This number might be a lot for the outsider, maybe too much even for those who're into the genre. This is only the tip of the iceberg though. From 8-bit to the latest video game generation, hundreds of shmups are still awaiting proper play in my game room.
But there's a catch I will always mention every now and then: so many games to play, so little time.
Life changed and is about to change even more for me very soon, but I assure you all that my passion for the genre hasn't diminished a bit ever since I started the blog, writing that lousy text on Armed Formation F for the PC Engine more than seven years ago. I grew a lot since then in several fronts. I got married, got a pet, started new hobbies and made a bunch of good friends from all around the world.
Long story short, the little time available will become even less time for a good while. Nonetheless this little corner of the Internet will linger on.
Some quick numbers to mark the milestone:
Top 5 hardest 1CCs in the last hundred, in no particular order:
- Action Fighter (Master System)
- Gradius III (Playstation 2)
- RayStorm (Playstation)
- Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair (Playstation 2)
- Judgement Silversword (Xbox 360)
Top 5 easiest 1CCs in the last hundred, in no particular order:
- Thunder Force III (Mega Drive / Saturn)
- Insector X (NES)
- Sea of Dreamland (NES)
- Thunder Spirits (SNES)
- Beams (FM Towns)
In the near future I'll try to address all those games previously suggested by friendly readers. I didn't forget any of the requests, it's just that sometimes the occasion takes me to places I never imagined I'd venture otherwise.
So let's keep playing, shmupping and fully enjoying life.
This is the best party I've ever been to.