A 1989 horizontal shoot 'em up, more notable today for its poorly translated intro movie than its gameplay.
A vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up taking place during an alternate version of World War II.
This is a side-scrolling shooting game in which you take control of the "Drainus", the Kharlal Empire's most cutting-edge fighter with the ability to absorb energy bullets, and take down the enemy ships zipping through space.
Superlative Night Dreams: Cotton Rock 'n' Roll
Also known as "Cotton Fantasy", Cotton Rock 'n' Roll is the sixth installment and a revival of Success's cute-'em-up series.
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The Super Famicom/PlayStation side-scrolling shoot 'em up sequel to Fantastic Nights Dream: Cotton featuring the eponymous witch Cotton in another quest for delicious candy.
Run and Gun for the Sega Genesis that was cancelled shortly before its release. The game will be released in 2019 by Strictly Limited Games and Analogue.
Soldier Girl Amazon
Soldier Girl Amazon is a shooter released by Nichibutsu in 1986. The soldier girl Amazon fights on a completely different Earth, dominated by strange beasts and crazy cyborgs.
Spidercide is an Asteroid-like game for the TRS-80 Color Computer in which you blast spiders while trying to avoid touching their webs.
Magus in Mystic Geometries
Magus in Mystic Geometries is a Touhou fangame developed by D.N.A.Softwares. It is one of the few Touhou fangames to have been made with involvement from Touhou series creator ZUN.
First released by Activision for the Atari 2600, River Raid is one of the first scrolling shooters ever made. Controlling a rogue fighter jet, players must destroy bridges, sink civilian ships, and take out the defending military trying to stop their rampage.
Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy
The sequel to Waifu Dicovered, a vertical shoot 'em up where players as miniaturized ninjas fight monsters in order to remove the infected clothes of 8 maidens.
Ultra Car: Obsticon Onslaught
A simplistic shoot-'em-up by cartoonist David Willis, featuring an early version of the character Ultra Car from his "Walkyverse" series of webcomics.
Vertically scrolling shoot 'em up released in 1993 as Rayforce in the Arcade. The subsequent home versions released in 1995 for Sega Saturn were titled 'Layer Section' in Japan, and 'Galactic Attack' in the US and Europe.
Net Guardian: Dai Kyo Utage
A doujin top down shooter developed for the PC-98 in 1997 by Moguraya Soft.
Touhou 17.5 - Gouyoku Ibun
An upcoming spin-off to the Touhou Project franchise, focused on horizontal danmaku combat.
The third entry in a series of throwback side-scrolling shoot-'em-ups reminiscent of early '90s series such as Gradius and R-Type.
Jetboard Joust is a fast-paced reaction-based SHMUP that incorporates roguelike elements with gameplay heavily inspired by the 1980s arcade game 'Defender' and containing references to a number of other classic 1980s arcade games.
The sequel to the hit arcade game, Asteroids, it was released in 1980 by Atari. Just as in its predecessor, players are tasked with destroying the dangerous space rocks in an asteroid field without crashing into any or being shot down by malevolent UFOs.
Missile Command is a classic arcade game in which players must delay their inevitable annihilation by destroying a barrage of incoming missiles.
Centipede is a vertical shooter in which you must destroy centipedes and other bugs before they reach the bottom of the screen and destroy you.
A side-scrolling shoot-'em-up for mobile devices, featuring simple touch-based controls and a fantasy theme based on Hindu mythology.