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Forums - Gaming Discussion - I have a confession, I'm mostly a Vertical shmup player

I sometimes shy away from horizontal shmups unless there cute'em ups, or some form or of attraction ? I always stayed away from r type and darius because horizontal . I'm gonna own up and support horizontal shmups , I should stop ignoring most of them , heres my skill between both.

I'm ranked here.

Vertical shmups : top 100 leaderboards always or some form.

Horizontal shmups: I'm below average or get wrecked every second 

I know I should take my chances more but I'm always flustered at maybe I'll make a no deaths in stage 1 in r type final 2, I'll buy it too I'd expect to get my bottom handed to me 50 times in first stage before quiting and going back to vertical , it's like tactical rpg vs turn based rpg or strategic rpg of some sort?if I am a fan of rpg I guess I can have 1 preference or all ? some people prefer jrpg or wrpg? I prefer vertical shmups but will support horizontal since many love horizontal and many developers look up too r type horizontal accomplishments.



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What are your favourite vertical shmups?

I loved rtype and gradius. But most shmups I've played I cannot remember the name for them. There was one the PS3 where it went from shmup to platformer. It was really good, and the character you played as was a woman.



Fei-Hung said:

What are your favourite vertical shmups?

I loved rtype and gradius. But most shmups I've played I cannot remember the name for them. There was one the PS3 where it went from shmup to platformer. It was really good, and the character you played as was a woman.

I love games like radiant silvergun and ikaruga, but I'm bias and like chaos in my shmups so , bullet soul infinite burst and dodonpachi saidoujou and many others's I feel I left an important shmup there? keeps few more secret shmups vertical silent don't know how I'll get treated? lol



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You guys should try

It's on Switch too



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Also people shouldn't ignore kyukyoku tiger plus 2 ,please try on Sega Saturn and Batsugan

Check this video entire stage 1 full screen mode the ost slaps with destruction in stage 1 in kyukyoku tiger plus 2 at 1:00 mark ost slap full screen on CRT tv .

8:30 mark of batsugan yummy

Last edited by dx11332sega - on 01 April 2021

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My earliest days of gaming on PC (moreso flash games haha) was spending time on these vertical or horizontal shmup ... I should prolly get Ikaruga at some point to see if I have that flame still lit.



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