Dear Vertical Shooter Pilots,

Ever wonder if there was a game out there beyond GigaWing that will push your imagined skills to the limit? Don’t worry, it’s Radio Zonde. The game launches many complex firing patterns that will often seem impossible to escape from. Here’s a screenshot, the red splash is me dying:

Radio Zonde Screenshot

These are the requirements for playing Radio Zonde:

REQUIRE: CPU 800Mhz
MEM 128M
VRAM 4M TO 8M(16BIT OR 32BITMODE)
OS WIN9X
SOUND WAVE 44100hz 16BIT STEREO

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4 responses to “Dear Vertical Shooter Pilots,

  1. I’d like to add that the game offers six different fighters and generally uses keys z, x, c, space, and the directional keys.

  2. I’ve recently learned that the z and x keys can be used in combination to use special ship moves.

    z – first fire pattern
    x – second fire pattern
    c – special move
    z+x – second special

    Some ships can continue to execute z+x specials with cool down times while others use shields to power their special. The ships who draw from their shields usually have devastating specials.

  3. Here is a thread from Shmups forum that contains interesting details of Radio Zonde’s ships.

  4. I think this was mentioned in the Shmups thread, but when you select a ship and choose replay you can watch your last run with that particular ship. I thought that was very useful to study my own patterns along with enemy patterns.

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