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:
- Gradius IV (Playstation 2)
- TwinBee (PSP)
- Battle Squadron (Mega Drive)
- King of Fighters - Sky Stage (Xbox Live)
- Mushihimesama Futari (Xbox 360)
Top 5 easiest 1CCs in the last hundred, in no particular order:
- Macross (NES)
- Ice Cream Surfer (Playstation 4)
- Strike Force Hydra (Playstation)
- Daioh Gale Ver. 2 (Playstation)
- Space Megaforce (SNES)
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.