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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 (1980)
Scramble (1981)
 
Stargate (1981)
 
Vanguard (1981)
 
Xevious (1982)
 
Tac/Scan (1982)
 
River Raid (1982)
 
Planetoid (1984)
 
Gradius (1985)
 
Tiger Heli (1985)
 
Terra Cresta (1985)
 
Salamander (1986)
 
Gradius (1986)
 
Valtric (1986)
 
Darius (1986)
 
Uridium (1986)
 
Tiger Heli (1986)
 
Ufo Robo Dangar (1986)
 
Fantasy Zone (1986)
Life Force (1987)
 
Zanac (1987)
 
R-Type (1987)
 
1943: The Battle of Midway (1987)
Hybris (1987)
 
Mr. Heli (1987)
 
Truxton (1988)
 
R-Type (1988)
 
Image Fight (1988)
 
Silkworm (1988)
 
Katakis (1988)
Menace (1988)
 
Formation Armed F (1988)
 
Space Manbow (1989)
 
Forgotten Worlds (1989)
Truxton (1989)
 
R-Type (1989)
 
R-Type II (1989)
 
Zero Wing (1989)
Battle Squadron (1989)
 
Blood Money (1989)
 
Silkworm (1989)
 
Xenon 2 Megablast (1989)
 
XMultiply (1989)
 
Abadox: The Deadly Inner War (1989)
 
Blazing Lazers (1989)
Twin Hawk (1989)
 
Thunder Force II (1989)
 
Gradius III (1990)
 
Parodius! From Myth to Laughter (1990)
 
Raiden (1990)
 
X-Out (1990)
 
Z-Out (1990)
 
Dragon Breed (1990)
 
Fire Shark (1990)
 
M.U.S.H.A. (1990)
 
Thunder Force III (1990)
 
Dragon Saber (1990)
Crisis Force (1991)
 
Xexex (1991)
 
Raiden Trad (1991)
Super R-Type (1991)
 
R-Type II (1991)
 
SWIV (1991)
 
Pegasus (1991)
Vimana (1991)
 
Wings of Wor (1991)
 
Zero Wing (1991)
 
Metal Black (1991)
 
Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (1992)
Dogyuun (1992)
 
Rayxanber III (1992)
 
Project-X (1992)
 
Agony (1992)
 
Apidya (1992)
 
Summer Carnival '92: Recca (1992)
 
Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (1992)
Raiden Trad (1992)
 
Enforcer: Fullmetal Megablaster (1992)
 
Sol-Deace (1992)
 
Truxton II (1992)
Batsugun (1993)
 
Mahou Daisakusen (1993)
R-Type III: The Third Lightning (1993)
 
In the Hunt (1993)
 
Uridium 2 (1993)
 
V-Five (1993)
 
Power Strike II (1993)
 
Raiden II (1993)
Gunbird (1994)
 
Aero Fighters 2 (1994)
 
Operation Ragnarok (1994)
 
Banshee (1994)
 
Banshee (1994)
 
DonPachi (1995)
 
Pulstar (1995)
 
Galactic Attack (1995)
Twin Cobra II (1996)
 
Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace Episode II (1996)
 
Einhänder (1997)
 
RayStorm (1997)
 
G-Darius (1998)
 
R-Type Delta (1998)
 
Armed Police Batrider (1998)
 
Guwange (1999)
 
Change Air Blade (1999)
 
Gradius IV (1999)
 
Zanac X Zanac (2001)
 
Zanac (2001)
Espgaluda (2003)
R-Type Final (2003)
 
Gradius V (2004)
Raiden III (2005)
Deathsmiles: Deluxe Edition (2007)
 
Ikaruga (2008)
 
R-Type II (2009)
 
R-Type (2009)
 
Juno First (2010)
Guwange (2010)
Solace (2010)
 
Hydorah (2010)
 
R-Type (2011)
 
Radiant Silvergun (2011)
 
Jamestown (2011)
Sine Mora (2012)
 
Resogun (2013)
 
Sky Force 2014 (2014)
 
Ikaruga (2014)
 
Resogun (2014)
Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours (2015)
 
Cuphead (2017)