Samurai Aces

Sengoku-era warriors fly everything from gliders to experimental jet fighters and totally-not-X-Wings in Psikyo’s debut shoot ’em up.

Developer: Psikyo
Publisher: Various
Available on: Arcade, PS2, Switch (individually and as part of Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo)

Articles about Samurai Aces

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.
Tengai: The Return of the Samurai Aces - If there’s one thing that becomes clear from looking at Psikyo’s shoot ’em up output over the years, it’s that they love a sequel. The Strikers 1945 series saw two sequels, for example: one which built on the original formula, and another which transplanted the action into the modern day. They all played fairly similarly to one … Continue reading Tengai: The Return of the Samurai Aces
Samurai Aces: A Strong Debut - It’s always fascinating to see a developer’s first game, because it often represents a combination of the new company’s staff bringing their past experience to the table and an attempt for that new company to truly define themselves as something unique. Psikyo kicked off a prolific few years of shoot ’em ups with Samurai Aces (also … Continue reading Samurai Aces: A Strong Debut


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