Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Definition of a Euroshup

I was asked recently to define the term "euroshmup", here's what ~I came up with:

Broadly euroshmup is a derogatory term for a shooter (normally but not exclusively a horizontal scroller), that looks really slick and polished but has some facet of gameplay that is broken.

By far the main problems are usually asosciated with the balance of the game:

Enemies being too tough and weapons too week

A vast amount of different weapons to choose from but fundamentally they all have the same affect

Punishing reset points

Loss of weapons at death makes continuing the game almost impossible.

Classic examples: Blood Money, X2, Soldner-X

What do you think? Is there anything you would add?

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Sturmwind - New Release Date (All the ones)

Just a quick post to let you know that it appears that Redspotgames stunning looking DC shmup appears to have a firm release date of 11/11/11 rather than the vague quarter 2 release date previously released.

A great date for bingo and DC fans out there!

Strangely the shop page still refers to the QTR 2 release date.