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    Sega Megadrive emulator and Hellfire

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    Psychotic Software's Power Up looks good and you'd be supporting an indie

    Indie Games | Power Up | Psychotic Psoftware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Ideally I'd like a modern Gradius or R-Type. Many I've seen so far have gone for low colour pallets or clever vector graphics. I do like playing the older shmups on MAME, but surely someone must have brought up to date a classic so it's not lost teh look and feel of the orginal?
    I'd say Resogun, but...(PS4)

    I know you said no Run n Gun - but Mercenary Kings looks like it'll be this month PS+ game for PS4. AFAIK, it's been on Steam for a while. And it looks uber-fun in a Metal Slug kind of way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Psychotic Software's Power Up looks good and you'd be supporting an indie

    Indie Games | Power Up | Psychotic Psoftware

    Now that's more like it

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    http://thecompany.pl/game/search/

    The most amazing site ever if you grew up with an Amiga

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    On a related note: the current Humble Bundle (Mobile Bundle 5) includes R-Type and R-Type II for your Android device. Clearly the best shmups ever

    Bundle runs out in five days, about 6pm next Tuesday.

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    Try this guys page for free side-scrolling/vertical shoot-em-ups with vector graphics:

    games - ABA Games

    I'd personally recommend these ones:

    PARSEC47
    Torus Trooper
    Noiz2sa

    They're all pretty good "pick up, play for 10 minutes and then put down again" games and they'll run on ancient machines too (have them all on my 1ghz Celeron/512mb RAM xp laptop). As a fan of Bullet Hell games, I can categorically state that they get incredibly hard on the higher difficulties too.


    If you want to spend money and get something with a little bit more in depth, get Jamestown. I think it's one of the best (only?) Bullet Hell games to come out in the past few years that isn't a remake of Ikaruga.
    Last edited by Sdrawkcab; 24th April 2014 at 11:12 AM.

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    Despite some questionable imagery, Luftrausers seems okay. Hotline Miami?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Despite some questionable imagery, Luftrausers seems okay. Hotline Miami?
    Hotline Miami isn't a side scrolling shooter.

    It's very very very good though and you should all play it if you haven't.

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    OK for a quick blast:
    Vortal Combat - Free HTML5 Game

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    This is probably my fave:
    Play Heavy Weapons, a free online game on Kongregate

    But you asked for a quick 15 min game - you could easily play this all day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdrawkcab View Post
    Hotline Miami isn't a side scrolling shooter.
    True - but as as asked for side/vertical scrolling, top-down is ideal - it's both!

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