Entries in TATE (24)

Tuesday
Jul232013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 79 - Mushihimesama Futari Ver.1.5

he Summer 2013 block, Boundless Shooting, has begun! To kick it all off, we're taking a look at one of the most prolific Japanese Xbox 360 imports ever! Mushihimesama Futari Ver.1.5, also known as Bug Princess 2. With cave's brand of intense Danmaku gameplay and a ton of different modes for anyone, just how does Mushihimesama Futari stack up?

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Tuesday
Jun182013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 74 - Strikers 1945 II 

n this episode of Bullet Heaven, we take a look at Strikers 1945 II on the Sega Saturn (JP Version), published in 1998 by Psikyo and also available on a variety of systems. The Wartime shmup is nothing new... can Strikers stand apart?

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Sunday
Jun092013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 73 - Kingdom Grand Prix

hippu Mahou Daisakusen (疾風魔法大作戦): Kingdom Grand Prix, otherwise translated (depending how you interpret it) as "Gale Great Battle of Magic" or "Hurricane Magic Armageddon: Kingdom Grand Prix" is a mouthful to say as well as slick racing/shmup hybrid! But how does this nifty mashup blend together? Watch to find out.

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Monday
May202013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 71 - Flying Red Barrel

C Indie gaming is a great place to find some quality shmups, and Rockin' Android is on the forefront, bringing some top tier stuff top the west with great games like Cloudphobia, Suguri and Gundemonium! So how does their 2009 release, Flying Red Barrel, fare?

 

SPECIAL THANKS to Rockin' Android for giving us this copy of the game!

 

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Thursday
Dec202012

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 59 - Ikaruga

n this episode of Bullet Heaven, we take a look at the fantastic Ikaruga, released on XBLA in 2008. Simplicity and beauty come together with brutal difficulty and sublime control... but how does it stack up? 

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Thursday
Dec132012

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 58 - Under Defeat HD

elcome back to Bullet Heaven! Rising Star Games is back - in the same year, no less - with another physical shoot em up release! Bullet Heaven takes a look at G-Rev's Under Defeat HD, with special thanks to Rising Star Games for supplying our copy for review! This controversial release saw an original release back in 2005 on Naomi Arcade and Dreamcast... so just how does this helicopter-based shooter fare...? 

 

 

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Friday
Aug102012

Sonic Wings Special REVIEW (PSN) - Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 54

Sonic Wings (AKA Aero Fighters) has been a fan favorite for almost 20 years. Monkey Paw Games brings us the enhanced 32-Bit version of Sonic Wings Limited as Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special. But in today's advanced shooting game batt;efield full of Akai Katanas and Eschatoses, does this PSOne (and Sega Saturn) Import entry in the series hold up, or will you need those rose-tinted glasses after all? 

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Sunday
Jul312011

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 37 - Game Tengoku: The Game Paradise

In the 90's parody shooters were the hot new thing that every company that made shooters had to get on the bandwagon with. Starting with the legendary Parodius, several parody shooters sprung up and saw release mostly in Japan. Jaleco also joined in the fun with Game Tengoku: The Game Paradise in 1995, though all of the properties used were ancient, even at release; the newest game that elements were used from was six years old by the time Game Tengoku reached arcades, and all but one of the original games stayed (officially) in Japan exclusively. It would later be ported to the Sega Saturn in 1997. Is Game Tengoku worth a look after all...?

Did you like what you saw here today? Questions, Comments and Suggestions are not only welcome, but encouraged!

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