This current Hanabi Festival is proving a treat for shmup fans. Of the ten games released so far under the Hanabi banner, half have been shooters, including the two released today, Japan-only pair Star Parodier (in which you can use Bomberman or a giant PC Engine as a ship!) and Gley Lancer. They're joined this VC Friday by Digital Champ Battle Boxing.
Oh, and fun fact: the name Gley Lancer was (allegedly) supposed to be "Grey Lancer," but ended up as Gley Lancer due to a pronunciation error (the Japanese language can't tell the difference between the English "r" and "l" sounds). Either that, or we've just been duped into believing a rather racist joke.
Gley Lancer -- Mega Drive -- 900 Wii Points
Star Parodier -- TurboGrafx-16 -- 900 Wii Points
Digital Champ Battle Boxing -- TurboGrafx-16 -- 700 Wii Points
As usual, footage of all games follows the break!
Gley Lancer (Mega Drive)
Star Parodier (TurboGrafx-16)
Digital Champ Battle Boxing (TurboGrafx-16)
Want to know what else has been available to us PAL gamers these past few weeks? Just check out past editions of VC Friday here, as read exclusively by Wii Fanboy's most intelligent, good-looking readers.