The NES had Some Pretty Good Shmups

Despite hardware limitations, intrepid NES developers were able to make a massive variety of epic shoot-em-ups with gobs of enemies loosing salvoes of missiles and bullets at a hero and—magically—the system handled it all like a champ. Shmups on the NES rarely even experience any slowdown. Amazing!

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darthv72924d ago

tiger heli is still one of my favorites.

specialguest924d ago

Yes! That game brings back childhood memories. I didn't have an NES at that time, but a kid who lived at the same apartment complex did and he was pretty stingy with his video games. On a good day he would let me play some of his NES games at his place and Life Force was one I enjoyed playing. My brother and I had an Atari 7800 then a TG16 shortly after

XbladeTeddy924d ago (Edited 924d ago )

Gun.Smoke was what I always played. Became too much at times with all the enemies and things flying at you from every direction, fun game though.

Einhander1971924d ago

Crisis force, Gradius 2, over horizon, the three best shooters on the NES for me personally.

BrainSyphoned924d ago (Edited 924d ago )

Jackal and Guerilla War

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Switch Retro Spotlight: Balloon Fight

“You don't see many games that play like Midway's classic arcade hit Joust and Balloon Fight is one of them so let's get popping.” - A.J. Maciejewski from Video Chums.

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25 Best Video Game Consoles of All Time

Since 1972, video games in the home have been changing pop culture as we know it, but what's the best video game console of all time?

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cthulhucultist177d ago

Ok 25 are too many but then again so many consoles have been released throughout the years.

If I had to choose 5, I would pick N64, PS1, Switch, Dreamcast and Gamecube (based on the time I spent playing with friends on consoles).

For home consoles (not handhelds) I have created a mini interactive encyclopedia here as a hobby


Video games have a fascinating history

Tapani176d ago (Edited 176d ago )

I'd choose PS1 as my first choice due to the amount of RPGs that were groundbreaking and still hold up well. PS2, SNES, PS4, NES and Switch are the next entries.

I own a PS5, but have not bought a single PS5 game on it, bought it to play my PS4 catalogue with it, but unfortunately the patches are far and in between. At least the sound quality is better than on the PS4 and PS4P, menus and loading faster, and it is silent and the controller is good.

Doomeduk177d ago

Commodore Amiga CD32 was an amazing piece of kit with the jump from floppy to compact disc it were like witchcraft I'll tell ya

SyntheticForm177d ago

The PS1 was probably the most exciting for me.

SNES, Sega CD, and everything else in the 90's were also very exciting. Just an exciting decade all around with some absolutely fantastic gaming.

ChasterMies176d ago

Wow, can’t believe they whittled this list down to only 25. I was trying to make a list of the best U.S. states and could only whittle it down to 50.

anast176d ago (Edited 176d ago )

PS1-5 and the NES are the top 6 consoles. Since Nintendo hasn't done anything different since the NES, the NES is the one to beat.

The top 2 are PS1 and PS4.

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NES devs discuss the process of creating classic retro games that defined a generation

Holiday Long Read | Retro Gamer spoke to NES vets on 8-bit coding, sprites, and the future of the old-school console

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