Send in the Toaplanes
M2’s ShotTriggers series has been an ongoing pilgrimage of preservation for some of the greatest shoot-em-up’s in arcade history. Hishou Same! Same! Same! combines an early Toaplan series of two: Hishouzame and Same! Same! Same!, known in the West as Flying Shark and Fire Shark, respectively. Both original arcade titles are...
What're ya playin'!?
It's June, and this month is PACKED with new game releases and lots of summer gaming events! No, not-E3, although that's what we're calling it — "not-E3". This week, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet got a November release date! And it will officially be the first open-world mainline game. We also got a look at
Update: Release date and trailer revealed
Update: M2 has revealed that Toaplan Arcade Garage: Hishou Same! Same! Same! will launch in Japan on April 28th, 2022 (thanks, Gematsu). The collection will come in both digital and physical forms, with the latter shipping with a download code for Sennou Game Teki Paki. Players will also have access
Toaplan shoot ’em up collection Hishou Same! Same! Same! includes Hishouzame and Same! Same! Same! game.
Hishouzame (Sky Shark) (Flying Shark)
Nobody ever said it would be easy... Deep in enemy territory, you've got to fly your P-40 on a dangerous top-secret mission. The skies are thick with a deadly rain of armor-piercing fire. They chose you for one reason - you're the best there is! You know the score, so aim right and fly tight. The skies are anything but friendly tonight.
Same! Same! Same! (Fire Shark)
Communication lines are cut. Military bases lay in ruin. Then out of the smoky haze emerges a phantom biplane. You are Fire Shark, Earth's final defense against this colossal onslaught!