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    Default What Are Some Other Good Genesis SHMUPs?

    I popped in Task Force Harrier Ex in my newly accquired Genesis, and all the fun I had with that game back when it first came out was re-awakened. It was love all over again. There's something about the 16-bit era that this current generation of gaming just can't achieve.



    Anyhoo, I plan on getting MERCS as well as MUSHA too. I'm a little rusty on remembering other notable SHMUPs the Genesis had, so if you jot a few down, that'd help. Thanks
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    Gaiares is an awesome shooter, one of the best to grace the US shores.

    Other mentions:

    Thunder Force III
    Lightening Force
    Truxton
    Sagaia
    Elemental Master
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    Grind Stormer, Hellfire, and Bio-Hazard Battle are all worth your time.
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    Air Buster is a good one.

    For Run-and Gun, you cannot beat Gunstar Heroes.
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    I'll second Gaiares, Truxton, Hellfire , and Lightening Force. All great picks.

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    Arrow Flash
    Bio Hazard Battle
    Final Zone
    Fire Shark
    Gaiares
    Granada
    Hellfire
    Lightening Force
    Phelios
    Raiden Trad
    Steel Empire
    Thunder Force II
    Thunder Force III
    Truxton
    Twin Cobra
    Vapor Trail
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    Gaiares and Hellfire are the two shooters that grace my Genesis the most.
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    If you have a modded system or just a basic converter cart, you can add a ton of great shooters from japan and europe. Don't limit to just USA ones

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    Whoa SHMUPs! Now this is my kind of thread!

    I had Gaiares, Bio Hazard Battle, and Sagaia out today and blowing up aliens.

    Some games will work without any modding. I have Zero Wings and it works on my US system. Good shooter.

    Other games that have not been mentioned are,

    Grind Stormer
    Whip Rush
    Sol- Deace
    Bio Ship Paladin
    Trouble Shooter
    Sub Terrania
    Burning Force
    Battle Squadron
    Xenon 2

    Also Mega Turrican is a blast to play.


    Here are some other good shooters, but they are very hard to get a hold of,
    Gley Lancer
    Eliminate Down
    Alien Soldier

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    SHMUPS?!?!?? Oh, you mean shoot-em-ups. Kids these days, with their ridiculous lingo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CelticJobber View Post
    SHMUPS?!?!?? Oh, you mean shoot-em-ups. Kids these days, with their ridiculous lingo...
    Kids?

    I started playing video games when the home console system was pong with two controllers that had knobs.

    I'm in my fifties.

    Another good one is Ranger X.
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    Panorama Cotton

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    I always enjoyed Space Invaders '91. Plays a fair amount like the original, but includes advanced weaponry, level progression, colorful graphics, and some interesting music.

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    ill second sub-terrania really fun game almost always available for a dollar
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    Thunder Force III & IV, Gleylancer, Gynoug and Twinkle Tale.

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    Default OK.

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    if you tack a sega cd into the equation id say throw robo-aleste onto the list.
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    Arrow Flash
    Bio Hazard Battle
    Burning Force
    Gaiares
    Gynoug
    Granada
    Hellfire
    Steel Empire
    Thunder Force II
    Thunder Force III
    Thunder Force IV/Lightening Force
    Truxton
    Vapor Trail


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    Gleylancer
    Eliminate Down
    Panorama Cotton (rail shooter)
    Battle Mania Daiginjyou

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    just as a warning, gaires is awesome but its also frustratingly hard (but it does have a super easy invincible code if you're a pussy)

    although a little differnt i'd recomend target earth as well for good shooting action.


    arrowflash is a nice shooter where you pilot a transforming ship (bias)
    whirush as well is nothing specail but a fun shooter.

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