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Scrolling shoot 'em up

263 games tagged scrollingshmup.

Apart from a focus on shooting lots of enemies, this genre scrolls on a fixed axis, either automatically (like Xevious) or by player input (like Defender).

Title ↓System ↓Year ↓

263 games in database, 41 completed (16%). Year range: 1981-2024, median: 1991.
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Scramble

Scramble, March 1981@987

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Defender

Arcade, March 1981@748

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Stargate

Arcade 1981@567

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Vanguard

Arcade 1981@1538

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Battle of Atlantis

Arcade 1981@3355

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Xevious

Arcade 1982@963

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Tac/Scan

Arcade 1982@713

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River Raid

Atari 2600 1982@981

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Juno First

Arcade 1983@2648

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Planetoid

BBC Micro 1984@517

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Xevious

NES 1984@1914

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Sheep in Space

Commodore 64 1984@2326

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Gradius

Arcade 1985@969

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Tiger Heli

Arcade 1985@1465

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Terra Cresta

Arcade 1985@1638

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Star Force

NES 1985@1961

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Gun.Smoke

Arcade 1985@2619

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Terra Cresta

NES 1985@1965

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Finalizer - Super Transformation

Arcade 1985@3088

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Alpha Mission

Arcade 1985@3227

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4-D Warriors

Arcade 1985@2628

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Star Force

Sega SG-1000 1985@3726

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Salamander

Arcade 1986@988

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Gradius

NES 1986@1467

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Zanac

NES 1986@1459

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Valtric

Arcade 1986@509

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Darius

Arcade 1986@1408

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Uridium

Commodore 64 1986@715

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Tiger Heli

NES 1986@1483

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Ufo Robo Dangar

Arcade 1986@1781

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Fantasy Zone

SEGA Master System 1986@1818

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Star Soldier

NES 1986@2310

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Hyper Dyne Side Arms

Arcade 1986@3216

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War Hawk

Commodore 64 1986@3232

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Fantasy Zone

System 16 1986@3242

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Stinger

NES 1986@1959

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Action Fighter

System 16 1986@3399

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Knightmare

MSX 1986@3532

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Nemesis

MSX 1986@3622

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Gulkave

Sega SG-1000 1986@3734

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Life Force

NES 1987@1454

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R-Type

Irem M72 Family, May 1987@521

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1943: The Battle of Midway

Arcade 1987@411

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Hybris

Amiga 1987@2

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Mr. Heli

Irem M72 Family, November 1987@980

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Section Z

NES 1987@1956

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Zynaps

Commodore 64 1987@3234

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Terra Force

Arcade 1987@3296

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Tiger Mission

Commodore 64 1987@3817

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Truxton

Arcade 1988@1004

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R-Type

ZX Spectrum 1988@1398

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Image Fight

Irem M72 Family 1988@670

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Silkworm

Arcade 1988@1339

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Katakis

Amiga 1988@1336

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Menace

Amiga 1988@1685

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Formation Armed F

Arcade 1988@1775

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Gradius II

NES 1988@1912

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Defender II

NES 1988@2145

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Forgotten Worlds

CP System 1988@2570

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IO

Commodore 64 1988@3231

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Parodius

MSX 1988@3529

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Aleste

MSX2 1988@3531

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R-Type I

PC Engine 1988@2573

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Space Manbow

MSX2 1989@1458

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Forgotten Worlds

SEGA Genesis 1989@922

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Truxton

SEGA Genesis 1989@1451

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R-Type

Amiga 1989@530

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R-Type II

Irem M72 Family 1989@1060

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Zero Wing

Arcade 1989@1126

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Battle Squadron

Amiga 1989@3

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Blood Money

Amiga 1989@628

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Silkworm

Amiga 1989@933

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Xenon 2 Megablast

Amiga 1989@1181

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XMultiply

Irem M72 Family 1989@1636

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Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

NES 1989@1708

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Blazing Lazers

PC Engine 1989@1734

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Twin Hawk

Arcade 1989@1778

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Thunder Force II

SEGA Genesis 1989@1854

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Hellfire

Arcade 1989@2081

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Mr. Heli

PC Engine 1989@3239

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Cotton

System 16 1989@3401

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Prehistoric Isle

Arcade 1989@3444

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Aleste Gaiden

MSX2 1989@3543

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Curse

SEGA Genesis 1989@3918

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Gradius III

SNES 1990@1450

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Parodius! From Myth to Laughter

Arcade 1990@1468

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Raiden

Arcade 1990@993

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X-Out

Amiga 1990@661

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Z-Out

Amiga 1990@667

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Dragon Breed

Amiga 1990@964

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Fire Shark

SEGA Genesis 1990@1825

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M.U.S.H.A.

SEGA Genesis 1990@1841

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Thunder Force III

SEGA Genesis 1990@1850

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Dragon Saber

Arcade 1990@1877

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Arrow Flash

SEGA Genesis 1990@1895

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Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

NES 1990@1920

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Gun-Nac

NES 1990@1922

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Gaiares

SEGA Genesis 1990@2089

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Image Fight

NES 1990@2141

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Dangerous Seed

SEGA Genesis 1990@2451

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Carrier Air Wing

CP System 1990@2611

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W Ring: The Double Rings

PC Engine 1990@2625

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Down Load

PC Engine 1990@2878

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Cyber Core

PC Engine 1990@2586

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Sinistron

PC Engine 1990@2866

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Sagaia

SEGA Genesis 1990@2882

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GG Aleste

Game Gear 1990@2892

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Insector X

SEGA Genesis 1990@2679

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Hellfire

SEGA Genesis 1990@3309

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Elemental Master

SEGA Genesis 1990@3365

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Rabio Lepus Special

PC Engine 1990@3629

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Phelios

SEGA Genesis 1990@3653

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Darius Plus

PC Engine 1990@3682

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Battle Squadron

SEGA Genesis 1990@3743

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Zombie Nation

NES 1990@2722

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Psychosis

PC Engine 1990@3946

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Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special

SEGA Genesis 1990@4063

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Anarchy

Amiga 1990@4101

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Crisis Force

NES 1991@1363

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Xexex

Arcade 1991@1396

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Raiden Trad

SEGA Genesis 1991@1453

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Super R-Type

SNES 1991@231

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R-Type II

Amiga 1991@656

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SWIV

Amiga 1991@934

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Pegasus

Amiga 1991@1343

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Vimana

Arcade 1991@1779

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Wings of Wor

SEGA Genesis 1991@1823

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Zero Wing

SEGA Genesis 1991@1822

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Metal Black

Arcade 1991@1864

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Salamander

PC Engine 1991@2914

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Dead Moon

PC Engine 1991@3240

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R-Type Complete CD

PC Engine CD 1991@2657

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Gallop - Armed Police Unit

Irem M72 Family 1991@3357

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Override

PC Engine 1991@3631

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Undead Line

SEGA Genesis 1991@3654

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Insects in Space

Amiga 1991@3746

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Trouble Shooter

SEGA Genesis 1991@2594

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CrossFire

SEGA Genesis 1991@3866

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Black Hornet

Amiga 1991@3902

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Twin Cobra

SEGA Genesis 1991@3908

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Magical Chase

PC Engine 1991@3940

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Air Buster

SEGA Genesis 1991@3992

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Verytex

SEGA Genesis 1991@4057

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Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar

SEGA Genesis 1992@1463

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Dogyuun

Arcade 1992@1462

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Rayxanber III

PC Engine CD 1992@1174

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Project-X

Amiga 1992@956

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Agony

Amiga 1992@658

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Apidya

Amiga 1992@1688

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Summer Carnival '92: Recca

NES 1992@1691

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Varth: Operation Thunderstorm

CP System 1992@1785

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Raiden Trad

SNES 1992@1796

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Enforcer: Fullmetal Megablaster

Commodore 64 1992@1873

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Sol-Deace

SEGA Genesis 1992@1874

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Truxton II

Arcade 1992@1887

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Gley Lancer

SEGA Genesis 1992@2523

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Soldier Blade

PC Engine 1992@2600

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Terra Cresta II: Mandler no Gyakushuu

PC Engine 1992@2624

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Parodiusu Da! Shinwa kara Owarai

PC Engine 1992@2626

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Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou

PC Engine CD 1992@2663

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The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare

SNES 1992@2910

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Steel Empire

SEGA Genesis 1992@3228

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Star Parodier

PC Engine CD 1992@2658

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Air Zonk

PC Engine 1992@2575

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Bio-Hazard Battle

SEGA Genesis 1992@3890

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BlaZeon

SNES 1992@3951

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Batsugun

Arcade 1993@1446

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Mahou Daisakusen

Arcade 1993@1447

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R-Type III: The Third Lightning

SNES 1993@181

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In the Hunt

Irem M92 Family 1993@1007

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Uridium 2

Amiga 1993@1495

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V-Five

Arcade 1993@1662

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Power Strike II

SEGA Master System 1993@1799

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Raiden II

Arcade 1993@1559

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Pop'n TwinBee

SNES 1993@2411

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Lords of Thunder

Sega CD 1993@2609

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Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams

PC Engine CD 1993@2664

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Sylphia

PC Engine CD 1993@3238

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Eliminate Down

SEGA Genesis 1993@3311

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Silpheed

Sega CD 1993@3343

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Gunbird

Arcade 1994@1003

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Aero Fighters 2

Neo Geo 1994@710

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Operation Ragnarok

Neo Geo 1994@755

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Banshee

Amiga 1994@1186

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Banshee

CD32 1994@1418

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Tubular Worlds

Amiga 1994@3073

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Last Resort

Neo Geo CD 1994@3379

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Grind Stormer

SEGA Genesis 1994@3888

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DonPachi

Arcade 1995@14

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Pulstar

Neo Geo 1995@541

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Galactic Attack

SEGA Saturn 1995@1626

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19XX: The War Against Destiny

CP System II 1995@2824

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Philosoma

PlayStation 1995@3131

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Ai Cho Aniki

PC Engine CD 1995@3269

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Twin Cobra II

Arcade 1996@995

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Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace Episode II

Arcade 1996@1061

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In the Hunt

PlayStation 1996@3275

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Steam Heart's

PC Engine CD 1996@3812

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Einhänder

PlayStation 1997@328

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RayStorm

PlayStation 1997@1643

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DoDonPachi

Arcade 1997@2299

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G-Darius

PlayStation 1998@1407

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R-Type Delta

PlayStation 1998@271

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Armed Police Batrider

Arcade 1998@1127

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ESP Ra.De.

Arcade 1998@3222

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Dangun Feveron

Arcade 1998@3292

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Guwange

Arcade 1999@927

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Change Air Blade

Arcade 1999@1364

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Gradius IV

Arcade 1999@1876

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Giga Wing

CP System II 1999@3214

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1944: The Loop Master

CP System II 2000@3215

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Dimahoo

CP System II 2000@2838

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Mars Matrix

CP System II 2000@3220

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Zanac X Zanac

PlayStation 2001@1641

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Zanac X Zanac:

Zanac

PlayStation 2001@1644

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DoDonPachi DaiOuJou

Arcade 2002@2309

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Espgaluda

Arcade 2003@1456

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R-Type Final

PlayStation 2 2003@42

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Gradius V

PlayStation 2 2004@1620

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Raiden III

PlayStation 2 2005@1619

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Deathsmiles: Deluxe Edition

Xbox 360 2007@272

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Ikaruga

Xbox 360 2008@1035

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R-Type Dimensions:

R-Type II

Xbox 360 2009@522

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R-Type Dimensions:

R-Type

Xbox 360 2009@65

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Game Room:

Juno First

Xbox 360 2010@197

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Guwange

Xbox 360 2010@354

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Solace

Windows 2010@203

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Hydorah

Windows 2010@1666

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R-Type

Android 2011@1237

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Radiant Silvergun

Xbox 360 2011@420

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Jamestown

Windows 2011@332

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Sine Mora

Xbox 360 2012@431

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Resogun

PlayStation 4 2013@738

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Sky Force 2014

Android 2014@1401

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Ikaruga

Windows 2014@1437

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Resogun

PlayStation Vita 2014@1617

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Switch 'n' Shoot

Windows 2014@2958

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Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours

PlayStation 4 2015@1633

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Sky Force Anniversary

Xbox One 2016@2062

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Rym 9000

Windows 2016@2533

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Zenodyne R

Windows 2016@2949

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Cuphead

Windows 2017@1878

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Super Hydorah

PlayStation 4 2017@2038

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Sky Force Reloaded

Xbox One 2017@2063

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Galactic Wars

PICO-8 2017@2957

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Hyper Sentinel

PlayStation 4 2018@2029

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Alien Crusader

Windows 2018@2102

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Flight of Pigarus

SEGA Master System 2018@3285

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection:

Alpha Mission

PlayStation 4 2019@2539

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Cuphead

PlayStation 4 2020@2794

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R-Type Final 2

PlayStation 4 2021@2795

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Crisis Wing

PlayStation 5 2021@3084

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Mutants from the Deep

Windows 2021@3037

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1943: The Battle of Midway

PlayStation 4 2021@3336

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Empire Strikes Back

Commodore 64 2022@3230

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Remote Life

PlayStation 5 2022@3244

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1993 Space Machine

Steam Deck 2022@3324

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Jamestown

Steam Deck 2022@3328

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Arcade Archives DARIUS

PlayStation 4 2022@3702

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Z-Warp

PlayStation 5 2022@3925

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Hyper Dyne Side Arms

PlayStation 5 2023@3684

Savage Bees

PlayStation 5 2023@3723

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Mega R-Type

SEGA Genesis 2024@4066



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