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Destroy All Podcasts DX Episode 389 - Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny

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You did this without me? But

You did this without me?

But I love Blue Destiny ; -;

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Posted by VF5SS on 2 February, 2016 - 20:53
Ramblin'

I was mostly ramblin' about the comic and Gundam video games in general BUT when I finish the third Blue Destiny game let's do a podcast on all three!

-J

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 4 February, 2016 - 12:55
Shooters

Hi! Thanks for commenting! I'm glad you enjoyed the podcast. The closest thing I can think of to a Gundam game in that vein is the Famicom game, Z Gundam: Hot Scramble. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDJhA4M23co It's super old, though. Note that it includes booth first primitive person shooter sections and Thexder-ish shooter parts. You might enjoy the arcade game Gundam: Final Shooting, though, which is along the lines of like Steel Gunner or if you need a more American example, Terminator 2 The Arcade Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPhcPrWb0lU

I haven't played any of the more recent arcade/PS3 games like the Extreme Vs. stuff, but I'm assuming it's built on the foundation of Fed vs. Zeon?

-J

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 5 February, 2016 - 14:05
There's also some

There's also some side-scrolling shooters for Sega Saturn covering both original Gundam and Zeta. They're very similar to the Macross: DYRL game on Saturn (and PS1).

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Posted by VF5SS on 5 February, 2016 - 15:14
The current Gundam Vs. games

The current Gundam Vs. games are technically part of the same family as Federation Vs. Zeon, but they don't play anything alike (and haven't for a quite a while). They're much closer to fighting games and a lot quicker moving than the much more straight forward original. Man...I really want an HD version of Federation Vs. Zeon DX on modern consoles...

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 6 February, 2016 - 10:18
Not all Cave games are

Not all Cave games are sugar-pop saccharine. Have you played Cave's Ketsui? It's probably one of the greatest SHMUPS ever made and not drop of "sugar-pop saccharine" in it.

Also check out the YouTube channel named "shooting games weekly". It's a visual podcast format channel all about arcade style SHMUPS....arcade style, is because there are two distinct philosophies governing SHMUP video game design. Design for the arcade OR for the computer/console (these are typically dismissed as EUROSHMUP). Both philosophies have their uses and fans. But I just want to warn you that "shooting games weekly" isn't going to cover popular games like Tyrian or Jets'n'Guns favorably.

Also there was a Tekkaman Blade game for the Japanese SNES. It's a 2D side scrolling shooter like game but the boss fights are like one on one fighting games.

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Posted by BraveMSW on 7 February, 2016 - 10:58
 
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