Striker 1945 – Psikyo

Released in 1995, this game pretty much flew in under the radar but had several sequels to follow. This game follows the traditional top-down shooters of the 80’s, with a lot stronger graphics and music to get your hands pumping and shaking while you are playing. As you are flying through the levels, you collect power-ups that make you able to flip the plane to avoid bullets. The best way to describe this is a more modern version of 1943.

Shadow Dancer 1989 – Sega

The sequel to the classic side-scrolling Shinobi, Shadow Dancer takes place 20 years after the original game. You play as a young ninja Hayate and you are with your pet dog Yamato. You are journeying through the stages to fight the “Asian Dawn” and collecting power ups as you progress. Just like the first game, there are also bonus stages as you progress that test your skills. This was one game that I never did get a chance to play, but as much as I played Shinobi, I am sure I won’t be disappointed by this.

 

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Brad Feingold (103 Posts)

Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.