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Best Sega Genesis Shmups

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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Thunder Force IV - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

One of the few 8-meg shmups on the Genny. A Genesis exclusive.
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Gaiares - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      In this you can steal enemy's weapons. One of the few 8-meg shmups on the Genny. A Genesis exclusive.
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
MUSHA: Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Super Fantasy Zone - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      In this, you can go any direction you want freely and also buy weapons in between levels. One of the few 8-meg shmups on the Genny. A Genesis exclusive.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Air Buster - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      In this there's 2-player multiplayer.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Vapor Trail - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      Vertical shmup with multiplayer. It also features a life bar, so you don't die instantly. One of the few 8-meg shmups on the Genny. Ported from the arcades exclusively to the Genesis.
People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 0
Whip Rush - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

A Genesis exclusive.
People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Bio Hazard Battle - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      It's called Crying in Japan. In this horizontal shmup, there's multiplayer. You also have a drone that shoots the opposite direction to the one you're moving. One of the few 8-meg shmups on the Genny.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Master of Weapon - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      In this one you have both an aerial weapon and bombs to shoot the ground. Ported from the arcades exclusively to the Genesis.
People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
Grindstormer - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

It was one of the last good shmup games on the console, having come out in 94. An 8 meg game. Ported from the arcades exclusively to the Genesis.
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Gleylancer - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      Never left Japan. An 8 meg game. 
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Hellfire - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      You can alternate at will between 4 modes of shooting (directions).
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Sol-Deace - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

Port of Sol-Feace from Sega CD. An 8 meg game. 
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
Battle Mania Daiginjô - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

One of the few shmups that came out late in the console's life (93), released only in Japan. It has a fantranslation. An 8-meg game. A Genesis exclusive.
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Steel Empire - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

An 8 meg game. A Genesis exclusive.
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Zero Wing - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

A winner is you. An 8 meg game. 
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Verytex - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      Not released in the west. In this you have three ship speeds to choose at will.
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Truxton - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      Tatsujin
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Phelios - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      Mythologically-themed shmup. Ported exclusively to the Genesis.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Sagaia - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      Port of Darius II. In this there are paths to choose. An 8-meg game.
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Elemental Master - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

A Genesis exclusive.

People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Eliminate Down - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      You can alternate between three weapons at any moment. One of the few shmups that came out late in the console's life (93), released only in Japan. It has a fantranslation. An 8-meg game. A Genesis exclusive.
People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Sub Terrania - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      In Sub Terrania, gravity matters. A 16-meg cart! A Genesis exclusive.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 0
Fire Shark - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Burning Force - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Thunder Force III - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
Thunder Force II - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

This one has both horizontal shmup levels and free roaming exploration levels. Ported from the PC X68000 exclusively to the Genesis.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Wings of Wor - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      Gynoug
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
Battle Mania - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      Trouble Shooter
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
Mega SWIV - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
            In this game's multiplayer, one plays with an air unity and the other on the ground. The graphics are below average, though. It's Genesis's version of Firepower 2000 from SNES. An 8-meg cartridge.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Panorama Cotton - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      This impressive gem never left Japan. A whopping 20-meg cartridge. A Genesis exclusive.
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Viewpoint - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      This is isometric. It was also one of the last good shmup games on the console, having come out in 94. A 16 meg cartridge.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
Granada - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
      This is a multi-directional shooter that's stradles the line of what is a shmup and almost isn't.
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Shmup Levels

Games of another genre that also have a shoot 'em up level or two (or maybe a shmup mode).
People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Crossfire - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
A.k.a. Super Airwolf
People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
The Adventures of Batman & Robin - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
In fact, the game can be considered half-shmup (and half run 'n gun and beat 'em up). It's a 16-meg game.
People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Rocket Knight Adventures - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
It fits a jet-packed hero. An 8-meg game.
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People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Gunstar Heroes - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Nearing the end. An 8-meg game
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Dynamite Headdy - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Treasure really liked this trope. A 16-meg game.
People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Even Alex had one of those!

The best shoot 'em up games on Sega Mega Drive. I've gotta say, though, I don't like this genre, so my point of view is a fresh one (but can be narrowminded).
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