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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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Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom

Views: 4,4311994SharewareSpace Shooting Pop Software
Nice name, eh? It certainly caught your attention! This space shooting game has pretty VGA graphics and smooth gameplay. … VIEW

Island Hopper

Views: 2,6711996SharewareSpace Shooting PLBM Games
Island Hopper is a mostly generic shooting game in which you fly a plane over various terrain and blast your enemies in … VIEW

Katharsis

Katharsis (aka Blaster!) is a shooting game similar to the arcade classic Defender. Like Defender, your ship travels … VIEW

Kiloblaster

Views: 2,9701992SharewareSpace Shooting Epic Megagames
If you're a fan of Galaxian (or its sequel Galaga) you may want to check out Kiloblaster. This simple shooter seems … VIEW

Lacewing

Views: 1,7892003FreewareSpace Shooting Linley Henzell
Lacewing is a space shooting game inspired by many past arcade classics, which according to the game's author(s) include … VIEW

Last of the Free

Views: 2,2171993SharewareSpace Shooting Adrian Page
Although it never mentions the name of the game that it unabashedly copies, Last of the Free is a Defender clone. If … VIEW

Major Stryker

Views: 3,9691993Full 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: 2,7852000FreewareSpace 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: 3,2511992SharewareSpace 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

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