Entries in Vertical (62)

Friday
Jul052013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 76 - Xevious: Fardraut Densetsu

ne of the very first scrolling shooters from the very dawn of gaming itself is Xevious, released by Namco all the way back in 1982. Introducing time-tested gameplay mechanics that would last over 3 decades, Xevious saw numerous ports and spinoffs. One such game is Xevious: Fardraut Densetsu on the PC Engine, released in 1990...

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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
Jun022013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 72 - Star Soldier: Vanishing earth

ow many traditional shooters does the Nintendo 64 have in it's library? Hint: I can count them on one finger. Reviews from 1999 scathe it. Fan websites revile it. But is it honestly worth all the hate? In episode 72 of Bullet Heaven HD, we take a look at Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth on the Nintendo 64.

SPECIAL THANKS to Georgie BoysAXE for this cartridge!

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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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Sunday
Feb172013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 63 - 1943 Kai (PC-10gine #4)

he Bullet Heaven PC-10gine continues! What you're seeing has been captured and reviewed from genuine PC Engine Duo-R hardware for 2013's special episode set!


In episode 63 of Bullet Heaven the series comes full circle as we take a look at 1943 Kai! This "Wild" 1943 was released in 1991 as an enhanced version of the 1987 original, boasting PC Engine exclusive music and stages!

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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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Monday
Oct082012

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 57 - A.O. Suguri X 

ROUND 2... FIGHT! ...SHOOT!... Uh, OK, I'll stop that now. In this episode of Bullet Heaven HD we take a look at another nifty genre bender in the vein of Senk no Ronde (Xbox 360)! How does it stack up? 

Special thanks to Rockin' Android for giving us this copy for review!! 
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Did you like what you saw here today? Questions and comments are not only welcome but encouraged! Season 3 is a wrap! See you all in Season 4, STARTING SOON! 

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