Japanese urban art shop Mountain Graphics pays tribute to its country’s honored tradition of shoot ’em ups with this in your face amalgam. How many games can you identify? I see Twinbee, Star Force, Gradius and Xevious.
Maxconsole got a couple of videos from console-modders XCM showing the latter’s prototype light gun for the PS3. It’s basically half of a PS3 controller stuck to a light gun. I think XCM is shooting for a controller that’s compatible with all shooters, hence the need to come up with something with a sizable amount of buttons.
Got an itchy joystick trigger finger? Like to blow stuff up? Then you might want to check out this new game that just hit the shelves over on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Xona Games’ Decimation X is best described as Space Invaders on steroids meth.
RPGs are traditionally long and epic in scale for lots of good reasons, but a lot of RPGs have elements that add unnecessary length to the gameplay, like unskippable walls of text, unnecessarily slow-ass modes of transport and/or huge maps, quests with insane requirements, and of course the grinding.
If you were smart fortunate enough to have picked up a Japanese DSi, you’re going to want to check this out: Aa Mujou Setsuna, a bullet-hell style vertical shmup available on the serious cheap: 500 Nintendo points.
So the vast gaming frontier is pretty well packed with shmups of all kinds. Scroll, bounce, dodge, a little running, a little gunning–whatever your preferred action, you can get it in a shooter… and now, that even includes kissing.