Entries in shmups (19)

Wednesday
Jul182018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 215 - Gunbird 2 for Nintendo Switch

We enjoyed Gunbird for Nintendo Switch, so when ZeroDiv brought Gunbird 2 to the platform, it was only natural that we had to take a look! Adding new elements to established formula, Gunbird 2 is a game that is better in every way than its direct predecessor... but how does it stack up?

In the credits:
Ikaruga (All+Switch)
Quad Fighter K (Switch)
1917: The Alien Invasion DX (Switch)

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Sunday
Apr012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode #204 - Steredenn: Binary Stars

ike it or lump it, the Nintendo Switch is now the console to own if shmups are your thing. We looked at a shooter called Steredenn in episode 138 and we really liked it. Now, Steredenn is back with a new release on the Nintendo Shmup -- err, switch -- complete with new player ships, enemies, visuals weapons and even a new co-op mode! How does it stack up?

 

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Sunday
Apr012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode #203 - Pawarumi

e have had some games come to be more requested than others. awarumi is just one of those titles, with many people requesting that we take a look at this Aztec-themed vertical PC shooter. Taking cues from games like Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga, how does manufacture 43's south-american-styled shmup hold up? Let's take a look!

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Wednesday
Mar072018

Bullet Heaven, Episode #202 - Strikers 1945 II for Nintendo Switch

Zerodiv is back with yet another entry in the Psikyo for Nintendo Switch line with Striker 1945 II! With a number of great features and some really cool special abilities, how does this 1997 arcade shooter hold up? Let's take a closer look.

 

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Sunday
Feb112018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 197.5 - Zero Gunner 2- Update

In episode 197, we took a look at Zerodiv's Zero Gunner 2-, a complete rebuild of the Psikyo Dreamcast and Namomi shmup, sans source code. It had issues that were already addressed, so we took a bold step and reviewed it as if the issues were fixed... and we were right on the money. The new Ver. 1.0.1 patch is live and fixes all of the main concerns we had of the game, which is seen and explained in this follow-up companion entry.  

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Sunday
Feb112018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 197 - Zero Gunner 2- 

Zerodiv has been bringing the goods to the Nintendo switch in awesome ways with a wide variety of Psikyo shmups from years past. Striker 1945, Gunbarich and Gunbird* have all seen release, but most interesting of all has to be Zero Gunner 2, a much beloved - and pricey - shooter released on Naomi hardware in arcades and subsequently to the Sega Dreamcast. Its source code was also lost. Adding a minus to the title, Zerodiv has rebuilt the whole game from scratch... so how does it stack up?

 

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Sunday
Feb112018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 196 - Raiden V: Director's Cut

Since being released in 2016 for the Xbox One, our viewers have been clamoring for a review for Moss' Raiden V. But without an Xbox One and no real incentive to get one, waiting for a PC or PS4 version was really our only recourse... Thankfully, UFO Interactive released Raiden V Director's Cut on October 6th, 2017 for PC and PS4. Compared to raiden III Digital Edition and Raiden IV Overkill, How does it stack up?  

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Bullet Heaven Episode 185 - Super Hydorah

ocomalito is a name that nobody with a PC shouldn't know. We took a look at the insanely good Garoudan a while back in our first and only "Quickshot" EX review, but now it's time to take a look at Hydorah... Super Hydorah, to be precise! As a juiced up version of the original, how does Super Hydorah stack up?

 

Like what you saw? Get Super Hydorah on Steam or Xbox One!

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