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Indie Retro News: Death Strike - A demo of a rather cool looking shoot em up by Darkbits

Death Strike - Stylish R-Type-esque old School Arcade Shoot-em-up!

The PC And The Re-Rise Of The Shoot-'em-up

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The shoot'em up genere all but died in North America when 3D graphics were taking over console gaming. During the 5th generation, you saw a few like ...

If you mention this series to your gaming friends and they don't recognize it offhand, try mispronouncing it “Ray-den” (a la the original Mortal Kombat's ...

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Top 10 Indie Shoot-'Em-Ups of 2012

If you're looking for a beat 'em up with a horror theme, this is for you. Dracula, werewolves, Frankenstein, zombies, it's all here. It's fun seeing the ...

Here are our picks for the top 60 underrated PlayStation One games for the console that changed home gaming as we know it.

Fighting Force is a 3D scrolling beat 'em up in the same style as Sega's Street of Rage, and earlier classics like Final Fight and Renegade.

This game features an interesting theme. You're fighting against poachers. That's right. It's a beat 'em up for all you animal lovers out there.

The style in Caladrius Blaze is of typical Asian style, beautiful character design with good use of colours and style and there are lots of characters to ...

Ask a well-traveled shmupper to name some examples of shooters that were “ahead of their time”: you're certain to hear him rattle off a number of entries ...

Capcom has a lot of great and well known arcade beat 'em ups. This is possibly their most obscure one however. It's a rare game only released in Japan and ...

So ...

Super Hydorah - An unmissable Shoot 'em up is coming 20th September!

This is a pretty solid beat 'em up that looks and sounds like something Capcom could have put out on the Super Nintendo years ago, or maybe the Neo Geo ...

5 Gunbird (AKA Mobile Light Force) / Strikers 1945 II

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A visit to Galloping Ghost, the largest video game arcade in the USA

You know, I think Cybattler really WAS on to something, in more ways than one. Sitting back and sending waves of projectile doom at one's enemies from the ...

DoDonPachi Resurrection

Pinball Arcade

The Denjin Makai series features one of the largest movesets of the genre. You can play through the games without even using every move at your disposal.

An arcade cabinet over a background of asteroids in rings around a planet. The Asteroids

The 30 greatest video games that time forgot

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Underrated SNES Games

Nex Machina review – a pure, brilliant shoot-'em-up | Games | The Guardian

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If you are a true fan of classic arcade shooting games (also known as shoot 'em up / SHMUPs / bullet hell / galaxy space shooters / STG), you need to play ...

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Top 25 Arcade/Bullethell Shooter Games for iOS & Android 2016

The 50 Best First-Person Shooters of All Time

Metal Slug 3 for Android

Best arcade games for Android

Ninja Gaiden II – not what you'd call a casual game

The graphics and gameplay feel very 1989 at times which is not a bad thing at all, everything is 60fps and polished in a way that makes games like Raiden V ...

... Galaxy shooter - Space Attack

This game played like a Streets of Rage game and features sprites resembling characters from SNK's King of Figher series. It was a fun beat 'em up in its ...

Versus City (above) is the only place here where one can play retro arcade

Deathsmiles (Arcade), 2007

Top 10 PlayStation Shoot 'em Ups

Its name hasn't remained in the public eye to the extent that some others have, but this is the point where the shmup as we know it began to emerge in ...

The idea of playing a beat 'em up ...

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Here's a decidedly strange arcade action game from Irem, which is actually a spin-off of a larger series of Japanese, Lemmings-like puzzle titles called ...

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As great as these shooting games are for challenging our skills and killing time, there may have been other action-packed games that flew under our radar.

A Dreamcast classic, this shoot 'em up assumes an alternate reality WWII with the German and Allied forces' roles (or at least your part in them) ...

Speaking of which, whenever developers take it upon themselves to “borrow” each others' ideas, it's always a tense moment for their fans, as the odds always ...

The Splatterhouse series enjoyed some success in its time, but it rarely comes up when people discuss great beat 'em ups. That's a shame.

Japanese developer Compile was responsible for some classic shooting games, most memorably Musha Aleste on the Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis).

Wipeout XL - racing on desert track

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While most of the games we've covered here so far can claim at least a nominal amount of genre recognition or name-drop a storied developer on their resumes ...

Einhander - shooting at enemies

There's no shortage of tanks to choose from in World of Tanks Blitz, but you can only pick one at a time, so make sure it fits your style of fighting.

The Gold Of The Aztecs (1990)

I fell in love with them again.

This game doesn't seem quite as well known as other Sega beat 'em ups like Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and Altered Beast.

Deep in the grimiest recesses of a diner foyer, movie theater lobby, or bowling alley, we've all seen it: that incredibly generic-looking no-name shooter ...

If there's a single genre that defines the video game, it might be the first-person shooter. Think about it. When a TV show wants to have a gamer character, ...

Elemental Master's really just another up-the-screen shooter, but it also happens to be a really good ...

One of Capcom's most overlooked releases, Rival Schools is a great example of the 3D one-on-one brawler. Set in typically colorful Japanese-style schools, ...

Not to be confused with Arabian Magic by Taito, Arabian Fight is one of Sega's lesser known arcade games and one of the few beat 'em ups featuring an ...

I doubt that very many out there have ever so much as name-dropped developer Face, who finally petered out around the return of the century; moreover, ...

Galactic Nemesis

Overall, it's got a bit of a Dead Trigger 2 vibe to it, though Fatal Raid certainly has its own merits.

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It's important to note that this game is on this list for its original Japanese arcade version and the Super Famicom release. The World arcade version is ...

This decent yet unremarkable shooter is livened up by some of the most bizarre and downright brilliant creature designs you'll see on the Genesis.

This great time-killer straps you onto a giant robot and pits you against other players in squad-based combat with a straightforward objective: Either hold ...

Graphics are a little dated, but Call of Mini's drawn-on style offsets this by giving it the aura of a game that's not to be taken too seriously.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - walking on rooftop

The third-person shooter format makes it easier to find proper cover and gives you the ability to perform rolls to help avoid incoming fire.

CRTs waiting to be repaired or recycled into another cabinet.

Final Fantasy Tactics - 'I became God'

Metal Slug 3 for Android

How Steam brought shmups out of arcades and into a new PC renaissance | PC Gamer

By duking it out with your opponents in various objective-based game modes, such as team deathmatch and conquest, you can credits that are spent to unlock ...

Space 781 - A different style of retro tastic Space Invaders. Game Type : Arcade, Shoot em up

This picture shows gameplay of a shoot 'em up.

Japanese players at a shoot 'em up arcade in Akihabara, Tokyo. (2017)

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Mega Man Legends - firing up at a structure

Vagrant Story - targeting an enemy

Guacamelee! is a brawling-based game based on luchadors fashioned after a Metroid-style adventure game.

This game is based on the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime. It's pretty faithful to the show and has a nice visual style mixing anime and hand drawn, ...

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