Episodes

  • Elevator Action Returns – Episode 056

    It’s the sequel to the game concept that dared to say, “Hey, you know what people love? Waiting for the elevator. Let’s turn that into a game!” Taito kept with […]

  • The King of Dragons – Episode 055

    We’ve heard your pleas and are happy to say your prayers have been answered. That 90s beat ‘em up that you always ask us to cover is finally getting an […]

  • Arcade Obscura Shmup Dump

    Arcade Obscura (Shmup Dump) – Episode 054

    They’re obscure. They’re underrated. They’re our choices for the Arcade Obscura shmups! Mr. SNK brings us a lovely bouquet of Sega space shooter (please consult with your physician before playing). […]

  • Mushihimesama – Episode 052

    This episode we talk about the Cave shooter series that is almost as fun to say as it is to play – Mushihimesama. We are joined by Gameboy Guru, host […]

  • Radiant Silvergun / Ikaruga – Episode 051

    Time to cover the complete arcade history of Treasure – the game developer that gave us Radiant Silvergun, Ikargua, and… that’s it! We explore these two fun SHMUPs that mix […]

  • ESP Ra.De. – Episode 050

    Our 50th episode is ESPecially good as we explore Cave’s bullet hells with butterfly wings – ESP Ra.De., Espgaluda, and Espgaluda II. How do you pronounce these games? What does […]

  • DonPachi – Episode 049

    Are you ready to get prosecuted to the full extent of the jam? If so, join us as we whack the beehive that is the DonPachi series by Cave – […]

  • 194X – Episode 048

    We get loopy with the historically (in)accurate Capcom shooter series based on middle-aged white men’s favorite war, the 194X series. Count with us as we cover 1942, 1943, 1941, 19XX, […]

  • Gradius – Episode 047

    We’re blasting off on the first episode of our new SHMUP miniseries with the shooter that set the mold for horizontal STGs – Konami’s Gradius. How did this accidental hit […]