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All-Time Favorite Shoot'em up Games
Game list created by StealthRUSH
Personal favorite vertical, horizontal home-console shooters. Not including arcade exclusive from such developers Cave, Psikyo, or Toaplan!
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Gradius (1991) - TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine
Gradius (グラディウス) is a 1985 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Konami, originally released as a coin-operated arcade game in 1985. In Gradius, the player maneuvers a spacecraft known as the Vic Viper that must defend itself from the various alien enemies. The game features a power-up system called the "power meter", based upon collecting capsules to 'purchase' additional weapons.
Soldier Blade - TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine
Soldier Blade (ソルジャーブレイド) is a scrolling shooter video game released for the TurboGrafx-16 system known as the PC Engine in Japan. It is the fourth and final game in the Star Soldier series. The player pilots the Soldier Blade fighter against the Zeograd Army, aliens bent on conquering Earth.
Lords of Thunder - TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine
Lords of Thunder, known as Winds of Thunder (ウィンズ オブ サンダー) in Japan, is a shoot 'em up by Hudson Soft and Red Company for the Turbo CD which was released in 1993. It was ported to the Sega CD in 1995. It is the unofficial follow-up to Gate of Thunder. The game is notable for its heavy metal soundtrack.
Radiant Silvergun - Sega Saturn
Radiant Silvergun (レイディアントシルバーガン) is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Treasure. It was originally released on the ST-V arcade platform in 1998 and subsequently ported to the Sega Saturn later that year. The Saturn version features additional cutscenes by animation studio Gonzo.
Image Fight - TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine
Image Fight (イメージファイト) is a 1988 vertically scrolling shooter arcade game developed and published by Irem.
Do-Don-Pachi - Sega Saturn
DoDonPachi (怒首領蜂) an onomatopoeia of gunfire is a vertically scrolling manic shooter arcade game developed by Cave and published by Atlus in 1997. It was the second game developed by Cave, and the sixth on Cave's first generation arcade hardware. As with its predecessor DonPachi, the title is both a Japanese term for expressing the sound of gunfire, and a term that relates to bees (here it means "angry leader bee").
Gate of Thunder - TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine
Gate of Thunder (ゲート オブ サンダー) is a 1992 scrolling shooter by Hudson Soft and Red Company for the PC Engine Super CD-ROM². It was also a pack-in game for the TurboDuo in North America.
Aero Blasters - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Air Buster is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up video game produced by Kaneko and co-distributed by Namco for the arcades in 1990. It was subsequently ported to the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 (under the title Aero Blasters) and for the Mega Drive in Japan in 1991.
Layer Section - Sega Saturn
Layer Section (RayForce) is a vertical space shooter style game by Taito released in 1994, and later ported to the Sega Saturn in 1995, Microsoft Windows in 1997. When Acclaim published the Saturn version for the North American and European markets, it was renamed Galactic Attack. The game was also titled Gunlock in European arcades.
Air Zonk - TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine
Air Zonk (also called PC Denjin Punkic Cyborg!/PC Denjin／Completion○／Clear× (PC電人／補完○／クリア× PC denjin/ hokan ￮/ kuria ×)) is a video game, a side-scrolling shooter released for the TurboGrafx 16 console in 1992. Air Zonk was an attempt to update the company's image via a modern, punkish character called Zonk, who bears a purposeful resemblance to the TurboGrafx-16's caveman mascot, Bonk.
Soukyugurentai - Sega Saturn
Soukyugurentai (蒼穹紅蓮隊) also known as Terra Diver, is a vertical-scrolling shooting game by Raizing originally released as an arcade game for the ST-V platform in 1996. The game was ported to the Sega Saturn and PlayStation in 1997
Musha Aleste : Full Metal Fighter Ellinor - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
M.U.S.H.A. is a vertically scrolling shooter developed by Compile and released for the Sega Genesis in 1990. An entry in Compile's shooter series, Aleste, MUSHA places the player in the role of a flying mecha pilot who must destroy a large super intelligent computer threatening planet Earth.
Battle Garegga - Sega Saturn
Battle Garegga (バトルガレッガ) is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up arcade game developed by Raizing and published by Eighting in 1996 and later ported to the Sega Saturn in 1998.
Gunhed (JP) - TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine
Gunhed is a vertically scrolling shooter by Hudson Soft and Compile. A video game based on the Japanese film of the same name. The title was released in Japan for the PC Engine and North America in 1989 under the name Blazing Lazers for the TurboGrafx-16.
Tatsujin - Megadrive - JAP - Sega Megadrive
Tatsujin is a 1988 vertically scrolling shooter arcade video game originally developed by Toaplan and published in Japan and Europe by Taito, as well in North America by Midway under the name Truxton.
Ginga Fukei Densetsu: Sapphire - TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine
Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire (銀河婦警伝説サファイア) is a shoot 'em up developed by CAProduction for the PC Engine CD-ROM² System. It was published in 1995 by Hudson Soft exclusively in Japan.
Thunder Force IV - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Thunder Force IV, known in North America as Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar, is a shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Technosoft for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992. It is the fourth installment in Technosoft's Thunder Force series, and the third and final one created for the Genesis.
Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams (1993) - TurboGrafx CD
Cotton (コットン) is a series of shoot 'em up video games developed by Success which was originally released as an arcade game on the Sega System 16B arcade board in 1991.
Layer Section II - Sega Saturn
Layer Section II is a scrolling shooter developed by the Taito Corporation. Originally released in Japan as an arcade game in 1996, it was ported to Sega Saturn in 1997, to Sony's PlayStation (under the name RayStorm) that same year, and to Windows-based personal computers in 2001.
Seirei Senshi Spriggan - TurboGrafx CD
Seirei Senshi Spriggan is a vertical shooter style game developed by Compile and published by Naxat Soft which was released in Japan in 1991 on PC Engine.
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