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6 Lylat Wars
27 Growing popularity GermanEnglishFrench Shoot'em up | 4 players | 1997

rating

5 /5

Fox McCloud returns to once again rid evil from the Lylat System in this 64-bit remake of the SNES hit. The main aim of the game is to fly your Arwing through many levels of deadly enemies and huge end bosses with three wingmen (Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, and Falco Lombardi) following to help you o...
2 Space Megaforce
25 Growing popularity French Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1992

rating

5 /5

"Space Megaforce". The game's thrilling speed is its most attractive feature. The enemy movements are fast. Your shots and the enemies' shots are fast. Finally, the scrolling is fast. The screen filled with battle action just overflows with high speed shooting excitement. On top of that there is the...
Star Wars : Rogue Squadron
24 Growing popularity GermanEnglishFrench Action - Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1998

rating

5 /5

Take on the Empire as Luke Skywalker in one of the N64's first Star Wars games. Fly through 15 levels as well as discovering 3 hidden levels. Craft include: X-Wing and Snowspeeder, also the Millennium Falcon makes an appearance and is flyable. Fly against the evil Empire! As Luke Skywalker, co-fo...
Metal Slug 6
23 Decreasing popularity Japanese Action - Platformer - Shoot'em up | 2 players | 2006

rating

5 /5

The seventh main game in the series stays close to the fast-paced 2D side-scrolling shooting gameplay of the original, but with a few enhancements. The storyline is reminiscent of Metal Slug 2, X, and 3, as it focuses on the Rebel-Martian alliance where the team, with the help of the Rebels, had to ...
2 Space Invaders
21 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1978

rating

5 /5

Earth is under attack from rows of bomb dropping aliens, and you need to defend it! The rows of aliens begin at the top of the screen, and you control a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen. Your goal is to earn points by shooting the aliens before they can land. The aliens march back and forth,...
Galaga
19 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player

rating

4 /5

Move the fighters right and left and defend against the missiles and suicide attacks of the Galaga aliens and the Galaga Commander through infinite levels of play - with every third level having a challenging stage! Retrieve captured fighters from the descending Galaga Commander tractor-beam and dou...
4 DoDonPachi
19 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1996

rating

5 /5

DoDonPachi is an Action game, published by Atlus/Cave, which was released in Japan in 1996.
Ikaruga
18 Decreasing popularity Japanese Shoot'em up | 2 players | 2002

rating

5 /5

Vertical shoot-em-up ported from the Naomi Arcade version. Ikaruga is more or less a sequel to Radiant Silvergun by Treasure, on the Sega Saturn. Based on a two-colors system, the player has to switch between the black & white sides of his ship during gameplay. The black side is immune to black e...
2 Galaga
17 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1981

rating

5 /5

Take control of a fighter space craft and shoot down the invading aliens. Watch out for the swooping motherships, which will try to steal your fighter. Rescue captured fighters to double your firepower. Earn Perfect Bonuses as you battle your way through wave after wave in different challenging stag...
Strikers 1945 III
16 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1999

rating

5 /5

Strikers 1945 III is an Action game, published by Psikyo, which was released in 1999.
R-Type II
16 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1989

rating

5 /5

The inevitable sequel to the hugely-successful original finds the evil Bydo Empire once again intent on the destruction of all mankind. The infamous Beam Weapon and Pod Laser make a welcome return, as do the beautifully rendered, organic-looking levels. R-type II doesn't do anything that the origina...
StarWing
16 Growing popularity French Shoot'em up - Simulation | 1 player | 1993

rating

5 /5

StarWing, ou StarFox dans la version originale, est le premier jeu à apporter des graphismes en 3D sur Super Nintendo. Aux commandes des Arwing, les nouveaux vaisseaux de l'équipe Star Fox, vous devrez défendre le système planétaire Lylat contre les troupes de l'Empereur Andross. Vous êtes pour cela...
R-Type
15 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1987

rating

4 /5

The galaxy is in deep peril: foul creatures from the evil Bydo Empire have warped across space to invade and conquer our planet! There is only one hope for victory. The Earth Defense League has chosen you to pilot R-9, a nuclear-powered space fighter that can cut through invading aliens faster than ...
4 Thunder Force IV
14 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1992

rating

5 /5

The Galaxy Federation has defeated the forces of the Orn Empire. But the former allies of Orn have united into a single powerful army known as Vios. The Galaxy Federation attacks their headquarters on the planet Aceria, but loses the battle. They then develop a new fighter spacecraft, the FIRE LEO-0...
Aero Fighters 2
13 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1994

rating

5 /5

Up in the skies above 8 countries, control one of 8 fighters and join the sonic dogfight! With 4 level shooting and special weapons, blow out your enemies!
2 Axelay
13 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1992

rating

4 /5

Mysterious aliens have invaded the Earth-like planet of Corliss, slowly draining the planet's resources. Take control of the prototype Axelay ship and use its wide range of advanced weaponry to battle enemy forces. Play through multiple stages of action --from other planets to space stations -- all ...
Gradius III
11 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1991

rating

4 /5

The gentle Gradians thought they were cured of Bacterion's contemptible curse after generation of germ-free living. Guess again. That wretched fiend is once again wreaking havoc on Gradius and the surrounding planets. It's your destiny to put an end to it. Unless maybe you think life as an amoeba wo...
1 Galaxian
11 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1979

rating

5 /5

The Galaxian Fleet has invaded and it's up to you to stop them. There's two-way action in this game; as you fire at them, they're firing back at you! All that is required of you is quick reflexes and an accurate aim. Can you destroy the Galaxian Fleet before they destroy you?
1942
11 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1984

rating

3 /5

1942... you and daring fighter pilot "Super Ace" are engaged in realistic, thrilling and challenging high-flying battles with the enemy. Over land, on the sea and in the air, your own skill and dexterity... combined with Super Ace's flying mastery, duel enemy pilots in fighter and bomber craft. 1942...
1 Blazing Star
11 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1998

rating

5 /5

Suite du très célèbre Pulstar, et donc lointain descendant, dans l'esprit, de la série R-Type, Blazing Star apporte à un style horizontal à la conception classique la frénésie des manic shooter de nouvelle génération. Quand vous avez perdu dans le jeu s'affiche sur l'écran "You fail it! Your skil...
Gradius
9 Growing popularity French Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1986

rating

4 /5

The people of Gradius are in trouble. The ameoboid Bacterions have launched an all out attack against the planet, and it's up to you to fly into battle and save them. Along the way you'll be able to power up your ship with hyper speed, force fields, lasers, missiles, double beam cannons and more to ...
Aero Fighters 3
9 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1995

rating

4 /5

The third game in this excellent series adheres to the solid shoot-em-up template set down by its predecessors. The player takes on the role of a Jet Fighter aircraft pilot whose mission is to combat world terrorism. The object of the game is to fly from country to country and destroy all opposition...
U.N. Squadron
9 Decreasing popularity French Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1991

rating

5 /5

Side-scrolling shoot-em-up, in a similar style to such games as Gradius, R-Type and Scramble. The aim is to wipe out the enemy, which has gathered around the allied airspace of 'Area 88', in a series of military aircraft-based scenarios. You choose one of three unique pilots; Shin Kazama, Micky Schy...
Radiant Silvergun
9 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1998

rating

5 /5

Radiant Silvergun, restored by Treasure, is now available! The shoot em up gameplay that made this a legend remains unchanged, but a hidden "Ikaruga-style" shooting mode gives everyone something new. Previously only available in Japan, Radiant Silvergun on Xbox LIVE Arcade also provides leaderboards...
Island Hopper
8 Growing popularity English Action - Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1998

rating

4 /5

Classic style plane shooter. Move up a vertical scrolling environment and shoot anything that moves.
R-Type III : The Third Lightning
8 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1994

rating

5 /5

It was believed on Earth that the deadly BYDO Empire had been destroyed--but now they've returned, as nasty as ever. Their ships and armies are more powerful than before, and Earth will surely be conquered unless the new R-90 ship can destroy them. Powered with engines that launch it into different ...
3 R-Type
8 Growing popularity French Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1988

rating

4 /5

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot 'em up best known for its extremely tough and strategic gameplay. You control the R-9 spaceship as it launches a last-ditch effort to repel the evil Bydo empire. The R-9 comes equipped as standard with a small gun which can only take down the smallest of enemies w...
3 Panzer Dragoon
8 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1995

rating

5 /5

One thousand years into the future, you live in constant fear of the Dark Dragon and his giant cyborg insect armies. Armed with a deadly weapon from the ancient past and the guidance of your armored blue dragon, you must save your people from endless swarms of deadly foes. Fulfill your destiny and k...
19XX : The War Against Destiny
8 Steady popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1995

rating

5 /5

19XX: The War Against Destiny is an Action game, developed and published by Capcom, which was released in 1995.
Choplifter
8 Growing popularity English Action - Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1985

rating

5 /5

Man a chopper in the nation's top action adventure. Pockets of international hostages are trapped. All across the world. In the Middle East. In the South Seas. And in a secret base somewhere in a cavern. You man a helicopter rescue team. And your job is to take your helicopter down, rescue the hosta...
Three Wonders
7 Decreasing popularity English Action - Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1991

rating

5 /5

Three Wonders is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by Capcom, which was released in Japan in 1991.
1 Sexy Parodius
7 Growing popularity Japanese Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1996

rating

5 /5

Sexy Parodius is the fourth game in the series. As one of the members of Parodius Team, you must stop a lecherous octopus and his army from hoarding a huge treasure mound for their own no-good deeds. Featuring several classic Parodius cast members (including sexy bunny sisters Hikaru and Akane, Tako...
StarWing
7 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1993

rating

5 /5

In the distant Lylat star system, imagine yourself at the controls of a futuristic, heavily armed, space fighter - Arwing. Lead the counter-attack on an invasion force of hundreds of alien tanks, fighter ships, laser gun emplacements and super battleships. Maneuver at warp speed through fog-enshroud...
Zero Gunner
7 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1997
In the near future, scientists working for the powerful Asian conglomerate known as Igem have discovered a new energy source. Refusing to share their technique with the rest of the world, Igem eventually developed a weather control machine named ONI, which they intend to use for the purpose of globa...
2 Gynoug
7 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1991

rating

5 /5

You are Wor, a winged battle master with the power to hurl bolts of energy and control the magical forces of nature. Your planet has been taken over by some of the most hideous creatures ever known! Crush these dangerous creatures and free the planet!
Zero Gunner 2
7 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 2001

rating

5 /5

Zero Gunner 2 is an Action game, published by Psikyo, which was released in Japan in 2001.
Choplifter III
7 Growing popularity English Action - Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1994

rating

5 /5

Choplifter III is an Action game, developed by Beam Software and published by Victor Interactive Software, which was released in 1994.
Superman
7 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1988

rating

4 /5

The sinister Lex Luthor is at it again! With his powerful weapon, the LEXOSKEL-5000, he'll stop at nothing to destroy the Man of Steel and take control of Metropolis. But now, you as Superman must come to the rescue in a battle against evil spanning land, air and sea. Take on the mysterious Shadow W...
1 1944 : The Loop Master
7 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 2000

rating

4 /5

1944: The Loop Master is an Action game, developed by Eighting/Raizing and published by Capcom, which was released in 2000.
Twinkle Star Sprites
6 Growing popularity English Party game - Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1997

rating

5 /5

Twinkle Star Sprites is an Action game, developed by ADK and published by SNK, which was released in Japan in 1996.
1 StarFox Assault
6 Decreasing popularity GermanEnglishSpanishFrenchItalian Action - Shoot'em up | 4 players | 2005

rating

5 /5

Team Star Fox is back for more intense combat as they engage a new threat by air and by land. A few years after disaster was barely averted on Dinosaur Planet, Lylat Central Command gets wind of a new threat spreading throughout the solar system. The Star Fox team--composed of classic team members F...
Truxton
6 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1989

rating

4 /5

The evil Dogurava, commander of an alien army known as the Gidans, is attacking the planet Borogo. The army uses five giant asteroids as fortresses for the invasion. After surviving an attack on an orbiting cargo barge, a lone pilot takes the only remaining fighter craft and embarks on a suicide mis...
Phoenix
6 Decreasing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1980
As commander of the desert crawler, Phoenix, your mission is bizarre yet vital. Flocks of fierce, mutating birds protect a giant spacecraft that is slowly draining your planet's resources. Shoot through the birds to reach the spaceship and stop the parasite within.
Assault Wing
6 Growing popularity English Action - Shoot'em up | 4 players | 1998

rating

3 /5

Assault Wing is a fast-paced multiplayer action game. Up to four players fly their ships in cave-like two-dimensional arenas and shoot each other. They can choose from 10 different spaceships, many arenas and dozens of weapons to blow friends away with. No AI opponents are provided. Arenas feature ...
Duke Nukem II
6 Growing popularity English Action - Platformer - Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1993
Duke Nukem II is a platform game and a sequel to Duke Nukem. While giving an interview on TV, the famous muscular hero Duke Nukem is captured by the evil Rigelatins, who intend to use his brain for conquering Earth. Duke easily escapes his prison cell. Now he has to make his way through four episode...
Urban Strike
6 Growing popularity English Action - Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1994

rating

5 /5

Urban Strike is the third in EA's long running series of helicopter action games. An evil genius named H. R. Malone has started a cult and managed to gather millions of followers. Malone is using his influence and wealth to build a super weapon with which he will overthrow the government. You will o...
Alpha Mission II
6 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 1991

rating

3 /5

In the year 2525 space is again threatened. Only the legendary Super Jet Plane SYD can defeat the invading armada and destroy the Fulvalence Groma. Alpha Mission II is a top-down, vertically-scrolling shooter and the sequel to Alpha Mission. When the game starts the player picks two armors for th...
Super R-Type
6 Steady popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1991

rating

4 /5

Super R-Type is an Action game, developed and published by Irem, which was released in Japan in 1991.
Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - Class of 1981
6 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 2 players | 2004
Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga: Class of 1981 is an Action game, developed and published by Namco, which was released in 2001.
After Burner II
6 Growing popularity English Shoot'em up | 1 player | 1990

rating

4 /5

After Burner II is an updated re-release of After Burner. Besides extra levels, a few new enemies, a few touches at the soundtrack and more disposable missiles, the biggest addition is the ability to slow down or speed up manually. The rest of the gameplay remains identical. Despite being called ...
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