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I want to get into shmups where can I start

>> No.4421189

>>4421187
Start with euroshmups, they're more forgiving

>> No.4421197
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>>4421187
Thunder Force III is fun

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Harmful Park is very easy, especially if you use jelly shields as much as possible. It has infinite continues, too. I'd say to start with that, it's my favourite shmup of all time to be certain.

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>>4421197
This. M.U.S.H.A. is also a good entry into the genre. Soldier Blade and the rest of the "Soldier" series on the turbografx are good as well.

>> No.4421249

>>4421187
Gradius III
This is the only answer

>> No.4421264

don't listen to these morons. first of all none of that console garbage, true STGs are on the arcades. I suggest Gradius.

>> No.4421272

I've been told on this board that Dreamcast has some killer shmups. I personally recommend Triggerheart Exelica. Ikaruga is another killer one.

>> No.4421276

>>4421187
gradius, r-type, darius

>> No.4421279

How do you feel about Raiden II?

>> No.4421284
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>>4421264
Oh all right, Thunder Force AC then

>> No.4421286

>>4421264
As someone who plays arcade STGs my recommendations are based on the mindset of a beginner. If someone wanted to get into JRPGs, I wouldn't recommend SaGa right off the bat.

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>>4421187
Play Magical Chase for TG16.

>> No.4421320

>>4421264
>true STGs are on the arcades
dead now

>> No.4421463

>>4421320
the genre is dead too, if you haven't noticed. no true advances since early 2000s. this is /vr/ so for this board, it doesn't matter.

>> No.4421470

Play Konami shmups first.

>> No.4421481

>>4421463
If you consider turning every game into a lolicon fanservice exploitation fest an advance...

>> No.4422454

>>4421264
If you even sort of resemble a halfway functional human being you can safely ignore this, even most arcadefags can appreciate console shmups

>> No.4422513

>>4422454
consider the following analogue:
Arcade shooters: theatrical release. This is where vast majority of the real shit is.
console shooters: direct-to-video. occasional gem but mostly very unremarkable and all around lower quality stuff.

>> No.4422695

Gradius/parodius

>> No.4422791

How do you emulate this shizbugguut

>> No.4423368

The only shmup I ever had the patience to beat was Insector X on the Genesis. It isn't too overbearing.

>> No.4423407

>>4421221
This is a good recommendation. Had lots of fun with this game.

>> No.4423413

You mean you never played a single shmup in your life? The fuck?
If you're not trolling, start with Space Invaders but holy shit I don't believe you never played one.

>> No.4423421

>>4422513
Do you mean "Analogue" or do you mean "Analogy"?

>> No.4423441
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One of my childhood favorites. Not a hard game, full of schlock and hilarious engrish. The arcade version is great and the Genesis port plays better than the Master System one. There's a lot of other ports but I have no experience with them.

>> No.4423470

>>4423441
2P was funny in Final Fight

>> No.4423484

>>4421221

Steel Empire is also good if we're talking SEGA.

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>>4423484

>> No.4424004

Anybody ever played a shmup where you play as a black car?

>> No.4424016

Play Parodius

>> No.4424030

Touhou.

>> No.4424040

>>4421187
Since im not a cunt here is a word of advice op.
Pick a game that you always think of when you hear shmups.
Good now go the the shmups forum and look into 1cc or high score strategie guides.
Ok now you wont understand a thing.
The next thing is to search the name of the game + STGWeekly.
Next watch the video of how other people play it,explaining the scoring system and tactics.
Now start the game and decide on your goal,or make up your own goals like lowest score possible or no minimal bullets fired run.
After that visit the stg discord and chat with other people that are 10 times better than you.
Once you realize that nobody actually talks about your game you will go back and play it for yourself until you get bored.
You pick your next shmput after that and repeat this whole process.
Eventually you will realize anything anyone cares about are dojin shooters and the big names from Cave,Treasure ect.

>> No.4424053

>>4424030
indieshit

>> No.4424086
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>>4423441
This is a good game, and imo my favorite version. The PC Engine version has extra levels, but I am glad they were cut from the Genesis port (it's annoying already to have 2 Egyptian-styled levels in a row, let alone 4). The PCE/Arcade original versions are also a little too hard for what I want out of the game - to say nothing of the borderline-bugged last boss of the arcade original.

Great fun! Capcom shootemups are eminently approachable and enjoyable... They have a very "video-gamey" feel to them. Other greats by Capcom, that are good for beginners is the SNES remake of UN Squadron (better than the staid original), HyperDyne SideArms (the PC Engine version is my favorite, but the original is good), Gun.Smoke, and the Genesis version of MERCS.

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>>4421187
As cringey as the fanbase is, if you want to get into the really challenging shit, Touhou is a great series.

>> No.4425074

>>4425067
bait

>> No.4425085

Dariusburst CS is a pretty good one that starts you off gently and gets pretty hard.

>> No.4425407

>>4421279

Good game, but DX is better in every single way.

There's a shmupmame build somewhere with shmups in it.

>> No.4425412 [DELETED] 

>>4425407
here: https://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?t=30659

>> No.4425430

>>4425407
https://www.mediafire.com/?nz0227tzb9zor

>> No.4425505

>>4421272
>Ikaruga
lolno

>> No.4425624

>>4421187
TRUXTON

>> No.4425631

>>4425624
Shove it into a SNES, Mark.

>> No.4425638

>>4425631
the SNES cant handle TRUXTON
it has a slightly lower main processor clock

>> No.4425728

>>4421187
Kamui is a good start. Just a laid back "swish swosh thundergun" game for blowing things up.

>> No.4427280

>>4421187
It'd be easier to answer you if you told us why you want to get into shmups and what is your experience, if none.

If it's to get into the ones that have anime shit like in your pic then don't bother, these are actual games with demanding gameplay. Playing with only one hand is not much of an option, go "play" some VNs or JRPGs or whatever in that case. Just saying because I can smell this turd from a mile.

>> No.4427284

>>4421187
touhou

>> No.4427312

>>4424030
>>4425067
>>4427284
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>/h/

>> No.4428721

Are there any STGs with a lot of secrets and cameos? Like Batrider.

>> No.4428907

Reminder that Crimzon Clover World Ignition is better than sex.

>> No.4429589

>>4428721
The Parodius series has tons of cameos, it's almost a Konami crossover

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>>4427280
>i am the shmup gatekeeper
>i will project and deflect
>it's my job to keep the genre pure
Are you some kind of weird freakshow living in a basement? Who cares why OP wants to get into the genre?

>> No.4432542

>>4421187
dodonpachi

>> No.4432552

>>4431785
>Are you some kind of weird freakshow living in a basement?
You're on /vr/, what do you think?

>> No.4433225

>>4421187
Just play Nex Machina if you want to experience the absolute peak of the genre. Doesn't matter if it's not retro, it's the fucking best. Afterwards everthing will feel like a downgrade though, but it doesn't matter because the game has basically unlimited replay value and if you don't beat the game on hero difficulty you're a faget.

>> No.4433243

>>4431785
It matters. The genre is quite big, so more information could help us recommend a game for OP

>> No.4433358

>>4433225
Isn't that a dual stick Robotron kind of a deal?

>>4433243
Nobody genuinely wants to help, they just want to jerk themselves raw over how the games they like are better than the games other people like.

>> No.4433436

>>4433358
My fucking ass dude, I'm so tired of trying to show games I enjoy to people but they keep playing manipulative F2P stuff to the point I find it hopeless

>> No.4434672

>>4433358
yeah, eugene jarvis made it m8. it's his magnum opus. really upsets me that the game didn't sell well. this is why we can't have nice things anymore.

>> No.4434704

>>4433436
Way to prove his point.

>> No.4435216

>>4421264
t mirhiro abe

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