Shoot-em-up fans know that XBLA shmups seldom go on sale, if ever. That’s why we’re both surprised and delighted to see not one but four Xbox Live Arcade shmups on sale this week, all of them with 2-player co-op. The highlight of the sale has to be Radiant Silvergun, a port of the extremely rare Sega Saturn classic from Treasure. But heck, if you’re a fan of the genre you’re probably going to want them all.
The Shoot-Em-Up Sale is open to Xbox Live Gold members only. Sale titles include:
- Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury (2 player online co-op) – 400 MS Points (50% off)
- Guwange (2 player local/online co-op) – 400 MS Points (50% off)
- Hard Corps: Uprising (2 player local/online co-op) – 600 MS Points (50% off)
- Radiant Silvergun (2 player local/online co-op) – 600 MS Points (50% off)
I already own Hard Corps (a fine Contra game), but I picked up both Bangai-O and Radiant Silvergun as I’m a huge Treasure fan. How about you guys, anything catch your fancy?