R-Type – Episode 069

DOWNLOAD In this very nice episode we discuss the classic Irem shooter that became known as the last dedicated Nintendo arcade released in the States all thanks to Kung Fu – the tubular R-Type. How did a dung beetle become… Read more

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Radiant Silvergun / Ikaruga – Episode 051

Time to cover the complete arcade history of Treasure – the game developer that gave us Radiant Silvergun, Ikargua, and… that’s it! We explore these two fun SHMUPs that mix the shooter genre with a dash of puzzle mechanics. What… Read more

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DonPachi – Episode 049

Are you ready to get prosecuted to the full extent of the jam? If so, join us as we whack the beehive that is the DonPachi series by Cave – and others. Why was DonPachi considered a critical failure even… Read more

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194X – Episode 048

We get loopy with the historically (in)accurate Capcom shooter series based on middle-aged white men’s favorite war, the 194X series. Count with us as we cover 1942, 1943, 1941, 19XX, and 1944 in a way that’s totally not confusing. How… Read more

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Gradius – Episode 047

We’re blasting off on the first episode of our new SHMUP miniseries with the shooter that set the mold for horizontal STGs – Konami’s Gradius. How did this accidental hit become such a groundbreaking series? What anime movie had a… Read more

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