Let's Rank Some Technosoft Shooters In 20XX
I still remember the time ignorant, 12-year-old-me walked into a used game shop and had to decide between Phantasy Star IV for $6 or Lightening Force for $6, and picked the former purely on the strength of the cartridge label.
Now that I've developed a shmup fetish later in life, I've managed to revisit many of Technosoft's legendary titles, including what many consider to be their best work, the Thunder Force series.
But are the TF games really the top of the heap? How well have they actually stood the test of time?
Let's find out.