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Some game developers have an extensive repertoire of varying game genres that demonstrate their adeptness in game design. Other companies, however, no matter what they do, they are always associated with a particular genre. That's the story with legendary Japanese shooting game powerhouse Toaplan. Though they developed games of different styles, including the well regarded puzzle platform game Snow Bros.: Nick & Tom, they will forever be known as a shooting game company, due to their extensive history with the genre, and how prolific they were, from 1985 to 1993. During that 8-year span, they developed 16 different shoot-em-ups, many of which are considered essential classics. The first of those shooting games, released in arcades in 1985, is Tiger-Heli.

Tiger-Heli is the first game in the "Tiger" trilogy, which continued with Kyukyoku Tiger, commonly known in the west as Twin Cobra, and culminating with Kyukyoku Tiger II, which released after Toaplan had disbanded. After Toaplan declared bankruptcy, many employees went on to join, or form, other development houses, many of which continued to innovate in the shooting game space. Namely, former Toaplan developers went on to companies like Cave, Raizing, and Takumi, all of whom developed groundbreaking and influential shooters during the 90's and 2000's. Every great has to start somewhere, however, so we're taking a look at Toaplan's very first shooter development, published by Taito in Japan, and Romstar in North America. Come join the RF Generation Shmup Club, as we look at Tiger-Heli in November 2019 - both the arcade original, and the Famicom/NES conversion by Micronics!

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 04:16:19 PM »

Ooh. I had the NES version even way back. I'm in for this one.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 10:27:48 PM »

Just ordered a NES copy and should have it in the next few weeks, so I'm in.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 12:28:53 PM »

Just found out there was a PAL-release of Tiger Heli, i never knew that. Ordered a cheap copy, so i will be back for november.

50Hz-PAL-shmupping here i come!  toilet
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 04:54:24 PM »

Excellent! Glad to have you gents on board Cheesy
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