Shmup Input Lag Database

*Consistency Explanation*

I don’t like using number like 6.5 or 6.25 frames because that kind of misrepresents how input lag works. A game cannot perform an action between frames, the action either occurs on frame 6 or frame 7. Using figures 6.5 represents that half the time the action occurs on frame 6 and the other half on frame 7, but this is kind of vague which is why I added the consistency rating. It clarifies how often a game is hitting the input with the lowest amount of input lag. Most games are actually consistent about what frames they respond on (hence 100%), but some games do alternate in responsiveness for whatever reason. 

My methodology and how I test for lag/my equipment setup:       (link)

Examples of what my lag test results look like:                               (link)

*: additional entries by Zaarock with a similar setup

Shmup Input Lag Data

Platform Game Input Lag Frames Switch Input Lag (Wired to Dock) Consistancy% Vsync Monitor Type Input Type
Nintendo Switch Azure Reflections 5 (Wireless) 6 (Wired) 50% (or 5.5f) Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Blazing Star 5 6 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Danmaku Unlimited 3 4 5 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Darius Cosmic Collection 4 5 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Devil Engine 4 5 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Esp.Ra.De. Psi 4 5 100% Console Handheld Mode (Same as CRT) Hori Split Pad PAro Built in Light
Dragon Blaze (City Connection) 7 8 100% Console Handheld Mode Hori Split Pad Pro Built in Light
Gunbird 6 7 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Gunbird II 6 7 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Ikaruga 4 5 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Mushihimesama 3 4 100% Console CRT (VGA) Brooks Universal Board
Rival Megagun 6 7 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Sisters Royale 6 7 100% Console Handheld Mode Hori Split Pad Pro Built in Light
Strikers 1945 (City Connection) 7 8 100% Console Handheld Mode Hori Split Pad Pro Built in Light
Strikers 1945 II (City Connection) 7 8 100% Console Handheld Mode Hori Split Pad Pro Built in Light
Strikers 1945 II (ZeroDiv) 7 8 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Strikers 1945 III (City Connection) 6 7 100% Console Handheld Mode Hori Split Pad Pro Built in Light
Thunder Force Collection 3 4 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
Windows PC Blue Revolver 2 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Hori VX-SA (360)
Crimson Clover World Iginition 4 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Hori VX-SA (360)
Danmaku Unlimited 3 3 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Ultimate Board
Dodonpachi (ShmupArch) 2 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Ultimate Board
DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu (Steam) 3 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Ultimate Board
DoDonPachi DaiOuJou Black Label + (Xenia) 3 50% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Ultimate Board
Deathsmiles (Steam) 3 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Ultimate Board
Deathsmiles (Xenia) 3 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Ultimate Board
Devil Engine 3 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Hori VX-SA (360)
Mushihimesama (Steam) 3 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Ultimate Board
Mushihimesama Futari (Xenia 360 Emu) 2 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Hori VX-SA (360)
ring^-27 2 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Ultimate Board
StellaVanity* 3 100% OFF (Timer), Stabilization OFF CRT (VGA) Hori EX-SE (360)
ZeroRanger 2 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Hori VX-SA (360)
ShmupArch Armed Police Batrider 3 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Universal Board
Battle Garegga (To Match Saturn) 3 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Universal Board
Dodonpachi 2 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Brooks Universal Board
Ketsui 2 100% FREESYNC!! IPS Monitor LG 34GK950 Gaming Monitor (144fps) Hori VX-SA (360)
Ketsui 2 100% OFF CRT (VGA) Hori VX-SA (360)
Xbox 360 Akai Katana 4 25% 4.75 (Just like SDOJ) Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Deathsmiles 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Deathsmiles II 4 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu Black Label 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
DoDonPachi DaiOuJou Black Label + 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou 4 25% 4.75 (5f during middle of stage, 4 at beginning and end with no enemies on screen.) Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Espgaluda II 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Guwange 4 25% 4.75 (Just like SDOJ) Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Ikaruga 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Ketsui 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Muchi Muchi Pork 4 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Mushihimesama 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Mushihimesama Futari 2 100% No Vsync (0) (In Extra Options) CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Mushihimesama Futari 3 100% Default (Set to "1" in options menu) CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Pink Sweets 5 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Radiant Silvergun 4 100% Console CRT (VGA) Hori EX-SE (360)
Raiden IV 4 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Raiden Fighters Aces 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
PS4 Battle Garegga Rev 2016 Lag Reduction ON 4 100% Console CRT (VGA) Fighting Commander 4
Battle Garegga Rev 2016 Lag Reduction OFF 6 100% Console CRT (VGA) Fighting Commander 4
Ketsui Deathtiny Lag reduction ON (No point in turning it off) 3 100% Console CRT (VGA) Fighting Commander 4
PCB Ketsui (PGM) 2 100% On (Hardware) CRT (S-Video) Hori VX-SA (360)
Aka & Blue Type-R 1.1.0 (exA-Arcadia)* 5 100% On (Hardware) CRT (DVI -> VGA) Sega JVS I/O Type-2
PS2 Dodonpachi DaiOuJou (White Label) 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Padhack PS1 Pad
Sega Saturn Batsugun 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Padhack Saturn Pad
Battle Garegga 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Padhack Saturn Pad
Dodonpachi 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Padhack Saturn Pad
Radiant Silvergun 3 100% Console CRT (S-Video) Padhack Saturn Pad
GrooveyMame Dodonpachi DaiOuJou (Black Label) (6 Frame Delay ON) 3 100% OFF! CRT VGA Hori VX-SA (360)
Mushihimesama Futari (7 Frame Delay On) 4 100% OFF CRT VGA Hori VX-SA (360)
Mushihimesama Futari (7 Frame Delay On) 5 100% ON CRT VGA Hori VX-SA (360)
Kestui (5 Frame Delay) 3 100% OFF CRT VGA Brooks Universal Fight Board
Mushihimesama Futari (v.214) 4 100% OFF CRT VGA Brooks Universal Fight Board
Mushihimesama (v.214) 4 100% OFF CRT VGA Brooks Universal Fight Board
MAME (LowLatency ON) Battle Garegga 5 100% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
Deathsmiles 4 100% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
Dodonpachi 3 100% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
Dodonpachi DFK 4 100% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
Ibara 3.5 50% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
Mushihimesama 3.5 50% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
Mushi Futari 3 100% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
MAME (LowLatency OFF) Dodonpachi 4 100% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
Mushi Futari 4 100% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
Shmupmame Dodonpachi 3 100% OFF Direct Test Keyboard
Dodonpachi DaiOuJou (Black Label) [CRT EMU Driver Used] 3 100% OFF CRT VGA Hori VX-SA (360)
Ketsui [No CRT EMU Driver] 3 100% OFF CRT VGA Hori VX-SA (360)
Input Lag Frames Consistancy% Vsync Monitor Type Input Type
5 (Wireless) 50% (or 5.5f) Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
5 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
4 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
4 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
4 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
4 100% Console Handheld Mode (Same as CRT) Hori Split Pad PAro Built in Light
7 100% Console Handheld Mode Hori Split Pad Pro Built in Light
6 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
6 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
4 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
6 100% Console CRT (VGA) Padhack Pro Controller
6 100% Console Handheld Mode Hori Split Pad Pro Built in Light
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