Posts Tagged ‘arcade’

#291 Virtua Cop 2

Posted: 19th June 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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969th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1995 Developer: Sega AM 2 Publisher: Sega What can I say? I need to get through these light gun games. The CRTs that allow you to play these barely exist anymore, so in this case at least I’m going to play the […]

#483 Ikaruga

Posted: 17th May 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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958th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade/Dreamcast/Gamecube Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Treasure I think I’m going to end up getting this wrong and come across it, but if I’m right this is the last Treasure game on the list. From their early start with Gunstar Heroes to their last […]

#160 Narc

Posted: 11th April 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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946th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Williams Electronics Publisher: WMS Industries It appears that Narc was another controversial game back when it was released because of the amount of violence in the game. That, I suspect, will be a quaint complaint knowing where we are now, […]

#271 Samurai Shodown II

Posted: 15th March 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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938th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade/Neo Geo Year of Release: 1994 Developer: SNK Publisher: SNK We’ve covered a number of SNK fighters at this point, including The King of Fighters, Fatal Fury and even card game ‘adaptation’ SNK vs Capcom: Card Fighters Clash. Samurai Shodown II (sic) is another, a series that based […]

#184 Out Zone

Posted: 16th February 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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931st played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1990 Developer: Toaplan Publisher: Tecmo/Romstar/Toaplan While I admit I’ve never heard of them, it sounds like the main reason Out Zone is on this list is because it is one of the bigger games from its developer, Toaplan, who were apparently a […]

#141 Galaga ’88

Posted: 11th January 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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922nd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco/Atari Games We’ve had a lot of games in the Space Invaders mold already, including the original Galaga which updated the basic game by adding in swooping in, changing formations. They are some interesting games, and I believe […]

#108 Darius

Posted: 18th August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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891st played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito For a lot of these shooters, it feels like it’s a bit more of the same – I swear that a lot of them go by different ways of handling weapons. Raiden, for example, always keeping you […]

#193 Raiden

Posted: 19th June 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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876th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1990 Developer: Seibu Kaihatsu Publisher: Tecmo Thanks to one bundle or another, I found out that this game has had at least four direct sequels, as well as, it seems, a couple of spin offs. The plot of the fifth game goes […]

#144 Gemini Wing

Posted: 24th March 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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855th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Tecmo Publisher: Tecmo We have covered well over 100 shooters right now. From the outside, this looks like one of many sidescrollers that time hasn’t been kind too – probably with its own unique features, but nothing is jumping out […]

#182 G-Loc: Air Battle (R-360)

Posted: 20th March 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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854th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1990 Developer: Sega AM 2 Publisher: Sega For today’s shoot ’em up, we get a flight simulator-like plane dog fighting game. Rather than the focus on accuracy of the former, getting the shooting in is more important – it looks like a […]