oh dear. well lets just say when thunderforce first came on Genesis 500 years ago it was a technical marvel an excellent example of design and a leader in play mechanics. now itâs showing its age in both concept and style.the graphics are a combination of bland and appalling,the gameplay is beyond idiotic and the backgrounds are atrocious and the effects are just like i said before oh dear, this game is f**king poor
In principle it shouldn't matter, but I think the difference is that they come from different design traditions. Vertical scrollers go all the way back to Space Invaders by way of Galaga and Galaxians (which didn't scroll at all, but pioneered the overall model), while horizontal scrollers seem to derive mostly from Scramble, Vanguard, and Gradius.
um johnd, i think you're thinking of thunder force 1 on the genesis, the only redemeeming value of which is the recycled sound effects from herzog zwei. thunder force 5 was a saturn game and had totally different gameplay. thunder force 4 on the genesis was also really cool
supergrom, at some point in time he said he liked phantasy star 2, which makes him o.k. in my book
galaga is one of my all time favorite games. taste is such a wierd subjective thing
I thought the first Thunderforce game was pretty much unknown. Thunderforce 2 was definately the first Megadrive installment. I personally think they're all fantastic (apart from the first one of which I have no idea).