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    The best PC shoot-em-up?

    OK, it's lunchtime here in the EduGeek office and I'm bored. Can anyone recommend a side/vertical scrolling shoot-em-up for the PC (W8 compatible) which I can play for 15-20 mins and just put down again?
    Sp what are the options, and what is the best out there?

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    Commander Keen if you can get an emulator going or want to buy it from steam.

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    MAME is king. I often play scramble, defender or phoenix when im bored on my laptop.

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    Amiga emulator and Xenon 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    MAME is king. I often play scramble, defender or phoenix when im bored on my laptop.
    I have MAME, but want a modern Gradius/R-Type type shooter. Not run and guns please. Need BIG space explosions

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    What about Marvel Heroes then? Free to play, lots of explosions, good to pass the time.

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    Xenon 2 - Brilliant!

    But why go any further than this excellent browser based metal slug effort?

    Metal Slug 4 - Free online games at Agame.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I have MAME, but want a modern Gradius/R-Type type shooter. Not run and guns please. Need BIG space explosions
    Sorry! You hadn't posted that when i started typing!

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    Ikaruga is out on steam just now. It's good but very difficult!

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    Something a little retro for sir?

    LUFTRAUSERS

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    Tyrian 2000 was always one that I enjoyed.

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    Or this... Steam Community :: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

    Geometry wars evolved on xbox 360 is like jedi training. great fun, incredibly pretty, and it gets harder and harder and harder until the force is your only chance.


    Definitely worth a couple of quid.

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    In order:

    1) Galaxian
    2) Defender
    3) everything else


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    if steam works i would recommend Loadout for a fun game

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    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?

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