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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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Katharsis

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

Kiloblaster

Views: 4,6211992SharewareSpace 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

KRaptor

Views: 1,3632004FreewareSpace Shooting Kronoman
KRaptor is a freeware clone/homage of the popular Apogee Software game Raptor. The basic design and gameplay is the … VIEW

Lacewing

Views: 3,2902003FreewareSpace 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: 3,3401993SharewareSpace 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: 6,2511993Full 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

Mustang

Views: 591991SharewareSpace Shooting John Schmitt
The game's name Mustang refers to a type of plane, used frequently in WW2. The game itself is sort of an endurance … VIEW

Nacho Blaster

Views: 2062019FreewareSpace Shooting Kronoman
Nacho Blaster is a high-res (640x480) high-speed shooting game. The author notes that it was made for a friend (named … 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: 4,5982000FreewareSpace Shooting Free Lunch Design
Operation Spacehog is an enjoyable, well-designed and playable SHMUP. The game scrolls horizontally from left to right, … VIEW

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