Shotless Shmups?

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Shotless Shmups?

Postby RedCoatVernac » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:17 pm

Has anyone here come across a shmup where your primary method of interacting with and attacking enemies isn't shooting?

An odd and counter-intuitive question I know (seeing as "shoot" is a part of the general abbreviation of the genre) but I figured I'd ask
as my team and I may be looking into making one some time next year.

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Re: Shotless Shmups?

Postby monoRAIL » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:19 pm

A few come to mind. Firstly, there's a character in Omega Five on Xbox 360 who fights with a sword instead of shooting.



Also, in Ikaruga there's a bonus for completing a level called 'dot eater' which you only get for not shooting.
Lastly there's pacifism mode in Geometry Wars 2.

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Re: Shotless Shmups?

Postby RedCoatVernac » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:30 am

Some cool stuff here. I had seen Omega but didn't know they featured a character like that. Interestingly, outside of Omega it seems gameplay generally becomes dodge and defend. Gonna have to do some more research on this one. Overall this is actaully pretty heartening, as all of the forms of gameplay presented differ from what we've got in mind. Means (if we get the feel right) we might have a market.

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