Groups

 

Shoot 'em up

Game genre theme

Informal group for finding shmup sub-genres.

7
games
2
platforms

Parent group

Shooter
Bullet HellA 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.1993 / 2017128 games
Multi-directional shooterA shooter sub-genre defined by open two dimensional environment with freedom of orientation and movement.1982 / 201894 games
Run and GunShoot 'em up sub-genre, with both horizontal or vertical scrolling and may feature multidirectional movement.1980 / 2018753 games
Scrolling shooterA shooter sub genre characterized by automatically advancing (autoscrolling) environments, giving the impression of constant motion towards the goal, preventing any significant backtracking and limiting chances on full destruction of enemy forces.1980 / 20181211 games
Tube shooterShmup sub-genre where player moves alongside the inside surface of an abstract tube.1979 / 201653 games