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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 X Zanac:

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 Dimensions:

R-Type II

Xbox 360 2009@522

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R-Type Dimensions:

R-Type

Xbox 360 2009@65

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Game Room:

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