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Scrolling shoot 'em up

130 games tagged scrollingshmup.

Apart from a focus on shooting lots of enemies, this genre scrolls on a fixed axis, either automatically (like Xevious) or by player input (like Defender).

130 games in database, 24 completed (18%). Year range: 1980-2017, median: 1991.
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Defender

Arcade

1980

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Scramble

Arcade

1981

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Stargate

Arcade

1981

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Vanguard

Arcade

1981

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Xevious

Arcade

1982

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Tac/Scan

Arcade

1982

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River Raid

Atari 2600

1982

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Planetoid

Acorn Electron

1984

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Gradius

Arcade

1985

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Tiger Heli

Arcade

1985

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Terra Cresta

Arcade

1985

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Salamander

Arcade

1986

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Gradius

NES

1986

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Valtric

Arcade

1986

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Darius

Arcade

1986

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Uridium

Commodore 64

1986

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Tiger Heli

NES

1986

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Ufo Robo Dangar

Arcade

1986

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Fantasy Zone

SEGA Master System

1986

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Life Force

NES

1987

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Zanac

NES

1987

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R-Type

Arcade

1987

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1943: The Battle of Midway

Arcade

1987

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Hybris

Amiga

1987

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Mr. Heli

Arcade

1987

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Truxton

Arcade

1988

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R-Type

ZX Spectrum

1988

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Image Fight

Arcade

1988

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Silkworm

Arcade

1988

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Katakis

Amiga

1988

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Menace

Amiga

1988

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Formation Armed F

Arcade

1988

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Space Manbow

MSX

1989

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Forgotten Worlds

SEGA Genesis

1989

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Truxton

SEGA Genesis

1989

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R-Type

Amiga

1989

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R-Type II

Arcade

1989

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Zero Wing

Arcade

1989

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Battle Squadron

Amiga

1989

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Blood Money

Amiga

1989

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Silkworm

Amiga

1989

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Xenon 2 Megablast

Amiga

1989

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XMultiply

Arcade

1989

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Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

NES

1989

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Blazing Lazers

PC Engine

1989

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Twin Hawk

Arcade

1989

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Thunder Force II

SEGA Genesis

1989

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Gradius III

SNES

1990

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Parodius! From Myth to Laughter

Arcade

1990

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Raiden

Arcade

1990

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X-Out

Amiga

1990

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Z-Out

Amiga

1990

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Dragon Breed

Amiga

1990

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Fire Shark

SEGA Genesis

1990

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M.U.S.H.A.

SEGA Genesis

1990

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Thunder Force III

SEGA Genesis

1990

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Dragon Saber

Arcade

1990

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Crisis Force

NES

1991

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Xexex

Arcade

1991

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Raiden Trad

SEGA Genesis

1991

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Super R-Type

SNES

1991

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R-Type II

Amiga

1991

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SWIV

Amiga

1991

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Pegasus

Amiga

1991

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Vimana

Arcade

1991

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Wings of Wor

SEGA Genesis

1991

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Zero Wing

SEGA Genesis

1991

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Metal Black

Arcade

1991

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Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar

SEGA Genesis

1992

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Dogyuun

Arcade

1992

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Rayxanber III

PC Engine

1992

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Project-X

Amiga

1992

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Agony

Amiga

1992

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Apidya

Amiga

1992

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Summer Carnival '92: Recca

NES

1992

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Varth: Operation Thunderstorm

CP System

1992

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Raiden Trad

SNES

1992

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Enforcer: Fullmetal Megablaster

Commodore 64

1992

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Sol-Deace

SEGA Genesis

1992

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Truxton II

Arcade

1992

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Batsugun

Arcade

1993

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Mahou Daisakusen

Arcade

1993

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R-Type III: The Third Lightning

SNES

1993

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In the Hunt

Arcade

1993

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Uridium 2

Amiga

1993

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V-Five

Arcade

1993

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Power Strike II

SEGA Master System

1993

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Raiden II

Arcade

1993

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Gunbird

Arcade

1994

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Aero Fighters 2

Neo Geo

1994

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Operation Ragnarok

Neo Geo

1994

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Banshee

Amiga

1994

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Banshee

CD32

1994

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DonPachi

Arcade

1995

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Pulstar

Neo Geo

1995

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Galactic Attack

SEGA Saturn

1995

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Twin Cobra II

Arcade

1996

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Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace Episode II

Arcade

1996

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Einhänder

Playstation

1997

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RayStorm

Playstation

1997

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G-Darius

Playstation

1998

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R-Type Delta

Playstation

1998

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Armed Police Batrider

Arcade

1998

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Guwange

Arcade

1999

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Change Air Blade

Arcade

1999

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Gradius IV

Arcade

1999

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Zanac X Zanac

Playstation

2001

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Zanac

Playstation

2001

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Espgaluda

Arcade

2003

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R-Type Final

Playstation 2

2003

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Gradius V

Playstation 2

2004

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Raiden III

Playstation 2

2005

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Deathsmiles: Deluxe Edition

Xbox 360

2007

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Ikaruga

Xbox 360

2008

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R-Type II

Xbox 360

2009

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R-Type

Xbox 360

2009

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Juno First

Xbox 360

2010

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Guwange

Xbox 360

2010

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Solace

Windows

2010

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Hydorah

Windows

2010

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R-Type

Android

2011

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Radiant Silvergun

Xbox 360

2011

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Jamestown

Windows

2011

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Sine Mora

Xbox 360

2012

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Resogun

Playstation 4

2013

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Sky Force 2014

Android

2014

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Ikaruga

Windows

2014

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Resogun

PlayStation Vita

2014

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Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours

Playstation 4

2015

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Cuphead

Windows

2017