Entries in Vertical (66)

Tuesday
Jul302013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 80 - Espgaluda II Black Label

oundless Shooting continues with Cave's Espgaluda II Black Label! Originally released to arcades a year befor Mushihimesama Futari, Espgaluda II Black Label saw release on Xbox 360 a year later, and has also since become a very popular international import. But how does it compare? Let's take a closer look!

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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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Monday
Jul152013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 78 - Mamorukun Curse!

n this episode of Bullet Heaven HD, we take a look at another great offering from the awesome shooting artisans at G-Rev, the familiar-feeling Mamorukun Curse!, published in North America by UFO Interactive! One part Under Defeat, two parts Pocky & Rocky and all-G-Rev, just how does the PS3's very latest western shmup release stack up? 

 

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Thursday
Jul112013

Bullet Heaven M-2 - Kokuga

ini. Mobile. Shmups.

In Episode M-2, we take a look at the G-Rev's 3DS eShop release, Kokuga, a tank-based vertical arena-style shmup from the mind that brought us the legendary Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga! Worth the $15? Watch to find out!

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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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