Genre: Dual / Twin-stick shooter

Group Description

This group serves for a very specific kind of Shoot 'em Up game that uses two joysticks or thumbsticks to control the main character. One stick is used to move in any direction, while the other is used to fire in any direction. Due to the nature of this control scheme it's possible to walk in one direction while firing in another.

This group is intended both for games that drop the player(s) in fixed arenas, games with forced scrolling levels and games that allow the player(s) to explore the environment at will as long as the controls adhere to the standard specified above.

Limitations
  • For games released on multiple platforms it has to be playable using two sticks on at least one platform (including the original Arcade version if applicable) without user modifications.
  • Minor mini-games do not count, the majority of the game should be a dual/twin-stick shooter.
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Robotron: 20841982Apple II, Arcade, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, Lynx, PC Booter, VIC-20, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumAtari Corporation3.56
Arena 30001984Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, Oric, ZX SpectrumMicroDeal Ltd.2.22
Smash T.V.1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, Genesis, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.66
Total Carnage1991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Arcade, DOS, Jaguar, SNESMalibu Games2.83
Robotron X1996PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.77
Apocalypse1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.43
Robotron 641998Nintendo 64Crave Entertainment, Inc.4.04
Mutant Storm2002Linux, Macintosh, Windows, XboxGarageGames, Inc.4.50
Flash Point2004Videopac+ G7400Classic Consoles Center...
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved2005Windows, Xbox 360Bizarre Creations, Ltd.3.92
Bullet Candy2006Macintosh, WindowsCharlie's Games3.10
Assault Heroes2006PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.38
Monster House2006Nintendo DSTHQ Inc.2.50
Super Stardust HD2007PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.4.22
Everyday Shooter2007PlayStation 3, PSP, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.50
Geometry Wars: Galaxies2007Nintendo DS, WiiSierra Entertainment, Inc.4.50
Super Stardust HD Complete2008PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.3.94
Monster Madness: Grave Danger2008PlayStation 3SouthPeak Interactive Ltd...
Omega Five2008Xbox 360Hudson Entertainment, Inc.3.50
Assault Heroes 22008Xbox 360Sierra Online3.33
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 22008iPad, iPhone, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.85
Xeno Arena2009Xbox 360...
Zombies 2.02009Xbox 3602.0 Studios...
I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!12009Xbox 360Ska Studios, LLC3.40
Bullet Candy Perfect2009Linux, Macintosh, WindowsCharlie's Games4.71
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Selected Covers

Total Carnage Amiga CD32 Front Cover
Front cover for Total Carnage
Assault Heroes 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Assault Heroes 2
Omega Five Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Omega Five
Geometry Wars: Galaxies Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Geometry Wars: Galaxies

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Total Carnage
Title screen.
Screenshot from Flash Point
The title screen.
Screenshot from Arena 3000
TItle screen
Screenshot from Robotron 64
Frying some enemies.
Screenshot from Apocalypse