now, I'm sure everyone here have played a shooter before
no, not first person shooters kids! I'm talking about old arcade shoot'em up shooters, top-down view! yeah, that's right, little airplanes and energy shoots all around the screen, power ups that make your weapons shot 2, 3 times more, this kind of thing.
well, this games are SO much fun for a one-shot run, trying to see how far you can get, and today I'll talk about one of my favorites: Legendary Wings, or Ares no Tsubasa (Wings of Ares) in Japan.
Well, I'm really suspect to talk about this, because I have memories to play it coop-mode with my mother, as a child, then it's overwhelming nostalgia ahahah!
But aside my personal experiences, it's a great and solid game! Released by Capcom in 1986 for arcades and later, in 1988 for the NES, the game story is is set in a distant future where an alien supercomputer named "Dark", which has been helping human civilization achieve a new state of enlightenment since ancient times, has suddenly rebelled against mankind. Two young warriors are given the Wings of Love and Courage by the God of War Ares (yeah, same greek god that screwed Kratos all over) in order to destroy Dark and ensure mankind's survival.
The game's controls consists of an eight-way joystick and two buttons which changes depending on the context. The game consists of five areas with two different playing styles: the first segment in each stage is a top-view vertical scrolling segment in the player flies across the sky, shooting at airborne enemies with their gun while dropping bombs at ground enemies, in order to reach the palace at the end of segment. When the player defeats the guardian and gains entrance to the palace, the game switches to a side-scrolling perspective, in which the player moves towards their goal on foot until reaching the boss at the end. There's also lots of bonus levels, "trap" levels where you'll have to escape, and power-ups. Playing it alone is half the fun. I reccomend to find a friend and play it co-op!
So, guys, that's it. I'll not gonna stay here long, because i'm actually sick of my stomach, just stopped by quickly to show you more nostalgia. Ah, and before I forget, Legendary Wings is available to play via Web emulator right here!