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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:54 am 


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Hi all, I'm a casual shmup fan from New Zealand. My earliest shmup memories are playing Uridium and Silkworm on the C64 as a kid, and my love for the genre grew when I first played Lifeforce on the NES. For whatever reason I never really played many shmups after the Megadrive/Genesis era, apart from a handful of NeoGeo games in the local arcade.

I'm for the last 6 months or so I have been (very) slowly making my own shmup as a hobby in my spare time (slightly old teaser gif: https://imgur.com/jWSm2Yc), which made me want to try all the different types of shmups that I had missed out on since the early 90s, and have since had the pleasure of playing ZeroRanger, Jamestown, Steredenn and simply trying not to die continuously in others such as Ikaruga, Raiden IV, DoDonPachi Resurrection.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:40 pm 



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Hey,

I'm finally writting here after having been forwarded by Google like a million times during the latest 5 years. I guess, this day had to come at some point.

Cheers to all!


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:34 pm 



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New user...looking to buy/trade stuff for Naomi Universal system. Hoping someone can clue me in as to when/how I'm eligible to see the For Sale forum.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:25 am 



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Hi, I'm from the western U.S.
I have been into arcade games, shmups, and tech for a long time now.
I suspect this is a place for me.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:49 pm 


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Hi!

I'm César from Spain.
I am a passionate shmups player since I was very young and I like all kinds of genres, from the most classic to the danmaku.
I registered years ago for my love of the shmups, but I don´t speak English very well and for that reason I didn't write in the forum, but for me it has always been a reference and I hope it continues being so for many years :)
I'll try to participate more around here anyway.

Cheers to all!
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:09 pm 


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Hi, I registered here about 3 years ago, and decided I better make my first post and start getting into conversations here.
In addition to shmups, I enjoy a variety of genres, and I am into a lot of technical stuff such as PCB's, video converters, arcade hardware, controllers, and programming.
I live in Salt Lake.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:16 am 


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Hi Shmupers,

I'm Doggy D from Belgium.

My oldest shmup experiences (by memory) are : Space Invaders (small cabinet toy), Tiger Heli (NES) and 1942 (arcade)

My 10 biggest "Coups de foudre" are : Dodonpachi, Blazing Star, Batsugun, Twin Cobra, Thunder Force III, Battle Garegga, Mushihimesama, Parodius, Raiden Fighters 2 and Ketsui (even It hates me...)

I play on arcade, PC and original consoles (Neo Geo Aes, PC Engine, etc. to PS4).

My best performance : 1CC on Dodonpachi

My best IRL shmup souvenir : Stunfest 2019 (Rennes, France)

That's all folks ! :D
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:22 am 



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hey all,

I'm Ethan from the US currently based in the Philippines.

I've been playing shmups since I was kid, but at this stage I would just consider myself 'competent' at them.
My faves are Guwange, Dodonpachi, Crimson Clover (OG), and Fire Shark.

Looking forward to meeting you all and discussing shmups!


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 8:39 am 



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Hello!
I'm Vasteeler, form Italy.
Old videogamer, shoot'em up fan since the beginning, starting with the great Thunder Force IV.
Recently digging vertical bullet hell and now my favourites are Dodonpachi and Battle Garegga.
Currently building a new arcade stick. LS23 forever!


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:23 pm 


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I just became interested in this genre a few months ago after stumbling across some mention of shmups on reddit. I realized that I already had crimzon clover and jamestown in my steam library from previous bundles/sales and decided to give them a try. And I found them really fun, especially the super-satisfying double break in crimzon clover. I mostly play on PC, but I have a few older consoles too. I was lucky enough to already own mars matrix on the dreamcast before it became expensive. I fired it up and have been enjoying the game. After some steam sales and other bundles my collection has grown. My current favorites are:

graze counter
crimzon clover
ikaruga
dodonpachi resurrection
danmaku unlimited 2/3
mushihimesama
neko navy
sky force reloaded
trouble witches
mars matrix
jamestown

If anyone has recommendations for other games similar to the above, please let me know. I hope to pick up mushihimesama futari and gradius v someday, both are expensive though. Graze counter is my current favorite, I really love the grazing laser mechanics. Bought Steel Vampire this morning, we'll see how it is.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:43 am 



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Hi, I'm just joining for hardware questions and because my friend gave me Crimson Clover a few years ago and I finally want to beat it. Maybe score but doubtful. I'm not a stg player but I always liked Gradius and older horizontal stgs without huge bullet patterns to dodge and autofire powered up that annihilates everything in the line of fire. Not that I dislike them either.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:48 am 


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Hi to all :D

Warm greetings from Europe.

My first memory of shmup is Lifeforce.

The endurance I put to play has changed with the past years.

Today I use it mostly for the creation of medias.

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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:16 am 


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Welcome to the fold peoples.
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:48 pm 



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Hi,

I'm a developer with a keen interest in reproducing 80's coin-op games...

Shooters are my favourite genre, including: ASO, 1942, Slap Fight, Xevious, Galaxian, Space Invaders, Galaga, Terra Cresta and so on and so on ;-)

I've taken a sabbatical to develop a bunch of these types of games - looking forward to contributing to the communiity

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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:50 pm 



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Hi there, my name's Garf. I'm from the UAE and I love old shmups. My favorite shmups would be Parodius, and the Nemesis series on MSX. Or even Keio Flying Squadron. :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:54 pm 


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Hi All,

Greetings from the uk :D

I'm a big retro gamer and just started to really get back into SHMUP-ing again after an extended time playing other stuff.

I've gone back to some of the old favourites such as UN Squadron, Fire Shark, Super Aleste and Truxton, plus with the help on the PS store discovering some new (old) games on platforms like the NeoGeo which I'd never played before.

I look forward to contributing to the community!


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:09 pm 


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Garf wrote:
My favorite shmups would be Parodius, and the Nemesis series on MSX.

Good taste :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:21 pm 


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Hi All, shumps is my fav genre of games, the Saturn my fav gaming system, RAIZING my fav shmups developer and Soukyugurentai my fav shmups.
Also love most other shooters and am a SEGA Die Hard and like all things Xbox.
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:40 pm 



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Hello, I'm here to check for some arcade hardware and check for updates on new ports to help me decide if I'm ever going to pull the trigger on buying a Nintendo Switch. I fall in love with the genre all over again each time I go back to Akihabara HEY when I'm in Tokyo.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:29 am 



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-Hi everybody.
-Hi doctor LagSwitcher.

From Belgium.
Love Light Gun games. To bad most Carny's dropped them.

Love Modding.

Just recently got into Arcade Games. Hope to find good people and knowlegde here.

Greets


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:48 pm 


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Location: California
Hi everyone!
I used to be a member of this forum a long time ago and I'm back! Can't believe so many years passed! Like all people here, I'm an insane shmup fan, my favorite genre by far. I'm also the webmaster of Video Game Den, where I've been reviewing PC Engine, Famicon and Super Famicom games for more that 15 years... gettin' old... time flies... I also make my own video games and I may share some of them here :)

Looking forward to shmup-chatting with all of you again!
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:58 pm 



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Greetings from Central Virginia! Been lurking for a while thought I would join up. I like shmups, noodles and long walks on the beach. :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:10 pm 



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I grew up with Atari 2600, NES and SNES. I liked Yar's Revenge, Zanac, Space Megaforce.

Recently I got interested in games again and tried Espgaluda on my work PC. And DDP. Was impressed.

Got an XU4 and loaded it with all the shmups I could find. Below is a link to my retropie favs list (PDF). Most are shmups. I've highlighted the ones that I saw in the Top 25 list and Honorable Mentions and a few more. It's the best games the XU4 can play (actually the 3 or so Dreamcast ones are stuttery, maybe because it's an XU4Q). I am having a BLAST. And I have a Qanba Drone (I know, not top of the line).

https://docdro.id/0N0WzYs

PEACE AND LOVE :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:40 pm 


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lkermel wrote:
I'm also the webmaster of Video Game Den

Welcome!

Video Game Den is great, I'm always checking it out from time to time!
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:46 pm 



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Hi! I'm a lurker on the forum and decided to open an account.

Currently playing through DOJWL.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:57 am 


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old Neogeo forums user here, looking for more MVS carts and missing PSX/Megadrive shmups to add to my collection :D
https://vgcollect.com/Noisepurge


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:28 pm 


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Hi there, been lurking here for a little while and figured I'd commit. Grew up with NES and Genesis and realized recently how much I missed these games. Have deeply lost interest in modern games, and thought I lost interest in gaming generally until I picked up some classics to play through again.

Currently playing Pulstar and Rolling Gunner.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:25 am 



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Hi. I'm new here. I registered shmups because modding gbs8200 forums. Modding game hardware is more fun than gaming.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:53 pm 



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Hi!

I'm Thomas, from Oslo, Norway. I work for Apt Games, and we're currently making a shmup inspired game called Terror Squid. You can find more info about the game on our website https://terrorsquid.ink.

When I was a kid, we had a cinema nearby, where they had an arcade cabinet with Chopper by SNK. https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7334 I loved that game! Later I played a lot of Raptor: Call of the Shadows.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:56 pm 


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Hello shmup world!

So I grew up on 1942, R-Type and SWIV so you kinda get where I am at.

Like all programmers of a certain age I longed to make a shmup.

The shmup is such a pure art form, but soooooooo hard to do well, is it too fast, too slow? Too easy, too dull? Trying to balance power ups so they aren't overpowered but still let you deal some damage. Letting the player try different tactics like using cover to hide or ramming an enemy with a power up. Adding slight random twists like enemies sometimes dropping homing missiles or a little burst of shots when they explode - sooooooooooooooo many things that go into the mix of good gameplay!

You can get an idea of pace and visual style here NimbleNaut Shmup Trailer on Youtube

All feedback is very welcome (deep breath) ...
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