Friday, May 15, 2020

500 1CCed shmups!

Howdy!

Allow me to interrupt the normal blog schedule to quickly celebrate a long awaited milestone.

It's been a little more than 11 years since the blog started, but I have just completed 500 entries for console shoot'em ups beaten on a single credit.

Entry #500 couldn't be more fitting, for Gradius V is one of the games that opened my eyes to the genre a long time ago.

I'm proud to say that shmupping has played a huge part in my hobbies (and life) ever since. Even though I don't have any plans to slow down any time soon, a new challenge is coming up soon for me. A few months ago I knew baby number two was on its way to the family, and just today we knew it's going to be a boy.

So yeah, baby boy, daddy and little sister are eagerly waiting to play Gradius with you already!

For now let's check the number of console shmups beaten by system:


And by genre:


Top 5 hardest 1CCs in the last hundred, in no particular order:

Top 5 easiest 1CCs in the last hundred, in no particular order:

Now let's get back to the regular blog schedule.
Raiden Fighters just went down, so I'd better get writing a little about it.

15 comments:

  1. Huge congrats! This seems quite an achievement. I'm ready for your Master Class.

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  2. Congraturation, Ed! On the milestone and the new child. Glad to hear you're not slowing down. This blog and the Racketboy articles are what helped me to see shmups in a different way. Looks like you're almost done with the console stuff and then it's off to uncharted waters...

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    1. Tks, Justin!

      Almost done with console stuff? I don't think so... As for uncharted waters, what do you mean by that?
      Hehehe

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    2. Touhou, Mame and more doujin, of course... ��

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  3. Hi Edward, congratulations for the upcoming baby boy and for the 500th 1CC! I follow your blog since 2015, I came up here by chance while looking some info about Raiden. It was enlighting for me to know that shmups could be beaten (lol). Playing shmups become my main hobby since, I'm nowhere as good as you (I have 1CCed only 37 shmups) but I enjoy playing shmups and reading your precious information about them. Keep up good work! Max :-)

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    1. Thank you, Max!
      I'm glad the blog was somehow useful, here's hoping it can continue for quite a good while still.

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  4. Congratulation for reach the glorious 500 shmup 1CC, my friend.

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    1. Thank you, buddy!
      Who'd guess we'd have come this far huh?

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  5. It's a great Number! Congratulations Edward!

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    1. Thanks, man.
      Let's keep it going shall we!
      :)

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  6. Congratulations, you have kill so many ships ;)

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  7. Didico, that is a great achievement, both on gaming and real life. I hope one day I can achieve 500 shmups played LOL. Did you set any new target or are you just going along and see where you get?

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    1. Thanks Thiaguinn!

      Just going along and seeing where I get sounds like a good plan actually. But I do want to continue with some franchises successfully in the next months (Darius, Parodius, Raiden, DDP).

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