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 Post subject: Re: Shoot the Core-cast - Episode 022 - Gaiares
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 4:10 pm 


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In Episode 022, Addicted and MetalFRO cover a shooting game from a company that published several, but only ever developed one. The company was Telenet, the shmup was Gaiares. This well-loved classic has its supporters, and its detractors, but frequently comes into the conversation when discussions about the best shooters from the 16-bit era are had. We pick apart the game, and determine why it's still worth playing today.

You can download the episode directly, or stream it on the website, right here:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2020-04-30_stcc_ep_022_gaiares.mp3

Check us out and subscribe (and rate!) on Apple Podcasts!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're listed on Google Play - subscribe and review the podcast over there!
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iih3vrijcro4yno3yrkeawnx6nu

We're on Stitcher Podcasts now, as well, so if you use that service, have a listen to the show from there!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

We also have a presence on SoundCloud now, though it's just the most current episode at this time:
https://soundcloud.com/user-992886896/

We have t-shirts! Help support the podcast, and rep the shmup community by buying a Shoot the Core-cast tee - now with Gaiden design!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/jdieckmann/works/34582606-shoot-the-core-cast-podcast?asc=u&p=t-shirt

Check the original thread, to see the discussion and high scores:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19266.0

Thanks for listening, for any reviews, ratings, or feedback you offer - it's very much appreciated!
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 Post subject: Re: Shoot the Core-cast - Episode 022 - Gaiares
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:53 pm 


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In Episode 023, Addicted and MetalFRO explore the Western release of a game from prolific Japanese doujin developer Akiragoya. Steel Vampire, known originally in Japan as Metal Mosquito, is a unique shooter that does its own thing, while bringing in familiar elements from other games in the genre. But is that mix enough to warrant giving this game a serious look? Have a listen, and find out!

You can download the episode directly, or stream it on the website, right here:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2020-05-18_stcc_ep_023_steel_v_ire.mp3

Check us out and subscribe (and rate!) on Apple Podcasts!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're listed on Google Play - subscribe and review the podcast over there!
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iih3vrijcro4yno3yrkeawnx6nu

We're on Stitcher Podcasts now, as well, so if you use that service, have a listen to the show from there!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

We also have a presence on SoundCloud now, though it's just the most current episode at this time:
https://soundcloud.com/user-992886896/

We have t-shirts! Help support the podcast, and rep the shmup community by buying a Shoot the Core-cast tee - now with Gaiden design!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/jdieckmann/works/34582606-shoot-the-core-cast-podcast?asc=u&p=t-shirt

Check the original thread, to see the discussion and high scores:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19284.0
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 Post subject: Re: Shoot the Core-cast - Episode 023 - Steel Vampire
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:01 pm 


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In Episode 024, MetalFRO and Addicted look at one of Sega's more unconventional arcade hits, the interminably cute Fantasy Zone. What makes this classic tick, and how does it relate to Konami's arcade shooter smash, Gradius? We discuss that and more!

You can download the episode directly, or stream it on the website, right here:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2020-06-13_stcc_ep_024_fantasy_zone.mp3

Check us out and subscribe (and rate!) on Apple Podcasts!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're listed on Google Play - subscribe and review the podcast over there!
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iih3vrijcro4yno3yrkeawnx6nu

We're on Stitcher Podcasts now, as well, so if you use that service, have a listen to the show from there!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

We also have a presence on SoundCloud now, though it's just the most current episode at this time:
https://soundcloud.com/user-992886896/

We have t-shirts! Help support the podcast, and rep the shmup community by buying a Shoot the Core-cast tee - now with Gaiden design!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/jdieckmann/works/34582606-shoot-the-core-cast-podcast?asc=u&p=t-shirt

Check the original thread, to see the discussion and high scores:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19313.0

Thank you for listening!
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 Post subject: Re: Shoot the Core-cast - Episode 024 - Fantasy Zone
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:49 pm 


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In Episode 025, MetalFRO and Addicted bring in another voice, to help discuss a Capcom classic, based on a Japanese manga property. Ser Flash, aka Serraxor of Bullet Heaven fame, jumps in, and we have some lively discussion on U.N. Squadron, known originally in Japan as Area 88. This horizontal shooter was brought home to the Super Famicom and Super NES with some major changes, and we compare the 2 games, and decide which is our favorite between them.

You can download the episode directly, or stream it on the website, right here:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2020-08-30_stcc_ep_025_un_squadron.mp3

Check us out and subscribe (and rate!) on Apple Podcasts!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're listed on Google Play - subscribe and review the podcast over there!
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iih3vrijcro4yno3yrkeawnx6nu

We're on Stitcher Podcasts now, as well, so if you use that service, have a listen to the show from there!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

We also have a presence on SoundCloud now, though it's just the most current episode at this time:
https://soundcloud.com/user-992886896/

We're also finally on Spotify! Check us out there, and subscribe, if you're so inclined:
https://open.spotify.com/show/1x3C1OLlSrKOPhVcpQUdsl

We have t-shirts! Help support the podcast, and rep the shmup community by buying a Shoot the Core-cast tee - now with Gaiden design!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/jdieckmann/works/34582606-shoot-the-core-cast-podcast?asc=u&p=t-shirt

Check out the original discussion thread for the game here:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19348.0

Thank you for listening, and any feedback you have for us would be greatly appreciated!
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 Post subject: Re: Shoot the Core-cast - Episode 025 - UN Squadron/Area 88
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:04 am 


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In Episode 026, Addicted and MetalFRO cover a game that's just 2 years old, but in that short time, has already garnered wide attention from the shmup community. ZeroRanger, from Finnish development duo System Erasure, is a game that wears its influences on its sleeve, along with wearing them everywhere else. And yet, the game still carves enough of its own identity, to not be consumed by the games that it homages. What makes this game special, and why has it got so much attention? Have a listen, and we'll try to quantify that!

You can download the episode directly, or stream it on the website, right here:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2020-09-13_stcc_episode_026_zer0ranger.mp3

Check us out and subscribe (and rate!) on Apple Podcasts!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're listed on Google Play - subscribe and review the podcast over there!
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iih3vrijcro4yno3yrkeawnx6nu

We're on Stitcher Podcasts now, as well, so if you use that service, have a listen to the show from there!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

We also have a presence on SoundCloud now, though it's just the most current episode at this time:
https://soundcloud.com/user-992886896/

We're also finally on Spotify! Check us out there, and subscribe, if you're so inclined:
https://open.spotify.com/show/1x3C1OLlSrKOPhVcpQUdsl

We have t-shirts! Help support the podcast, and rep the shmup community by buying a Shoot the Core-cast tee - now with Gaiden design!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/jdieckmann/works/34582606-shoot-the-core-cast-podcast?asc=u&p=t-shirt

Check out the original discussion thread for the game here:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19364.0

Thank you for listening, and any feedback you have for us would be greatly appreciated!
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 Post subject: Re: Shoot the Core-cast - Episode 026 - ZeroRanger
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:54 pm 


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Pretty cool episode for a very cool game, thanks for sharing!
And the new White Vanilla mode's release is neatly timed for it. Speaking of which, I agree with you and find it to be more fun to play thanks to its better pacing and shorter duration. Green Orange is good but White Vanilla is the next level. It's just so fast and packed. The way the screens sometimes scrolls faster if you quick-kill the waves well enough is also suprisingly motivating and exciting, like you're actually speedrunning the level (which wasn't as obvious in Eschatos from what I recall)

On a sidenote, I don't know if it's common practice for podcasts but having two minutes before the podcast starts with not one but two different tracks being played is a bit odd. A relatively short musical intro sounds fine to me, but two tracks might be too much. I assume some people listen to podcasts while driving or on a long distance trip and stuff so maybe that's where it makes more sense?
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 Post subject: Re: Shoot the Core-cast - Episode 026 - ZeroRanger
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:34 pm 


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Pretty cool episode for a very cool game, thanks for sharing!
And the new White Vanilla mode's release is neatly timed for it. Speaking of which, I agree with you and find it to be more fun to play thanks to its better pacing and shorter duration. Green Orange is good but White Vanilla is the next level. It's just so fast and packed. The way the screens sometimes scrolls faster if you quick-kill the waves well enough is also suprisingly motivating and exciting, like you're actually speedrunning the level (which wasn't as obvious in Eschatos from what I recall)

On a sidenote, I don't know if it's common practice for podcasts but having two minutes before the podcast starts with not one but two different tracks being played is a bit odd. A relatively short musical intro sounds fine to me, but two tracks might be too much. I assume some people listen to podcasts while driving or on a long distance trip and stuff so maybe that's where it makes more sense?


Thanks for listening, and for the feedback! Regarding your sidenote, if you're referring to the short song at the beginning of the episode, before our theme music plays, that's not something I do all the time. I specifically wanted to make a Power Rangers/ZeroRanger joke, which is why I did the initial short track. I figured enough of the audience will have at least peripheral familiarity with the Power Rangers property, and its iconic theme song, and would hopefully find it amusing.
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 Post subject: Re: Shoot the Core-cast - Episode 026 - ZeroRanger
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:37 pm 


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This has somehow passed me by until now. Will definitely give the show a listen!


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