All posts by Nick Zverloff

Battle Bakraid

After the diversion of Armed Police Batrider, Battle Bakraid is the true sequel to Battle Garegga. It takes elements from Batrider and experiments with

Armed Police Batrider

Armed Police Batrider is probably the closest shooter equivalent to SNK’s The King of Fighters. There’s heavy emphasis on using teams and

Battle Garegga

Battle Garegga is a game with a divisive reputation. A number of shoot-em-up fans regard it as one of the best

Asura Buster

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Asura Buster / Blade

Asura Buster is the sequel to Asura Blade, fixing many of the problems with the first and streamlining the fighting system. The

Asura Blade

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Asura Buster / Blade

The Asura series, by a little known company called Fuuki, consists of Asura Blade and Asura Buster, two very good weapons-based 2D fighters that were

19XX: The War Against Destiny

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series 19XX

19XX is an even bigger improvement for Capcom’s series than 1941. Dropping the World War II setting, 19XX takes place during a fictional war,


This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series 19XX

Capcom entered the arcade game market in 1983, with its first shoot-em-up being Vulgus, which had a very typical science

Twin Cobra

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Twin Cobra

Twin Cobra is the second game in the Tiger-Heli series, and Toaplan’s fourth shoot-em-up. In Japan, it’s known as Kyuukyoku Tiger (“Ultimate Tiger”). While their

Flying Shark

Flying Shark is Toaplan’s third arcade shoot-em-up. Rather than following in the footsteps of their previous game, Slap Fight, instead

Air Gallet

When people talk about the fall of Toaplan, four companies always come up – Cave, Raizing, Takumi, and Gazelle. Most shooter fans are

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