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June 30, 2007 6:12 PM   Subscribe

Fans of the modern classic shooter Warning Forever will be pleased with the latest game from Cactus Software, Fractal Fighter. Also try Cactus' last game, Clean Asia, a truly unique shooter that's so hard you'll cry like a baby. Via the excellent Shoot the Core, where you can also get that Thunderforce shirt you've been wanting.
posted by BlackLeotardFront (14 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Damn, I guess I will have continue on my amazing best-shmup ever for Mac. :(
posted by mkb at 6:56 PM on June 30, 2007


which is?
posted by empath at 8:01 PM on June 30, 2007


YOU ROCK! Excellent post.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:16 PM on June 30, 2007


Warning Forever is the greatest game ever created.

ok i'm done now.

shmup shmup.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:21 PM on June 30, 2007


Guess I should stick to newsfilter or onelinkyoutubefilter, eh?
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 8:23 PM on June 30, 2007


I'm assuming none of these run on OS X. Am I right? Also, this is the first time I've heard the term shmup. I lose.
posted by crawl at 8:46 PM on June 30, 2007


This is great! I'm kinda surprised Torus Trooper wasn't listed on Shoot to the Core's website. Another excellent shooter.
posted by samsara at 8:56 PM on June 30, 2007


Torus trooper is there! Maybe you didn't notice there are 7 pages of "T" shooters there.

And yes, these are for windows. There are precious few osx shooters, though Sketchfighter from ambrosia looked pretty nice.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 9:07 PM on June 30, 2007


Fantastic, it just got 7 times better...thanks!
posted by samsara at 9:21 PM on June 30, 2007


Don't forget the latest game from the guy who made WF: Ray-Hound. It's got a unique flow to it—your ship has no offensive abilities of its own, but it can trap, deflect, and redirect enemy lasers. Which is good, because in the later stages of the game, there are a lot of lasers.
posted by Iridic at 9:57 PM on June 30, 2007


Some Mac ports of shooters.
posted by panic at 10:44 PM on June 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Sketchfighter is awesome!
posted by Falconetti at 11:14 PM on June 30, 2007


Sketchfighter is pretty awesome, although that first boss is a sonofabitch.

Someone needs to port Ikaruga to MacOS X.
posted by 40 Watt at 6:11 PM on July 1, 2007


Warning forever is one of the most awesomest games ever made. I'll have to check these later. Thanks everyone.
posted by daHIFI at 8:13 AM on July 2, 2007


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