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Blastful blasts off on Nintendo Switch and PS4 later this week

Indie developer Playstige Interactive is getting ready for the upcoming release of Blastful on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Blastful is described as a “fast-paced arcade” shoot ’em up with…more»

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Turrican Flashback launches with four classics on PS4 and Switch

Turrican Flashback is out today on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The compilation is available in both a physical boxed edition and a digital edition. The classic games have been reworked…more»

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Habroxia 2 is coming in February 2021

The retro-style shoot ’em up Habroxia is getting a sequel. Habroxia 2 is an old-school space shooter with upgrades and boss fights. The throwback combines pixel graphics and chiptunes with 2D…more»

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ChocoHunters is a new shmup out now for mobile devices

The shoot ’em up action-adventure hybrid ChocoHunters is out now on Android and iOS devices. According to indie developer Orhan Keskin, the game features three heroes: Lilly, Abu, and Flint.…more»

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Galacide brings shmup puzzle action to consoles

The shmup puzzle game mashup Galacide is out now on consoles. “Taking the bullet-hell hair-trigger intensity of a shmup and the quick-thinking puzzle-solving of a match-three title, Galacide offers a challenge…more»

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Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition coming to PS4 in November

Eastasiasoft is bringing the side-scrolling arcade shoot ’em up Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition to PS4. The game will be available both digitally and physically. Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype…more»

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Gunlord X Review: A Metroid/Metal Slug/Contra love child

It’s a great time to be a fan of classic 2D video games. While 8-bit and 16-bit consoles fell out of style decades ago, their spirit lives on in indie…more»

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Ghost Blade HD Review

Ghost Blade HD is a callback to the golden age of shoot ‘em ups. With simple yet addictive bullet-hell gameplay and modern HD graphics, it manages to remind veteran gamers…more»

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Habroxia Review: Gradius without the challenge

Habroxia immediately grabbed my attention for its retro arcade-style gameplay. As someone who grew up at the tail-end of the coin-op and NES era, I’ve always been fond of 2D…more»

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Ghost Blade HD is getting a limited edition physical release on Switch

The 16-bit shoot ’em up Ghost Blade HD is getting a limited edition physical release on Nintendo Switch. Eastasiasoft made the announcement today, saying that pre-orders will open on Thursday,…more»

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