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Best vertical shoot 'em ups
1983parrothead
This is the opposite of this thread.

Most shmup fans prefer Battle Garegga and Mushihimesama Futari over any other shmup.
 
reelmojo
I truly have not played enough of these to make a good list. When I think of the shooters I like best they happen to mostly be horizontally scrolling. I think that's really just a coincidence though, as I certainly have nothing against vertical shoot'em ups. Off the top of my head I would definitely list Raiden II as a favorite.
 
cthulhu
My most favorite genre along with fighting games. I prefer vertical shmups over horizontal.
The ones I think the best are (in this order):
- Guwange.
- Ketsui.
- Armed Police Batrider B version.
- Mushihimesama.
- Dodonpachi Saidaioujou.

Yes, I'm a fan of Cave.
My arcade stuff

"ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!"
 
reelmojo
A lot of people rave about Espgaluda but I think Esp Ra.De. also deserves a mention.

...I could probably make things simpler by just saying "everything by Cave" though.

Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun are both awesome games that I haven't spent nearly enough time with.

I also love Galactic Attack (aka RayForce, aka Layer Section, aka Gunlock).
 
cthulhu
reelmojo wrote:

A lot of people rave about Espgaluda but I think Esp Ra.De. also deserves a mention.

...I could probably make things simpler by just saying "everything by Cave" though.


Esp Ra.De is indeed still an awesome game...I play it a lot, I think even more than either Espgaluda game.
My arcade stuff

"ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!"
 
merlin
I'd say Varth is the best vertical shoot 'em up I've played. Seems like there's not that much interest in this game here although I know neogeoninja also loves it.
 
green beret
As far as I have played and own
Sonic Wings 2
Sonic Wings 3
But I have to play seriously some cave sumps and maybe I change my mind
 
marktheshark
My favorites so far are:

Varth
Aerofighters 2
Gekirindan
Raiden Fighters
Esp Ra.De.
www.theotaku.com/guru_results/2613_Wind.jpg
 
merlin
Air Gallet is another excellent vertical shooter worthy of being mentioned in this thread.
 
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