Which is the hardest space shoot´em up MSX game ever?

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By dhau

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25-05-2004, 05:31

Breaker (you do shoot blocks with the ball...)
Metal Gear (you do shoot switch with a rocket)
Knightmare (you obliterate your enemies in a variety of exotic slaying techniques)

By ro

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25-05-2004, 07:41

Salamander is nog the hardest, c'mon guys (yeah I'm that Salamander wizzard. Once played it 4 times to the end with just one live... that's the key. Play it in one go or loose it)
I recently played it, just to see where I'd end up, and died on Lavinia.. sniff. gotta practise again. I remember them days I came home right after school and started up Salamander again (loading from tape, salamander is the only one that can store game situation on tape!) Played it 'till my fingers bleed and could play them first levels with eyes closed. Only to conclude I had to play the whole darn game again just b'coz I didn't have Nemesis II in slot 2! (alternative ending)... sight. ah, well it made me the alltime-super-dooper-salamander-trooper in that time. (like yeeeeears ago)

It's the alltime shooter, the mother of all arcade!

well, this is the top3 I came up with:
1. Aleste2 (never finished the game, too hard, too noisy)
2. Famicle Parodic (hard game, not unplay-able.. got to level 4)
3. euh.... well. dunno Andronogynus maybe (got to level 5 IIRC)

never liked laydock. Aleste 1 and Zanac are cool, Aleste special and II are not my fave ones either. Hype was cool, but not interresting.

By BiFi

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25-05-2004, 07:57

1. Famicle Parodic (even the second is easier Smile)
2. Parodius (even though the game is just one big humour shooter, I never got to stage 2)
3. Salamander (another hard game, but stage 2 is a bit easier to get to)

>> Aleste 2 was pretty easy as far as shooters go. Space Mambo (remember guys?) was just plain easy. Even I could finish it without much effort... <<

yeah... [F4] SmileBeen playing the hacked version huh? Wink The original does have the code, but it's disabled. And-ehrm... It's Space Manbow...

By anonymous

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25-05-2004, 08:18

1. famicle parodic .. (*sigh* .. always got squeezed at the end of level 1 Smile )
2. salamander .. (*sigh* .. never played level 2 Smile )
3. space manbow

Space Manbow? Hard? If we'd vote for the easyist space shoot'em up, it would be my number one!

And Salamamder, never played level 2? Looks like shoot'em ups aren't your thing, Wolf ;-). But then again, you've got other qualities most of us don't have.

By wolf_

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25-05-2004, 10:22

I played nemesis 3 w/o cheats until that level in which you fly backwards into that screen-size bossmonster.. (after dying alot in that same level) played nemesis 2 until level 5, played aleste 2 until level 8, finished aleste 1 ..

naa I think I can cope with shooters.. but at misc. locations in space manbow I just die.. not to mention that extremely fast red stage in which you get enemies from the back, with lightnings coming from above Smile

By Argon

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25-05-2004, 10:30

The hardest is an MSX-basic coded space shooter on 7MHz Tongue

By RobertVroemisse

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25-05-2004, 10:30

Okay I agree, Famicle parodic 2 is not easy but I am proud to say that I have seen the endcredits once. Aleste 2 is also a bitch but I finished that one as well. But Salamander... wow... Never got past level 2. This game is so damn frustrating. So my votes are

1 Salamander
2 Gradius 3
3 Parodius

Hmmmmm all Konami. Strange.... maybe these guys were the most sadistic (at least on MSX, Salamander for Playstation is just too easy).

By Low_Profile

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25-05-2004, 10:47

I can finish Salamander blindfolded... Nemesis 2 is way tougher because you have to finish all levels twice in order to win the game. Smile But there are probably a few shooters that we're not thinking of right now (Aleste 2, Super Laydock, Xevious, Scramble Formation)

By ro

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25-05-2004, 10:49

Okay I agree, Famicle parodic 2 is not easy but I am proud to say that I have seen the endcredits once. Aleste 2 is also a bitch but I finished that one as well. But Salamander... wow... Never got past level 2. This game is so damn frustrating. So my votes are

1 Salamander
2 Gradius 3
3 Parodius

Hmmmmm all Konami. Strange.... maybe these guys were the most sadistic (at least on MSX, Salamander for Playstation is just too easy).

Salamander for playstation???

By pitpan

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25-05-2004, 10:50

By the way, has SEGA's GULKAVE an end?

And Compile's GUARDIC? That was a cool game!

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