Well, as many of you know....shmups (aka shoot em ups) are the main type of import I buy. I wanted to discuss some of hte best shmups to import, and what systems are most worthwhile for shmupping purposes! And there's quite a few! Now here's what I fin as the best for the systems I have:
#1 Shmup system IMO: PC Engine/Turbo Duo!
I've got stacks of shmups for it, and the 16 bit era was my favorite ever, especially for the shmup genre! Some of my favorites are: Soldier Blade, Image Fight 2, Sylphia, Rayxanber 3, Download 1 and 2, and Lords of Thunder (which if you're hardcore, you can import!)
Second is of course the Saturn, most people's first choice. I mean seriously, how can you NOT want to play Soukyugurentai Otokuyo, Kingdom Grand Prix, Guardian Force, Batsagun, Donpachi, Dodonpachi, Sengoku Blade, and Twinkle Star Sprites, amongst many others. Sadly, also the most expensive system to collect shmups for right now, unless you only go for the most expensive TG16 or Mega Drive ones! Yes I ignored RS on purpose.
Third, I'd have to say the Mega Drive, with such classics as Gleylancer, Eliminate Down, Darius 2, the Thunderforce series, Battlemania 1 and 2, Panorama Cotton, Slap Fight and tons more! I love the style of Mega Drive games...they have the quinessential feel that I always look for...maybe because it was my first system for shmups.
Other notable shmupping systems include Neo Geo, FM Towns Marty (good luck finding the games tho!), MSX2, X68000, Dreamcast, and SFC! Got any shmup favorite systems? And for what games? What makes it WORTH importing shooters?