Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Passion for Pixels: Ep 23 - What happened to shoot 'em ups?

Photo: Antonio Campoy / CC BY

Danny, Stian and Tyma try to figure out what happened to the beloved 80's genre of the shoot 'em up. What has taken it's place, and is there a possibility of seeing a shmup resurgence in the future? Even though it has no space ships, is Ikari Warrior's a shmup? Why can you not take bathroom breaks if you want to become the world champion at Life Force? This and more in episode 23 of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels.

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