The History of COMPILE Shoot ‘Em Ups Have your heard of Compile? One of the greatest developers of STGs in history? What is a Compile Shooter? What shooting games ( #Shmups ) did they make? Are they still making games? How was Compile involved in the M2 Aleste Collection just released on the Switch and PS4?
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Find out in this comprehensive A-Z history. From the MSX to the Sega Master System, to the Mega Drive, PC Engine, and Super Nintendo, Compile released some of the most well known Shoot Em Ups of the 80s and 90s. Musha Aleste, Blazing Lazers (Gunhed), Space Megaforce (Super Aleste), Spriggan, Power Strike II, Guardian Legend, Zanac, Gun Nac, the Game Gear Aleste games and more, Compile was prolific. A complete history including the formation of Raizing by ex-Compile and Toaplan staff, and the incredible games they created like Battle Garegga. Contract work for other developers like Hudson Soft (NEC) and Naxat, porting classics like RType and Devil’s Crush. Oh yes, and some series called Puyo Puyo. Find out what made Compile so unique and my favorite developer of #shootemups of the era. And what are they up to today? From the new M2 Aleste Collection to the upcoming Aleste Branch and more.
00:00 - Compile Rocks!
01:32 - It’s about Speed
03:44 - Guns, lots of guns
05:32 - Masters of the Shooterverse
09:29 - Music to Shmup by
11:14 - Humble Beginnings
12:01 - Enter the ZANAC
13:18 - ALESTE Begins, Sega and the MSX
17:14 - Rude Breaker NEC PC98
19:08 - Power Strikes Back, the Sega love continues
20:17 - MUSHA, nuf’ said
22:47 - Revenge of the NES, Gun Nac and Guardian Legend
24:30 - Blazing Spriggans, Obey PC Engine
26:51 - Super Again, Super Aleste on Super Nintendo
29:22 - Gaming the Gear (GG Aleste Series and GG Aleste 3)
30:28 - Robo Arigato, Aleste Roboto (Sega CD Robo Aleste)
32:35 - The Late Years (Spriggan Mark 2 and Sylphia PC Engine)
35:06 - The RISE of RAIZING
37:35 - Final Swan Song (Zanac X Zanac and Neo)
38:43 - Shmup Masters for Hire
40:03 - COMPILE Today!
Rude Breaker Gameplay courtesy of ShmupsBR
Sorcerer Striker Gameplay by Chinopolis
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