Even with the odds stacked against them and all alone, these characters fought and sacrificed themselves to ensure a better tomorrow.
Easing the player in may work for some games but these 13 titles prefer the sink-or-swim approach with their opening levels.
Just when you thought these fights was over, these bosses unveil other new forms.
Nintendo's hybrid console is almost two years old and already boasts an awesome line-up.
The classic SHMUP is finally heading to Nintendo's hybrid platform.
Co-op and gamepad support included.