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Axelay Gives Gamers Both Kinds of Shooters on Super Nintendo – Today in Retro Gaming – September 14th, 1992

Back in the day scrolling shooters were a dime a dozen.  To stand out from the crowd you had to have something unique in your shooter.  Just being a side or horizontal scroll shooter was not enough anymore.  Konami was, at this time, kicking butt with their other games- Castlevania IV, Contra III etc.  They […]

R-Type III Third Lightning Blows Up Super Nintendo – Today in Retro Gaming – August 2nd, 1994

The Super Nintendo was known for slow down when trying to put a lot of action on the screen.  This was most apparent in scrolling shooters (horizontal and vertical) such as Gradius III.  By the time R-Type III Third Lightning came around developers pretty much had the SNES hardware figured out.  It helped just a […]

Abadox Takes Fans to the Belly of the Beast on Nintendo NES – Today in History – March 9th, 1990

Scrolling shooters used to rule the roost.  Back in the 8 to 16-bit days, a console was in trouble if it didn’t have a good set of scrolling shooters to showcase.  Fans just demanded them and developers were all too happy to supply them.  It got to the point that we saw quite a bit […]

Review- Galactic Nemesis on Android, ZTE Maven

Overhead scrolling shooters are a staple of gaming.  They have been around since the early days with Space War on up to modern interpretations on mobile devices.  We have seen new renditions on the idea with titles like Mig 2D and even reboots like Sky Force 2014.  We have seen the classics revived with Raiden […]

Import Review – Aleste Sega Game Gear

Compile certainly knew how to make a scrolling shooter.  They created the Aleste series in Japan.  Some their titles were ported over to North America’s Sega Genesis and Sega CD.  We got M.U.S.H.A. (who remembers what that stands for?) and we got Robo Aleste here on Sega CD to name a couple.  One title that we […]

Raiden Legacy Jumps to Steam, Still Missing Raiden II

Raiden is an overhead shooter that should require absolutely no introduction to gamers.  For the most part, it doesn’t.  There are a few, though, that don’t know about this iconic series.  One of the most challenging scrolling shooters of days gone by is here with several sequels.  Just they forgot one key sequel or this […]

Scramble is a New Side Scrolling Homebrew Shooter for the Atari 2600

The Atari 2600 was no stranger to 2D side scrolling shooters.  We saw a few iconic ones released on the console.  Defender being the most popular that I can think off the top of my head.  While the Atari 2600 was not exactly designed for this type of game, developers were still able to make […]

Battle Squadron Sees Release on Steam

The classic overhead shooter, Battle Squadron, is now available on Steam.  For those that do not know what Battle Squadron is, it is, well, an overhead shooter that could best be described as an early “bullet hell” shooter- a good decade or so before the term was used to describe a genre.  Originally available on […]

Video: Antarex to Bring 2D Side Scrolling Transforming Robot Shooting Fun to Sega Genesis

Ah, the Super Nintendo seems to be getting all of the love lately, doesn’t it?  Shadowhawk is getting a release by Rose Colored Gaming and Collectorvision are continuing onward with Justice Beaver, just to name a couple of new games.  An independent developer called 1985 Alternativo have something to say about the fact that the […]

Review: Aviator Arcade for the Commodore 64

New Commodore 64 games are coming fairly frequently thanks to dedicated homebrew developers.  One such new game, Aviator Arcade, foregoes the side scrolling action that we usually see from the homebrew community.  Aviator Arcade is more in tune with Twin Cobra (Sega Genesis) and Tiger Heli (Nintendo NES).  Everything is viewed from above as the […]


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