Posts Tagged ‘shoot ’em up’

#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 […]

#288 Descent

Posted: 31st January 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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927th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Various Year of Release: 1995 Developer: Parallax Software Publisher: Interplay Productions Sorry, I guess there was another game waiting that I was familiar with – although I never ended up playing it myself, I had friends get into Descent before and watched it being played. I […]

#974 Red Faction Guerilla

Posted: 27th January 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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926th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC/Playstation 3/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Volition Publisher: THQ I’ve really enjoyed the Saints Row series stylings, both the aggressive glee of the second games and the over the top feeling of its sequels even after it descends into hell, and weirdly Red Faction […]

#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 […]

913th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC Year of Release: 2002 Developer: Illusion Softworks Publisher: Gathering of Developers While Mafia was in development before Grand Theft Auto III was released, it’s hard to shake the impression that this came is building on that game from the first look. The open world games […]

#574 R-Type Final

Posted: 6th November 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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906th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Irem Publisher: Irem R-Type Final is the final of the three R-Type games that we’ve played, with R-Type Delta being the middle game. They were both good looking horizontal shooters that were difficult – but I could make enough […]

899th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Sega Saturn Year of Release: 1998 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Entertainment Software Publishing/Sega I feel like I’ve been running into a lot of Treasure’s games lately. Silhouette Mirage was a recent action platformer, but with Radiant Silvergun we follow the trend of Sin and Punishment and Gradius […]

#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 […]

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 […]