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.
Related Game Groups
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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.3.67
Total Carnage1991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Arcade, DOS, Jaguar, SNESMalibu Games2.83
Robotron X1996PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.77
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
Monster House2006Nintendo DSTHQ Inc.2.50
Assault Heroes2006PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.38
Bullet Candy2006Macintosh, WindowsCharlie's Games3.10
Super Stardust HD2007PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.4.22
Geometry Wars: Galaxies2007Nintendo DS, WiiSierra Entertainment, Inc.4.50
Everyday Shooter2007PlayStation 3, PSP, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment America, 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 22008Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.85
Bullet Candy Perfect2009Linux, Macintosh, WindowsCharlie's Games4.71
I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!12009Xbox 360Ska Studios, LLC3.40
0 day Attack on Earth2009Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc....
Zombie Apocalypse2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.43
Beat Hazard2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Cold Beam Games Ltd3.17
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Selected Covers

Beat Hazard Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Beat Hazard
Assault Heroes Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Assault Heroes
Robotron: 2084 PC Booter Front Cover
Front cover for Robotron: 2084
Mutant Storm Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mutant Storm
Assault Heroes 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Assault Heroes 2

Selected Screenshots

Opening screen
Screenshot from Beat Hazard
Title screen
Screenshot from Assault Heroes
TItle screen
Screenshot from Robotron 64
Titlescreen
Screenshot from Robotron: 2084
Main menu
Screenshot from Mutant Storm