Category description: Now referred to as "shoot-em-ups" or the short form "shmups", these often sci-fi based games can be the ultimate test of a player's reflexes. "Bullet hell" games fill the screen with projectiles and other obstacles, as the player attempts to navigate their ship among them, blasting everything on screen.
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Tyrian

Tyrian is a shooting game that is somewhat similar to the Apogee offering "Raptor: Call of the Shadows". The object is, … VIEW

UFO Invasion

Views: 3,4471997SharewareSpace Shooting Megablast
UFO Invasion is a simple Space Invaders style shooting game. You move your space ship around near the bottom of the … VIEW

Ultra Violent Worlds

Views: 4,1641998DemoSpace Shooting Vorlon Software
Ultra Violent Worlds is not as violent as it sounds. It's a vertically scrolling shooting in a similar vein to Raptor … VIEW

Vanguard Ace

Vanguard Ace certainly is impressive on a technical level! It's a vertical shoot-em-up with lots of fancy planes, tanks, … VIEW

Viper

Views: 4,8421986FreewareSpace Shooting Robert Kemmetmueller
Viper is a very simple text-mode shmup from 1986. You face wave after wave of enemy ships, and you blast 'em while … VIEW

World Quest

Views: 6,1741993Full versionSpace Shooting WordUp Software Productions
World Quest is not an RPG or strategy game as you might expect from its name; rather it's a shoot-em-up. I think today … VIEW

Xatax

Views: 10,2511994SharewareSpace Shooting Pixel Painters
Xatax is a sidescrolling space shooting game from Pixel Painters, a mostly unknown but very talented group of shareware … VIEW

Xerix

Views: 7,2421992FreewareSpace Shooting Brendan Reville
Xerix is a shoot-em-up which looks a little like Xevious flipped 90 degrees. You pilot your mighty (tiny) spaceship as … VIEW

Xerix 2: The Caverns of Mars

Views: 3,9011994Full versionSpace Shooting Brendan Reville
Xerix II is the sequel to the original Xerix game. It contains the same impressive parallax scrolling as the first game, … VIEW

Xolo

Views: 7,6791993SharewareSpace Shooting Eric & Mark Riel
I like this game! It's quite similar to the classic Star Castle arcade game. You fly your little ship around the screen … VIEW

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