Articles tagged shmups

Ultimate Shooting Collection

Space shooters: where the art is in the execution.

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28 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

Bangai-O Spirits

Bangai-O Spirits shines because it's not easily classified as any given kind of game.

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24 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Everyday Shooter

The player has complete control over what he shoots and kills, but the sounds manage to combine in such a way that you feel like you're contributing to a collective whole.

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Gyruss and the Art of the Arcade Port

Nobody seems to mention it anymore, but Gyruss was one of the best shmups of the NES era.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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