i have an actual important blog post. but we’ll save that for after this one. as this one is not as important. atleast in context of this blog. it’s important to note, i’m a gamer. as in video gamer. i love video games. and there is one kind of game i would marry if i could. we called them “shumps”.. other wise know as bullet hell, or shoot ‘em up, or vertial 2D shooters. if you don’t know about the pure frustration and joy, it’s a lot like skateboarding. looks impossible, but with enough practice is easy. what’s very important to me is, Mushihimesama Futari Ver 1.5 for the xbox 360 has been released in japan region free. its not a new game. i’ve played it before on a hacked PS2. it’s the region free part. the makers of this game is a company called “cave”. and they make some of the hardest, most refined shumps there is.
here is a video of the insanity.
there is no life bar. one hit. one death. normally with limited continues. the idea is to beat the game (normaly only about 15 – 20 minutes long. with no continues. or with out loosing a life, or! without losing an life, and a perfect, witch gives you an ultimet final boss.. anyways. this game is important. because basiclly this game is testing the ground for a lot of japanese indie and small games to go region free. witch would be great. so i highly recommend you check it out. if your into that kind of thing. if your not sure. there are some games on xbox live that you can try.
probably the BEST shump ever made is there. for 10$ usd.. IKAGURA. in HD! do you remember throwing your NES or SNES controller with fondness? well this game will melt your brain in its difficulty. in my book it is video gamer perfection. start there. combos, high scores, and losing lifes with become the greatest thing since pizza… and or coffee.
one of my personal favs. only on dreamcast, or ps2.. is “Psyvariar 2 Ultimate Final”. check it anyway you can. its a sub genre called Skimming. the idea is to get as close to the bullets as possible, without getting hit. to get the max combo and points.