Tag Archives: Shmups

Cover Art: Hellfire (Sega Genesis / Mega Drive)

We love shmups here at BSMH. Todays cover art is of an obscure side scrolling shooter called Hellfire. It was developed by Toaplan who made the infamous Zero Wing (“All your base are belong to us“). This cover is really typical for the shootemup genre, but cool nonetheless.

It was originally an arcade game; then later released on both the PC Engine and Sega Genesis [ Read More... ]

Cover Art: Phalanx (SNES)

So imagine a game with the tag line “A hyper-speed shoot out in space”… A game called Phalanx on the SNES did. What would you imagine?



Well according to some dude who worked at Kemco, you’re wrong. Obviously, its an old hill billy and his banjo. Yeah, maybe they were appealing to America’s grassroots schmup crowd? I think they should’ve been fired.… [ Read More... ]

SHMUPS: Enforcer (C64)

I’m pretty “into” shoot’em ups, aka shmups. I’m not gonna brag and say I’m great at them, or even good at them for that matter… but I enjoy the design of them… I enjoy the brutal difficulty of them.

I’ve recently discovered a little known title called, Enforcer: Fullmetal Megablaster. It originally came out on the Commodore 64, way late in the systems life in 1992. It’s … [ Read More... ]