Shoot 'em up
Shoot 'em up (also known as shmup or STG) is a subgenre of the shooter genre of video games. In a shoot 'em up, the player character engages in a lone assault, often in a spacecraft or aircraft, shoot...
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Golden age of video arcade games
The golden age of arcade video games is defined as the peak era of arcade video game popularity and technological innovation. Although there is no consensus as to its exact time period, most sources p...
Darius (series)
Darius (ダライアス) is the name of a series of shoot 'em up video games developed and published by Taito. The first game was released alongside similar works such as R-Type and Gradius; even then, the ...
Gradius
The Gradius (グラディウス, Guradiusu, pronounced: Grah-dee-us) games, first introduced in 1985, make up a series of scrolling shooter video games published by Konami for a variety of portable, conso...
Parodius
The Parodius (パロディウス, Parodiusu) series is a series of horizontally scrolling shooters developed by Konami. The games are tongue-in-cheek parodies of Gradius, hence the name (Parodius is a por...
R-Type
R-Type (アール・タイプ, Āru Taipu) is a side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game produced by Irem in 1987. The player controls a space fighter named the R-9 to defend humanity against a mysterious powe...
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Thunder Force
Thunder Force (サンダーフォース, Sandā Fōsu) is a free-roaming scrolling shooter computer game released by Technosoft in 1983. It is the first game in the Thunder Force series. It was initially releas...
Xevious
Xevious (ゼビウス, Zebiusu) is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in December 1982. It runs on Namco Galaga hardware, and was designed by Masanobu Endō (who later ...
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Defender 2000
Defender 2000 is an updated remake of Eugene Jarvis's 1983 classic arcade game developed for the Atari Jaguar in 1995 by Jeff Minter.
The original 1980 Defender arcade game was one of Williams Ele...
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Airwolf (NES video game)
Airwolf is a multiplatform shooter video game based on the TV series of the same name. The game places the player in the cockpit of a helicopter (codenamed Airwolf), where the player must attempt to s...
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Sonic Boom (video game)
Sonic Boom (ソニック・ブーム, Sonikku Būmu) is a 1987 vertical scrolling shooter arcade game created by Sega.
The player, piloting an airplane fighter, begins with a single gun (as with most scrol...
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Tin Star (video game)
Tin Star is a rail shooter-type, video game software developed by Software Creations and published by Nintendo for the Super NES. It was released on November, 1994, only in North America.
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Gunbird 2
Gunbird 2 is a 2D scrolling shooter developed by Psikyo and released by Capcom in 1998 as a sequel to the original Gunbird (1994).
Seven warriors are challenged to head on a quest to find three po...
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Sopwith (video game)
Sopwith is a side scrolling shoot 'em up created by David L. Clark of BMB Compuscience in 1984. It was originally written to run on the IBM PC under DOS but there was also a port made near the time of...
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Toy Pop
Toy Pop (トイポップ, Toi Poppu) is a multi-directional shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1986. It runs on Namco Libble Rabble hardware, and was also the only game that the company r...
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Dead Space: Extraction
Dead Space: Extraction is a 2009 rail shooter and prequel to the 2008 video game Dead Space. Originally released for the Wii, it is included with the PlayStation 3 limited edition version of Dead Spac...
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Psyvariar 2
Psyvariar 2: The Will to Fabricate (サイヴァリア2: THE WILL TO FABRICATE) is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up developed by SKONEC Entertainment and distributed by Success. It is the sequel to the 200...
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Apache (video game)
Team17 Digital Ltd. is a British video game developer. They are best known for creating the Worms and Alien Breed series of games. Most of their early releases were on the Amiga home computer system a...
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Over Horizon
Over Horizon is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Hot B and Pixel for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and published by Hot B in 1991.Over Horizon comprises six stages, each of w...
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Space Hawk
Space Hawk is a video game released by Mattel for its Intellivision video game system in 1981. The game is a re-worked version of a previously planned clone of Asteroids in which the player, in a rock...
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Air Cavalry (video game)
Air Cavalry is a flight simulation video game developed by Synergistic Software. It was released by Cybersoft and GameTek for the Super NES in 1995.In the game, players control an advanced helicopter ...
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Roller Coaster Rumbler
Roller Coaster Rumbler is the first rail shooter-type video game. It was designed by Subway Software (Arnie Katz, Bill Kunkel and Joyce Worley) for British publisher Tynesoft, which published it in 19...
Starship Hector
Starship Hector, originally released as Hector'87 (ヘクター'87), is a shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Hudson Soft for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Similar to Xevious, the play...
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Dragon Saber
Dragon Saber (ドラゴンセイバー, Doragon Seibā), complete name: Dragon Saber: After Story of Dragon Spirit is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game, released by Namco in 1990; it runs on Namco Syste...
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Ghost Pilots
Ghost Pilots is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released in 1991 by SNK.
The gameplay is straightforward with elements similar to that of Capcom's 19XX games, but it is difficult eve...
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