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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Orbots

Orbots is an obscure horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up. It boasts decent graphics and sound effects. The story is … VIEW

Outer Ridge

Views: 4,9501994SharewareSpace 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: 12,2001992SharewareSpace 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: 4,8161999FreewareSpace Shooting JJSoft
Pet-Jet is a Galaxian / Galaga inspired shoot-em-up. It features high-res 640 x 480 graphics and high-intensity … 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: 7,1711999FreewareSpace Shooting Kris Asick
It looks quite complicated at first, but this game is basically about shooting stuff. You select your ship, different … VIEW

Project X

Views: 11,5061994DemoSpace Shooting Team 17
Project X is one of the early games from developer/publisher Team 17, who at this point had already created the Alien … VIEW

Quadnet

Views: 9,7851999FreewareSpace 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

Views: 29,4131994Shareware (Full version available)Space Shooting Cygnus StudiosApogee Software
I remember playing this for far too long. It's a fairly basic shooting game (gameplay-wise), however, it has nice … VIEW

Ravage

Views: 11,5941996SharewareSpace Shooting Alpha Helix Productions
Ravage is a game that is seemingly heavily influenced by Raptor and Tyrian which appeared in 1994 and 1995, … VIEW

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