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BlazeFury guide - How to wrap your mind around this odd shmup

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 12th, 2018

BlazeFury is a unique take on the shmup genre, so it’s pretty easy to be confused about how you should play it. Fear not though, dear reader. These tips below will make you a dogfighting champion in no time.

Missiles are the best

The best way to start progressing quickly in BlazeFury is to invest in the right weapons. Since enemies get harder and harder, and there’s no real way to fight back without upgrading your own arsenal, you want to be sure you’re making the best investments possible.

From my experience, the missiles are the best weapon for you to unlock and continuously upgrade. Not only do they pack a punch against enemies, but they also do a great deal of splash damage, which can help you take down enemies that you aren’t even targeting.

BlazeFury review

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By Campbell Bird on June 11th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STILL SHOOTING
This shmup isn’t quite like any we’ve seen before, and it's both a good and bad thing.
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Silverfish DX review

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By Campbell Bird on June 7th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLATFISH
Silverfish DX does a great job of reminding you how great Geometry Wars is.
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Super Hydorah guide - How to straighten up and fly right

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 11th, 2018

Super Hydorah is an old-school shooter in almost every way imaginable. This means that it can be quite tough and unforgiving at times. If you find yourself struggling in the game, feel free to try out some of these tips to help you have a better time with it.

Don't be afraid of Easy Mode

Upon learning that Super Hydorah has an Easy Mode, you might reflexively avoid it and go with the game's Normal Mode, but this is most likely a mistake. Unless you are a seasoned shooter player or you've already been through Super Hydorah once, Easy Mode is the way to go.

Easy Mode grants you a rechargable shield, which can allow you to get further into levels more easily. You may not rack up quite as much score, but going through Super Hydorah on an easier difficulty can definitely help prepare you for subsequent runs on Normal Mode.

Super Hydorah review

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By Campbell Bird on May 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SUPER SHOOTER
Super Hydorah is a solid, retro-inspired shooter.
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Galaxy.io Space Arena guide - How to survive in this space shooter

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 27th, 2018

The “.io” concept that essentially began with Agar.io back in 2015, but since then it’s been going strong. Tons of games have been coming out that adopt its permadeath multiplayer gameplay formula, and many have even just attached an “.io” to the end of their name to let people know what they’re in for.

The latest of these games to come out is Galaxy.io Space Arena, which shoves many of the base concepts of an “.io” game into a rather nice-looking space shooter. There are a few unique aspects to Galaxy.io though, so check out this guide to help you in your quest for galactic domination against others online.

Original Journey review

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By Campbell Bird on April 18th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT SO ORIGINAL
The originality of this shooter is overshadowed by an all too familiar problem.
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World of Warships Blitz review

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By Campbell Bird on January 20th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WATER TANKS
World of Warships feels different from Tanks, but probably won’t win over new fans.
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Let Them Come review

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By Campbell Bird on January 12th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHOOT. DIE. REPEAT.
Let Them Come is a pretty cool gallery shooter, but it’s still just a gallery shooter.
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Mayhem review

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By Campbell Bird on December 20th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MONETIZED MAYHEM
Mayhem is a pretty fun multiplayer game, but its monetization scheme favors progression over balance.
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Cally's Caves 4 review

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By Campbell Bird on November 7th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GUNS 4 CALLY
Cally’s Caves 4 is more Cally’s Caves, for better or for worse.
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Strain Tactics review

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By Campbell Bird on November 3rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TURBULENT TACTICS
Strain Tactics is a playground of strategic possibility, but that also means you have to contend with some jank.
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Guns Royale review

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By Campbell Bird on October 24th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED PUBG
This game tries to bring PUBG to mobile, but it’s not particularly successful.
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Noblemen: 1896 review

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By Campbell Bird on August 31st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CLUNKY COMBAT
This strategy/shooter hybrid has some interesting ideas, but its blend of styles ends up being less-than-compelling.
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Guns of Boom review

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By Campbell Bird on May 25th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: OFF THE MARK
This multiplayer shooter falls just short of being amazing thanks to some weird f2p design.
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