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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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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Soldier Blade
Soldier Blade is a scrolling shooter video game released for the TurboGrafx-16 system (known as the PC Engine in Japan). It is the fourth game in the Star Soldier series and the last one for TurboGra...
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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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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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Asterax
Asterax is a Macintosh adaptation of the classic shoot 'em up Asteroids, unique for its addition of a monetary element that can be used to purchase persistent power-ups and score bonuses. It was creat...
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Xain'd Sleena
Xain'd Sleena (ザインドスリーナ) is a two genre Platformer and side-scrolling arcade videogame released in 1986. It was released on home computers under the name "Soldier of Light".
The main character...
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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Mr. Heli
Mr. Heli, fully titled in Japan as Mr. HELI no Daibōken (Mr.HELIの大冒険, "Mr. Heli's Great Adventure") and known in North America as Battle Chopper, is a 1987 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up arcade g...
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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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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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Lunar Leepers
Lunar Leepers, also released as Lunar Leeper, is a 1982 video game written by Chuckles (Chuck Bueche) and published under Sierra On-Line's SierraVision label.The game takes place on the planet Opthama...
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List of Touhou Project characters
This is a list of the characters that belong to the Touhou Project, a series of games by ZUN from Team Shanghai Alice. Most Touhou characters reside in a fictional realm called Gensokyo, where humans ...
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Iridion 3D
Iridion 3D is a quasi-3D rail shooter video game developed by Shin'en. A launch title for the Game Boy Advance portable game console, it was released in North America on May 29, 2001 and in Europe on ...
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Exzeal
Exzeal is a Japanese shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Triangle Service, a small Japanese videogame development company. It is the sequel to Trizeal; like its predecessor, it runs on the Sega NAOM...
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