I am not a shmup aficionado by any means, but Triggerheart Exelica is probably the one I spent the most time playing. Most shmups at the time were of the bullet hell style and it was nice to place something more in the style of a Toaplan or Psikyo title. Similar agreements apply to other advertising or affiliate programs such as those from eBay, Google, etc. DoDonPachi Saidaioujou. While I'm okay at shooters, I really suck at the Darius series, but I still enjoy it. But I love the genre and easily own more Shmups than any other genre.

That one is pretty great. But the actual gameplay was little more than a memory test of learning the attack waves. Dreamcast Shmups Library – 2D Shooters Galore.

XBOX360.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Didnt think i would like it because of the whole pirates and people flying around but it was really damn good. If you don't mind---if you mention a game, say what port/system you thought it was best on! I hated it. I haven't seen a single one under 80 dollars. For the sake of comparison, I bought Virtua Fighter 3tb for 5 dollars including shipping (from friggin OSAKA). My only 1CCs are Nemesis on the Gameboy and the original Gradius on the PC Engine. I don't have a single SHMUP, either for my Dreamcast or my Saturn. I've played a few over the years but realize this is a deep genre with many games I probably haven't played. This is mostly down to the included maracas, which worked excellently on the DC. I feel like the addiction the older games had was lost in favor of artificial difficulty and graphics.

What is your favorite shmup on the Dreamcast? Revive DC has done the best job of dummying the disc (which fills the inside of the disc up with a blank file, pushing all the actual game data to the outside of the disc, which reduces the amount the drive motor has to move, reducing noise and extending the life of your precious dreamcast) and doing the least amount of downsampling possible. We now have more of the newer post-mortum shooters included and hopefully made it a bit more informative. ... best. Dunno about everything else as I'm not big into old school shmups. With that said I liked me some After Burner, Thunder Force, Raiden and R-Type once in awhile but once I finished them they had little replay value. My favorite game of that group is probably MUSHA, but Super Aleste for the Super Famicom, Spriggan for the Turbo CD, Power Strike II for the Master System and Zanac x Zanac for the PlayStation are right up there. I recently picked up Gunnac for the Nes and I really like it . Well, the question is, do you believe Wii downloads will be transferable to the Wii U? Format really doesn't limit it either as Jin pointed out GBC's Project S-11 is stunning good stuff right there, just as much as the varying goofy games from the Parodius and Twinbee family of shooters. Display as a link instead, × Dreamcast, GameCube, XBLA, MAME. What, across all classic systems, are your favorite shmups from decades past up to recent history? I dug Tiger Heli a lot.. and I think the original Raiden still holds up to this day. My favorite shooter publisher is COMPILE, makers of Zanac, Aleste, etc. Posting privileges to the Buying and Selling sub-forums will be granted 10 days after registration. It has to be Star Force.. that game is one of the all-time greats. Terra Cresta had that very cool power-up mechanism with the collecting of additional ship "parts", and trying to keep them alive long enough to transform into the invincible Phoenix.. great fun. Parodius Fantastic Journey (I think this is the title, the one I played is also called 'Gokujō Parodius') - SNES. × Ikaruga, with Mars Matrix and Borderdown right behind.

R-Type Dimensions. honestly the one shmup series that I keep going back to is the Parodius series. The R-Type series is probably my second favorite shooter series. 1. That said, I would go with something like: Are Metal Slug and Contra considered SHMUPS because I know a lot of sites change the rules on whether SHMUPS are games only involving vehicles or people with guns. Also, Blazing Star, Gradius Collection on PSP, Prehistoric Isle 2, Strikers 1945, Viewpoint, Air Gallet, UN Squadron, Einhander, Vector Pilot, Time Pilot, Galaga, and a bunch more I can't call to mind. However, the Dreamcast scene persists, so it's possible new games will be released, so if you see a Dreamcast shmup that isn't on this list, please let us know. aLL woRk and nO plAy makEs jacK a duLL boY. DoDonPachi on arcade/MAME is the business. Often to me the best ones start at anything but bullet hell style for starters. dcisozone.com is the bestest friend a dreamcast owner can have. Still, I'm not sure I'm qualified to rate the best. I prefer stuff spawned of the 80s and 90s from the Galaga and Gradius types to things with a little more nice art style to it like the Capcom arcade games shoveled on the Dreamcast and Einhander on PS1. To complement the comprehensive guides to the impressive Sega Saturn and Playstation Shmups libraries, we’ve updated and expanded this Dreamcast 2D Shooter guide. Now im looking into Radirgy and twinkle star sprites lol :], Ikaruga, REZ (not shmup, but rail shooter, w/e). The Sega Dreamcast's lifespan was short, but the console still managed to have some truly magnificent games release for it, including several wonderful fighting … .. but hey you gotta start somewhere. Limited Edition. XBOX360 and iOS. When you hew closer to the bullet hell side of things, my favorite Game for sheer repeat play is Mars Matrix, which you can play on the Dreamcast. 2.

What---in your opinion, are the best SHMUPS? The Sega Dreamcast Shmups Library. People will debate it all day long but for my own sanity I limit it to the two basic gametypes of 1, horizontal and 2. vertical shooters, and call it a day. The subreddit for everything Sega Dreamcast. ×

Radirgy was my first import shmup game. I've been playing a lot of Dreamcast shmups here recently because I finally got an arcade stick and I just beat Borderdown again.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. But really I'm a fan of the "Strikers" series of games which aren't total bullet hell style but fast paced enough to make dodging shots fun. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Collections, questions, finds, pictures, games, Homebrew, videos, anything DC related. I was never into Shmups until about 2001, when a friend made me play Gradius III on the SNES. Ikaruga. I played shikigami for the first time just a few days ago. Now selling for pretty high prices, the original Dreamcast version, or Ver.2000, is the best release of the title. Next on my list is Terra Cresta.. the semi-ish sequel to Moon Cresta (another favorite). Not all of that era I like, R-TYpe and it's clones like Pulstar I find aggravating, cheap and downright not fun pretty much at all. 4.   Your previous content has been restored. I suck at them, but I still love them... Thunder Force III - Genesis (and Thunder Spirits on SNES).

Someone watches classic gameroom. The recent Dariusburst provides almost too much in the way of customization and replay. Paste as plain text instead, ×

Copyright © 1991 - Present of Digital Press. These are the best SHMUPS I have played and own. But I love the genre and easily own more Shmups than any other genre. When you get to the more modern stuff.. You would think that it would be hard for the Dreamcast to follow in the 2D footsteps of its sibling, the Sega Saturn and its massive collection of 2D shoot-em-ups.However, the Dreamcast is the perfect complement to the Saturn and is a essentially a requirement in and shmup fanatic’s collection. I've probably played R-Type too many times to enjoy it the same way I used to, but Delta and Final are still fun and have a lot of replay value. Giga Wing 2 is pretty sweet! I don't have many though, sadly. May play it some more cause i still have a few things to unlock in it.

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I dunno.. it's just such a huge category, Boogie Wings aka The Great Ragtime Show (Arcade)Parodius (Arcade, Game Boy, SNES)Most shmups made by Toaplan. The Sega Dreamcast's lifespan was short, but the console still managed to have some truly magnificent games release for it, including several wonderful fighting and role-playing games.