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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:18 pm 



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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:12 pm 


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Yo. Typical shooting fan here. PCE, SAT, PSX, DC are my mainstays, NSW is good modern stuff. CAVE, Naxat and RED make a lot of my favs. よろしくね。
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:31 am 



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Hi, everyone. I'm a gamer and programmer. Last three posts isn't allow yet. I hope this reply can be post in shump. :P


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:35 pm 



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Hello Fellow Gamers

I love SHMUPS... maybe not quite as much as some of you folks, but definitely more than the average gamer. After a few months/years of watching some members channels on Twitch and YouTube, I've decided to bite the glowing pink/blue bullet and join your club.

A very brief gaming bio: I've always believed that shooters (along with platformers, strategy, RPGs, fighters, and simulations including sports) are one of the fundamental pillars of gaming. Whenever I acquired a new system I liked to have one of each type before getting a 2nd. On Commodore it was Gradius, on Nintendo-Lifeforce, on SNES-Gradius 3, Genesis-Insector X (not my best pick :lol: ). Growing up my favorite "consoles" were the arcade (loved Street Fighter 2 and pinball far more than SHMUPS back then) and PC (DOS and Windows 95/98 for flight sims and strategy/war games). I took a long break from gaming and got back into it a few years ago, but I never completely quit.

What/How I Play: Now that I can enjoy all the arcade games I never had enough quarters to clear as a youth, SHMUPS have become my favorite type of game to play. I almost exclusively play using a Qanba Obsidian stick (of course modded :D ). I've been a fairly skilled gamer since my late teens, and as an adult I love the challenge of most SHMUPS.b I do not generally care for memorizers (with some exceptions) preferring games that are more about reflexes than preparation. Unlike many I love when there's a strong RNG element because I get a gambler's excitement knowing that any credit could be "the one" where all the random elements align and I clear/high score the game. My current favorites are the "Bat" trilogy (Garegga, Batrider, and Bakraid). While none of my scores are yet worth reporting, a 1 cc will happen if I keep playing regularly... I make no promises as to when. :)

Why I Joined: I've lurked your strategy board for a couple years now, and I can't wait to ask some questions of your membership. Not to be a kiss-ass, but I'm quite impressed with some of your accomplishments and would love to get some input on improving my play. I would eventually like to make some contributions of my own when I feel able to do so.

On Twitch I use the handle 1stworlddf.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:08 pm 


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Hi!

Another younger, but devoted shmup/shoot 'em up fan here. Just as much into learning and researching about the history of the genre as I am into playing the games. Hope to learn a lot more from all of you here on the forum!


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:14 pm 


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Hello! I'm Flobeamer1922. Some of you may know me as that Donkey Kong guy, but I've recently been introduced to the world of shmups through my friend Pearl. Now, while I'm not the biggest shmup person in the world, there are quite a number of games in the genre I enjoy; I like my early 80s shmups like Galaxian and Galaga and Donkey Kong 3, I really dig Toaplan games, and I do dabble in danmakus every now and again. I'm terrible at most of these games, but (at the time of writing this) I do have one clear to my name in the form of a Zero Wing 1-ALL, and I do have other shmup goals I hope to accomplish at some point.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:11 pm 



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Hi forum folks,

Been a shmup fan since early 90s but only started that delicious g r i n d about 2 years ago. Currently working on a hi-score run of DOJWL (PS2 copy). My gaming habits are trending toward spending more time with fewer shmups instead of playing tourist all the time.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:48 am 


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Since i've been registered since 2014, reading and learning and really appreciating all the informations you guys let me know, i thinking
it's time now for me to saying a huge THANKS and introducing myself.

"Hi, i'm S. from South Central Bavaria and really enjoying STGs and arcade games in general. Owning a few cabs and PCBs, and also a small PCE setup.
Otherwise i'm a simple man, i like pretty things... :wink:"


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:32 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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Thank you! I'm so happy that you like the website :)
I can't believe that I've been working on Video Game Den for 15+ years! There are still soooo many games I would like to review and add to the site, but between my work and side projects, free time has been really scarce... blarf... but I do add information and goodies from time to time - for instance I just got a nice selection of Famicom flyers and other Shitajikis, I will scan them soon and add them to the website :)
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:06 pm 



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Hi,

I’m just starting to get into crt technology and playing retro games through rgb. Seems like a lot of people here are interested in the same thing!!

Good to be here


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:00 pm 


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Getting heavily back into shoot 'em ups, and really appreciate the small and dedicated community that exists for help with strategy. Located in the Mountain States of the US. Currently playing Ketsui, Battle Garegga, and Rolling Gunner, but haven't decided what to dedicate myself to.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:50 pm 


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Hi,
I am a casual arcade gamer, I own a "small" 29" CRT arcade cabinet (euro style) , and i love arcade hardware and it's history.
Also I am an electronic hobbyist, and i made some custom PCBs for superplayers.
my favourite games are mostly shmups, so this forum looks like the good place ;)


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:48 am 



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Hi all,
Been lurking here for a long time to find out what shmups people are playing.
Planning on release my own game Zunius - psychedelic rogue-like bullet hell on steam soon
Currently playing Black Paradox


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:54 pm 


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Hey, I'm really casual with games in general, mostly playing gacha, 4x or casual calm games for the most part, shumps aside.

Aside from games I'm into movies, series and comics of both western and eastern entertainment with my favorite genres being scifi and horror.
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:54 pm 



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Hi,

I signed up in 2014, I was convinced that he had introduced me but it seems not ... (how rude)

My bad English has always pushed me back at the time of posting, and it is not very practical to always be with the translator ... it is an issue that I have pending :|

I have always been fascinated by shmups although I am not very good with them nor do I have enough time to play. I have been collecting boards and console games for years, and I have learned a lot with contributions from Fudoh and other forum members. I hope to return this knowledge someday and help other members of the forum with less experience.

Regards from Barcelona, Spain


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:34 pm 



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Hi All, I’m completely addicted to Shmups. Bullet hell CAVE shooters are my absolute favorite! I’ve not really been playing long enough to have developed any real skill at the games but I still love to play them.

I was just lucky enough to pickup an authentic DoDonPachi DaiOuJou pcb which I’m playing on my arcade Supergun. I eventually plan to add a candy cab to my collection and of course more CAVE pcbs.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:23 am 



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Hi all!

I grew up playing Mega Drive (Genesis, as its known here) and somehow managed to miss all of its shmups, I just never played any when I was a kid. Now that I'm revisiting the system some 20 years later I find that its renowned for its shooters! I decided to try some and started looking for carts, the first one I found was Fire Shark and well, here I am: I suck at shooters, but I really like them! Hopefully I'll get better.

Regards from Costa Rica


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:26 pm 



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Hi!

I love shmups. And arcade machines. I built one once, good times. Large CRT's are very heavy and leave terrible gouges in apartment floors when dropped...

Anyway, been lurking here stealing strats for years, but decided recently to get more involved. I like the shmup community. It's a lot nicer than the FGC, so far anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:47 pm 


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Hello pilots. I never keep shmups sealed to later resell for future drug money. I actually play the hell out of them. Hopefully this ain't Neo Geo dot com. I want real down to earth peeps that I can actually discuss my fav shooters with. I'd be happy to be part of this community as long as there's no elitists.
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:38 pm 


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I never did post in this thread. Might as well.

The first reason I got into this genre is the ridiculously OP weaponry of Soldier Blade and Thunder Force IV. Impressive weapons remain important to me and if a game doesn't feel like you're a powerful badass, there's probably no hope that I will learn how to clear or score.

Speaking of score, I'm not a fan of the strict philosophy seen in most Cave games where a player is punished for using bombs. I feel like I should be able to use all mechanics in a game or else they shouldn't be there. Also I like speed killing and bullet cancelling. Filling up a screen with a thousand bullets for the best possible cancel is one of those things that, so far, hasn't lost its thrill for me at all.

More than anything, I prefer the idea of seeking out smaller games and making an attempt to learn more about them, as opposed to established games like Battle Garegga or Ketsui where the metaphorical Rosetta Stone is already laid out for you and all you need to do is execute it with perfection.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:32 pm 



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Hello, everyone. I started playing shmups in the mid-80s, then eventually life took over. Now I try to squeeze in a game here or there and am particularly focusing on Japanes shmups on the PS2.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:51 pm 


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Hello, I'm from the UK and trying to be an indie developer. So far I've made games for the ZX Spectrum and PC and looking to also make games for Commodore Amiga, Amstrad CPC, NES and Xbox One.

Shmups that I enjoy the most are Parodius and Salamander.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:41 pm 


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Hey all :D

To make it short: long time lurker and recently decided to play shmups more determinedly and invest myself a bit more into the community.

As a child I came to play various shmups like Solar Striker and Burai Fighter on the good ol' Game Boy, and, above all, R-Types on the PS1 - which impressed me so much at the time that I even had dreams about the huge battleship in stage 3. :lol:

This all must have left an impression on me - I love shmups for many reasons... you can just pickup & play a good shmup and it'll manage to entrall you in minutes if not less. Yet you can sink egregious amounts of time into one game until you reach your goal if you're so inclined - it's this 'pure' and exhilarating gameplay experience they can offer. I also love many ones for their soundtracks. That would be the gist of it I guess.

For the longest time I was at home with the more classic, non-danmaku shmups (actually still am), but recently became interested in Cave shmups and the like as well.

Also an avid Smash player btw, although I play a bit less these days.

So, looking forward to contribute / talk shop :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:49 pm 


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Hello, long time lurker here :)

Working more with arcade hardware as of late, so wanted to make more of a contribution.


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