View Poll Results: Horizontal Shump or Vertical Shump?

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    Default Shumps! Whats your flavour?

    Well Horizontal Or Vertical!?

    I just thought this could make a good poll as 99% of us here like/play shumps (from my assumptions)

    So lets see which out weights which!

    My vote goes for Vertical!

    IMO easily the best, i find them much more challenging and graphically more entertaining... (i find there is a limitation to backgrounds on Horiz Shumps (feel free to argue me out on that one!))

    Favourite Vertical Shumps:

    Aero Fighters (Series), 1945, Strikers 1945 II, Ikaruga (Of Course!) and Gunbird 2

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    I love both of them, but I'd take Vertical. They just look nicer overall.
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    Hehe. To answer your question, first you'll have to tell me what a shump is.


    As for shmups, I actually prefer vertical to horizontal. Like Twinbee and MUSHA.

    What I'd love to see though is a shmup that integrates vertical AND horizontal seemlessly in the same level. So that it feels like there's actually a worldly element to the game. Maybe even a bit of decision making.

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    Used to prefer vertical but thanks to Gradius V it's horizontal all the way.
    Never have I enjoyed a shmup so much
    And Cotton 2 is amazing

    But maybe when I get Ikaruga that will change
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    Vertical. I'm not sure WHY, they just seem to play better.
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    I prefer horizontally scrolling SHUMPS like Rayxanber II to vertical ones like Axelay.

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    I couldn't vote 'cause I dig both. I love Border Down just as much as Ikaruga. Same w/Salamander to Dragon Spirit and on and on and on... I also want to take this opprotunity to say that Layer Section in TATE mode is pretty goddamn fabulous. Thank you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by evildead2099
    I prefer horizontally scrolling SHUMPS like Rayxanber II to vertical ones like Axelay.
    Axelay isn't 100% vertical. Some levels are vertical, and some are horizontal.

    As for the topic, do I prefer horiz or vert? Well, to me a good shmup is a good shmup, regardless of their orientation.

    That said, the R-Type series is my favourite series of shmup - and they're strictly horizontal.

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    I love Thunder Force III wich is horizontal, same with Blazing Lazers, Axelay, ,Raiden, M.U.S.H.A.wich are vert...I love shmups in general, being it horizontal or vertical.

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    Well, since most of my favorites are vertical, like Dragon Spirit and the TwinBee series, I'd have to go with that, but honestly, I've always considered myself a horizontal gal (that sounds weird O_o ).

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    Vertical, if only beacuse of Truxton.

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    Vertical all the way.
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    vert!

    havent played too many horizontals though

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    Vertical, especially Aero Fighters!
    Gradius is an excellent game too.

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    Gradius, Parodius, darius twin, and IKARUGA (TV sideways :P ) Can;'t beat that!

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    Vertical...for some reason I could never get into horizontal shumps (minus one or two games)...that and they always seemed harder to me.

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    I enjoy horizontal ones more (Gradius/Parodius series), but I do like a good vertical shooter once in awhile! (Dragon Spirit and Twinbee)

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    What I'd love to see though is a shmup that integrates vertical AND horizontal seemlessly in the same level. So that it feels like there's actually a worldly element to the game. Maybe even a bit of decision making
    Philosoma had a bit of this as I think Einheinder (spelling's off, I know) did too.

    I prefer the side scroller games such as Psychosis, LifeForce, Stinger but the vertical games like Super Star Solider, Time Warriors, The Guardian Legend and even Elemental Master allow for a lot for background depth, with multiple scrolling backgrounds and, seemingly, a lot more room to move around in.[/quote]

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    Vertical!

    Ironically my favorite shmup is horizontal though (G-Darius -PSX)

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    verical, i SUCK at horizontal shumps. also enemy patterns and bullets look better veritcal.
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