For those of you who have been following Golgotron for a while now, you may remember a little debockle that broke out amongst the crew about a year ago — “Just what the hell is a Shmup!?”
Screaming into my headphones at the prerecorded Golgocast, I was completely dumbfounded that a few people just didn’t get it, and then, even after they settled on a definition, a few decided to keep trolling forever and pretend that Gunstar Heroes is in fact a SHMUP. Although it does involve shooting ‘em up, it couldn’t be further from Shmupdom.
For those of you who have always wanted to know what a SHMUP is, here’s your answer.