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Title: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: zapiy on February 29, 2012, 00:35:40 AM
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What self respecting retro forum would not have a Shoot em ups list?

So lets get this together.

I will add

R-Type
Ikaruga
Gradius V

What would you like to add to the list?


(I'm no spelling expert but I had to correct the title. :10:
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list.
Post by: TL on February 29, 2012, 00:47:58 AM
Damn! Very hard one!

I assume we are talking the more modern style scrolling ones but here are some of my favourites:

Zarlor Mercenary - Lynx
Xenon - Atari ST / Spectrum
Gynoug - Megadrive
Fantasy Zone - Master System
Raiden - Jaguar
Thunderforce II - Megadrive
Blazing Lazers - TurboGrafx
Air Buster - Megadrive
Xenon 2 - Atari ST / Amiga / Megadrive
Mercs - Megadrive
Ordyne - TurboGrafx
Steel Machine - CDi
Radient Silvergun - Saturn
Parodius - Saturn
Darius - Saturn / Megadrive
R-Type - Spectrum / TurboGrafx / Master System
Dragon Breed - ST / Spectrum
Galaga - 7800 / TurboGrafx / CDi
Sonic Boom - Atari ST

I am sure there are loads more but my brain hurts now  ;D
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: Misery on March 13, 2012, 12:34:27 PM
Mushihime-sama
Mushihime-sama Futari
Dodonpachi
Dodonpachi Dai-ou-jou
Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu
Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu Black Label
Dodonpachi Sai-Dai-ou-jou (not playable yet)
Ketsui
Ketsui Death Label
Progear
Ibara
Ibara Kuro
Muchi Muchi Pork
Pink Sweets
ESP Ra. De.
ESP Galuda
ESP Galuda 2
Akai Katana
Deathsmiles
Deathsmiles 2
Guwange


I'm a bit of a Cave fan, so there's those from them.  All of these aside from Sai-dai-ou-jou are available either on the 360 or as a ROM, or both.  Or PS2, for a very few of them.


There's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy more I could list here, in terms of shmups I'm aware of, but that'd take forever.  I'll add more later.
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: DreamcastRIP on March 14, 2012, 01:58:49 AM
Batsugun
(http://cdn4.spong.com/pack/b/a/batsugun91024/_-Batsugun-Saturn-_.jpg)

Battle Garegga
(http://www.segasaturn.co.uk/games/jap/b/battlegaregga/box_front.jpg)

Soukyugurentai
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/games/J-060/bf/J-060-S-01785-A.jpg&sizex=200)
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: sunteam_paul on April 15, 2012, 16:34:53 PM
Any shmup list without Gate of Thunder (http://http) is not worth looking at.
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: zapiy on April 15, 2012, 21:18:03 PM
Never heard of that one, looks bloody awesome and very R-Type ish.. Or is R-Type like that?
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: sunteam_paul on April 16, 2012, 17:08:57 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Never heard of that one, looks bloody awesome and very R-Type ish.. Or is R-Type like that?

It's more like Thunder Force III, only better.
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: Console Compulsive on April 17, 2012, 16:55:38 PM
Oh I do enjoy a good Shmup. These were some of my favorites.

Arrow Flash - Megadrive
Keio Flying Squadron - Mega CD
Radient Silvergun - Saturn
Prehistoric Isle 1930 - Arcade
Armed Police Batrider - Arcade
Fantasy Zone - Master System
Xenon II Megablast - Atari ST/Megadrive
Uridium - Spectrum
Submarine Attack - Master System
Mega Swiv - Megadrive
Robo Aleste - Mega CD
Sol Feace - Mega CD
Silpheed - Mega CD
R-Type - Arcade/Megadrive/Atari ST/Amiga
Nemesis - Arcade/Spectrum/Commodore 64
1943 - Arcade
Battle Chopper/Mr Heli - Arcade
Exed Exes - Arcade
Xevious - Arcade
Terra Cresta - Arcade
Zero Wing - Arcade
Bells and Whistles (Detana!! Twinbee) - Arcade

Not sure if these extra ones would count but i'll hedge my bets and list them anyway:
Panzer Dragoon - Saturn
Chaos Engine - Megadrive/Atari ST/Amiga
Loaded - PS1/Saturn
Smash TV - Arcade/Megadrive/Master System/Atari ST/Amiga
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on June 05, 2012, 20:35:20 PM
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
Batsugun
(http://cdn4.spong.com/pack/b/a/batsugun91024/_-Batsugun-Saturn-_.jpg)

Battle Garegga
(http://www.segasaturn.co.uk/games/jap/b/battlegaregga/box_front.jpg)

Soukyugurentai
(http://www.rfgeneration.com/images/games/J-060/bf/J-060-S-01785-A.jpg&sizex=200)

I don't have of those yet but did get these shooters for the Saturn recently, which are all very good.

1942 & 1943 (Capcom Generations 1)
Twinbee Deluxe
Parodius Collection
Space Invaders
Super Dimension Force Macross
Galaxy Force II
Area 51
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: Vyothric on June 10, 2012, 12:59:21 PM
I liked.....

Agony (Amiga)
Apidya (Amiga)
Demon Attack (Atari 2600)
G-Darius (PS1)
Galactix (PC)
Gley Lancer (MD)
Lords of Thunder (MCD)
Tyrian (PC)
Zero Wing (MD)

Lords of Thunder has one of my favourite game soundtracks ever.
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on June 14, 2012, 21:12:33 PM
That reminds me I still really need to pick up Gleylancer.
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on June 19, 2012, 22:13:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEGa_-7jucI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEGa_-7jucI)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZBEsBANEhU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZBEsBANEhU)
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: MondoWray on June 24, 2012, 14:45:06 PM
One that always sticks in my mind is Blood Money on the Amiga. It's not even that great of a shooter but it was one of the first games I had after upgrading from a Spectrum....the intro sequence was mind blowing at the time!
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on June 24, 2012, 15:52:01 PM
Quote from: "MondoWray"
One that always sticks in my is Blood Money on the Amiga. It's not even that great of a shooter but it was one of the first games I had after upgrading from a Spectrum....the intro sequence was mind blowing at the time!

Funny you mention it because I was playing the ST version just the other day, deffo one of the first games on that machine to wow me!  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loNQ_dh8_Lg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loNQ_dh8_Lg)
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: MondoWray on June 24, 2012, 15:57:39 PM
The sound on the Amiga and ST still wow me today. Xenon 2 is another shooter that has a fantastic intro with great music (pinched from Assault on Precinct 13 no less).
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on June 24, 2012, 16:03:35 PM
Quote from: "MondoWray"
The sound on the Amiga and ST still wow me today. Xenon 2 is another shooter that has a fantastic intro with great music (pinched from Assault on Precinct 13 no less).

I was playing ST Xenon 2 the other day, I love the Bomb The Bass soundtrack. The best version of it is for the Amiga CD32, the remixed music on that version is so good I stuck it on the music player here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKM3TSLXh4g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKM3TSLXh4g)
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: MondoWray on June 24, 2012, 16:10:35 PM
Funny enough I had that playing via the Retro Player while browsing the site last week.
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on June 24, 2012, 16:56:10 PM
Talking of shoot 'em ups on the ST here is a really under rated one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTKV0Nt6Bsw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTKV0Nt6Bsw)

Black Hornet by Hi-Tec Software

It was a budget release and probably came out for the Amiga too, very good value when I bought it back in the day. I really love the music on this game, has to be one of my favourite soundtracks on any ST game.  8)
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on March 22, 2013, 22:30:32 PM
A couple more of these shoot 'em up round-up videos by Game Sack. We had SNES so now for the Mega Drive and the PC Engine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34FOH1ZdGZI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34FOH1ZdGZI)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jRYOslXTCs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jRYOslXTCs)
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: zapiy on March 22, 2013, 22:37:26 PM
There really are some awesome looking SHMUPS. Need to bag a few more.
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on March 24, 2013, 17:08:39 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
There really are some awesome looking SHMUPS. Need to bag a few more.

I went though a period when I was really into them and bought loads for the Mega Drive. I have nearly all the Turbo Grafx ones available too.

For me the PC Engine/Turbo Grafx is definitely the best machine for shooters followed by the Mega Drive and Saturn.
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: Katzkatz on March 25, 2013, 19:03:00 PM
I'll add a few more :-

Uridium 2 - Amiga
Raptor : Call of the Shadows - PC DOS 
Dropzone - C64 or 8 Bit Ataris
SWIV - Amiga
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on March 31, 2013, 18:27:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu6okMc6GWU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu6okMc6GWU)
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: Havantgottaclue on April 01, 2013, 00:45:09 AM
Going back a few posts now, but Black Hornet also appeared on the C64 as well as the ST and Amiga.

I might check out BH on the C64 at some point. For a machine that has so many good horizontally-scrolling shooters, it does rather lack good vertically-scrolling ones.
Title: Re: The definative SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on April 02, 2013, 17:38:15 PM
Quote from: "Havantgottaclue"
Going back a few posts now, but Black Hornet also appeared on the C64 as well as the ST and Amiga.

I might check out BH on the C64 at some point. For a machine that has so many good horizontally-scrolling shooters, it does rather lack good vertically-scrolling ones.

There are loads of great obscure shooters on the ST and Amiga, Star Ray and Star Goose by Logotron are another 2 favourites of mine!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbQZHq7aMVk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbQZHq7aMVk)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TP9Y1vy-_E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TP9Y1vy-_E)
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: Havantgottaclue on April 02, 2013, 20:17:45 PM
Absolutely! Z-Out is one that I remember enjoying on the Amiga. Not that I was any good at it ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn6YR3uGFWg (http://http)
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on April 02, 2013, 20:21:24 PM
X-Out and the sequel Z-Out are both great but they are bloody hard!

Another great one I just thought of that is pretty obscure is Return To Genesis. It's a blatant clone of Uridium from the C64 but a very good one indeed.

I had it on the ST but here is a video of the Amiga version which seems to be identical in pretty much every way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkvy9hUmvW0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkvy9hUmvW0)
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 02, 2013, 20:34:25 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
X-Out and the sequel Z-Out are both great but they are bloody hard!

Another great one I just thought of that is pretty obscure is Return To Genesis. It's a blatant clone of Uridium from the C64 but a very good one indeed.

I had it on the ST but here is a video of the Amiga version which seems to be identical in pretty much every way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkvy9hUmvW0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkvy9hUmvW0)



EDIT:thought it sounded familar and i was on right track with 1st post.

Steve Bak, wrote Goldrunner on the ST to answer those who said smooth scrolling was impossible on the ST, but still people moaned as it scrolled vertically only and used only 4 of the possible 16 colours on screen, so he wrote Return To Genesis (in mere 9 months), which used all 16 colours and had 2-tier parallax scrolling, which was unheard of at the time on the ST.

Steve was an Ex-Miner, who drove to ATARI HQ in UK, just to get his hands on 1 of the 1st ST's in the UK.

Jez San described his games as technically brilliant, but a bit samey, oohh meow Jez and your ST/Amiga output at the time was? lol.
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on April 02, 2013, 20:40:42 PM
Yes I do remember something about that.

Somebody was porting it over to the Jaguar many years ago but no idea what happened to it.
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 02, 2013, 20:44:15 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Yes I do remember something about that.

Somebody was porting it over to the Jaguar many years ago but no idea what happened to it.

Just edited my earlier post, with the full story behind the game.
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: Bobinator on April 03, 2013, 11:49:39 AM
Tyrian 2000 for DOS, please.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... CFFn336RN4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3CFFn336RN4)

Probably, hands down, my favorite SHMUP I've played on a home computer.
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: Vyothric on April 03, 2013, 14:26:43 PM
Tyrian is ace. There's no reason not to play it either as it's free on gog.com
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: davyk on April 03, 2013, 20:04:17 PM
Shmups I keep returning to :

Xevious
Phoenix
Galaga
Super Aleste (snes)
Galactic Attack aka Layer Section aka Raystorm
Parodius series
DoDonPachi
Darius Gaiden
Gradius V
Gunbird 2

.......and I still believe that Asteroids is one of the finest games ever created - no matter what genre.
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: Havantgottaclue on April 03, 2013, 22:22:59 PM
This was a terrific little PD shooter for the Amiga that appeared on a coverdisk, Transplant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXQW7q1fOOk (http://http)

It eventually evolved into a full price game, Seek and Destroy, which I've never actually played:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eHUYicOAIw (http://http)

Looks good, though.
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on April 03, 2013, 22:26:30 PM
If we are talking PD games then I must mention the sublime ST game Cybernetix. Shame the sound is a bit crap on this video though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNvVSYCd4Og (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNvVSYCd4Og)
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: Havantgottaclue on April 03, 2013, 22:35:11 PM
Yup, that also appeared on the Amiga, and you're right, it was a top little shooter. I had the AGA-only full-price incarnation, Overkill:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKxEuGvzXYQ (http://http)

In all honesty, it was no better than Cybernetix. It was somewhat purty though.
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on April 13, 2013, 14:03:32 PM
A couple of great ones from the Spectrum:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbXu3pseYwU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbXu3pseYwU)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6CltV7CRsA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6CltV7CRsA)

The first game, Light Force, is notable for its full colour graphics without any clash and plays as well as it looks. While Firebird's Star Pilot is all in monochrome but has one incredibly unique feature, a split screen 2-player mode!
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: Crusto on April 18, 2013, 20:31:07 PM
Okay.

Slap fight
Gynoug
Hellfire
Dragon spirit
Thunder force IV
Zynaps

Oh yeah, and Deep Blue  :71:
Title: Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
Post by: TL on April 19, 2013, 18:48:46 PM
The NEC TurboGrafx has a lot of epic shoot 'em ups, the best one has to be Blazing Lazers (also known as Gunhed in Japan):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OquO7XKHDT4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OquO7XKHDT4)

But one of the more under rated shooters that I quite enjoy for the machine is Psychosis (also known as Paranoia in Japan):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzrMzO9vFFA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzrMzO9vFFA)