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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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Machine Nation

Views: 9761996SharewareSpace Shooting Stephen N. Curtis
Machine Nation is a vertically scrolling shmup which is superficially similar to the often-pirated game Star Goose. … VIEW

Major Stryker

Views: 9,6571993Full 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

MegaMania-PC

Views: 2,2122001FreewareSpace Shooting Paolo Lucchesi
MegaMania-PC is a remake of the game MegaMania for the Atari 2600 (and other systems, but the author specifically … VIEW

Mustang

Views: 2,1641991SharewareSpace 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: 1,9902019FreewareSpace 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: 7,0242000FreewareSpace Shooting Free Lunch Design
Operation Spacehog is an enjoyable, well-designed and playable SHMUP. The game scrolls horizontally from left to right, … VIEW

Outer Ridge

Views: 2,1371994SharewareSpace Shooting Ticsoft
Outer Ridge is sort of a 3D interpretation of the classic Asteroids arcade game. You fly around in space and shoot … VIEW

Overkill

Views: 8,4091992SharewareSpace 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

Pet-Jet

Views: 2,5331999FreewareSpace Shooting JJSoft
Pet-Jet is a Galaxian / Galaga inspired shoot-em-up. It features high-res 640 x 480 graphics and high-intensity … VIEW

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