Nathan from Mommy’s Best Games contacted me the other day about his latest offering for the Xbox360 Explosionade. It’s not a shmup as such but it’s a shooter in the style of Metal Slug so it deserves a mention I thought. I just have a few screen shots at the minute that look pretty sweet and will be bringing you my thoughts just as soon as I get my hands on a copy but for now some lovely screen shots for you.


Shattered Chronicle 2

I never played Shattered Chronicle 1 so I can’t compare the two but Shattered Chronicle 2 is a damn fine horizontal shooter that you should all give a try. In this version you get to choose from three characters all who have a different ability so it’s personal choice as to which you choose so choose wisely. Along the way you get to power up your special weapon through collecting green orbs left behind after you destroy an enemy and talking of which they come in all shapes and sizes with some pretty nice looking end of level bosses too. Graphics are nice and detailed a do the game justice as does the sound track that thumps along as you play. Controls are Cursor keys to move, Z key is your primary weapon, X key is a light sabre that clears the screen just in front of you, C key is your special weapon and V key changes your primary weapon it’s hard to explain so just give it a go, Enter key toggles between full screen and windows mode or you can use a gamepad. I don’t post many horizontal shooters but this one is worth a go.

Works With Vista & Windows 7

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Shoot Things (Mac OS)

As promised I bring you the first Mac OS Shmup on TopShmups reviewed and tested by Strider :-

Shoot Things is a one-stage, horizontally scrolling homage to a number of classic, pre and early NES era games. It’s not a particularly long or challenging game, but it’s solid for what it is. The gameplay is fairly straightforward, but the challenges in the single level are varied enough to keep things interesting- the boss at the end of the game in particular is an entertaining curveball.

I can only hope that this is a prototype for a longer game, although it doesn’t seem to be. The Mac needs more games like this!

Works On Mac Only

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