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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Last of the Free

Views: 7,8941993SharewareSpace 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

Machine Nation

Views: 2,5751996SharewareSpace 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: 13,7361993Full 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: 4,9252001FreewareSpace 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: 4,7711991SharewareSpace 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: 3,6002019FreewareSpace 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: 9,7722000FreewareSpace Shooting Free Lunch Design
Operation Spacehog is an enjoyable, well-designed and playable SHMUP. The game scrolls horizontally from left to right, … VIEW

Operation Vulture 3: Cyber Chopper

Views: 2,4651993SharewareSpace Shooting H/M Software
Cyber Chopper (full name "Operation Vulture 3: Cyber Chopper, The Return of Vulture") is a horizontally scrolling … VIEW

Operation Vulture IV: Escape from Station 7

Views: 2,2491996Full versionSpace Shooting H/M Software
Escape from Station 7 (full name "Operation Vulture IV: Escape from Station 7") is a horizontally scrolling shooting … VIEW

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