Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Genesis Shmups

  1. #1
    Great Puma (Level 12)
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Posts
    4,119
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Genesis Shmups

    Hey, shmupgang,

    I've got the following shmups for my Genesis:

    Gaiares
    M.U.S.H.A.
    Truxton
    Thunder Force 2
    Thunder Force 3
    Thunder Force 4 ("Lightening Force")
    Viewpoint
    Wings of Wor
    Zero Wing

    I hear tell that I should get Phelios. What else is good for the Genesis?
    (\ /)
    (O.o) ---XBL GT: RHINDLE
    (><)
    /_|_\ ---PH34R TEH BUNNY

  2. #2
    ServBot (Level 11)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    3,414
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Personally, I kinda liked Hellfire and Fire Shark. They're both by Toaplan, the creators of Zero Wing... but trust me, they're worth playing anyway.
    Forgotten Worlds on the Genesis was enjoyable, too... it's not a perfect arcade translation but it does have the two player mode and some very nice graphics. I was dumbfounded when I first saw the game... it's what convinced me to buy a Genesis in the first place.
    If you can find it, Super Fantasy Zone was pretty cool... certainly a worthy sequel to the previous Fantasy Zone games, with sharper graphics.
    Do NOT buy Arrow Flash or Gadget Twins. The latter wants to be a Fantasy Zone-style shooter but there really isn't any shooting in it... just wimpy close-range weapons like bear traps and punching gloves. This makes for a very frustrating and unenjoyable game.

    JR

  3. #3
    Cherry (Level 1)
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Detroit: Home of Chrome wheels, Dope deals and Vacant fields...
    Posts
    229
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I have all of those except Viewpoint....don't need that, I have Neo-Geo version.

    Phelios Rulez...GET IT.

    I enjoyed Hellfire and Trouble Shooter was alot of fun.

    Arrowflash sux...I did not like Forgotten worlds. Airbuster was enjoyable...so was Curse(Import only). I did not like Atomic Robo Kid either.

    You have most of the good stuff.

  4. #4
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    76
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Hmm. From an idiot's point of view (the idiot is me, by the way) I would say...

    Hellfire, definitely. It's tough, but it's definitely worth it.
    Maybe give Truxton a go?

    In fact, hell. Pick up ANYTHING shmup-related you can find... if you don't like it, let me know and I'll buy it off you.

    I quite liked the Forgotten Worlds conversion. I managed to complete it in one credit, which was quite an achievement for me (I normally die horribly within the first five or so levels). So I tried the Arcade version on MAME... they're both pretty different. It scared me how much the Megadrive / Genesis version has been toned down!

  5. #5
    Keeper of the Terror Mask Dire 51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    West Mansion
    Posts
    3,891
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    therealdire51

    Default

    bargora - Absolutely get Phelios. It's a great game.

    Here's what I have:

    Bio Hazard Battle
    Truxton
    ThunderForce II
    ThunderForce III
    ThunderForce IV
    Forgotten Worlds
    Fire Shark
    Wings of Wor
    Sagaia
    MUSHA
    Hellfire
    Whip Rush
    Gaiares
    Sol-Deace
    Elemental Master
    Phelios
    Air Buster
    Trouble Shooter
    Insector X
    Steel Empire
    Darwin 4081 (MD)
    Curse (MD)
    Burning Force (MD)

  6. #6
    Great Puma (Level 12)
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Posts
    4,119
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks, guys. I'm glad to see that I've got plenty of collecting left to do in the Genny shmups category!
    (\ /)
    (O.o) ---XBL GT: RHINDLE
    (><)
    /_|_\ ---PH34R TEH BUNNY

Similar Threads

  1. Want to buy shmups for the Sega Genesis
    By LINK398 in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-22-2014, 03:56 AM
  2. Genesis Shmups
    By zachhargis in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-03-2012, 06:53 PM
  3. FS: Genesis shmups, Gunstar Heroes
    By Gooch3008 in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-08-2012, 03:33 PM
  4. What Are Some Other Good Genesis SHMUPs?
    By Ascending Wordsmith in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 07-16-2008, 04:33 PM
  5. Why We Love SHMUPs/Your Fav SHMUPs
    By RegSNES in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 87
    Last Post: 07-24-2006, 02:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •