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  1. Thanks, Dig Dug! I'll give that a try next time. I don't want to be a debbie downer does dallas, but I don't think it's too much more than a remake of the original in the game maker engine, so might be best not to get too excited if you've already played it. Looking at the store page, it has 2 extra stages, an extra difficulty mode and 16 ships rather than the originals 8.
  2. Got to the final boss of fantasy zone with 4 lives. Still didn't make it. Fuck this guy and all they blue tossers in his belly. I can see what people mean about Black Bird being a tribute to this now. I'd never played it before.
  3. Oh god, yeah, that'll do it. I spent a lot of time bringing up my nephew when he was little. I used to sneak in an hour of shmupping when he'd conk out for his nap halfway through the day, but he's all grown up and at school and playing with his mates now so I've got more time to fritter away on trivial pursuits. Got my first cotton rock n roll 1cc 3 hours in, you'll be there in no time. Congrats on the squelcher! I hope it's not taking too much out of you. I remember Frank Skinner on the radio saying "it's a conspiracy, everyone's always gushing about how great it is having kids but they never tell you about those moments when you've finally got them to sleep and you're standing half alive with your eyes squeezed tight shut and your head pressed hard against the cooker hood" Oh, that character does sound interesting. I'll give her a go next. I did have a quick try as her the other day but I didn't realise she had a lure.
  4. Cotton Rock n Roll -Superlative Night Dreams- - normal 1cc, fine
  5. Phew! Managed to 1cc Cotton Rock n Roll with fine. I think you have to just try and survive and let the bosses timer run out with that character since you can't really damage them enough with your weapons. I've beaten it with cotton, appli, tacoot, luffee and fine now. I think tacoot was the easiest but you don't unlock that character until you beat the game with cotton so probably best to choose cotton for your first 1cc. I think you're allowed to continue, you still get the unlocks. Dunno whether to do the other characters on normal or move up to hard mode next.
  6. Akai Katana has had a patch - https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/2076220/view/5973495552988466759 They got rid of the horrible blurry filter. Nice chunkified pixels now - https://i.imgur.com/uRycTSC.jpg No mention of the laser knockback. Hopefully they're still looking into that.
  7. Cotton Rock n Roll -Superlative Night Dreams- - normal 1cc, appli, tacoot, luffee
  8. Haha. Yeah, I hate it. You can skip one stage, or at least you can when you unlock one extra stage. I always don't bother with that one. I've got my strategy down, but I always still seem to get a laser in the face. It's the only stage that does that obstacle, memorising bullshit, so it won't be too hard to get a handle on. It'll be worth getting good at that stage because you can get a ton of points out of that boss and I love the "meeeeeh" noise it makes. When I'm playing as fine, I like to get the harder stages out the way first. I do "Ancient Ruins" early because that snail boss at high rank can be a bit of a cunt. "Blue Sky" and "Twilight" can be a bit tricksy, and then I can chill out and enjoy the easier stages. Remember to dodge all the tea at the end of the stages for the secret bonus! This looks fun. Forest Fire. Dodge the clouds and burn things. https://store.steampowered.com/app/2242220/Forest_Fire/ demo on itch - https://chuteapps.itch.io/forest-fire
  9. Ah yeah, Alison Jackson. Doubletake, won a bafta for innovation in 2002, beating the brasseye special.
  10. I was a fan of Herbert Clunkerdunk too. Nice gentle silliness. His wife turned into Natalie Cassidy once during series 2! https://streamable.com/alu1ss This deepfake thing sounds like they've just hastily thrown a show together around a gimmick that'll generate some easy publicity, but we'll see. Hopefully it's not as bad as the spitting image reboot. Like vimster says, It's ITV so it'll likely be dog-ends, though I'm interested to watch the first episode at least.
  11. Macross Shooting Insight announced. Just a couple of stills have been shown so far. From the makers of that dragon whatsit thing. "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Burst Forth!! Choro-gon☆Breath DIRECTOR'S CUT" it says here. I tried the five finger discount version of that and thought it was awful, so hopefully this is better!
  12. Gah! Last boss got me. This character "Fine" is great for scoring. You can't use your laser sword thing on the final boss which is what got me. I kept diving in and only realised halfway through the fight that it wasn't doing any damage! I should have switched weapon really and tried the bombs or rockets, they might have hurt him, I didn't think to try. Just held my breath and tried to take him down with my pea shooter Didn't work out. That's my best score so far though.
  13. After discovering bullet hell in mame through guwange and progear, futari original was the game I started playing properly on the 360, so that was my way in. Yeah, same, never did me any harm. Ah right, yeah, you're probably right about that. Of the ones I've done I'd probably put them in this order. Donpachi Akai Katana Deathsmiles IIX Deathsmiles Deathsmiles MBL Dodonpachi DFK Mushihimesama Futari Black Label Mushihimesama Futari Black Label Maniac Mushihimesama Futari Dodonpachi Mushihimesama Espgaluda Espgaluda was a fucker for me. Took me 30 hours all in. The game is so easy and breezy until the last stage with the hard bosses. The difficulty spike is insane.
  14. Might you be thinking of donpachi? Dodonpachi gives you plenty of resources but I wouldn't call it easy, even if you can bomb spam through the final stage and boss. It took me around 25 hours to get a clear. Only 4 hours for donpachi. I didn't realise there was a difference between versions so I was playing the US one which is apparently easier, but someone told me on discord and I got the Japanese clear straight after. Turns out the US version was the perfect training tool! https://shmups.wiki/library/DonPachi#Versions Check out the hong kong version I'm guessing that's the equivalent of a newcastle pie shop making a special batch to send down to sunderland with all teeth and bits of sand in. Ooh yeah, Neko Navy. That's a good shout. That's great.
  15. I think any of the decent indie games with fair difficulty and a mix between cave and touhou patterns should tickle your pickle. Maybe start with giving the Blue Wish Desire demo a go on heaven difficulty - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1794300/BLUE_WISH_DESIRE/ and playing Like Dreamer on casual - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1867740/Like_Dreamer/
  16. I was very surprised it had reviewed so well. I do wonder if that's why it was such a let down for me. Maybe if I had zero expectations going in I would have come away a bit more satisfied. I really wanted to like it, but it was trying far too hard. My eyes nearly rolled out of their sockets at points. Very heavy handed. I found it predictable and boring once it had shown it's hand as well. I was all in from the start but it lost me about a third of the way through and just fizzled out from there. I liked her in the witch but I thought Anya was really flimsy in this.
  17. The USA version "Twin Cobra" is a lot easier, you should stick with that one first. I played it a few times when the m2 port was announced but wasn't really enjoying myself. I find it repetitive and not terribly exciting. I'll get the upcoming bitwave release and give it another chance. Have you tried Twin Cobra 2? That ones a breeze, you'll clear that one in no time! There's a score to beat if you fancy.
  18. Part 2 of boghogs shmup dev guide
  19. Used to love playing kung fu master back in the day The character you unlock for 1cc'ing normal of cotton rock n roll, tacoot is amazing! That's my favourite so far. There's loads of characters to try.
  20. I think he might mean Horgihugh https://store.steampowered.com/app/1046980/HORGIHUGH/ edit: Yeah, they renamed cotton rock n roll to fantasy, but changed their mind it seems. The names are interchangeable.
  21. Got the 1cc of normal there with cotton. As good as that other character is, her main shot is gash so it's not too good during bosses, especially if you get powered down. Game is brilliant. Scoring is lots of fun. You unlock a new character for beating normal. You don't get any bonus for having lives left at the end. I had three lives left and got nothing for them, so it might be worth at the end to suicide and use your magic and bombs on the boss and cash everything out if you're feeling brave.
  22. Cotton Rock n Roll -Superlative Night Dreams- - normal 1cc, cotton
  23. Can confirm. If you leave the game vsynced, it synchs to your monitors refresh rate rather than capping the game to 60fps. Feels great at 280fps! This character is amazing for scoring! Went from 35th or something to 3rd after trying her! She's annoying as all hell though because she keeps screaming "karate!" or something in a high pitched voice. Might see if I can turn that off. That stage in the temple can fuck off. I'm gonna pick that one second for a few runs until I've learnt all the traps
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