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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.
box art - small boxes - screenshots - list

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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 X Zanac:

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 Dimensions:

R-Type II

Xbox 360 2009

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R-Type Dimensions:

R-Type

Xbox 360 2009

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Game Room:

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