Monday, 31 January 2011

12 Months, 14 Shmups, £1200 – Game #6

Mushihimesama Futari Limited Edition

To understand what I’m attempting to achieve with this project do please see the previous blog entry here:


Above: the limited edition of Mushihemesama contains a double sized CD soundtrack with beautiful cover.
Above: the download card was used in the copy I bought but I didn't mind as long it was included.

Above: other side of the spine card and the lovely artwork included on the two soundtrack CDs

Another great 360 shooter I missed on release due to a lack of funds, a really beautiful looking game with some of the nicest artwork included in a Cave game. I clawed some of the money back I lost with the additional duty paid on Zero Gunner 2 last month with this purchase

I budgeted to spend around £90 on this and I actually bought it for £66 so I was really happy with the purchase. The game had seriously been loved because it was in pristine condition and the seller had even kept the sticker that was attached to the cover of the cellophane - I wish that all sellers were this loving to their games. This LE set is uses the familiar format that Cave have adopted with their special releases, an oversized box with the game in the bottom and the soundtrack in a little cardboard holder on the top. Unusally the soundtrack is a double feature and includes arranged scores for both Mushihimesama and Mushihimesama Futari. The artwork for the Mushi series has always been stunning and this is no exception as you can see. The game actually plays really nicely and is less hardcore than it's predecessor - but is equally gorgeous looking. Mind you crank the game up onto ultra and you know about it, phew it's tough!!

In short a really welcome addition to my shmup collection!!


Current status

Blast Wind - Sega Saturn
Harmful Park - Playstation 1
Radiant Silvergun - Sega Saturn (Bought)
Ibara - Playstation 2
Mushihimesama Futari Ltd Edition - Xbox 360 (Bought)
GlayLancer - Megadrive
Gigawing 2 - Dreamcast
Zero Gunner 2 - Dreamcast (Bought)
Twinkle Star Sprites - Dreamcast
Last Resort - NEO GEO AES (Bought)
Cotton 2 - With Tea Cup - Saturn
Soldier Blade - PC Engine
Hyper Duel Sega - Saturn (Bought)

Deathsmiles 2 Limited Edition - Xbox 360 (Bought)

Monday, 10 January 2011

Fast Striker

Wow finally played my copy Fast Striker yesterday, well Geoff got off his arse and picked the game up from the post depot.

My initial thoughts about the game are very positive, as usual NGDEVTEAM have put together a very professional product. The main cause for celebration can be taken from the quality of the gameplay. The developer has obviously spent some time in conjunction with shmup and arcade gamers tweeking the balance to get the game as perfect as possible (theres a really nice chaining system that's not too punishing either).

Processing a youtube vid at this very moment with my first thoughts.

Standard and Limited Editions

Limited Edition Cover

Special Edition Contents

Standard Edition Cover

Sitting in the Reg #7