Shmup-heads
by Rhete & sunburstbasser

If you've never played and loved at least one shmup in your lifetime, then GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!

Two of the Polly's friends, Rhete and sunburstbasser, have pretty refined tastes when it comes to the genre, so when they write something big enough to be considered something you should REALLY be paying attention to, it'll be put right in here.

Scroll down for all that alien shootan action!


Console-Specific Capsule Reviews And The Best of the Best
by Rhete

Talk about an ego! In this portion of the Feature, Rhete plays every shmup on a given console and gives a rundown along with spiffy preview videos of each one and finally hands you the Cream of the Crop shmups you should be playing right now!

Sega Genesis

The Summer of SHOOTERS Parts 1 and 2 (1989-1990)
The Summer of SHOOTERS Part 3 (1991)
The Summer of SHOOTERS Part 4 (1992)
The Summer of SHOOTERS Part 5 (1993-1995)
The Summer of SHOOTERS Part 6 Awards Ceremony!


Super Nintendo

Snes Shooter Spectacular - Part 1
Snes Shooter Spectacular - Part 2
Snes Shooter Spectacular - Part 3
Snes Shooter Spectacular - Part 4
Snes Shooter Spectacular - Part 5


31 Days, 31 Shmups: Arcade Shmup Reviews and Guided Tours
by sunburstbasser

In this January 2011 series of write-ups, sunburstbasser gives you the straight dope on thirty-one hand-picked arcade shmups, and not only reviews them, but gives you a guided tour through each. A great way to find a shmup for any kind of mood you may be in!

Day 01 - Blazing Star
Day 02 - Prehistoric Isle 2
Day 03 - Thunder Cross
Day 04 - Thunder Cross 2
Day 05 - Trigon
Day 06 - Xexex
Day 07 - Salamander 2
Day 08 - Cyvern
Day 09 - Sengeki Striker
Day 10 - Dangun Feveron
Day 11 - Guwange
Day 12 - Progear
Day 13 - DoDonPachi
Day 14 - ESP Ra. De.
Day 15 - Raiden Fighters 2
Day 16 - Raiden Fighters jet
Day 17 - Mahou Daisakusen
Day 18 - Armed Police Batrider
Day 19 - Battle Bakraid
Day 20 - Brave Blade
Day 21 - Soukyugerentai
Day 22 - Giga Wing
Day 23 - Mars Matrix
Day 24 - Gekirindan
Day 25 - Metal Black
Day 26 - RayForce
Day 27 - Darius Gaiden
Day 28 - G-Darius
Day 29 - Rapid Hero
Day 30 - Radiant Silvergun
Day 31 - Ikaruga






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