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Scrolling shoot 'em up

139 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).

139 games in database, 25 completed (18%). Year range: 1980-2018, median: 1991.
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Defender

Arcade

1980

@748

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Scramble

Arcade

1981

@987

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Stargate

Arcade

1981

@567

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Vanguard

Arcade

1981

@1538

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Xevious

Arcade

1982

@963

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Tac/Scan

Arcade

1982

@713

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River Raid

Atari 2600

1982

@981

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Planetoid

Acorn Electron

1984

@517

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Xevious

NES

1984

@1914

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Gradius

Arcade

1985

@969

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Tiger Heli

Arcade

1985

@1465

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Terra Cresta

Arcade

1985

@1638

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Star Force

NES

1985

@1961

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Salamander

Arcade

1986

@988

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Gradius

NES

1986

@1467

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Valtric

Arcade

1986

@509

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Darius

Arcade

1986

@1408

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Uridium

Commodore 64

1986

@715

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Tiger Heli

NES

1986

@1483

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Ufo Robo Dangar

Arcade

1986

@1781

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Fantasy Zone

SEGA Master System

1986

@1818

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Life Force

NES

1987

@1454

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Zanac

NES

1987

@1459

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R-Type

Arcade

1987

@521

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1943: The Battle of Midway

Arcade

1987

@411

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Hybris

Amiga

1987

@2

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Mr. Heli

Arcade

1987

@980

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Section Z

NES

1987

@1956

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Truxton

Arcade

1988

@1004

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R-Type

ZX Spectrum

1988

@1398

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Image Fight

Arcade

1988

@670

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Silkworm

Arcade

1988

@1339

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Katakis

Amiga

1988

@1336

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Menace

Amiga

1988

@1685

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Formation Armed F

Arcade

1988

@1775

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Gradius II

NES

1988

@1912

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Space Manbow

MSX

1989

@1458

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Forgotten Worlds

SEGA Genesis

1989

@922

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Truxton

SEGA Genesis

1989

@1451

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R-Type

Amiga

1989

@530

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R-Type II

Arcade

1989

@1060

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Zero Wing

Arcade

1989

@1126

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Battle Squadron

Amiga

1989

@3

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Blood Money

Amiga

1989

@628

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Silkworm

Amiga

1989

@933

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Xenon 2 Megablast

Amiga

1989

@1181

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XMultiply

Arcade

1989

@1636

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Abadox: The Deadly Inner War

NES

1989

@1708

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Blazing Lazers

PC Engine

1989

@1734

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Twin Hawk

Arcade

1989

@1778

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Thunder Force II

SEGA Genesis

1989

@1854

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Gradius III

SNES

1990

@1450

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Parodius! From Myth to Laughter

Arcade

1990

@1468

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Raiden

Arcade

1990

@993

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X-Out

Amiga

1990

@661

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Z-Out

Amiga

1990

@667

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Dragon Breed

Amiga

1990

@964

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Fire Shark

SEGA Genesis

1990

@1825

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M.U.S.H.A.

SEGA Genesis

1990

@1841

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Thunder Force III

SEGA Genesis

1990

@1850

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Dragon Saber

Arcade

1990

@1877

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Arrow Flash

SEGA Genesis

1990

@1895

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Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

NES

1990

@1920

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Gun-Nac

NES

1990

@1922

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Crisis Force

NES

1991

@1363

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Xexex

Arcade

1991

@1396

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Raiden Trad

SEGA Genesis

1991

@1453

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Super R-Type

SNES

1991

@231

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R-Type II

Amiga

1991

@656

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SWIV

Amiga

1991

@934

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Pegasus

Amiga

1991

@1343

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Vimana

Arcade

1991

@1779

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Wings of Wor

SEGA Genesis

1991

@1823

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Zero Wing

SEGA Genesis

1991

@1822

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Metal Black

Arcade

1991

@1864

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Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar

SEGA Genesis

1992

@1463

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Dogyuun

Arcade

1992

@1462

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Rayxanber III

PC Engine

1992

@1174

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Project-X

Amiga

1992

@956

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Agony

Amiga

1992

@658

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Apidya

Amiga

1992

@1688

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Summer Carnival '92: Recca

NES

1992

@1691

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Varth: Operation Thunderstorm

CP System

1992

@1785

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Raiden Trad

SNES

1992

@1796

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Enforcer: Fullmetal Megablaster

Commodore 64

1992

@1873

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Sol-Deace

SEGA Genesis

1992

@1874

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Truxton II

Arcade

1992

@1887

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Batsugun

Arcade

1993

@1446

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Mahou Daisakusen

Arcade

1993

@1447

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R-Type III: The Third Lightning

SNES

1993

@181

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In the Hunt

Arcade

1993

@1007

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Uridium 2

Amiga

1993

@1495

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V-Five

Arcade

1993

@1662

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Power Strike II

SEGA Master System

1993

@1799

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Raiden II

Arcade

1993

@1559

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Gunbird

Arcade

1994

@1003

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Aero Fighters 2

Neo Geo

1994

@710

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Operation Ragnarok

Neo Geo

1994

@755

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Banshee

Amiga

1994

@1186

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Banshee

CD32

1994

@1418

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DonPachi

Arcade

1995

@14

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Pulstar

Neo Geo

1995

@541

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Galactic Attack

SEGA Saturn

1995

@1626

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Twin Cobra II

Arcade

1996

@995

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Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace Episode II

Arcade

1996

@1061

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Einhänder

Playstation

1997

@328

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RayStorm

Playstation

1997

@1643

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G-Darius

Playstation

1998

@1407

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R-Type Delta

Playstation

1998

@271

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Armed Police Batrider

Arcade

1998

@1127

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Guwange

Arcade

1999

@927

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Change Air Blade

Arcade

1999

@1364

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Gradius IV

Arcade

1999

@1876

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Zanac X Zanac

Playstation

2001

@1641

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Zanac

Playstation

2001

@1644

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Espgaluda

Arcade

2003

@1456

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R-Type Final

Playstation 2

2003

@42

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Gradius V

Playstation 2

2004

@1620

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Raiden III

Playstation 2

2005

@1619

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Deathsmiles: Deluxe Edition

Xbox 360

2007

@272

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Ikaruga

Xbox 360

2008

@1035

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R-Type II

Xbox 360

2009

@522

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R-Type

Xbox 360

2009

@65

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Juno First

Xbox 360

2010

@197

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Guwange

Xbox 360

2010

@354

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Solace

Windows

2010

@203

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Hydorah

Windows

2010

@1666

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R-Type

Android

2011

@1237

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Radiant Silvergun

Xbox 360

2011

@420

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Jamestown

Windows

2011

@332

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Sine Mora

Xbox 360

2012

@431

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Resogun

Playstation 4

2013

@738

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Sky Force 2014

Android

2014

@1401

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Ikaruga

Windows

2014

@1437

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Resogun

PlayStation Vita

2014

@1617

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Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours

Playstation 4

2015

@1633

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Cuphead

Windows

2017

@1878

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Super Hydorah

Playstation 4

2017

@2038

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Hyper Sentinel

Playstation 4

2018

@2029