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Wow, no idea if I'll actually spend much time with it at this point but I'll buy it anyway purely because I spent so many hours playing his old free stuff.


Torus Trooper pls. I feel bad saying it since Jeff Minter has made it pretty much his life's work but that's my favourite spin on Tempest.

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21 hours ago, Klatrymadon said:

It's top-tier doujin stuff and I'm really happy to see the series return in such style.


Yeah, it's very much more of the same, but yup, hook it up to my veins, easily one of the best games of the year.


I talked to toimine on discord about the secret extend and he was very nice.

He says you have to break all the parts of the midboss. He says there's a few things hanging out the back of him, one on the left and one on the right, that you'd miss unless you were looking for them. So you have to damage them after you do the turrets and the boss will go into a new nasty pattern after that.
Then the extra secret pillar appears afterwards and the 1up is in there.


You unlock a new ship when you clear the game, and once you clear the game with all three ships you unlock this extra one called "despair" and I was using it the other day, it's like inverted, you've got a really powerful rapid shot, and then when you focus you've got this really weak but really wide shot that does fuck all damage, so it's gonna be great for scoring, leaving things alive long enough to cancel more bullets and then switching to your rapid shot when things get hairy and you need to take things down more quickly.


Not being able to focus and deal damage is a nightmare when shit hits the fan though! :D


Sunny Tam has announced DU4 which is gonna be called Danmaku Unlimited: WYVER ULTRA



DU2 was good, but DU3 was pretty boring, I thought, just hanging round down the bottom of the screen herding and grazing like some daft cow.

At least DU2 had the mechanic where you built your hyper quicker the more risky you played. I hope he does something interesting with the scoring, or fucks off grazing. Grazing can be brilliant fun (Exceed 3rd Jade Penetrate Black Package, for example), but not the way he does it.
Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!


Steam page is up for Moon Dancer - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1790250/Moon_Dancer/



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Not sure if its technically a Shmup but Nex Machina is current on sale for the paltry sum of £3.99 on the PSN store.


Great game by Housemarque (with input from Eugene Jarvis!) and if you like Robotron... this is it on STERIODS! :D 

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Nex Machina is fab! Definitely jump on that if you don't have it!


If you clear BWD normal with all 4 ships, you unlock another secret ship, one of the broads from eden's aegis.






Steam seems to require an app registration fee ($ 100), so I'll pay it tomorrow. There is also a review, so it seems that it will still take time


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Speaking of twin sticks, Satryn looks canny - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1677360/satryn_deluxe/



You can try the free version on itch - https://maybell.itch.io/satryn


Blazend looks like it might be alright. Not even a tentative release date on that one - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1757440/Blazend/


klorets looks fun - https://www.freem.ne.jp/win/game/26832



I beat my score on BWD normal. Hell is hard! :D




edit: got a blind clear on klorets, that's a lot of fun. Loads of scoring potential!



There's the hardest ending done. Your score to beat.




Yes, that's amazing fun, you have a rapid shot, a focus and a hyper that slows time. Enemies you kill while not hypering gives you green cash and you spend that cash while hypering and enemies killed during hyper, their bullets get cancelled into diamonds.
You can hyper and cancel the bullets of all enemies so long as you have the cash to spend to do it, so it's all about choosing when to hyper and when not to.


Don't break your back playing BWD with autoguard off, by the way. Your lives aren't worth more at the end like they are in blue wish resurrection. Found that out to my cost today!

I think you got half as much again for each life on BWR, so I was disappointed when it was giving me the normal points for my lives :(



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Gleylancer is a 90s-videogame-ass videogame and I think I love it. Killer soundtrack, great weapon variety, lovely parallax scrolling. It reminds me of Thunder Force 3.


The bosses have been a bit crap so far though. Shame as Gynoug by the same guys at Masaya had some pretty inventive bosses. Have only got to stage 5 so far, so looking forward to diving deeper. 

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On 17/10/2021 at 10:54, Klatrymadon said:

Edit: sorry, somehow didn't see this had been posted!


The more good games get mentioned the better! I beat my score the other day!

I think you could really rinse the later stages by intentionally suiciding and instantly getting 100 cash. Will have to try that next time.




Steam page for Space Moth Lunar Edition is up. Coming Nov 18th







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Phew! Got my first 1cc of Blue Wish Desire hell mode tonight.
Wow, that is not easy. There were some pricks just waltzing through it the day it came out :D




Not a great score, but it's always such a huge hurdle for me, getting that first clear out the way and proving to myself that I can actually do it!
I can try and tidy that up now and get through with less mistakes and get a better score.

Hell is just none stop. Amazing fun!

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If PC is an option, Techbeat Heart is a much better alternative and it's cheaper. Halloween update went live the other day but I haven't gotten a chance to try it yet - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1520330/TechBeat_Heart/


Void Gore is a lot of fun but runs can last forever once you get going.

You'll definitely get a couple of quids worth of fun out of it though.

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6 hours ago, ImmaculateClump said:

Steam page is up for Blue Wish Desire! - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1794300/BLUE_WISH_DESIRE/


Coming November 17th.




Serious contender for game of the year. Trust me. Do NOT sleep on this one.


Dude, you've pretty much become my top source for Steam shmup updates. It's really appreciated, thank you. To where do I send the cheque?

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Spent the day at Heart of Gaming in Croydon again. First time I've been there in a couple of years. It's a very healthy arcade with a great variety of genres represented and lots of unusual dedicated cabs, including multiplayer racing cabs all linked up like it's 1993. Sadly, though, I was the only person who touched the four shmups (DOJ BL, Ketsui, Gokujou Parodius and Ikaruga) all day. I actually took the top spot in DOJ BL with a piddly st3 score, and I'm not sure if this means the arcade doesn't save their scores or if I've just kicked London's ass.

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Cotton Panorama and Cotton 100% are available from strictly limited games. Bit annoying they’re two separate releases though. Snes and mega drive options are also available, although I’m still waiting for undercover cops and super turrican 2.

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It says "I'm thinking about various things". Hopefully he sticks with it!

He's put some more of his old games on his itch page - https://xxgameroom.itch.io/



On 23/10/2021 at 20:21, immortaljellyfish said:


Dude, you've pretty much become my top source for Steam shmup updates. It's really appreciated, thank you. To where do I send the cheque?


Haha, thanks man :D

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Phew! Gleylancer's pretty tricky!


Knock your speed up to 4 during the final phase of the last boss, counter-intuitive, but that extra speed comes in great for misdirecting his balls!




Couple of tips I found on the shmups forum

Keep the stage 5 boss alive and eventually two extra lives turn up!




Also, during stage 6, after the first lot of these green laser gate things




Shoot this bit here after the last one and there's a hidden extend in there too.




bit memo heavy and a bit baggy. The bits where you have to be extra careful and not touch the walls, I can feel those bits taking years off my life, but it's a good game. I liked it, more than happy to see the fucking back of it though, I have to admit.

I played it the other day and lost about 7 lives on that final boss :D Came very close to doing a marlew and just tipping everything out the window!

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LRG want to take more of your money...












Well, they've not yet dispatched the Dangun Feveron I bought. These limited edition runs really are somewhat annoying, you know? It's my own weakness. Why the hell do I want these games physical? I already bought the damn download and own the 360 port FFS. I guess I will continue the promise to myself and pass.

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I must have 3 or 4 orders outstanding with LRG 🤦‍♂️


I’ll probably buy this as well, but not that shitty peripheral.


In other news I got the Platinum trophy on Vasara Collection. Timeless mode is great fun, but the two arcade games really are a bit shit.

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