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Retro Console Gaming => Other Systems => Topic started by: davyk on June 27, 2019, 16:06:42 PM

Title: 2D shooters (all platforms)
Post by: davyk on June 27, 2019, 16:06:42 PM
I'm playing a fair bit of these now. To be honest it's always been my favourite genre and I'm starting to abandon most other genres - at least - for regular playing.

I'm trying to get 1CCs on some of my favourites (getting to the end without using continuing).

Here's a video of the first one I recorded - Darius Gaiden - recorded the INP file played back directly off the screen so excuse the image quality.  I've 1CCed this game both on Saturn and shumpMAME now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzywlcb-Chg

Title: Re: 2D shooters (all platforms)
Post by: kidpanda on June 27, 2019, 16:12:44 PM
Many other games tend to take a longer time to 1cc on average with shmups taking around 15-30 mins for arcade games. Good fun and I feel a lot more intense than other genres. Danmaku for sure gets intense.
Title: Re: 2D shooters (all platforms)
Post by: davyk on June 27, 2019, 17:02:39 PM
That's what attracts me to the genre - you don't have to sit for hours - a playthrough can last maybe 30mins on some of the longer games.  Of course you CAN sit for hours practicing but that's up to you - it isn't one of those timesink genres.

I also have a Gigwing video - ALMOST beat that game - I got to the true last boss (TLB) you only get to fight if you have beaten all the 6 levels without continuing.  Will post that one too. :)

I am currently working on Dodonpachi Daifukkastu (aka Resurrection) on the 360. I have 1CCed it in Novice mode but that is like setting up base camp when climbing Everest - this games has a PILE of content.

It only has 5 levels but there are so many ways to play it is head spinning. So I am tackling 1.5 arcade mode and have got to the last level but I have some way to go before I 1cc that mode - and then I have to move to a different style of ship. Then there's hidden URA path in the game to beat. Then there  is 1.51 mode. Then there's the Black Label Mode. Then there's the Arrange A and Arrange B modes...….most with 3 ships each with 3 different styles....

There's a difficulty level and way to play for every level of skill.
Title: Re: 2D shooters (all platforms)
Post by: davyk on June 27, 2019, 17:07:33 PM
Gigawing run right up to the true last boss (TLB) - so close to beating this game. It is really mean with 1UPS - you only get a 1 UP awarded in level 4 if you are down to your last life (!)

So you have to get to the TLB with maybe losing only 1 life AT MOST and a pile of bombs to stand a chance. I lose a life at level 5 - a silly mistake that probably cost me the 1CC :(

Anyhow it's in 2 parts. This is the MAME version. I play it on Dreamcast too but that seems to be a bit tougher - have only to level 6 on that version.  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrv7TrCKFM0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-zcrqFRZdw
Title: Re: 2D shooters (all platforms)
Post by: zapiy on June 27, 2019, 18:07:00 PM
These are awesome fella, I have been thinking about getting into shooters again, mainly for the reasons you already mentioned. TIME.

Title: Re: 2D shooters (all platforms)
Post by: TrekMD on June 27, 2019, 18:31:44 PM
I love 2D shooters, perhaps more than any other game type.  Helps release the stress!  LOL  I have some 3D shooters on the PS4 but they are just not the same. 
Title: Re: 2D shooters (all platforms)
Post by: kidpanda on June 27, 2019, 22:40:46 PM
FYI most cave shmups actually have 2 loops. ;)
Title: Re: 2D shooters (all platforms)
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 30, 2019, 02:50:26 AM
I was playing some Gunbird on my Switch today. Being able to flip it and play in tate mode is nice. I like shooters but I'm nowhere near good enough to 1CC them!