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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 16:03:35 PM »
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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

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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2012, 16:10:35 PM »
Funny enough I had that playing via the Retro Player while browsing the site last week.

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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #17 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

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)

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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #18 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=6jRYOslXTCs

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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2013, 22:37:26 PM »
There really are some awesome looking SHMUPS. Need to bag a few more.
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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2013, 17:08:39 PM »
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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.

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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #21 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

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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013, 18:27:57 PM »

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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: The definative SHUMPS list
« Reply #24 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=8TP9Y1vy-_E

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Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
« Reply #25 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

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Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
« Reply #26 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

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Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2013, 20:34:25 PM »
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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



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.

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Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: The definitive SHUMPS list
« Reply #29 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.