Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha

A compilation of classic shoot ’em ups from Psikyo, including Strikers 1945, Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1945 III, Sol Divide, Dragon Blaze and Zero Gunner 2-.


Developer: Psikyo
Publisher: NIS America, City Connection
Available on: Switch


Articles about Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha

The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 36 – Psikyo’s Shooting Stars - Pete and Chris explore the two Psikyo Shooting Stars collections for Nintendo Switch. Plus all the usual news and "what we've been playing" discussion.
Zero Gunner 2-: Making a Classic Affordable - Anyone interested in collecting video games has doubtless run into the issue of certain titles from previous console generations commanding astronomical prices. There are numerous reasons this might happen — perhaps the game had a very limited print run; perhaps it only came out in certain territories or perhaps it had problems with distribution when … Continue reading Zero Gunner 2-: Making a Classic Affordable
Dragon Blaze: Strikers 1495 - As we’ve already seen with the three Strikers 1945 titles, Psikyo is a developer that is more than happy to make incremental improvements to a formula rather than radically inventing things with each new game. There are exceptions, of course, but few can deny that the Strikers 1945 formula worked well and could most certainly support a … Continue reading Dragon Blaze: Strikers 1495
Sol Divide: Blast of the Titans - While Psikyo could have easily stuck to being a heavily armed one-trick pony with the success and popularity of Strikers 1945 and its two sequels, the company decided to branch out and get a bit experimental in a number of its games. A particularly potent example of this comes in the form of 1996’s Sol Divide, … Continue reading Sol Divide: Blast of the Titans
Strikers 1945 III: Leaving on a Jet Plane - Strikers 1945 III, also known as Strikers 1999, does things a little bit differently to its two predecessors. Not a lot differently, mind, but enough to make it a distinctive experience. For starters, we’ve shot 54 years into the “future” — well, more accurately, what was the “present day”, since this game actually released for … Continue reading Strikers 1945 III: Leaving on a Jet Plane
Strikers 1945 II: If It Ain’t Broke… - Strikers 1945 II is the sequel to Strikers 1945, unsurprisingly. And, to cut a long story short, if you enjoyed Strikers 1945, you will definitely enjoy Strikers 1945 II. On the surface, the two games appear very similar to one another. And… well, to be perfectly honest, they are very similar to one another, but Strikers 1945 II adds … Continue reading Strikers 1945 II: If It Ain’t Broke…
Strikers 1945: Not Quite How the History Books Told It - You know a game’s on to a winner when you think “ah, I’ll just sit down and have a quick play on this to take some screenshots” and then suddenly it’s over an hour later. Such was the case with Strikers 1945 for me today. Part of the excellent value (and beautifully packaged) Psikyo Shooting … Continue reading Strikers 1945: Not Quite How the History Books Told It

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