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Old 01-06-2018, 07:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A vague description of a hoizontal scrolling Shoot 'em Up?

Hi everyone

First up, I'd just like to say how much I'm enjoying Retro Uprising and simply the sheer experience of having so many memories old and new to tap into has been amazing. It's all very exciting and has been my gaming avenue of choice for a number of months now.

On to the topic at hand though: A friend of mine has some very vague recollections of a coin-op he played in a fish and chip shop which we're trying to figure out the title of.

In his words:
"It's a horizontal scrolling sci/fi shoot 'em up from around 1985-1995 where you play this little white space ship shooting baddies. The first level boss resembles something like a twisted Eiffel Tower...".

I know this isn't very much information, but if it rings any bells for someone, feel free to give us a shout! Gradually over time, I'm probably just going to play a few horizontal scrollers - maybe I'll work it out by a slow process of elimination.

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While I keep looking - thanks for the shmup submissions. You've given me some great ideas to quench my shmup thirst. I'm trying to killscreen Donkey Kong, and these give me a few hours of thoughtless destruction. Great scores, keep going!

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Hi everyone

First up, I'd just like to say how much I'm enjoying Retro Uprising and simply the sheer experience of having so many memories old and new to tap into has been amazing. It's all very exciting and has been my gaming avenue of choice for a number of months now.

On to the topic at hand though: A friend of mine has some very vague recollections of a coin-op he played in a fish and chip shop which we're trying to figure out the title of.

In his words:
"It's a horizontal scrolling sci/fi shoot 'em up from around 1985-1995 where you play this little white space ship shooting baddies. The first level boss resembles something like a twisted Eiffel Tower...".

I know this isn't very much information, but if it rings any bells for someone, feel free to give us a shout! Gradually over time, I'm probably just going to play a few horizontal scrollers - maybe I'll work it out by a slow process of elimination.

Cheers
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Re: A vague description of a hoizontal scrolling Shoot 'em Up?

Thanks Krehztim. I appreciate the encouragement!

I watched Barra on Twitch killscreen DK at the Australian Kong Off - that was fantastic! So, all the best with this noble gaming endeavor. My platforming skills are pretty terrible, so I generally watch these kinds of feats with a degree of awe.

My current "Shmup romance" pretty much started at the end of 2016, where I found Raiden DX, 1942 and Galaga at a couple of local barcades. After some tinkering around with MAME, finding and installing the high score plugin, beating a couple of the local scores, the motivation and sheer joy of blasting things went through the roof upon discovering this place. Throw in the nostalgia factor as well and it really does become a winning addicting formula.

There are some pretty amazing players on this site - the sheer consistency of TodayisForgotten for instance is just incredible. (Kudos to you, whoever you are!)
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In fact, I asked TiF if he knew which game you were looking for, but he didn't. For a pure shmup perspective, he's amazing at learning and mastering those games so quickly and so well.

I'll see if anyone in BBH's Twitch knows the game you're looking for, next time I'm there. I've had no luck finding it.

Barra is the master. His Tugboat skills are legend. Good luck and keep it coming!
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