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A must-have Genesis shmup returns - Sega Ages: Lightening Force [Video Chums]

"Technosoft's classic shoot 'em up series Thunder Force is one of the most underrated franchises in the genre. Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar is possibly the best entry in the series and it's finally available for a modern console." - A.J. Maciejewski from Video Chums

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Einhander197128d ago

Easily one of the best shmups ever made. No modern shooter comes close. All produced on the mighty Mega Drive. Now everyone who never experienced first time can now. This is old school at its finest.

awdevoftw28d ago

There were so many good shooters back in the day. I say shooter because that's what they are. Not "shmup." Hipster language. Lol.

VideoChums28d ago

Shooter can refer to run and gun shooters, static shooters, etc. Shoot 'em up (or shmup for short) usually refers to the very specific sub-genre of automatically scrolling shooters.

*cue "the more you know" star*

awdevoftw28d ago

Except, pre millennium, especially in the 80s when I played, they were shooters. It changed when people stopped wanting to say first person shooter. Lazy kids.

VideoChums28d ago

@awdevoftw: Yeah, I used to call them space shooters back in the day.

rainslacker28d ago

I usually referred to them as side scrolling or top down shooters.

Einhander197128d ago

Well I ain’t no hipster I can tell you that. And with regards to shooters I have more than you’ve ever heard of or played.

VideoChums28d ago

I'd like to challenge you on that! ;)

awdevoftw28d ago

Then you should know they are and should be called shooters.