Played on a Japanese PS1. I used the Craber ship on Normal difficulty.
If you clear the game on Ace difficulty you get this ending screen.
Thanks! I did enjoy Final. I would say it is less forgiving than Lightning due to the lack of extends. You have to get through it with only 3 ships.
Next time I play I will experiment with the many other fighters.
So glad to finally get the 1CC. This game has been doing my head in for a while. There are so many unlockable ships but I used the default one (R-9A Arrowhead)
Made it to stage 4 of the second loop (145%)
Amazing underrated gem by Square. A real shame it was never released in my region.
Made it to stage 3 of the second loop.
Thanks very much!
A big improvement over my last time. This machine’s monitor has messed up colours. Look at that purple airship!
Unrealistic time. I am voting no.
Thanks! I will get to them.
I mean two. Sorry for the typo.
The only real difference between the game’s difficulty settings is the number of life cells you have. Easy gives you 3 and Hard gives you too. Also the enemy bullet speed is slightly faster.
Thanks very much! I’m pleased to finally 1CC this game.
Played on hard. Very pleased with this run.
Crap score, played on hard.
This machine is located at a roller skating rink not far from my home. The place has a few retro arcade games. X-Men is one of them.
Thanks! I would say this is good for starting out as the barrier system makes it a lot easier to get through.
Thanks very much.
I tried to squeeze the most out of the scoring system as I could. The end level bonus is just like Thunderforce. The more extends the better!
Very nice! Yes vote
Thanks for the vote! I will be sure to vote for your scores.
I love how much kawaii this game has. Nice setup by the way.
The game doesn’t track high scores so the photo was taken during the last bosses destruction. Good game, very underrated shmup.
Thank you! I could have got a better score if i took one of the harder routes.
Thanks very much. I did not use turbo. You don't even need to use autofire with this game as you get a decent rate of fire by tapping the button.
You download the roms seperately. Just like virtual console.
It's a small ship but has a huge hitbox.
This game is also known as Slap Fight, but I think Alcon is a better name for it.
What a great score! It must have taken you quite some time to do. Having no life extends is a pain. Would you say this is easier or harder than Pulstar?
Thanks! I have been trying to beat your record for some time. I finally no missed mania mode and achieved this score. I too am really into shmups, but haven’t cleared as many games as you have.
Great score! It's nearly as high as mine. Yes vote!
You were very lucky to play one of these, I have only ever seen them in Japanese arcades. Congrats for the clear.
Looped the game twice. I lost all my men during the third loop.
Very nice! Yes vote from me.
Made it to round 20. Very impressed with this.
Very nice! This game is real tough. Especially with that rank system.
Played on Normal
Level 17, Amateur difficulty.
I will try that. Thanks for the info. That sticker has been on there for a while now.
You are the first person who noticed that! Good eyes.
Very nice. This game is much harder than Soldier Blade in my opinion. Voting yes.
Nice one. I'm still trying to get grips with this game, those checkpoints are nasty. Voting yes.
Final score at 23:23 before the epilogue.
What the hell is this?
Thanks! And yes I highly recommend it. Definitely one of my favourite Toaplan games.
Died at the final stage of the second loop.
Such an easy game to counterstop.
Very good. I personally prefer the heli. The jeep can be a pain in the rear to manuver at times, especially when the firing angle keeps changing.
Very nice. This is the only Mega Drive Toaplan game I don't have. The game automatically detects the console region. Tatsujin becomes Truxton, Daisenpuu becomes Twin Hawk etc.
Anyway I'm voting yes
Fullmetal Fighter Ellinor. Japanese version played on multicart.
I mean multi cart. Sorry for the typo
Photo taken after destroying the last boss. Played on hard. Japanese version played on a multi art.
Photo taken during destruction of the giant enemy missile in the final stage. There are 8 stages in this mode.
Yes here. Intresting game.
Kon is the worst scoring character in the game. This score can be improved, but I don't really care.
Such a great game, I'm voting yes.
Nearly all shmups do this. The only ones I know that don't are the Saturn port of Darius II and Storm Blade.
Probably my favourite version of R-Type. You are playing the Japanese version as there are checkpoints and the US verion doesn't have checkpoints.
Anyway I'm voting yes.
Empire of Steel (EU Version)
Looks like Star Soldier is still popular on this site. Good score and I vote yes!
Emulated via 3DS
Thanks! I also have an improved score with video. I will post that soon.
Such a damn hard game. Very glad with this.
Such a damn hard game. So glad to finally clear it.
You reached area 5! Well done.
While in Ninja mode (You can switch between plane and ninja) gold dropped by enemies will be collected and circle around the character. The coloured circle indicates how much time you have until Ninja mode finishes.
I don't know how to get really massive scores in this game. It's still an improvement over my previous best though.
Very nice! Ikaruga is unique from most shooters due to the polarity system. It introduces puzzle elements into the classic shooting genre. The soundtrack is amazing too. I love the track that plays in the first stage.
Anyway I am voting yes.
Nemu is a low scoring character.
Hollow Ichigo is a low scoring character.
Yes he is.
I did set a score slightly higher than this before recording. But I wanted to include the video.
Actually, Twin Hawk doesn't have a normal difficulty option. The only settings are easy and hard.
No spirit cards used. Yamamoto really is the highest scoring character in the game.
1 credit clear using the F-14. Only lost one life in the final stage.
Thanks! Wasn't easy to do at all.
1 life clear. I'm actually amazed I beat kollision's record. Made sure to collect every bonus item. Started on Seiren.
That final stage really does have some odd enemy designs. Well done for getting this far though.
Takeaki Kunimoto composed the music for Star Soldier. I must agree with you it's very repetitive. The music in Super Star Soldier is much better.
Well done! A tough game indeed. I have this on the Saturn, buy there are no rankings on this site for that version. My best is around 3 million.
I finally recieved Curse in the mail this week. It's a bit on the easy side but still a fun game and pleased to own it.
Emulated via Wii.
My best ever score on HOTD 2. I rescued every civilian. You can shoot enemies multiple times when they are already dead for more points. The fast firing was done by holding the wii zapper with left hand tightly and reloading by quickly moving finger over the sensor, while right hand is used to hammer the trigger really fast.
Great game, voted yes. It starts off quite easy, but difficulty ramps up quick. Collecting pink bells often helps, and the punch attack can cancel some projectiles.
You own the cartridge? Nice! I heard this game was only released in Japan.
Yes from me. This is probably the hardest of all the Soldier games in my opinion.
Old score. The first place score on this console wasn't mine. But the second place one is mine.
I wanted to put in the extra .40 but the system kept formatting it wrong.
As this game only counts total number of seconds as the time, 359.40 secs is 5 minutes and 59 seconds. I was so close to 6 minutes.
I know! Anyway it is the only way to get the Mahou characters. I wouldn't say it's cheating as using these characters doesn't make the game easier.
At the title screen press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, C, Start.
Wow you are good! And you own the real arcade board? That must be really expensive.
Thanks, this version is better than Thunder Spirits in my opinion.
You can say that again! Thanks for the vote
Yes here, looks like the trolls are at it again.
When the game is completed on hard it will loop again into another difficulty called yea right. It turns an already fiendish game into a nightmare. This is my final score.
I have spent many hours playing Hellfire. It really is a tough game to beat. Much harder than the PC Engine version.
It is a rear projection type monitor. Has a lot of burn in though.
Emulated via Wii
Just bad luck. I hope the legit rating will increase to 80% or higher
Only a slight improvement over the last.
Please read thos before voting. Hellfire is a loopable game. I started on easy difficulty and cleared the first loop. On the second loop the difficulty becomes hard.
I died at stage 2-3. Too many mistakes were made on stage 1-6. I hope to get better at this game someday.
Oh yes. It came out around the launch of the console. Was one of my first too. Thank you for the vote!
No extra stage. Played on Wii console.
I will check that out. That version really is much more bizarre than this one.
I agree! NCS seem to have a thing about muscular guys in speedos.
Emulated via Wii Virtual Console
From the Time Crisis Razing Storm compliation disc. Played with Guncon 3
Emulated via Wii. Played with a Gamecube controller.
This game is a Chinese hack of Batle Garegga. Nice run though.
Thanks! It wasn't easy to do. This is probably one of my best shooter achievements.
2 loops completed.
2 Loops cleared!! Amazing score yes vote here
You may want to zoom the image to see the score.
I voted yes for the score earlier. Good to see another Time Crisis entry on this site. Just some scoring advice here. Shooting enemies very quickly will build up a combo. Shooting the head will give you more points from the enemy. The can be shot 3 times before they die. Area completion time also contributes. And yes the total score is only displayed if the whole game is completed.
And also you have the same light gun as me!
The game looks odd. So the game takes place in someone's dream?
vote here. I've never played this before but it does look interesting. Similar to Mario Kart 64
What is this? Naruto Cosplay? Doesn't look ZX Spectrum to me
Old score. Did this way before I joined HighScore.com Didn't beat the top time on the machine but it was hard to play it while holding my phone.
Died at stage 2 of the second loop. I wasn't prepared for it. My name card will be shown at end of video.
Well yes as the game already has rapid fire by default. Using a turbo controller doesn't really increase the shot speed with this game.
New improved score. I died at stage 2-6. I was focusing on mostly collecting the power up bells.
I see. In Recca you can not use continues at all. If you want to see the game's ending it must be completed without losing all lives.
I finally cleared Recca! After so many attempts.
Thanks! It wasn't easy to clear.
Thank you for the advice. The European version of Tiger Heli only displays the score on title screen for a few seconds before it is wiped. So I had to take the photo quickly.
That's right. I was on my final life when the last boss was destroyed. Thanks for the vote by the way!
Thanks! I made it to loop 3-2
1CC result for Vampire Night. I have scored much higher than this in the past but those times I could never complete it on 1 credit.
The reason why this game is so hard is because it has a rank system. If you carry lots of lives and don't take damage for a long time the difficulty increases very fast. So I deliberately take damage at times to stop the difficulty becoming too high.
Even though starting difficulty is normal if you play well it becomes very hard. I don't know why the developers used this system instead of fixed difficulty.
And one more thing, if the game is finished without continue use the last digit in the score will always end in 0.
Great score! Yes vote here.
Yes! It should come out on the PS4 as all the Time Crisis games were released on Playstation consoles. Namco may even release a new gun peripheral to go with it. Guncon 4 maybe?
1 credit clear of Crisis Zone. The graphics in this PS2 port are very different to the arcade version.
You thrashed my record! Well done.
Nice clear! Destroying the asteroids in stage 2 really does make the score skyrocket! I like the console hooked up to the projector too.
Xbox 360 mode is basically the same as arcade mode. The only difference is the graphics. Arcade mode has a CRT screen look and Xbox 360 mode is full HD remastered graphics.
Great work. This game brings back memories. YES vote from me!
Me too! This gets a yes vote.
Good score, love Magical Drop.
Good work! Yes vote from me.
Good work! I like the Strikers series.
It's also hard to hoard lives in this game due to the rank system.
279,000 pts with 4 continues is pretty good. Most Lost World machines have poorly calibrated guns. If you really want to 1CC the game it's best to find a cabinet with well calibrated gun or practice on emulator if you can get it to work.
And blood colour is set to purple! I've never seen this before.
I see, and are there any other light gun games you are thinking about mastering?
Impressive! It seems your skill is always improving with this game. You are not really far away from the WR of you are able of getting to the six digit mark.
Improved score with video
vote. One of the best classic games!
This game is very similar to Monster Eye. It doesn't have the motion capture thing that Monster Eye has. I really wan't to play that game, but I don't know any locations of the machine in my country.
This machine is located at Tenpin Bowling Colchester, The local bowling alley near my home.
I finally cleared the entire game on 1 credit!
vote here! Nice arcade cabinet
Intresting cabinet. In my country I always see the the big rear projection monitor versions.
Thanks! My main goal was to get over 2 million but I'm pleased with this result. I may try to improve it sometime.
That's ok. This is a tough game. We all have to start somewhere.
Nice score! Definitely a yes vote here.
1 credit clear. The proof that I cleared it on 1 credit is the star by my initials.
You made it to stage 3. Not bad at all
Good gameplay and nice cabinet!
The PAL version is actually quite cheap. I found my copy of it in a Cash Converters for only £3.50. The Japanese version is pricey though.
Great score! I remember this game, my goodness it's hard.
The noise in the video
1 credit clear. Please be aware that there is alot of background noise. This is because the machine is located at a busy and noisy roller skating rink.
vote from me. A great classic shooter.
vote from me! Just some tips for stage 3, If you use the magic arrows against the serpent midboss you will kill him instantly. Even quicker than the wild fire. And it's best to keep with the straight shot as it can really protect you from those swords that rain down on you.
Good playing Derek, I love this game.
Great work! You maxed out the counter
Thanks! This game isn't easy
This is a no continue playthrough. Please watch the video for details.
Good eyes! It was a sticker from an advertisement in a cereal packet for one of my favourite movies Tintin and the Secret of the Unicorn. I stuck it on my DSi 5 years ago.
vote from me. Looks like a brilliant port of Raiden IV
Thanks! It is a DSi
Metal Black looks like a Darius game.
Yes! Great isn't it. It is the deluxe version that runs on the same PCB as the original handheld.
This course is so basic. I wish there were rankings for the more challenging courses like Rainbow Road on here. Played on Wii Console.
Cleared the first loop on 1 credit and died at stage 6 on the second loop. I'm amazed I actually got this far just using a standard Megadrive pad.
Thanks, I think this version was only released in the UK. I would say the screen is smaller than the original handheld. You need to sit really close to it and have the correct lighting if you want to see anything.
vote from me. Not bad, I personally think this Metal Slug is the hardest of them all, and the longest.
This version was made by Tiger, but sold in the UK by Grandstand.
Deluxe Tabletop Version. Mine is very old and not in the best condition. It doesn't have sound and the joystick is very stiff, making it difficult to dodge missiles.
A game mode where you get only one minute to get as many points as possible in each stage.
There are four stages. Higher scores open harder routes, lower scores open easier routes. The best way to score is to shoot enemies in the hand (Virtua Cop players will be familiar with this) so they drop their weapon and the score will be multiplied.
vote from me. Is this game region free or is that a Japanese console you are using?
Sorry for the bad lighting, this is an original GBA console with no backlight.
Thanks Ivan! All that repetition was worth it.
Thanks! This machine was recently installed at the bowling alley near my home.
To get the score this high I had to keep doing the bonus truck stages for a very long time to rack up the score. I did not video the entire session as my recording device cannot record for really long periods of time. I do demonstrate the technique in the video though.
The key to high scoring is to power up your ship very early with the coloured bells, and regularly collect pink and flashing bells. Pink is shield, Flashing is missile. The bells increase in score value when they are not missed. Collect as many as you can without missing and the score will skyrocket.
Thanks, I only just got enough points to crack kaplitov's trophy!
Thanks for the vote! The light gun I used was a PS1 G-Con45
vote here. And for Wii version, if you play without aim reticle you get more points. And the SPR11 is the most highest scoring gun.
vote from me. Great score.
vote from me. Nice job!
Thank you! It wasn't easy to achieve.
Cleared the first loop on one credit. The second loop is insane! The punch attack in this game is great for cancelling bullets.
vote from me. Well done, Gillius is my favourite character too. The wide attack range with the axe is an advantage.
vote here. Great score, I didn't even know this was on the Game Boy Color!
vote from me.
I really don't understand why people vote no on scores that are obviously legit. Anyway thanks for the vote and yes it's a great stick. It really is arcade quality.
Very old time. I set it way before I joined this site. The greater times on the machine were not set by me.
I see, that's an excellent price for an arcade stick. I use a Madcatz SF4 arcade stick for Xbox 360 shmups which costed me double that price.
vote. That's a nice arcade stick you have there, is that what you use now?
vote from me! Great classic game this is.
I really need more practice with this game. To me it's way way harder than Time Crisis 4. I'm pleased with the score though.
Thanks! To get best lap time use two mushrooms at the very long parts of the track and use the third one at the sand shortcut.
vote from me!
vote from me! The Strikers games are fantastic. Great score.
I deleted my previous score as I set a new slightly higher one today. Even better I've added a video of the complete run.
vote from me! I always liked this classic game.
vote from me, great game.
I used Keith. There is no video for this score as I set it at a time when I wasn't recording.
Thank you, this score was hard to achieve.
Cleared on one credit. The proof that I did is the star by my initials.
vote from me. Intresting game. Also, would you mind voting for my Darius II Mega Drive score? It only needs 1 more vote to be published. Thanks
I have now cleared all of the modes of this game. I think I will have a break from it now! Keep in mind that this is the PAL version where Accipiter is called Red Orion.
I see, that's ok. I'm pleased you did earlier.
vote from me. Nice score, don't often see Vectrex stuff on here. Also, would you mind voting on my Darius II Mega Drive score? It only needs 1 more vote to be published. Thanks
vote from me. Intresting game.
vote from me.
vote from me. This game looks very Raiden like. I think it was by the same company that made Zing Zing Zip.
vote from me. Intresting monitor you have there, the speakers fold out from the screen.
Also known as Rayforce. For this gameplay you get a vote.
vote from me. Good job! This game is like an early Street Fighter.
vote from me. For expert mode your score is very good. Also, would you mind voting for my Time Crisis 4 record? it only needs 2 more votes to be published. Thank you
vote from me. This game is like Konami's take on Final Fight.
vote from me. This is a decent port, only thing is that the box art has no relevance to the game at all. Why did they have to change the name too?
vote from me. Great work. I remember this game, brings back a lot of good memories.
vote from me. Nice reflexes! This game looks quite scary but fun. Also, would you mind voting for my Time Crisis 4 record? It only needs 2 more votes to be published. Thank you
vote from me, nice work. Also, would you mind voting for my Time Crisis 4 record? It only needs 3 more votes to be published. Thanks
vote from me. Great job!
I see. Parsec was a great game, the most hardest part was refuelling the ship.
vote from me. This really is the most bizarre shooting game I've ever seen! Great run though.
vote here, nice score and great setup too.
Took a lot of practice to get this flawless time, but it was definitely worth it. Played on original Wii console with Gamecube controller. (Prefered control method)
vote here. This game brings back a lot of memories and nicely played.
vote here, all games in the gradius series really do punish the player for losing lives more than any other shooter. Nice score though, keep up the good work.
vote here, nicely done.
Nice gameplay, Viper Phase has a lot of Raiden vibes to it.
Bateleur is called Blue Nova in the PAL version.
Nice gameplay. I like seeing gameplay with the Lightning. I find it to be my favourite fighter in this game.
It is a modded UK PAL Megadrive with a 60hz switch fitted, and the cartridge slot is widened to fit Japanese games.
The graphics of the arcade version are far superior, but this is a very good port. I would recommend picking it up. Just keep in mind that it will only work with the Guncon 1 lightgun and CRT screen.
Great score. This definitely gets a yes vote from me.
Thanks for the vote, there will be more replays soon.
This game reminds me very much of Sega's older mounted gun game The Ocean Hunter.
I once did the truck levels many times till I got 1 million, but that was ages ago before I joined this site. I should play this again and upload a record.
Nicely done, to score this high you must have done the extra stages many times.
Mushihimesama Futari is one of the few CAVE shooters that is region free. It will work on any 360 console.
It sure is! I have played the arcade version of this game a lot and memorised the patterns well. This is my first clear of the PS1 port. The Guncon 1's pinpoint accuracy helped me alot too.
Played on PS2. (Backwards Compatible)
Played on Wii U console. (Backwards Compatible)
Keep in mind that this game just counts total seconds. 400 seconds is 6 minutes.
Nice game, reminds me of Strikers 1945
Nice work! These mounted machine gun type shooting games are never easy. This game looks great though. I really want to play it but there are no machine locations I know in my area. I also see a Lost Land Adventure machine next door to Transformers.
Autospin was used as I didn't want to destroy my controller, all other settings are default.
PAL Version. In this version Accipiter is called Red Orion.
Thanks! I am new to this site, I will keep that in mind.
Default settings, player 2 ship used. X route.
This is the PAL Version. In this version the Bateleur is renamed to the Blue Nova. Played on black DS.
Other info: Difficulty: Normal
Thanks! Your score is good too. Just a tip, when you fight the swarms of flying terror bites when Captain Rush tells you to use the shotgun, use the grenade instead. You will get greater time bonus. Using the machine gun against bosses and large enemies can increase your chain higher.
Hey jmaio I have now added a video of my run.
Thanks for the tip, I should have held my smartphone horizontally.
Ok thanks for reminding me, soon I will update this entry with a photo of my PS2 and the game box.
Rapid Side Attack was used.
1 Credit Clear, played on real arcade machine.