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Released September 1990
LEGO Star Wars Microfighters is a vertical top-down shooter for mobile devices.
Twin Tiger Shark is a tribute to arcade vertical shoot-'em-ups, released for OUYA and Xbox 360 (via Indie games store)
A DOS top-down shooter with dozens of planet to visit, paths to take, and thousands of upgrade combinations.
This remake of a classic, top-down shooter now features a wider field of action and emphasizes cooperative online play. Players choose one of three WWII fighter planes to fly through the tropical Pacific and destroy countless enemy airplanes, vehicles and ships.
Homura is an arcade style shoot-em-up that was released for the PS2 in Japan and Europe.
Nanostray is a space shooter released on the DS. It was developed by Shin'en Multimedia and is regarded as a spiritual successor to the Iridion games from the GBA. It was followed by a sequel.
RayCrisis is the prequel to the original entry in the Ray Series, RayForce.
The Reap is an isometric shoot 'em up by Housemarque, in the vein of the Zaxxon series. Players fly a ship through 4 distinct worlds; fighting human, robotic, alien, and aquatic enemies along the way.
Galaga meets Puyo Puyo in this unique versus shoot-'em-up for Neo Geo hardware. Warning: cuteness overload.
Japanese vertical shoot-'em-up. Released only in Japan in 1996.
Tyrian is a computer game developed by Eclipse Productions and orginaly published in 1995 by Epic MegaGames. In 1999 game was re-released as Tyrian 2000, featuring Windows compatibility, an additional fifth episode and bug fixes.
The game was officially released as freeware in 2004, and the graphics have been made available under an open license in April 2007.
The mutant space bats have returned again to invade Earth in this bat genocide shooting game. Mash your spacebar, avoid enemy fire, collect powerups, and turn into a Bat during the bonus stages.
The fourth entry in Capcom's vertical scrolling shooter series for the arcade.
When enemy forces wipe out the jets of the Aero Fighters, they must scramble using heavily-modified World War II warplanes in the third installment of the comical Aero Fighters series.
R-Shark is a Korean Shoot 'Em Up released in the arcades.
Take control of one of eight unique (and sometimes bizarre) pilots and traverse the world in the first Neo Geo sequel to Video System's signature shoot 'em up series.
Raptor: Call of the Shadows is a top-down shooter released for the PC in 1994. The game allowed players to upgrade their weapons over multiple explosive levels and generally devastate armies of counterattacking craft, both small and large.
A rather obscure vertical scrolling shooter, guide your ship in a battle against aliens using three different weapons. This game is known in Japan as V-Five and is also the first game from Tsuneki Ikeda.
Power Strike II has you shoot down ski pirates for bounties to clean up the skies once again
A top-down shooter for the Philips CD-i, developed by Vision Games and released in 1993.
Aero Fighters is a vertical-scrolling shooter. The player gets to pick which nation they want to fight as and then proceeds to fight an onslaught of enemies and bosses.
Vertically scrolling shoot 'em up released in 1993 as Rayforce in the Arcade. The subsequent home versions released in 1995 for Sega Saturn were titled 'Layer Section' in Japan, and 'Galactic Attack' in the US and Europe.
Task Force Harrier EX is a vertical shoot 'em up that was first seen in arcades and later ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
A vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up and part of the Star Soldier franchise.
The sequel to SNK's earlier space shooter (likely inspired by Xevious), Alpha Mission II allows players to pilot special armored spacecraft that can collect pieces of 11 different armor types to transform and gain special abilities.
A vertical shoot-'em-up from Konami which later had representation in the Gradius universe.
A vertical-scrolling Shoot 'Em Up for the Sega Master System. Historically notable for the being the very last Sega Master System game released in Japan.
Astro-warrior is a top-down shooter for the Sega Master System that allows you to upgrade your weapons over multiple levels. The game includes varying enemy spaceships and boss battles.
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