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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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Major Stryker

Views: 2,2461993Full versionSpace Shooting Apogee Software
This is a great EGA shooting game from Apogee, who were better known for their platform games like Keen and the original … VIEW

Nebula Fighter

Nebula Figther is a little-known shoot-em-up in the style of R-Type, Gradius, and other horizontal shooters. Story? Who … VIEW

Operation Spacehog

Views: 1,2282000FreewareSpace Shooting Free Lunch Design
Operation Spacehog is an enjoyable, well-designed and playable SHMUP. The game scrolls horizontally from left to right, … VIEW

Overkill

Views: 1,6851992SharewareSpace Shooting Tech-NoirEpic Megagames
Like shooting stuff? Try Overkill, aka "OverKill: The Six-Planet Mega Blast." Despite the name, it isn't at all gory. In … VIEW

Phylox

Phylox is a simple side-scrolling shoot-em-up game from Beavis-Soft, who famously went on to develop the kart racing … VIEW

Pixelships

Views: 1,2771999FreewareSpace Shooting Kris Asick
It looks quite complicated at first, but this game is basically about shooting stuff. You select your ship, different … VIEW

Quadnet

Views: 2,1061999FreewareSpace Shooting Brainchild Design
This game presents a few interesting twists on the classic Asteroids type game. Like the original, you fly your ship … VIEW

Raptor: Call of the Shadows

I remember playing this for far too long. It's a fairly basic shooting game (gameplay-wise), however, it has nice … VIEW

Ravage

Views: 1,5281996SharewareSpace Shooting Alpha Helix Productions
Ravage is a game that is seemingly heavily influenced by Raptor and Tyrian which appeared in 1994 and 1995, … VIEW

Round 42

Views: 1,6291986FreewareSpace Shooting Elven Software Company
Round 42 is a cult-classic shooting game, which is unique mainly for its fast-paced gameplay and its unique graphical … VIEW

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