HG101 Presents: The Guide to Shoot-em-Ups: Vol. 1


Cover

Cover artwork by Michael Brennan

Blast off and check out the first in HG101’s line of books on shoot-em-ups! Volume 1 covers over fifty titles from the glory days of the 80s and 90s, by such legendary developers as Compile (Zanac, Aleste / Power Strike, MUSHA, Space Megaforce, The Guardian Legend), Hudson (Star Soldier, Gate of Thunder, Sapphire), Technosoft (Thunder Force, Hyper Duel), Irem (R-Type, X-Multiply, Dragon Breed), Cotton, Rayxanber, and several other individual titles like Recca, Magical Chase, Coryoon, and Gleylancer. Featuring a cover inspired by the works of Naoyuki Kato, who illustrated the Japanese artwork for The Guardian Legend.

To Purchase:

Paperbacks

US Amazon: Color – $25.00

UK Amazon: Color – £19.00

Also available on all other Amazon Europe sites.

PDF Download

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Everyone who contributes $5 or more monthly to the site’s Patreon will receive free PDF and Kindle MOBI files of the Guide to Shoot-Em-Up book, as well as digital copies of our three most recent books: Data East Arcade ClassicsDigest Vol. 2: Taito Arcade Classics, and The 200 Best Video Games of All Time, along with The HG101 and Sega Fan Jam 2016 Fanbook. Please check out this post for the download links.

Everyone who contributes $10 or more monthly to the site’s Patreon will receive free PDF and Kindle MOBI files for all of our books, including this one. Make sure to check out this post for the download links.

The covered games include:

Compile
Zanac
Aleste / Power Strike
Aleste 2
Aleste Gaiden
Blazing Lazers
Gun-Nac
Power Strike 2 (SMS)
Aleste GG
Aleste 2 GG
Sylphia
Zanac x Zanac
MUSHA
Spriggan
Space Megaforce
Spriggan Mk. 2
Spriggan Powered
Gulkave
Guardic
The Guardian Legend
Blaster Burn
Rude Breaker
Other Compile MSX Shooters (Devil’s Heaven, E. I., Final Justice, Kyuukyoku Peach)

Star Force
-Super Star Force
-Final Star Force
-Star Soldier

Star Soldier
-Starship Hector
-Super Star Soldier
-Final Soldier
-Soldier Blade
-Star Parodier
-Star Soldier 64
-Star Soldier R
-Soldier Force
-Star Soldier no Himitsu
-Vertical Force
-Cycho Rider

Hot-B
Over Horizon
Steel Empire
Insector X
Cloud Master

Irem
R-Type
-R-Type
-R-Type II
-R-Type Leo
-R-Type III
-R-Type Delta
-R-Type Final
-R-Type Command
X-Multiply
Dragon Breed
Gallop
Mystic Riders
Image Fight

Technosoft
Thunder Force
-Thunder Force II
-Thunder Force III
-Lightening Force
-Thunder Force V
-Thunder Force VI
Elemental Master
Hyper Duel
Blast Wind

Cotton
-Cotton 100%
-Panorama Cotton
-Cotton II / Boomerang
-Rainbow Cotton

Others
Gate of Thunder
Lords of Thunder
Rayxanber
Magical Chase
Sapphire
Coryoon
Air Zonk
Nexyr
Recca
Alzadick
Terraforming
Gleylancer
Last Resort
Blazing Star
Pulstar

 
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To Purchase:

Paperbacks

US Amazon: Color – $25.00

UK Amazon: Color – £19.00

Also available on all other Amazon Europe sites.

PDF Download

PDF Download at Sellfy – $4.99

Everyone who contributes $5 or more monthly to the site’s Patreon will receive free PDF and Kindle MOBI files of the Guide to Shoot-Em-Up book, as well as digital copies of our three most recent books: Data East Arcade Classics, Digest Vol. 2: Taito Arcade Classics, and The 200 Best Video Games of All Time, along with The HG101 and Sega Fan Jam 2016 Fanbook. Please check out this post for the download links.

Everyone who contributes $10 or more monthly to the site’s Patreon will receive free PDF and Kindle MOBI files for all of our books, including this one. Make sure to check out this post for the download links.

The covered games include:

Compile
Zanac
Aleste / Power Strike
Aleste 2
Aleste Gaiden
Blazing Lazers
Gun-Nac
Power Strike 2 (SMS)
Aleste GG
Aleste 2 GG
Sylphia
Zanac x Zanac
MUSHA
Spriggan
Space Megaforce
Spriggan Mk. 2
Spriggan Powered
Gulkave
Guardic
The Guardian Legend
Blaster Burn
Rude Breaker
Other Compile MSX Shooters (Devil’s Heaven, E. I., Final Justice, Kyuukyoku Peach)

Star Force
-Super Star Force
-Final Star Force
-Star Soldier

Star Soldier
-Starship Hector
-Super Star Soldier
-Final Soldier
-Soldier Blade
-Star Parodier
-Star Soldier 64
-Star Soldier R
-Soldier Force
-Star Soldier no Himitsu
-Vertical Force
-Cycho Rider

Hot-B
Over Horizon
Steel Empire
Insector X
Cloud Master

Irem
R-Type
-R-Type
-R-Type II
-R-Type Leo
-R-Type III
-R-Type Delta
-R-Type Final
-R-Type Command
X-Multiply
Dragon Breed
Gallop
Mystic Riders
Image Fight

Technosoft
Thunder Force
-Thunder Force II
-Thunder Force III
-Lightening Force
-Thunder Force V
-Thunder Force VI
Elemental Master
Hyper Duel
Blast Wind

Cotton
-Cotton 100%
-Panorama Cotton
-Cotton II / Boomerang
-Rainbow Cotton

Others
Gate of Thunder
Lords of Thunder
Rayxanber
Magical Chase
Sapphire
Coryoon
Air Zonk
Nexyr
Recca
Alzadick
Terraforming
Gleylancer
Last Resort
Blazing Star
Pulstar