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Tuesday
Dec102013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 88 - B-Wings (FC5 #1)

elcome to the FC5, the first special block of the new season! In today's episode of Bullet Heaven, we take a look at the first ever game by Data East on the Famicom, B-Wings (aka Battle Wings). As an obscure famicom title based on an already obscure arcade game, just how did B-Wings fare in 1986? And how does it hold up today?

 

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Wednesday
Dec042013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 87 - Giga Wing & Giga Wing 2

he Sega Dreamcast was (and still is) a pretty amazing system with a decent wealth of shooting games within its awesome library. Giga Wing kicked them all off and even saw a Dreamcast sequel (Giga Wing 2) a year later. How do they stack up? 

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Wednesday
Nov202013

Bullet Heaven Mini, Episode 4 - Quarth

ini. Mobile. Shmups. In this episode of Bullet Heaven Mini, we take a quick look at Konami's Quarth on the original Game Boy!

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Saturday
Nov092013

Bullet Heaven Mini, Episode 3 - 1942

ini. Mobile. Shmups. Welcome back to Bullet Heaven Mini! 

One of the earliest shmups to get me hooked in the Genre was 1942 on the NES. It later saw release on the Game Boy Color in 1999. How does it stack up...?

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Sunday
Sep012013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 84 - Shooting Love 10-Shuunen

n the Season 4 finale of Bullet Heaven HD, we take a look at Shooting Love 10-Shuunen, the final game of the Boundless Shooting block and another game that stands in defiance of the Cave-dominated Xbox 360 scene. Featuring two 11-year-old shmups, the action is fast and furious... but is it enough to overtake games like MushiFutari or DDP: Resurrection...?

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Thursday
Aug222013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 83 - Bullet Soul

 s there live beyond Cave for region-free import shooting games on home consoles? The answer: A resounding YES! Boundless Shooting continues with Bullet Soul, an Xbox 360 original title by 5bp. But how does it compare to the Cave Cavalcade!?

 

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Wednesday
Aug142013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 82 - DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou

oundless shooting continues! In this episode of Bullet Heaven HD, we're taking a look at one of the very newest shmups released! Hot off the heels of DoDonPachi Resurrection, 2013's DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou is next to bast off! But how does Cave's latest compare...?

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Tuesday
Aug062013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 81 - DoDonPachi Resurrection

ave is where its at for modern shooting games, with very little in the way of competition when it comes down to the intense brand of Bullet Hell that they deal. Mushihimesama Futari and Espgaluda II showed us that Bullet Hell doesn't have to be so mean... but DoDonPachi Dai Fukkatsu, released in the UK as DoDonPachi Resurrection, is out to remind us just what this subgenre is all about. If this game were in a back alley, it'd be cracking its knuckles and leering menacingly. How does this iconic Bullet Hell series treat us? Watch to find out in the third installment of the Boundless shooting block!

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