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SuperWeird

"Prehistoric Isle 2" for Neo Geo is now available on the eshop. I've never played this one before, a shmup with dinosaurs. You rescue people and shoot it out with prehistoric beasts. It's extremely awesome!

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Moroboshi876

I'm a noob in these games. I mean, I've been scarcely playing them since I was 5 starting with Galaga, but never went too deep into them and I'm not good.

So, on Switch right now I have Aero Fighters 2 and plan on buying Blazing Star. I'm not interested in Pulstar, since it's too similar (or so I heard) to R-Type. So what others would you people recommend me?

Also, I'd like to know if any of the Arcade Archives ones, the older, the almost 8-bit (or downright 8-bit) ones, are worth it. Like Omega Fighter and the like.

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monkeyspasm

Dragon Blaze is excellent. I love all the Psikyo shmups.

In terms of older, I've always liked Star Force, Terra Cresta fits your description too

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OnionPapa

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Why don’t you play a Japanese still unknown indie game?

Do you know BLACK BIRD?
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There are tons of factors which remind you old Japanese retro shmups such as “Fantasy Zone”, “Twin-Bee” and “Section Z”

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darkfenrir

So, recently, I have started to look into SHMUPs thanks to Touhou Project (Although I haven't played any).

But when I'm looking around, it didn't seem like Touhou is ever talked about in the SHMUP community itself? Which made me wonder:

Does Touhou is just isn't counted as one in the community? Why though? Is it because of the difficulty or what?

Sorry if this is oot though

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SKTTR

Black Bird's on my radar. Seems like a really great and detailed shooter.
And I still want to pick up Steredenn and Ikaruga physical.

I got Tikipod's Aqua Kitty UDX which is a modernized, cutesy version of the two horizontal shooters Defender and Uridium. Recommend it. On that note, Tikipods other game, the twinstick-shooter Rock Boshers DX is excellent! (have high hopes for their third game Iron Crypticle as well.)

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Kyloctopus

Danmaku Unlimited 3 is a rarely mentioned Bullet Hell Shmup that I would give my vote to for best Switch Shmup. I've been dabbling more into games where you somewhat form the difficulty for yourself. Danmaku Unlimited 3 fits the bill, with it's emphasis on throwing yourself into risky scenarios, for a greater score. Your score multiplies, depending on how many bullets you have consecutively grazed around. Music is fun and it looks great for a vertical shooter.

Astebreed is another recommendation of mine, as long as you can get past whatever the hell the story is talking about. It's defined as a futuristic shmup since the camera will constantly move to switch between being a 2D Shooter and a 3D Shooter.

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Moroboshi876

I'm more and more interested in this genre, and this week I plan on buying Hyper Sentinel, which is about half euro in the Russian eShop.

I also have, as I mentioned some time ago, Aero Fighters 2, and thanks to SNK 40th Anniversary Collection I got Prehistoric Isle too, which I loved, and I'm going for the sequel for sure. Still haven't bought Blazing Star, though.

Recently Moon Cresta was launched on Switch after years as a PS4 exclusive. What do experts here can tell me about this one? Is it as dated as some pages put it?

And I still would like opinions on other 8 bit shooters available in Arcade Archives.

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Invent

Great thread, we are currently fundraising to get our Iridium shootemup game on the NintendoSwitch link here https://tinyurl.com/yb92z6jx .

Our focus though right at this time is investigating the costs of making physical versions.
For the moment might also look into those suggested titles as I'm a big fan of shootemups too.

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JasmineDragon

In case anybody missed it and is looking through this thread for recommendations, R-TYPE Dimensions came out a couple of months ago. R-TYPE is, in my opinion, one of the greatest shooters of all time, and I wouldn't argue if anyone wanted to say it IS the GOAT. At least one version of this game should be in every shmup fan's collection, and Dimensions includes it and R-TYPE 2 which is also fantastic.

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EmirParkreiner

I can definitely also recommend Black Bird, it's really great game similar to Fantasy Zone.

The Switch shmup i'd recommend the most to Bullet Hell fans is Psyvariar Delta, it offers a ton of modes and features. It's currently on sale on the JP eShop.

I'm also really hyped for Darius Cozmic Collection which comes out in Japan this month.
I hope people support thid release, because with both Taito and M2 being involved, it could be very important for the future on shmups on the Switch.

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DTMOF84

There’s a couple on sale now I just picked up. Sky Force Reloaded and the other Sky Force that’s on there.

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Thanks for the tip DTMOF84, Sky Force is an excellent shootemup

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@DTMOF84 Cool. I already own both SKYFORCE titles. Reloaded on Switch and Annuversary across PS3/Vita. My vague recollection puts Reloaded as the superior of the two but both fun.

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I haven’t played either one too much yet. But reloaded does seem more polished.

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bluedogrulez

I got AngerForce: Reloaded this weekend, coming off its "9" review here, and played it a bunch. It's pretty good, but it's no SkyForce: Reloaded. The visuals felt more like the unheralded FullBlast (one of the few Wii U shmups), and with the small screen, it just seems inferior to SkyForce: Reloaded in just about every respect. The sound track is very good, and I appreciate that there is an upgrade system at work, but just not the "Excellent" experience I was hoping for (so far... about 3 hours in). Anyone dive in on AngerForce?

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VegasKeith

@bluedogrulez I picked it up as well. Had been looking forward to it for awhile before release. Right now I would also have to give the edge to Reloaded. I'll put a lot of time into it, though. Any sort of skills progression or upgrades feature will usually keep me around.

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Gunbird 2 is my favourite.

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