Game Suggestions: Shmups

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Game Suggestions: Shmups

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Currently there's a Space Shooting category on the website, which mostly consists of games of the Shmup genre (also called "Shooter" sometimes). The only possible exception is Solar Winds which is primarily a role-playing game, rather than a straightforward shooter.

The "Space Shooter" label might be a bit inaccurate because Shmups do not necessarily take place in space. I've just noticed that Overkill and Zone 66 which technically belong to the same genre are listed in a different category on the site, namely Action.

The following games can be added to this category:

4th Generation
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.0
Download: 4THGEN.ZIP

AstroFire
Type: Freeware (formerly shareware)
Version: 3.06
Download: Official Website

Axia
Type: Playable Demo
Download: Official Website

Baryon
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.0
Download: baryon10.zip

Evasive Maneuvers
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.2
Download: EVASIV12.ZIP
NOTE: This game is actually free to download from the official website but the author requested that the redistered version not be available elsewhere. The shareware version is still freely distributable.

Final Impact
Type: Playable Demo
Download: final.zip

Flying Tigers
Type: Shareware
Version: 2.1
Download: tiger21.zip

Galacitx
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.3a
Download: galac13a.zip

Highway Hunter
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.0
Download: HWYHUNTR.ZIP

Interpose
Type: Shareware
Version:
Download: wt_ipdt.zip, ipxmas.zip (Christmas Edition)

Invasion of the Mutans Space Bats of Doom
Type: Shareware
Version: 2.72
Download: BATS272.ZIP

Kiloblaster
Type: Shareware
Version: 2.0
Download: $kilo.zip
NOTE: Allen Pilgrim declared this game freeware, but I'm not sure if it can distributed by any site than RGB Classic Games, and the license isn't clear on that.

Major Stryker
Type: Freeware (formerly shareware)
Version: 1.4
Download: strykerfw.zip

Nebula Fighter
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.0
Download: Download.com
NOTE: The Windows version of this game was released as a demo, while the DOS version is a shareware episode.

Operation: Vulture 3 - Cyber Chopper
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.1
Download: cc11.zip

Project-X
Type: Playable Demo
Download: px.zip

Raptor: Call of the Shadows
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.2
Download: 1rap12.zip

Ravage
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.1
Download: ravage11.zip

SideLine
Type: Playable Demo
Download: sideline.zip
NOTE: The full version of the game is now freeware, available from the official website, but it's a ~520 MiB CD ISO image.

Star Hammer
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.0
Download: hammer10.zip

Starfight V: Hell's Gate
Type: Freeware (formerly shareware)
Version: 1.02
Download: Official Website

Stargunner
Type: Freeware (formerly shareware)
Version: 1.1
Download: stargunnerfreeware.exe
NOTE: Since the full version is a hefty ~40 MiB file, you might consider using the shareware version for online play.

StarMines
Type: Freeware
Version: 1.1
Download: sm110.lzh

StarMines II: Planet of the Mines
Type: Freeware
Version: 1.1
Download: sm2v11.zip

TerraFire
Type: Freeware (formerly shareware)
Version: 2.05
Download: Official Website

Terroid
Type: Shareware
Download: TERROID.ZIP

Traffic Department 2192
Type: Shareware
Version:
Download: td2192.zip
NOTE: The registered version is freeware and available here.

Tubular Worlds
Type: Shareware
Download: tubworld.zip

Tyrian
Type: Shareware
Version: 2.1
Download: tyrsw20.zip (v2.0), tyrup201.zip (v2.1 patch)
NOTE: The registered version of Tyrian 2000 is freeware, but a legit download is hard to track down. You may try the one available at the Tyrian Repository though.

Vanguard Ace
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.0
Download: vguard10.zip

Xatax
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.00s
Download: XATAX.ZIP

Xerix
Type: Freeware
Version: 1.3
Download: XERIX.ZIP

Xerix II: The Caverns of Mars
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.0
Download: xerix2.zip
NOTE: The registered version has been released as freeware and is available here.
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Post by MrFlibble »

Here's a couple more shmups:

The Last Eichhof
Type: Freeware
Version: 1.1
Download: Internet Archive

Seek and Destroy
Type: Shareware
Version: 1.0
Download: seeksw1.zip
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Post by MrFlibble »

Here's one more:

World Quest
Type: Shareware
Version: 2.0b
Download: WQ20.ZIP
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MrFlibble wrote: The Last Eichhof
Type: Freeware
Version: 1.1
Download: Internet Archive
Really ......??? :huh:
None played that one for more than 5 minutes .... it's not worth the bandwidth to download. :laugh:
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Post by MrFlibble »

It's from the same guys as Ravage, which is is a pretty nice shmup (also awesome title music).

Not to mention that The Last Eichhof was never meant to be a serious game.

Ah well, de gustibus...
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dosraider wrote:
MrFlibble wrote: The Last Eichhof
Type: Freeware
Version: 1.1
Download: Internet Archive
Really ......??? :huh:
None played that one for more than 5 minutes .... it's not worth the bandwidth to download. :laugh:

But... but... dat sexy barkeep. <img src="http://i.imgur.com/17CjCEl.png"> :laugh:
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Re: Game Suggestions: Shmups

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MrFlibble wrote:Flying Tigers
Type: Shareware
Version: 2.1
Download: tiger21.zip
Recently I've discovered that version 2.1 does not seem to work properly in DOSBox. You should use the more stable version 2.0 instead, which can be downloaded here: tiger200.exe
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