Multi-directional shooter

Game genre theme

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

105
games
34
platforms

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

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

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.

Parent group

Shoot 'em up

Child groups

Arena shooter, Cave-flyer

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Platforms

Amiga 12
MS-DOS 11
Windows 8
C64 7
Linux 7
Atari ST 7
SNES 4
GB 4
Mega Drive 4
Arcade 4
Amstrad CPC 3
ZX Spectrum 3
Amiga AGA 3
Game Gear 3
PS 2
X360 2
MSX 2
Mac OS X 2
Jaguar 2
3DO 1
C16/Plus4 1
Master System 1
N64 1
Atari 2600 1
Dreamcast 1
GBA 1
Saturn 1
Lynx 1
GBC 1
Tandy Coco 1

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