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« on: December 21, 2007, 08:49:37 AM »
After reading more than a few people talking about how Mushi Futari 1.5 is one of the best, if not the best Cave game ever released, (including the review on this forum) I was wondering how you all would rank your top five Cave games.
Since you can spend $200-$2000 USD for a Cave title, a list of what the hardcore fans dig the most would help those who aren't able to bop down to Hey! to check out each title.

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 09:53:03 AM »
Here's my current top 10:

1. Mushihimesama Futari 1.5
2. Muchi Muchi Pork!
3. Mushihimesama
4. Ibara Kuro: Black Label
5. Espgaluda II
6. Espgaluda
7. Ketsui
8. Pink Sweets
9. Ibara
10. Dodonpachi Daioujou


Keep in mind I enjoy all of these games, and they're all really great.

I don't have my Futari Black Label kit yet, that will probably be the new #1 or #2. Also, I haven't played Death Smiles yet, hence its absence from the list.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 10:10:56 AM »
Raizing whore attack!

1. Ibara
2. Pink Sweets
3. Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou
4. Muchi Much Pork
5. Donpachi
6. Mushihimesama Futari
7. Mushihimesama
8. Ketsui
9. Dangun Feveron
10. Dodonpachi

I havent played MMP and Futari yet. Still im quite sure id fall in love with them judging from the replays.

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 10:45:43 AM »
Time played wouldn't reflect, but...

1: Guwange
2: ESPGaluda II
3: Ketsui
4: DOJ: Black Label
5: Mushihime-sama

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 10:47:40 AM »
Guwange at #1? Wow, didn't know you were so keen on that game.
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 11:16:47 AM »
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Guwange at #1? Wow, didn't know you were so keen on that game.


It's all about presentation.  That's really all I can say.  I think a game that old, that well put together... best Cave soundtrack by far.  It's worth number 1.

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 11:22:26 AM »
Yeah, the graphics and music are classic. I just don't care for the gameplay too much.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2007, 01:42:29 PM »
owned all of them bar deathsmiles and mmp, and trying to not let the prices paid affect my judgement:

1.  Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou Black Label
2.  Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou
3.  Ibara
4.  Mushihimesama Futari
5.  Espgaluda II
6.  Espgaluda
7.  Guwange
8.  Ketsui
9.  Pink Sweets
10. Dodonpachi    (great but a bit obsolete with doj)


all of them are awesome games to me.
the rest are games i like some aspects, and dislike other factors, i'd put in this order:

Mushihimesama, Donpachi, Progear, Dangun Feveron, ESP.Ra.De

from watching vids, i think mmp would make the top 10, and deathsmiles in the honourable mention list.

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 02:06:06 PM »
Here for me.
1-Mushihimesama Futari 1.5
2-Death Smiles
3-Mushihimesama
3-Espgaluda 2
4-Espgaluda
5-Guwange

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2007, 09:46:10 PM »
Death Smiles, Futari, and Futari BL are all great, but I've not put in enough time with any of them to properly rate them.  Everything else in my list I've owned and played many, many times.

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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2007, 08:36:39 AM »
1. Guwange
2. Ketsui
3. Ibara
4. Espgaluda
5. Progear no Arashi

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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2007, 09:06:26 AM »
1 Espgaluda
2 DoDonpachi
3 Futari BL
4 Guwange
5 Espgaluda II

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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2008, 06:33:00 PM »
Hmm...I'd tentatively rank the ones I've played as follows:

1. Mushihimesama
2. Dangun Feveron
3. Donpachi
4. Dodonpachi
5. Ketsui
6. Dodonpachi DOJ
7. ESPGaluda

For me, Donpachi (with type C) and Dangun (with speed 4) offer a great alternative to the "typical" Cave pace. I've only had a handful of credits on Ketsui down in London, but it left an instant impression on me. Like DOJ, but without all that tedious chaining business. My best chains in any of the DP series were all accidental. DDP is a masterpiece, but score-wise I will always suck at it.

Would be so nice to add Futari 1.5, GaludaII, or MMP to this list. My plan is to trade up to owning one of them...eventually!

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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2008, 01:05:36 PM »
Well, having now played a half-dozen or so Cave titles, here's my list:
1) Mushihimesama
2) Espgaluda
3) DoDonPachi
4) Progear (although it is really difficult)
5) Guwange
The counter in Maniac and Ultra in Mushi is really hard to get going, even after reading some of the tutorials. It doesn't seem like a very intuitive system. Needless to say, I'm still enamored with it.
I have a Ketsui board on the way  :D  and I imagine there will be a bit of rearranging happening soon!
I'm really excited to try DDP DOJ as well. My good friend Dave is on his way to get his candy cab this afternoon in Cleveland, OH and it should be his first game purchase, so I'm pretty stoked.

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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2008, 09:11:03 AM »
Pretty much limited to MAME and PS2 bar a few goes on Ketsui, but

1: DDP:DOJ
2: Mushihimesama
3: ESPrade
4: Guwange
5: ESPGaluda

Nice to see lots of Guwange love on the board  :)

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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2008, 06:03:34 AM »
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Nice to see lots of Guwange love on the board  :)


I'm tempted to play this some more in Mame. I recall the thing that annoyed me about it a year or so ago was getting stuck running into ground objects. I know that's the whole point of the mechanism they've devised - having to think about when to move along the narrow pathways, and when to stand still - but damn it irritated. I still REALLY love the style of Guwange, so it definitely deserves a return visit.

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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2008, 06:09:35 PM »
Nice forum EOJ  :D

1.Ketsui
2.Ibara
3. Mushihimesama Futari 1.5
4. Pink sweets
5. Espgaluda

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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2008, 07:43:12 PM »
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Nice forum EOJ  :D



Thanks. This is were all the cool people hang out now (well, at least those that like Cave games). :righton:

BTW your top 5 is one of the more interesting I've seen.
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2008, 12:51:39 PM »
Limited to MAME & PS2, my fav are:

1- Mushihime-sama (I love the arrange mode)
2- Do Donpachi
3- DDDOJ (I play lees than DoDon)
4- Guwange
5- Donpachi

I think that if a have the opportunity to play Futari Black Label & Death Smiles, then they are in the TOP 1 & 2. Two of them look very very very dinamic and fun.

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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2008, 06:21:08 PM »
1. Ketsui
2. DOJ
3. Mushihimesama Futari
4. DDP
5. ESPrade

I think MMP would be at least at 5, but I've only played the AOU and loke test versions. Easily my most wanted game right now, but not having a 'gun or cabinet anymore means I'll have to wait until I go back to Japan (which may never happen judging by the way my life is going. Fahck...)

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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2008, 06:07:18 AM »
hi everyone, i'm new there, my fav Cave games are :

1. Progear No Arashi
2. ESP Galuda II
3. Dodonpachi
4. ESP Galuda
5. Mushihime Sama Futari 1.5

it's hard to pick up just 5 games, all Cave release i've played so far are great.
I also love Guwange, Ibara & ESP Ra De.

I've never played Ketsui, IBL, Pink Sweets, MMP or Death Smiles.

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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2008, 07:15:40 AM »
1) Espgaluda
2) Guwange
3) Ketsui
4) Espgaluda II
5) Dodonpachi Dai Ou Jou

I've only just gotten Futari 1.5 so I can't give it a proper appraisal yet but it may well make it's way into my top 5 in the future :righton:

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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2008, 12:48:22 PM »
1) ESPGaluda
2) Progear no Arashi
3) Mushihimesama
4) DDP
5) Muchi Muchi Pork (from what little I've played, it's awesome)

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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2008, 11:11:51 AM »
here's my top 5 list

1) DOJ
2) Ketsui
3) Progear
4) Ibara
5) DDP

damn hard to decide which game i like more. (doj or ketsui)
i also really like guwange, feveron, futari and esp2.
havent played ibara bl, muchi muchi pork and death smiles yet.

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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2008, 12:33:07 AM »
-guwange
-mushihime-s
-dai ou ju
-ibara
-esp ra de

id like to get my hands on muchi muchi and ketsui though...

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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2008, 09:59:08 AM »
1) DDP
2) DOJ
3) Guwange
4) Dangun Feveron
5) Ibara

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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2008, 03:29:14 AM »
1) DOJ
2) ketsui
3) donpachi
4) guwange
5) ddp

Mushihime Sama and Esprade come in a close #6 and #7.

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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2008, 06:20:14 AM »
Here is mine:

1) Mushihime-sama Futari 1.5
2) Ketsui
3) EspGaluda II
4) MuchiMuchiPork
5) Ibara

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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2008, 09:55:42 AM »
Let's go:

1) Ketsui
2) Guwange
3) Espgaluda
4) DDP DOJ
5) Mushihime sama Futari 1.5
[ (6) Progear no arashi ]

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« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2008, 10:00:57 AM »
limited to ps2 & mame

1. espgaluda
2. doj
3. guwange
4. esprade
5. ddp
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