Scrolling shooter

Game genre theme

A shooter sub genre characterized by automatically advancing (autoscrolling) environments, both vertically or horizontally.

1680
games
104
platforms
Gives the impression of constant motion towards the goal, preventing any significant backtracking and limiting chances on full destruction of enemy forces.

The first Scrolling shooter video game was released in 1979.

Konami, Taito and Sega published most of these games.

Parent group

Shoot 'em up

Child group

Bullet Hell

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Platforms

Arcade 252
C64 146
ZX Spectrum 109
Amiga 99
Atari ST 83
NES 69
Amstrad CPC 67
MSX 51
PC Engine 49
MS-DOS 45
X68000 44
Mega Drive 39
SNES 33
PS 33
Windows 32
GameKing 30
Saturn 27
PC Engine 25
Atari 400/800 24
GB 21
Dreamcast 20
NEC PC9801 20
MSX2 18
GBA 15
Master System 15
Neo-Geo 14
PS2 14
Apple II E 13
X360 13
Atari 2600 12

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