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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:15 pm 


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Good evening (it´s 23:04 over here) everyone, i still adore the fallen republic of ZEON hence myn nickname. Besides dreaming of greater time lost in space, i work at a company and process medical data all day long (well some other stuff too but i am not here to bore you to death, so i will cut that out) and in my time off work i like to play "old" games. Old like in pre-2000. I am totally in love with the 80s, 90s japanese arcade games and of course i adore the home consoles & computers from that time too. I like to research stuff about this period, about it´s hardware, it´s games and their creators, about the history of japanese video game makers and their history. I love "golden age" anime too. No suprise i guess.

Somebody some posts above me said that he felt the aesthetic in DonDonPachi were great and i totally agree and feel the same. That goes without saying for many other games as well but here we have a great example for what i am talking about in terms of perfect pixel love.

Besides that i love BBQ, fizzy soda drinks, all kinds of cute animals (yeah... CUTE animals, like squirrels, foxes, owls and the like) and sex.

Well, i guess i will stop here. Hope to meet some nice people here, have some nice conversation and enjoy my time with you all.

PS: Yeah, i really like shoot´em ups. But that should be obviously i guess.


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 Post subject: Hi All from Canada
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:33 pm 


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Jan 26 2019
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Tsavathay - 34 years

Hi! I'm Alan, finally decided to introduce myself and actively participate in these forums. I've been using Shmups as a resource for some time to recommend some games but most recently I've been interested in picking up a Candy cabinet and am here to connect with others regarding shmup PCB collecting and whatever else comes up (if anyone lives in Canada and wants to work out a group buy lmk).

My main collection consists of home consoles used with Sony PVM 14M2U and Sony PVM 20M2MDU RGB Scart or OSSC (for Xbox360)

Sega Saturn:
Batsugun, DodonPachi,Battle Garrega, Strikers 1945, Radiant Silver Gun, Blast Wind, Soukyugurentai, game tengoku, Cotton 2, Darius Gaiden, Layer Section, Sonic Wings
*I'm looking for Gekirindan and I think I'll be done with this....
PC-Engine Duo-R RGB Mod:
Alzadick Summer Carnival '92, Download 1&2, Dragon Spirit, Gate of Thunder, Hellfire S, Image fight II, Mr.Heli, Nexzr, Psychic Storm, R-type, Rayxanber II, Spriggan MK II, Super Star Soldier, W-Rings.
*looking for spriggan and that'll be it.
Xbox 360:
Espgaluda 2, DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu Black Label, Ginga force, Setsui, Mushihime-same futari

Anyways - I love games but also my family friends and work, really haven't played much within last 2.5 yrs but hoping this Candy Cab journey allows me to enjoy my shmups and other passions a little more.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:26 pm 



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Hi I've been lurking here for some time now and I never introduced myself ... aaaarrghhh
I'm an R-Type addict!
Nice to meet you!


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:15 am 



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Hello all!

Decided I should finally create an account after years of referring to this forum for shmups news and strategy, and spending far to much time procrastinating practicing shmups by reading about them.

The first shmup I played seriously was Imperishable Night, a little more than a decade ago, and every few years I pick up a game that restarts the obsession, usually after late night MagFest arcade sessions. Currently it has been Dragon Blaze on Switch and Mushihimesama on Steam via a Blast City cab.

In any case, I've found this forum to be a source of lots of awesome information as I refine techniques and have started moving towards using a stick instead of keyboard, but tend to be terrible at actually posting online.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:29 am 



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Hi Everyone.

I recently got into the shump genre and got the Raiden 2 arcade. Looking forward to learning more in the community.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:33 am 


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Might as well write a few words about myself.

I've lurked around the community and some people here for a few years. Been playing bullet hell games on and off for even longer. Was mostly a Touhou player (which is a good point to start at, despite what some people would say), now feeling like more arcade-y style fits my taste better. Wouldn't say I have any notable achievements yet but I've been picking up on skill lately. Hopefully I'll get a 1-ALL in a CAVE game or something by the end of the year.

As for other stuff, I'm into quite a few other games, but my biggest area of interest are classic FPS titles like Doom. Gotta say bullet hell experience really helps there as well.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:45 am 


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hey there. shmups have been one of my fav genres ever since i was little, and im pretty sure Galaga is the game ive spent the most time on ever, haha. besides that, my favorites are Recca, R-Type 3, Gradius Gaiden and Cho Ren Sha 68K. also a huge arcade/Neo-Geo fan, got a candy cab on it's way in the mail, which kinda got me back into a shmup mood lately
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:33 pm 


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Hello everyone,

I have been a long time lurker and finally decided to start contributing!

I'm a veteran gamer and typically enjoy most of the old JRPGs and Shmups from my time.

I have an extensive knowledge of audio and video and enjoy problem solving and troubleshooting in this hobby!


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:55 am 


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I've been lurking for months now, and I really like this forum. The members here are really knowledgeable about obscure games and have just the right amount of elitism. To echo some others, BIL's sidescroller thread is possibly the greatest product of the internet.

I love shmups for giving me the same avoiding-death-by-millimeters high as my first encounter with Lakitu in SMB1, desperately scrambling for a mushroom before getting pincered by Spinies. My first shmup was Fantasy Zone on the Sega Classics Collection ps2 disk, but I didn't really appreciate the genre until later. I don't remember what won me over. Perhaps Gaiares or (NES) Dragon Spirit. My 1cc list is woefully short, though, being just Guxt and Armed Seven on normal.

My favorite games are Ape Escape, Contra, Eschatos, Gunstar Heroes, Katamari Damacy, Klonoa, Lethal League, Shinobi 3, the Streets of Rage series, and Third Strike. Outside of gaming, my main hobbies are anime/manga/tokusatsu, body improvement/jogging/biking, and reading, with Getter Robo, Gurren Lagann, Kamen Rider and Redwall being big formative factors in what I like in my entertainment. I also have other hobbies I dabble in as the mood takes me, including baking, candymaking, golfing, Lego models, tabletop RPGs, and wargaming.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:13 am 


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Hey all. I'm Akashic. I'm an avid gamer who stumbled on the shmup forums while researching ZeroRanger. My first shmup was Ikaruga, and I've always held the genre in high regard. I'm looking forward to expanding my library with your recommendations!

PS. I'm learning the lingo of shmups currently. Like calling tries credits and such. Be gentle.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:57 am 



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Hey wassup
I'm Kevin From Philadelphia. My favorite Shmup is Raiden.
I found this forum tonight while looking for a way to perfect my Sony CRT screen during gaming.
I have a Sony Bravia for the new systems and a separate Sony Trinitron 36" for the old ones all connected by SCART, except the Gamecube which has a component cable.

I found this site thru an interview with a member here (his name might be Fudoh) where it was said this forum is the best running hardware discussion online.

If i'm not here you can catch me at Fightcade in the Super Turbo room.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:51 am 


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DJ Kevgeez wrote:
Hey wassup
I'm Kevin From Philadelphia. My favorite Shmup is Raiden.
I found this forum tonight while looking for a way to perfect my Sony CRT screen during gaming.
I have a Sony Bravia for the new systems and a separate Sony Trinitron 36" for the old ones all connected by SCART, except the Gamecube which has a component cable.

I found this site thru an interview with a member here (his name might be Fudoh) where it was said this forum is the best running hardware discussion online.

If i'm not here you can catch me at Fightcade in the Super Turbo room.



Ooh. How's the fightcade?


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:02 am 



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Akashic wrote:
DJ Kevgeez wrote:
Hey wassup
I'm Kevin From Philadelphia. My favorite Shmup is Raiden.
I found this forum tonight while looking for a way to perfect my Sony CRT screen during gaming.
I have a Sony Bravia for the new systems and a separate Sony Trinitron 36" for the old ones all connected by SCART, except the Gamecube which has a component cable.

I found this site thru an interview with a member here (his name might be Fudoh) where it was said this forum is the best running hardware discussion online.

If i'm not here you can catch me at Fightcade in the Super Turbo room.



Ooh. How's the fightcade?

Amazing as usual.
Stop by sometime.

Btw how the hell do i stop this forum from emailing me when my post is replied to?
It gets annoying when its like 20 emails in a row.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:25 pm 


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Hi everyone, I've been playing Touhou for a couple years and am finally getting around to exploring the greater world of shmups as I've wanted to for a long time.

I tried getting a Saturn to start with, but after having two of them in a row crap out on me within a week I decided to buy a joystick and download MAME, and now I'm here.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:40 am 


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Hello,

I've been mostly an hack'n'slash player for the last 15 years (I'm 30), playing on hardcore modes. It taught me that I like dodging patterns and also, challenge. So here I am, since last week, practicing on dodonpachi (I liked it instantly). I'm hoping to 1-ALL it before the end of the week, then I'll move on to 1-cc something else I guess. I'll be using MAME mostly.

EDIT : Actually, I feel a bit like a fraud just trying to survive and using bombs in dodonpachi (it feels like ignoring the real game). I'll try to have good chains in stages 1 to 5 and then I'll practice survival in 6 (I still die a lot there).


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:53 am 


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Hi,

Long time lurker and semi-casual shmupper, probably ~15 years. Got into Cave shooters because I really liked the music, and it kind of went from there. Played mostly Cave, Psikyo and a whole lot of R-Type. Not great at any of them. I firmly believe the Switch is the messiah of shmups, bringing the genre back to the masses and getting devs to spend money on it. Input lag be damned!

I've composed and arranged video game music for a long time, even had a Cave remix album planned at one time. Trying to get back into that and would love to score a doujin/indie shmup in the future.

Joined the forum because I'm getting back into shmups after a long hiatus and, as a game collector, I'm trying to keep track of releases.


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:12 pm 


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Hello and welcome on the shmups forums!
Sanguis wrote:
Actually, I feel a bit like a fraud just trying to survive and using bombs in dodonpachi (it feels like ignoring the real game). I'll try to have good chains in stages 1 to 5 and then I'll practice survival in 6 (I still die a lot there).

Don't feel too bad for using bombs in general. They really help, and they are here for that reason exactly.
Once you clear the game and get comfortable enough with it to try to score seriously, that's where you can practice to use as few bombs as necessary. (if the scoring doesn't encourage bombing like in DDP)
oso wrote:
I've composed and arranged video game music for a long time, even had a Cave remix album planned at one time.

That EspGaluda remix is great! A shame the album wasn't completed but that track is a fun listen.
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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:45 am 


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M.Knight wrote:
oso wrote:
I've composed and arranged video game music for a long time, even had a Cave remix album planned at one time.

That EspGaluda remix is great! A shame the album wasn't completed but that track is a fun listen.


Thanks! Planning to actually finish that eventually :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:03 pm 



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I've lurked for long enough, it's probably about time.

I'm relatively new to the genre, been playing with real interest and focus for about eighteen months. I went to Arcade Club in Bury (England) which is just down the road from me and played Dodonpachi DaiOuJou for the first time and it absolutely blew my mind. Since then, I've been chasing that feeling throughout all the shmup releases on the Switch, especially the exceptional Psyvariar Delta and Rolling Gunner, and I ended up picking up a 360 and ploughing serious gaming time into SDOJ, DFK, Akai Katana, Deathsmiles, Muchi Muchi Pork, Espgaluda 2 and Mushi Futari. I now wish I'd got a Japanese console but that might still be on the cards!

Current rotation is DFK, MMP, Espgaluda 2 BL, Rolling Gunner and getting back into Danmaku Unlimited 3 for something slightly different. Broadly, though, I'm playing about ten or fifteen different shmups in regular rotation.

I love the music, aesthetic, systems, patterns and sense of progression and reward these games bring. Aside from the Souls games and fighting games, I could pretty much play shmups exclusively from now on. DOJ genuinely changed my life and I'm enjoying being part of the community from the periphery. I'd definitely like to get more involved in future, though, when I have something novel to contribute.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:04 pm 



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Hi,

New guy here. On the south coast in the UK. Used to shmup many moons ago and I'm just getting back into it again. Found the forum through a friend of mine and looks like there's a great wealth of info here.

Currently playing Ketsui on PS4 mainly and on the lookout for some new games to play!


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 Post subject: Re: The Self-Introduction Thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:30 am 


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hello everybody, i thought i joined this board a while ago, but maybe i was just lurking for a while. so here i am.

im a dj and music producer, i tend to do a lot of electronic music, but i dont limit myself.
i also dabble in game dev and soundtracking, having created multiple asset packs for unity and unreal engine asset stores.
one of my main projects is remixing music from video games into club music, which sometimes leads to DJ gigs/parties and arcades and conventions.

im a life long gamer, starting on the sega genesis, and i love shmups. im not very good at them, but i appreciate them and find them fun.
some of my fave stg's include galaga, gradius iii, gradius v, thunderforce iv, ikaruga, judgement silversword, zeroranger, and really so many.
i like ones with interesting gameplay or really cool themes/graphics. great music is a must. never been a huge bullet hell fan, but i respect the genre.

yeah so thats me.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:42 pm 



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Ni,

I’m Joserra from Seville.

I love shmups


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:11 pm 



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Long time lurker, I've been gaming since there were video games and have a pretty extensive collection covering classic gaming and computing.

Always been a big fan of shmups, can still finish 1943 on one credit :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:28 am 



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Hi, I am looking for the old-stuffed games and platforms!


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 1:40 pm 



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I've really had no reason to be here until I got a couple of arcade cabinets.
After getting addicted to Shmups, habitually buying PCBs, I figured I'd join here for emotional support.
Shmups are a disease. :D
Glad to be here!


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ERA wrote:
To echo some others, BIL's sidescroller thread is possibly the greatest product of the internet.


It truly is a work of art. I actually haven't seen him post in a while, worried he's OK.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:19 pm 


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Hey all. Been lurking for a while, thanks for the great resources and community.

My first experience with shoot-em-ups was also my first real gaming experience, outside of seeing arcade machines. One trip to my grandparents' at Christmas ('86?), my uncle had a computer (Amstrad maybe) set up on the dining table and was playing Gradius. It was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen, and I played for several hours those few days. In my memory, the game became some majestic, immersive epic: we didn't get any gaming machine until '89.

Was a console gamer in '90s/'00s (NES-SNES-PS1-PS2-360). Didn't really rediscover STGs until I played a little Deathsmiles. Been researching the genre a lot since then, but not actually playing them much. Played a fair bit of Soldier Blade, still can't manage 1cc.

In the last few years, most of what I've played (besides racing games) has been PC turn-based games, like X-Com, roguelikes, Fire Emblem via emulation etc. Pretty much the opposite of shmups!

Been playing recently some PC shmups (I love freeware). Blue Wish Resurrection Plus in particular I find to be a good confidence-building vertical-scroller (managed Original 1cc eventually). Also had a good time with Assault Android Cactus (cool twin-stick-er) and Celeste (platformer, but hard-as-nails) on XboxOne lately.


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:51 am 


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Congrats on the Plus Original clear! The world of free shmups on PC is an interesting one. People here should talk more about those.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:32 am 



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We are a couple of retro video game collectors who love to travel and find video games, would love to find anyone else who has the ame interest?

here is a link to out most recent trip to Germany for anyone else who decides to go there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTj1p1TwbHU&t=5s


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Edit: I double-posted.


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