Just picked up a copy of gokujyou parodiusu. Anyone play the Parodiusu series before? What do you think of it?
My favorite shooter series! A must have for the Saturn!
I also had to grab this one for the Super Famicom as well! Great fun!
Sexy Parodius is one of the remaining Saturn games I really like but haven't bought yet. Prices are fucking insane nowadays.
But he is wrong. The garbage that killed the genre was Cave and Touhou faggotry. Now every shmup just throws intricate bullet patterns at you, without providing any way of dodging or blocking bullets. The few good shmups still around, that shower the level in bullet patterns, all provide a way of dodging or shielding yourself (a slowdown button, a shield, a sword that can cut down most bullets, obstacles you can hide behind, etc).