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by Paul Acevedo 0
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Get a mini Sega arcade cabinet with 23 vertical-screen games!

Limited Run Opens Preorders for the Sega Astro City Mini V Arcade Cabinet

A few months ago, Sega launched the Astro City Mini V in Japan. The Astro City Mini V is a miniature arcade cabinet with a vertical screen, so it excels at playing vertically-scrolling shoot 'em ups. 23 games are included on the unit, including several co-op shmups like Raiden, Out Zone, Gunbird, and more. Classic gaming fans no longer have to import the Astro City Mini V from Japan, as Limited Run is now offering the unit and accessories for preorder!

by Paul Acevedo 0
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  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • nintendo switch
  • playstation 5
  • xbox series
  • couch
To stop those alien invaders, we're going to need a bigger boat.

Aquatic Shoot 'em Up 'After Wave: Downfall' Sails for Consoles in August

Alien invaders called the Deathrix attack Earth and cause a huge flood. The only way to fight back is to hop into battleships and hit the sea in Afterwave: Downfall, the upcoming post-apocalyptic shoot 'em up from 7 Raven Studios. The game features a unique angled viewpoint and playable ships moving across the swollen ocean, not to mention 2-pl...

by Paul Acevedo 0
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  • wii
  • playstation 4
  • nintendo switch
  • couch
Transform into dragons and shoot down mobs of memorable monsters!

Dragon Saber, Co-op Sequel to Dragon Spirit, Now on PlayStation and Switch

Japanese publisher Hamster is slowly but surely releasing a vast library of classic arcade games on modern consoles via the Arcade Archives label. The latest Arcade Archives release is Dragon Saber: After Story of Dragon Spirit. A vertically scrolling shoot 'em up that rarely gets ported to consoles, Dragon Saber lets two players become flying dragons to save a fantasy kingdom from monsters.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • nintendo switch
  • couch
Things will go from brat to wurst in this sausage-themed shoot 'em up.

Hound Picked Games Announces Dogfight, a Colorful 4-Player Co-op Shmup

Shoot 'em up is a genre that's pretty much always more fun with a friend, which is why we're pretty stoked for Dogfight from Hound Picked Games. The upcoming shmup will feature local 4-player drop in, drop out co-op - that's four times the fun! Dogfight features a silly sausage theme and colorful visuals, so it should be a great family game. There's a Steam demo out right now, and the full game is planned for consoles and PC by the end of the year.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • nintendo switch
  • xbox series
  • couch
Grab a friend and build an armada of ships in this unique shoot 'em up.

Shoot 1UP DX Co-op Review

Way back in the Xbox 360 days, indie developer Mommy’s Best Games (maker of the co-op run and gun shooter, Serious Sam Double D XXL) released an Xbox Live Indie Game shoot ‘em up called Shoot 1UP. That game would later gain recognition as an Xbox Windows Phone title, though the phone game lacked multiplayer. Several years later, Shoot 1...

by Paul Acevedo 0
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  • playstation 4
  • nintendo switch
  • couch
Dodge bullets and shoot up enemies with a friend in Thunder Dragon 2, Orius, and Gunnail

Arcade Archives Brings Three Co-op Shmups to Switch and PlayStation

Hamster Corporation has made a name for itself in recent years by releasing no-frills arcade ports on PlayStation and Switch. Poor Xbox only gets Hamster's Neo Geo ports. In the last couple of months, Hamster has unleashed not one, not two, but three cooperative shoot 'em ups on Switch and PlayStation as part of its Arcade Archives series. Thunder Dragon 2 and Gunnail are vertically scrolling shmups, whereas the Konami classic, Orius, is a horizontal scroller.

by Danny Cowan 0
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  • xbox 360
  • couch
Surprise digital release brings collection to North America and Europe.

Shmup Compilation Shooting Love 200X Out Now on Xbox 360

If you're a fan of arcade-style scrolling shoot-'em-ups, you may already know that the Xbox 360 was a bastion for the genre over the past several years. The platform hosted ports of popular Cave-developed games like DoDonPachi Resurrection, Mushihime-sama Futari, and Akai Katana, along with other notable import-only releases like Eschatos and Bullet Soul.

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • playstation 4
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RESOGUN is the PlayStation 4's Super Stardust HD

Super Stardust HD was one of my favorite titles on the PlayStation 3, it was easily the PlayStation equivelent of the Xbox's Geometry Wars. Its developer Housemarque have been making solid twin stick shooters for Sony, including the excellent Dead Nation. Now the PlayStation 4 will get a title from the Finnish developer called RESOGUN and it looks like a spiritual successor to SSHD.

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • xbox 360
  • couch

Sharpen Your Skills On These Two Akai Katana Trailers

Believe it or not, there ARE other games coming out today besides Diablo 3.  One of those is called Akai Katana, a side scrolling shooter from Japanese developer Cave and published by Rising Star Games for the Xbox 360. The game features two player local co-op in an industrial inspired Japanese setting with slick HD visuals and gameplay.  The good news is the game is priced at a budget friendly $40.

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