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Bullet Hell

Game genre theme

A sub-genre of shmup where the whole screen is literally filled with projectiles, usually with the main challenge being avoiding those bullets (often by recognizing/memorizing firing patterns) rather than destroying enemies.

127
games
19
platforms

Alternate names: Manic shooter, Curtain fire, Danmaku, 弾幕, Maniac Shooters

The first video game about Bullet Hell was released in 1993.

Cave, Atlus and AMI has published most of these games

Parent groups

Scrolling shooter, Shoot 'em up, UVL: Tags that may need renaming

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Platforms

Linux 37
Arcade 35
X360 12
PS2 10
Windows 8
Dreamcast 5
Mac OS X 3
Saturn 3
iOS 2
PS4 2
PS 2
Flash 1
PS Vita 1
BSD 1
GameCube 1
Switch 1
Mobile 1
Xbox 1
PS3 1

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