Multi-directional shooter

Game genre theme

A shooter sub-genre defined by open two dimensional environment with freedom of orientation and movement.

140
games
39
platforms
Usually characterized with rather open environments but not quite on the level of open world.

Generally does not include side-scrollers, though as cave flyers testify, this is not absolute rule.

The first Multi-directional shooter video game was released in 1982.

Electronic Arts, Virgin and Ocean published most of these games.

Parent group

Shoot 'em up

Child groups

Arena shooter, Cave-flyer

Platforms

Amiga 16
C64 16
MS-DOS 11
Atari ST 9
ZX Spectrum 9
Windows 8
Linux 7
Arcade 6
Amstrad CPC 6
SNES 4
GB 4
Mega Drive 4
MSX 3
Amiga AGA 3
Game Gear 3
Atari 400/800 3
X360 2
Mac OS X 2
Jaguar 2
PS 2
Atari 2600 2
Dreamcast 1
Lynx 1
GBA 1
Electron 1
Atari 5200 1
GBC 1
ColecoVision 1
Tandy Coco 1
BBC 1

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