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Broken Thunder

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Thunder Force

Broken Thunder and Segagaga After Thunder Force V, the fate of the series has been in limbo, due to Technosoft

Blazing Lazers

Thanks to the success of Zanac and Aleste, Compile found themselves as one of the “go to” development houses for

Sylphia

Sylphia is a far cry from the flying spaceships and mecha of Compile’s other titles. Taking place in a world

Thunder Force VI

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Thunder Force

In 2008, Sega picked up the license from the departed Technosoft, and developed Thunder Force VI for the PlayStation, as

Power Strike II

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Aleste / Power Strike

The title for this release of Power Strike II, released only in PAL territories for the Master System, sure is

Cotton

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Cotton

Created by a small company named Success, Cotton is a cutesy shoot-em-up featuring an adorable little witch. The early entries

Zanac

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Zanac

Compile was one of the most prolific shoot-em-up developers of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Starting out as a

R-Type Leo

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series R-Type

R-Type Leo is considered the black sheep of the series. Not because it’s particular bad or anything – it’s quite

Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori

Long after the Super Nintendo faded from relevance in America and Europe, the Nintendo Power service ensured its survival in

R-Type II / Super R-Type

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series R-Type

R-Type II opens up with a bang, a 3D view of the R-9C launching out into space and out into

R-Type Final

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series R-Type

About five years after the release of R-Type Delta, Irem developed what was planned to be the last in the

Image Fight II

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Image Fight

Image Fight received a sequel four years after the original, developed specifically for the PC Engine Super CD. It appears to

Space Megaforce

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Aleste / Power Strike

The Aleste series made its way to the SNES in a single outing, known as Space Megaforce in North America.

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

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.

HG101 Presents: Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 2

Cover artwork by Thor Thorvaldson Get ready to re-enter the world of Sega! The long-awaited Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 2 delves