Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo Reviews

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Mar 21, 2020

The games included in this offer are mostly on par with what players can expect from good, classic shoot'em up types, other than one of them which suffers from a poor performance. With its good retail price and an overall quality action gameplay, this is a fun proposal for fans of old school shoot'em up games.

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Nintendo Life
Mark MSX
Top Critic
5 / 10
Mar 7, 2020

To recap, The strengths of the new City Connection Psikyo ports are the fair price points, amounts of titles on offer, and quality of the games themselves. Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo mostly retains these same advantages as Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha, though it is debatable if the game library holds up as well overall.

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6 / 10
Feb 13, 2020

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo gathers the two Gundbird and Samurai Aces series into one friendly compilation. The danmaku genre is much more present here than in the previous Alpha version, which is a real plus for fans. Too bad the game still lacks real display and tutorial options once more.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2020

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo certainly gave me more time spent with the arcade shooter genre. I can say with absolute certainty that I have a greater appreciation for the genre than when I went into this review. I recommend it to those who have a great appreciation for arcade shooters. I also recommend it for those who are curious or would like to have a solid collection to round out their Switch library.

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Spaziogames
DottorKillex
Top Critic
7.6 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

This is an essential buy for all the shoot'em'up aficionados who are in their thirties, and a nice little collection for all the other gamers. It's just a pity that there are no extras of sort included in the digital version.

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6 / 10
Feb 11, 2020

While Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo might be slightly inferior to the Alpha collection, it's still an adequate assortment of shooters from one of the best in the business.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2020

It’s not as good as Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha, but Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo is still an interesting proposition for shoot ’em up fans.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

Other than having them all in one place, you don't really get anything extra when buying these shooters as a package, rather than individually. You might save a couple bucks purchasing all six games at once, but the better play might be to just pick and choose your favourite ones. Ultimately, Shooting Stars Bravo is a decent compilation that is disappointingly barebones, even if it can provide a pretty good time.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

In terms of the quality of its games, Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo is a slight notch below Alpha but it's still great to have 6 classic titles in 1 convenient collection. It's just too bad that it's missing any supplementary content.

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Mar 23, 2020

All in all, I really enjoyed playing through Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo. For $39.99, you get 6 distinct, entertaining and challenging games. Though I didn’t play it in TATE mode or multiplayer, I had a fun time. Thankfully, you can tweak things to make the experience more palatable to your tastes. While I miss features like galleries and sound tests, I still would highly recommend this collection. I spent probably 5 hours playing through all the games, though there’s plenty of replay value to get all those endings. The name Psikyo is legendary for good reason, and this serves as a wonderful tribute to their legacy.

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8.6 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2020

These games have introduced me to a new world of gaming that I am excited to explore further.

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Liked
Mar 8, 2020

I may be giving this game an overall good review, but I want you to understand that while as a standalone this collection is well put together I can’t help but find the mechanics of its games inferior to those in the Alpha collection. If you can get both, get them, they’re well executed ports of the main series in the Psikyo catalog. But if you can only get one, I will without hesitation recommend the Alpha collection over the Bravo.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

Overall I have to say that while I preferred Psikyo Shooting Stars - Bravo over Alpha, they are both amazing packages especially for fans of the style. Coming with different experiences in Bravo, there’s plenty to enjoy right here with some titles that both stick to the norm and others that add in just that little bit more. That is until you get to the last title that just breaks the mold all together and I couldn’t have been happier to have it in the package.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

GOOD - Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo includes six classic games of varying quality. My personal favorite was the side-scrolling shmup Samurai Aces II: Tengai, with Gunbird 1 & 2 also high up on my list. I was surprised and delighted to spend time with Gunbarich, a brick breaking Arkanoid clone. With limited lasting value this collection is still a fun time…while it lasts.

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7.1 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2020

Little that you like the genre, you will enjoy this collection enormously, so if, like the menda, you enjoy good shooting sessions and small boats, do not let this collection pass under your radar.

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75 / 100
Feb 11, 2020

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo includes another 6 classic games from the old Psikyo, which together with the other 6 Alpha games, the previous part, form a collection of the most interesting shoot'em ups, obviating Gunbarich, of course. The compilation has been compressed in two parts, instead to the three Asians, but the extras of the Gallery mode have been lost, which is not available in Western editions. If you are a fan of shoot'em ups, it is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Psikyo classics, and vertical scroll games come with the option to play them in TATE mode, which improves the experience completely.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo is another great compilation of Psikyo games, this one being better than the last due to featuring two of the best shooters Psikyo had ever released. Props and praise cannot be said enough for Tengai in particular, which is now available in a physical format for the first time in decades. On the other hand, you also have oddballs like Gunbarich, interesting looks at history such as Samurai Aces, and the weird glimpse into the dark future known as Sengoku Cannon. None of the games here are bad, even if Sengoku Cannon is horribly unbalanced for a shooter, but again, I still really feel like we should have gotten some museum material or some sort of bonus features from this compilation, rather than just a plain game select menu.

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