Creatures theme

Includes any creatures that alone are not of much consequence besides minor annoyance, but tend to attack in considerable swarms when they're meant to give a challenge.


The first video game about Swarmers was released in 1985.

Origin, Devolver Digital and Pony Canyon has published most of these games

* Elite NPCs
* Boss battles
Although every opponent can be said to belong to this, these are a bit different in that where others appear in groups of 3-10 or so, these come in significantly larger swarms (around thrice bigger or likely more).

These are commonly much faster than most other enemies.

* Shmups should not be included as this is the norm in them.
* Does not include singular beings depicted as many with only high miss chance for anyone attacking them attached (such as a wasp swarm in old 2D games).


Windows 21
Linux 7
X360 4
Mac OS X 4
PS3 3
Atari ST 1
Master System 1
FM Towns 1
NEC PC8801 1
Apple IIGS 1
NEC PC9801 1
C64 1
MICRO 7 - FM7 1
Sharp X1 1
Amiga 1
X68000 1
Apple II E 1
Atari 400/800 1

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