Mars Matrix on Live so fucking hard. I can do it all in one credit. I'm thinking of Investing in Seko no Ronde as well. Somewhere out there, opponents exist and I will eat them.


    Go get WarTech: senko no ronde.Its 5$ from gamestop (if you can find it) I Just picked it up. Its wondrous. I'm sure you will enjoy it. I will challenge you sir.

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  • Yellow RangerYellow Ranger Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I never thought this would see a U.S. release. I am all over this.

    I wonder what the achievements will be like.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Cantido wrote: »
    I was playing Touhou Project in the at school and somebody was like "Is that Ikaruga?" Touhou Project made me better at all other shumps. (I can now beat Ikaruga's first boss spending the entire time as the opposite polarity. Yes I weave through the fucking white grenades.)

    I can't get past stage 3 in Ikaruga without credits, and I can only keep a perfect chain up to the beginning of Chapter 2.

    I like Gradius V a little more because it's more free form without any set solution, but the difficult curve is too slow.

    I want Mars Matrix on Live so fucking hard. I can do it all in one credit. I'm thinking of Investing in Seko no Ronde as well. Somewhere out there, opponents exist and I will eat them.

    Triggerheart Excellica didn't really interest me.

    I understand triggerheart comment. It still feels clunky without an arcade stick. The fan service in that game was a bit too much. Hearing a woman moan that much is just plain wrong.

    All these new arcade games are going to force me to make a stick at this rate. I still want to cut up this original sf2 metal control panel and forge it into 2 arcade sticks.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i just kinda assumed this was going to be a ps2 game and got excited. but alas.

    oh well, enjoy it in my stead 360 dudes. you all better fucking buy this thing.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Goddamnit I don't have a 360 :x

    Oh well, I still have Valkyria Chronicles.

    ... but I fucking want this so bad.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one that's itching for raiden fighters aces.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one that's itching for raiden fighters aces.

    Fuck yes. First game ever bought for the PSX?

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    I figured even at launch price of a PSX and that, it was still a net profit compared to constantly dropping quarters into probably my most loved shmup evAr.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Is this getting a retail box release or lame Live Arcade release?

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Is this getting a retail box release or lame Live Arcade release?

    From what I see on amazon, retail.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    [strike]Looks like a retail boxed release to me.[/strike] beat'd

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Someday I'll make a game like this. It'll have spaceships instead of...children. But I'll probably throw in a loli boss for shits and giggles. [See Avatar, she will fuck you up.]

    I just got Seko no Ronde. I'm still trying to get a handle on the controls, ebb and flow, but the AI sucessfully weaved through my B.O.S.S. Mode (giggle). I've done pretty good so far.

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  • VothVoth Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'll pick this up day one. I've never had a chance to play any of these games.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Voth wrote: »
    I'll pick this up day one. I've never had a chance to play any of these games.

    You are in for a treat then. Its on my pre-order now. I'm really looking forward to it.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember playing this in the arcade.

    All these schmups are making me want a 360. I don't even want anything else. Just the schmups.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Antihippy wrote: »
    I remember playing this in the arcade.

    All these schmups are making me want a 360. I don't even want anything else. Just the schmups.

    Virtual on, ortango tangram is on its way to the arcade. I know thats going to intrigue some people. Others have said virtual on has a good control scheme (which is a relief because the dc pad was terrible)

    I'm just realizing for about 40$ + the cost of the 360 and setup- its going to be a wild summer full of mech/shump goodness.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Can't have a shmup thread without the Wii getting some love(not like it's good for much else :P)

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    ^$19.99 now, tops.

    The flower shop gig isn't enough to pay for my videogames.


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    ^Great game, lame name.

    And this is the game to get it for.

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  • DremDrem Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    castle of shikigami more like

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    I would love to play someone in Senko no Ronde, if we can arrange battles. I haven't played it in forever.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Shiki 3 is so frickin fantastic.

    Also so is this:

    gradius-rebirth-wiiware-screenshot-big.jpg

    Gradius Rebirth

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    How can you all mentioning Wii shmups and not bring up BLAST WORKS?!

    And while I bring Blast Works....Guess what?

    I finally made my own level!


    It's Blast Works meets Guitar Hero to form......"BLAST HERO"

    It's nowhere near complete, but if you have the game, download it and tell me what you think of it.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Drem wrote: »
    castle of shikigami more like

    mlf21.jpg

    This does not exist!


    I would like to play it with an actual translation one day.

    Shikigami 2 is my favorite of all three, despite its awful dialogue(or maybe because of it).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZimLg_Bkhxk

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    You guys ever play noiz2sa? It's a pretty fun abstract free shump.

    Linkage: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/windows/noiz2sa_e.html

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  • DremDrem Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    You guys ever play noiz2sa? It's a pretty fun abstract free shump.

    Linkage: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu/windows/noiz2sa_e.html

    Kenta Cho makes pretty awesome stuff all around. Make sure to check out all of the other stuff on the site too. Torus Trooper is a real trip.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Wow, Deathsmiles looks incredible.

    http://kotaku.com/5222114/new-gothic-lolita-shooter-trailer

    I would buy this to death if it came out here.

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    An XBLA release would be incredible but I doubt that'll happen (wouldn't want people reverse importing the game to save money). Still, we're getting Raiden Fighters at a heavily discounted price as a retail game so maybe Death Smiles will get the same treatment.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Looks like amazon pushed back raiden fighter aces to the 19th :( That makes me sad, since I wanted to go play this game sometime soon.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Looks like its going to be out now on may 12th on amazon.com

    Thats kinda weird that this date keeps flopping around like a fish. *shrug* I'll take it though.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    It's standard protocol for shmups.

    I was waiting over six months for Ultimate Shooting Collection.

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  • EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Whatever Amazon may have done, it's on shelves now at Gamestop.

    I checked out a copy because it looked interesting (and everything else new is basically movie games, which it dosen;t even really matter how they play) and I've been pleasantly surprised. If this holds up to a few more play-throughs, I may even buy a copy myself.

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  • solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I bought Wartech a long time ago when it was on sale for $10. I actually thought it was just a standard schmup when I played it and never gave it much of a chance.

    Any of you guys actually play it online? I'm willing to try it again.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Evander wrote: »
    Whatever Amazon may have done, it's on shelves now at Gamestop.

    I checked out a copy because it looked interesting (and everything else new is basically movie games, which it dosen;t even really matter how they play) and I've been pleasantly surprised. If this holds up to a few more play-throughs, I may even buy a copy myself.

    You have raiden fighter aces already?

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  • EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Evander wrote: »
    Whatever Amazon may have done, it's on shelves now at Gamestop.

    I checked out a copy because it looked interesting (and everything else new is basically movie games, which it dosen;t even really matter how they play) and I've been pleasantly surprised. If this holds up to a few more play-throughs, I may even buy a copy myself.

    You have raiden fighter aces already?

    Check my gamertag on the XBox website if you don't believe me. It's "The Evander" (minus quotation)

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Yeah, Gamestop has it: http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=74040

    And I've got Wartech coming to me via Goozex. I'll have to play some games with you guys after I get it.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Evander wrote: »
    Evander wrote: »
    Whatever Amazon may have done, it's on shelves now at Gamestop.

    I checked out a copy because it looked interesting (and everything else new is basically movie games, which it dosen;t even really matter how they play) and I've been pleasantly surprised. If this holds up to a few more play-throughs, I may even buy a copy myself.

    You have raiden fighter aces already?

    Check my gamertag on the XBox website if you don't believe me. It's "The Evander" (minus quotation)

    Its not that i didn't believe you, I wasn't sure what game you were referring to. :P

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Sweetness.

    I'm still a bit rusty, but I can usually milk 10 million points out of a single credit in RFJ thanks to the Eagle Medal trick. :D

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  • MadpandaMadpanda suburbs west of chicagoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    No gamestops within 100 miles of me have Raiden fighters :/ However 3 of them within 10 miles claim to have Wartech hmm..

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    wartech is a shmup fighter? i played it a bit. i guess i was playing it wrong?

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Madpanda wrote: »
    No gamestops within 100 miles of me have Raiden fighters :/ However 3 of them within 10 miles claim to have Wartech hmm..

    I will say this again. My only complaint is that the rounders (mechs) on wartech are a tad bit ugly. Its well worth the 5$

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