Shoot 'em up, all of 'em
The humble shoot ‘em up has been a staple genre ever since the very beginning of video games when Spacewar! laid down the basic groundwork in 1962. No, that is not a typo; in the year that Marilyn Monroe died and The Beatles recorded their first single ‘Love Me Do’, some boffins at MIT were busy inventing video games...
Brain training with a shmup four years in the making
Nearly two years on after its initial announcement for Switch, A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher is finally available on Nintendo Switch eShop. Self-described as a 'Split Screen Single Player Twin Stick Risk 'Em Up', Ask an Enemy Studios has spent over four years developing the game which has you...
TATE mode engaged
There are loads of amazing shmups available on the Switch eShop, and the fact that you can remove the Joy-Con and turn the console sideways means that vertical shooters are playable in all their TATE glory. However, one annoying element of this setup is that you have to rest the Switch on a surface or place it in some kind...
Are you the top NL shooter head? Time to prove it
You might have noticed that besides many other things, the Nintendo Switch is becoming quite a treasure trove for shmups both old and new. Thankfully it seems we're not likely to run out of aliens or evil dictators to shoot down any time soon on Nintendo's current console, so to spice things...
And Great Justice For All
Nintendo Life shmup heads rejoice as Brazilian metal band and inventors of the game metal genre Megadriver have just released their latest album. For Great Justice is a twenty track metal cover album with some very iconic tunes from several classic shmups, including songs from Thunder Force IV,
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