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Jmz

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« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2008, 02:11:13 PM »
1. Espgaluda II
2. Mushihimesama
3. DDP
4. Progear No Arashi
5. Espgaluda
6. DDP DOJ
7. Guwange
8. Ibara

haven´t played Ketsui nor Mushihimesama Futari yet but I might have them quite soon in my collection ;)

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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2008, 04:23:57 AM »
Hey guys, great place!

After discovering Ibara thought id join :)

I love polls and thought id tally the voting (my top 5 isnt included).
I will add it once we get some more votes :)

Also i think we should make an overall Top 10 Shmup poll thread to see how our
love for Cave games influences an overall list?

25 Votes: so far!

* = 5 votes (1st spot)
/ = 4 votes (2nd spot)


Dodonpachi Dai Ou Jou       47 (15) ****///
Mushihimesama          45 (14) ****///
Guwange              43 (16) ***///
Ketsui             41 (13) ***////
DDP             34 (14) *///
Espgaluda            33 (14) ***/
Ibara              24 (11) */
Espgaluda II          23 (9) *//
Progear no Arashi                        21 (8.) */
Mushihimesama Futari 1.5                    20 (6) ***
Donpachi             12 (5) /
ESP.Ra.De          11 (7)
Dangun Feveron          9 (4) /
Muchi Muchi Pork!         9 (4) /
Pink Sweets          8 (4) /
DOJ: Black Label          7 (2) *
Mushihimesama Futari       7 (3)
Death Smiles          4 (1) /
Mushihimesama Futari BL                    3 (1)
Ibara Kuro: Black Label                    2 (1)


My Top 5 (MAME and PS2):

1. Ibara
2. ESP Galuda
3. DonPachi
4. Mushi
5. DDP


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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2008, 01:09:07 PM »
My top 5 (will probably change after I get my hands on Futari | Ketsui | Pork )

1. Mushihimesama
2. DoDonPachi
3. Espgaluda II
4. Espgaluda
5. Ibara

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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2008, 10:38:36 AM »
Wow - good work on the compile!
And Tobi - yeah, it will change. I would put Ketsui comfortably at the top on my list now with only 10 hours on it. It's fantastic.

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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2008, 08:32:24 PM »
My list is very ill-informed as I haven't played quite a few of these, but here it is anyway:

1. Progear
2. DDP
3. Ibara
4. Mushihimesama
5. Espgaluda

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« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2008, 09:14:34 PM »
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1.Ketsui


Shocker

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« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2008, 07:01:17 PM »
That's a lot of votes for Ketsui, given how expensive it is.  I'm surprised so many here have had a chance to play it.

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« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2008, 07:05:26 PM »
It's only been expensive in the last year or two. Before that it was $500-$600 for awhile, earlier than that it was $300-$400. At one point years ago Excellent was selling brand new kits for $225. :o

Personally I think it's worth around $500 max for a PCB, but I wouldn't pay more for it than that. So, i likely won't be owning it again any time soon. :lol:
It's a good game, just not one that I find particularly exciting. Though I admit I may be just a bit too spoiled by the dazzle and sheen of the SH3 hardware
to really love a game on the previous, inferior PGM hardware.
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« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2008, 10:43:29 PM »
About that new hardware, Alien Soldier once told me that the new boards are not as well made, that he wouldn't risk buying one (given how much they cost).  If he's wrong, then there's no doubt that I'd prefer getting Futari over Ketsui.  Especially since Ketsui ds will at least give me a sense of what Ketsui is like.  It's not a pressing issue for me right now, though, since it will be quite a while before I'm ready to spend that kind of money and by then I'm hoping Futari will go down a bit in price.

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« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2008, 11:01:22 PM »
The SH3 boards are better made than the PGM boards, as far as I have heard. The SH3 board is much smaller (less chance for the PCB to flex in the future), with higher quality parts. Very reliable too - as I've said before I've owned many (I've been through about 5-6 Mushi PCBs, for example) and never had a problem.
I play them quite a lot too.
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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2008, 05:10:23 AM »
I've yet to hear of an SH3 board failing.

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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2008, 01:17:42 PM »
i have.  first-hand   :?

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« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2008, 06:35:30 PM »
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i have.  first-hand   :?


Really?  What happened?

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« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2008, 11:30:36 AM »
Will most likely get my Ketsui kit tomorrow :O, hope it´ll be worth the money spent.
After 6 months with only Espgaluda II in my Egret II I'm quite eager to play something 'new'.

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« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2008, 04:06:09 AM »
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I've yet to hear of an SH3 board failing.

i've received an ibara from ECL that had no sound.   :?

my list would be-

1. ketsui
2. ddp doj
3. esprade
4. ibara
5. guwange

#5 will probably climb the ranks when i get around to dedicating more time to it.  i've been fortunate enough to have played futari, IBL, MMP and PS, but haven't had a fair enough amount of play-time to decide where they'd fit on my list (mushi as well).

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« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2008, 04:15:04 AM »
so many good games.. and only 5 spots... ok here it goes:

1. mushi futari 1.5
2. espgaluda 2
3. ibara kuro
4. ketsui
5. dodonpachi

great to hear of a dodonpachi sequel/prequel :righton:

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« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2008, 02:34:19 PM »
not played that many but here's my top 5

1) death smiles
2) muchi muchi pork
3) mushihime-sama
4  espgaluda 2
5) guwange
« Last Edit: September 06, 2008, 09:46:04 AM by jaycm1 »

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« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2008, 11:17:41 AM »
May as well.

1. ESP Ra.De
2. DoDonPachi
3. Progear (no Arashi)
4. Dangun Feveron (Fever SOS)
5. DonPachi

UoPoko's great too.

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« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2008, 05:46:26 PM »
Well I haven't played that many yet so here's my list from my limited experience, and from what I log the most time with:

1) Esp Ra. De.
2.) Guwange
3.) DoDonPachi
4.) Progear
5.) Dangun Feveron

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« Reply #49 on: June 28, 2008, 06:00:52 PM »
My current list would be:

1. Mushihimesama Futari 1.5
2. Mushihimesama Futari Black Label
3. Deathsmiles
4. Mushihimesama
5. Pink Sweets

EDIT: Updated.


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« Reply #50 on: June 28, 2008, 06:54:37 PM »
Since starting this thread, I have played a bunch more titles and become an unashamed Cave fanboy of sorts. So here is my new top five:
1) Ketsui
2) Mushihimesama
3) Mushihimesama Futari 1.5
4) Progear
5) ESPrade

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« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2008, 11:59:29 AM »
Ketsui
DoDonPachi DAI-OU-JOU
Ibara
Mushihimesama
DoDonPachi DAIFUKKATSU


I didnt play both futaris enough to make a proper statement to these games. I'd also like to play Death Smiles, and Dai-Ou-Jou BL.
I'm happy enough though, that i finally got to play Ketsui :cool:

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« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2008, 05:30:41 PM »
-mushihimesama
-ddp3
-espgaluda
-guwange
-ibara black label ( played only for a week, cause the pcb was errored, -but i like it very much)

Next week i am able to play espgaluda II, realy can`t wait and i coun`t the hours till delivery.:)
Guess I will love it. Playes espgaluda a long time.

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« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2008, 07:21:42 AM »
-Donpachi
-Guwange
-ESPgaluda
-Progear
-Mushi 1

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« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2008, 08:54:50 AM »
top 5?.. fuck that, i couldnt pick 5 favourites if i thought all night.. heres an attempt to rank em all tho.

ketsui
futari BL (GOD mode!!!)
espgaluda
DDp DOJ BL
DDP DFK (havent played this very much tho, not sure if it will sink or rise after som thorough testing)
mushihimesama
futari 1.5 (mainly for maniac mode)
DDP
MMP
progear (bareley played thisone or else id proboably rank it higher.. maybe..)
ibara BL
espgaluda 2 (very very hard to enjoy)
esprade
Guwange (bareley played thisone neither :( )
DDP DOJ (man this really sinks once youve played BL)
ibara (not played this nearly enough)
pink sweets (fun novelty shmup, not my taste for indepth play)
donpachi (too old for manic, too new for oldschool - quality title but no thanx)
dangun feveron (the only outright BAD CAVE game)

those are the ones i have.. absence of DS for the simple reason that i never played it :(

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« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2008, 10:21:09 AM »
Lol, you put all my favourite games on the very last places.:D

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« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2008, 11:18:36 AM »
1. Progear
2. ESPgaluda
3. Do Donpachi
4. ESP Ra.De.
5. Guwange

I haven't had the chance to play any PCB newer than Espgaluda (I stay away from the PS2 ports)...so I'd say I have A LOT to look forward to! Death Smiles going back horizontal (like my fav, Progear) is tempting me so bad right now I might just have to take out a loan for than one!

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« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2008, 12:01:27 PM »
I'm working my way towards 1CC on three games at the moment so I haven't had time to fully explore all of CAVE's titles but here goes:

1.  Mushihimesama Futari BL
2.  DOJ BL
3.  Ketsui
4.  ESPgaluda
5.  DDP DFK

Not even a huge fan of #5 but I don't have a lot of experience in other CAVE games.  I'd put the original Mushi on here too but I hate the port.

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« Reply #58 on: July 20, 2008, 05:09:47 AM »
1 - Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu
2 - Mushihimesama Futari 1.5
3 - Mushihimesama
4 - Ketsui
5 - Dodonpachi DOJ

I guess @_@ I'm not too sure about DDP DFK, like MMM said I'm afraid it seems a little too easy in first loop especially because of hypers but I'm not sure what a high scoring run looks like. And an easy first loop makes for an extremely boring game once played at a high level :(
haven't played any of them more than a couple of hours but they all struck me as significantly better than the older ones I'm used to playing, even though I love those too (Dodonpachi for its gameplay and Guwange for its presentation and originality, mainly).

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« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2008, 12:27:22 AM »
*updated* need to play more cave games

1. Ketsui
2. Guwange
3. DDP
4.?
5.?

what I think my list would be if I had played em all (based on scoring system, play style, art, music, etc.)

1. Ketsui
2. Deathsmiles
3. Guwange
4. DDP DOJ BL
5. Futari BL or 1.5

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