Posts Tagged ‘shoot ’em up’

885th played so far Genre: Action/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC/Playstation 3/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Midway Chicago/Tiger Hill Entertainment Publisher: Midway Games I’ve managed to do some different preparation for this one – knowing I had a game with John Woo’s name on it, we watched his most known film, The Killer, a […]

#654 Gunstar Super Heroes

Posted: 5th July 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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880th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Gameboy Advance Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Sega/THQ So we played Gunstar Heroes as game… oh, 140 on the blog, some 740 games and at least seven and a half years ago. It actually still have some purple text in its write up! Now […]

#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 […]

#283 Alien Soldier

Posted: 22nd May 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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869th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Mega Drive Year of Release: 1995 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Sega Throughout this list, the run and gun shooters continue to put me off – Alien Soldier was the most recent at the bottom of the list (like┬áReturn Fire) and I keep not really seeing why I’d […]

#296 Return Fire

Posted: 25th April 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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863rd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: 3DO/Playstation/PC Year of Release: 1995 Developer: Silent Software Publisher: Prolific Publishing I’m not sure how Return Fire ended up near the bottom of my list of games that I wanted to play, but it did, and so it goes in as a game that I just […]

#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 […]

#247 Frontier: Elite II

Posted: 21st February 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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847th played so far Genre: Strategy/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: David Braben Publisher: Gametek For what it’s worth, Elite‘s promise and capabilities were somewhat diminished by its age and the lack of accessibility for a very complex game. You can’t blame it for being difficult to get into, but it’s […]

836th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Nintendo DS Year of Release: 2007 Developer: WayForward Technologies Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainments Contra III was a pretty standard run and gun game, with some level based enhancements that made it stand out, but ultimately existing in a genre that doesn’t appeal to me. Contra 4 […]

#559 Kill Switch

Posted: 31st December 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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834th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Namco USA Publisher: Namco Kill Switch really is one of those generic titles that does tell you what it’s about, but feels interchangeable with about twenty other games at the same time. Everything about it screams generic-ness – it’s […]