here we go - a links page which isn't a mess any more and all the links
are shmup related and actually work. If you have a shmup link which
isn't here, send me it please,
or if you find a link that's gone bad, tell me! thanks - malc
The Cave Database will lists all games, goodies and medias, with scans, pictures and guides about Cave Shmups!
The Gradius Base - THE place to go if you want definitive info on
the Gradius series. Can't believe I hadn't linked there until now.
Cheers Trevor :)
Roger Post's shootthecore - while shmups handles the reviews,
core tries to cover everything else. Fan faction, humor, graphics,
and articles dealing with the shmup genre, this is where everything
"else" shooter related on the web winds up. Do NOT
miss Roger's PC
shmup database listing - it's huge!
Your invitation from Gandalf42... Hang out and discuss your favorite games at. The most important thing is to enjoy your stay, make new friends, and learn the latest news.
Your official Ikaruga source on the web. Find videos, scoreboards,
forums, and more at this site dedicated to one of the best shooters
of all time.
Looking for info on Contra series? Try this! - The Contra Database!
Been caught staring vacantly at the attract mode of RSG? Welcome to
the ultimate site of Radiant Silvergun Translations!!
That nice man Leeram at www.eckychap.co.uk has collected many demonstration
and superplay shmup videos to download... click on the videos link
on the menu! Massive respect!
Meant to do this a while back, but better late than never! Absolutely
lovely and comprehensive site for french speaking shmuppers - its
nice just to look at even if you don't speak french :)
The Sheep's utterly brilliant bunch of pages dedicated to Cave, Raizing
and Psikyo shmups. Loads of in-depth info here, really amazing!
Fan-site of Irem's most revered shooter - R-Type! All information
about every game from these series.
Alien Flux - "you must rescue the Fluffies as malevolent Bubbles
attempt to turn them into lime jelly" - that's all you need to
know. A puppy is for life, not just for Christmas.
Huge Darius Bosses Website Approaching Fast! Be on your guard
for this astonishingly compulsive site all about Darius bosses from
somebody obviously pleasingly psychotic. Me like it.
Home of Mutant Storm and SpaceTripper - featuring sick-inducing visuals
and frantic twitchy gameplay that we like!
Arttu's site with lots of arcade info - very highly recommended for
shmup pcb dipswitch settings!
good. All shmuphamsters roll this way into a site more intense than
A place for me and my mates pinx, mikeb and garfra to call home. My
section has info about my pcb collection and various other stuff.
MikeB's fabulous Destroy All Monsters!!
Carsten's wonderfully comprehensive shootemups site, which makes
me want to learn German right now... truly fab!
"Beepreying, secrets of the shooting game!!" Helped
my love of DoDonPachi through some hard times :)
PepsimanVsJoe's site dedicated to 2D fan-made shooters!!
Symphony of Bullets - replays and shmup scoring mechanics!
Jef's #shmups channel fansite. Features #shmups IRC stats, people
pages, #shmups topics and competition hiscores, and an events page.
Neogeoman's homepage - lots of shmups and modding and other game stockpiling
craziness going on here.
Kiken's site with some amazing replays and strategies!
SUDS stands for Skjuta Upp Dom Spel, which is a translation of shmups
"..not exactly mainstream"
Thundercross: The arcade shoot-em-up site
replay@blazinglasers. this site is designed to be a resource of information
for players and a guide for the games covered, as well as a ground
for you shmuppers to strut your stuff and to have a bit of fun.
Spritesoft - A Japanese page with some great preview downloads
of shooters. Wish I could understand Japanese.
Small Rockets, the makers of Iron Monkey, has just recently added
another demo for a new shootemup along the lines of IM that saves
your high scores on the internet!
The company that brought you KAMUI and soon to bring you REFLEX.
Need I say more?
Patrick Maidorn makes his own games - Check out Midnight Synergy
and download his shmup Intensity XS! A neat little game where you
use the mouse (!) to control your ship!
Alan Kwan's Page, with some great reviews: especially Assault, Twinkle
Star Sprites, Cotton 2, and Guardian Force will be dead interesting
The Guardian Legend Shrine is one of the very best shrines in
By far the best looking fansite for Square's only entry into the shooter genre, Einhander. It's a Spanish site coded in Flash by Soraya Recio.
YES!! A fabulously featured site dedicated
to probably the best shooter series of all time...including the Salamander
series too! PLANET GRADIUS kicks the proverbial bottom!
The Gradius Homeworld! ALL things Gradius, and I do mean all....even
the obscure games on Japanese computer systems. This site, as just
recently pointed out on the forum, is one of the most comprehensive
G-lovin sites on the net!
A fabulous site dedicated to all the Toaplan shooters. If you are
a fan of Batsugun, V-Five or any other Toaplan shmup, you MUST visit
Barrax Empire. As he puts it, it's "The Classic Shoot'em Up Gallery".
At least one picture and info about a LOT (and I do mean A LOT) of
shmup games is what this site has. Nice, comprehensive list that puts
(only for now =) our very own Xenofiles to shame.
Shmup Skies, a nifty little find that also has reviews, a forum,
and lots of general shooter information. Kinda like us!
Looking for great homebrewed or small company PC shooters from
distant lands? Look no further, Nippon Shooters offers tons of great
downloads and demos, be sure to check there NOW!
Rob's Organization for Preservation of Classic Forms of Gaming.....or
something like that...certainly an ally in the war to keep 2-D games
alive in a massive 3-D onslaught.
Kelesis home page, this guy seems to be a Compile fan, ya think?
Has some pretty good info on Zanac X Zanac too.... and those cute
Compile blue guy mascots!
SHOOT-The Commodore 64 Shoot-em-up game archive. Check out all
the sub-genres the owner breakes the games into! Very detailed page
that brings back some great memories of happier times.....
The mighty and long serving Starbase 299!!
Turn to vertical - info on turning monitors to get the "full
on shooter effect", along with reviews and a nice layout.
The Complete Aleste Shrine - in French
Another Gradius site? Are we getting tired yet? No, this series deserves