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Offline Orochi S

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Favourite non-Cave shooters
« on: November 22, 2011, 05:53:33 PM »
Don't think this topic has already been done...

What are people's favourite shooters not made by Cave? It would be interesting to find out about other people's tastes.

As for me:

Ikaruga
Grev games generally
UN Squadron (SNES version!)
Apidya on the Amiga (anyone else know this beauty? I used to be obsessed by it)
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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 07:49:05 PM »
Radiant Silvergun
Armed Police Batrider
Area 88 for the SNES (a.k.a. UN Squadron)
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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 10:58:26 AM »
Battle Garegga
Hacha Mecha Fighter
Twin Cobra
Flying Shark
Armed Police Batrider
Twin Hawk

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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 05:47:04 PM »
Armed Police Batrider
Batsugun
Battle Bakraid
Battle Garegga
Giga Wing 1 & 2
Mahou Daisakusen
RayForce
Shikigami no Shiro II & III
Strikers 1999

Edit: Chempop's post reminded me of RayForce, also Mars Matrix would be on the list if I wasn't so bad at it.
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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2011, 07:21:30 AM »
Battle Garegga
Ikaruga
Radiant Silvergun
Under Defeat
Armed Police Batrider
R-Type Delta
Summer Carnival '92 - Recca
Judgement Silversword
Karous

EDIT: added karous just because i remembered it thanks to EOJ's post :P
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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2011, 09:27:04 AM »
Not an exhaustive list, but just off the top of my head, I like the following:

Ikaruga
Homura
Radirgy Noa
Illvelo
Border Down
Under Defeat
Battle Garegga
Trouble Witches
Strike Witches (it's the only good dual analog stick shooter out there)
Hyper Duel
Judgement Silversword Rebirth Edition
Raiden Fighters Aces
Raiden IV

I also like the old Twinbee games a lot, and some others here and there. Eschatos is good too, but I haven't played it much yet.

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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 01:52:30 PM »
Off the top of my head...

Layer Section/Rayforce
Battle Garegga
Soukyugurentai
Batrider
Under Defeat
Gunbird 1&2
Batsugun
Mars Matrix
Radiant Silvergun
MUSHA
Gradius Gaiden & Gradius V
Gaiares
Hellfire
Thunderforce 3, 4, 5

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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011, 11:57:23 AM »
in no order and not a complete list

zero gunner 2
homura (still waiting for a damn sequel...please!)
raiden fighters series
gunbird series
cannon spike
armed police batrider
night raid
two-tenkaku

the last one i only like playing because it's crappiness is so amazing

edited for zero gunner 2, i knew i forgot something important
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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 05:24:09 PM »
Ah, how did I forget Battle Garegga!? Yeah, that is awesome, a proper classic.

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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011, 12:23:37 PM »
Radirgy Noa
Illvelo
Border Down
Under Defeat
Zero Gunner 2
Radiant Silvergun
Ikaruga
Triggerheart Exelica
Psyvariar 2
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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 10:11:18 AM »
I see , not many if any run n' guns being played, and where's SNKs' contribution ?

1. Pulstar
2. In the Hunt
3. Demon Front
4. Last Resort
5. Metal Slug
6. Eight Forces
7. Radiant Silvergun
8. View Point
9. Blazing Star


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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 10:56:52 PM »
Run n' Guns are generally not considered shmups.

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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 09:49:20 PM »
My favorite non-Cave shooters are:
- Blazing Star
- Triggerheart Exelica
- Radiant Silvergun
- Bangai-O
- Ikaruga

Sadly, I haven't played a lot of non-Cave shooters, and I'm trying to catch up on a lot of them, but I don't even know where to continue. >_<
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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 09:05:50 PM »
Aleste/Power Strike 1&2 on Master System, still play them on original hardware. MD and SNES Aleste rule too.
Skonec games, they've got real flair when it comes to bullet patterns.
Gradius V, my favourite Treasure game.
Illvello, love everything about it favourite Milestone title for sure.
Raizing stuff of course.
Triangle Service games, the compilation on 360 was too good.

edit: this one's an odd inclusion but I quite like meta-ph-list on ps1, its bad but I couldnt stop playing it, even had a go with the mouse.

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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2012, 08:17:12 AM »
i'm a big fan of the milestone shooters.. cave should hire dnkh for soundtracks :D

- Karous
- Illvelo
- Radirgy
- Radirgy Noah

but also:

- Ikaruga
- Under Defeat
- Shikigami no Shiro 2
- Senko no Ronde
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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 04:19:29 PM »
Toaplan love:
Twin Cobra
Same! Same! Same!
Batsugun
Sky Shark (big time)
Tatsujin (need autofire on this bad)

Raizing love:
Battle Garegga
Armed Police Batrider (really need to buckle down and play this some more)
Soukyugurentai (spelling?)
Mahou Daisakusen

Other goodness:
Raiden I and II/DX
Omega Fighter Normal/Special
Blast Off (sequel to Bosconian)
Air Gallet

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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2012, 11:11:06 AM »
Thunder Force IV.

Cant belive it has only been released on the Megadrive.

2018 edit:

My fave shooter is now Gun frontier, top of my list and above all Cave.
I cant believe I had missed this one, its like the forefather of the modern bullet hell.
When playing its also fun to see a lot of things that inspired Garegga.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGGkBnBJwHs&t=724s
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Re: Favourite non-Cave shooters
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2019, 09:59:50 PM »
Batsugun
Tatsujin
Tatsujin Oh
Outzone
Star Soldier
Summer Carnival 92 Recca
Gun-Nac
Space Invaders Extreme