MSR1701 wrote: ActRaiser wrote:
You might enjoy M2's shooter ports. Thunderforce III, for example, has a kids mode where you get to keep all your weapons when you die, plus you can unlock the ship and weapons from the sequel. And they've only expanded on that idea since, completely rebalancing arcade games for home consoles.
The whole idea is that they're trying to make hardcore shmups accessible to gamers with aging reflexes and people new to the genre, without completely removing the adrenaline fix.
That's awesome. Thanks for the suggestion.
Are you referring to the Sega Ages port on Switch? I need to check that out!
Yeah, I was. Although I made a mistake: it's Thunderforce AC, not III. They're almost the same, but a few stages were changed, graphics remixed, and it's more linear. It's not quite as good as its console older brother, but it's still great fun, and an improvement over the SNES port.
The Megadrive's Thunderforce IV is also available, and it has the same easy mode and an unlockable ship/power-ups from III/AC.
And here's the site for their other shmups: https://m2stg.com/en/