What is SHUMP Master you ask? Let me explain.
I started this series with the sole desire to record high quality, no death (or 1CC as some call it) runs of various SHMUPS. I wanted to utterly and completely master these games, on the hardest difficulty, without cheating, the old fashioned way, with a lot of practice and patience. I also wanted to capture these runs ONLY on original hardware and in the highest quality possible. In order to do this, I purchased an Elgato capture device which captures footage in 1080p, 30fps. I then purchased SCART cables for my older consoles and a SCART to HDMI converter. This enables me to capture the runs in nearly the same picture quality that you would get from using an emulator. So far so good.
If this is your first episode of SHMUP Master, you may have noticed that it is in fact, Episode 2. That is because Episode 2 is what I would consider my first REAL video.
For my first video, I played an old, obscure Sega Genesis SHMUP called Whip Rush. It was a difficult game and it took me nearly 2 months of practice to pull it off. By the time I was done, I just wanted to put up the run on YouTube and be done with it. Although, I did somehow manage to put together a little intro that included a text scroll and some static images. These acted as my introduction, but frankly, I still think it was lame. If you want to look on the bright side though, at least I was able to achieve my goal of finishing the game without dying.
So with episode 2, I wanted to up the ante. At first, I figured I would just do a nice intro sequence. Then, I figured I would do a short segment on the history of the game. But one thing kept leading to another until I ended up with a 13 minute “produced” segment before my run. And in the process, I ended up teaching myself how to edit video! The results of my two month toil are below.
I have included my fully produced video with the entire no death run, and my original run without commentary or any extras. I hope you enjoy the videos!
Skip Intro and Start Video
History of the Thunder Force Series
Music and Different Port Comparisons
Fun With Hilarious Voice Samples
HUGE Death Montage!
Start of No Death Run