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Genre: Fixed-screen shoot 'em up

Group Description

The initial form of shoot 'em ups was defined by the genre's progenitor, Space Invaders (1978): the player controls a character (usually a space ship) that can move within the limits of a single top-down screen. Traditionally, the movement is restricted to the sides only; shooters in which the character can be navigated up- and downwards within one screen also belong to this group, since the defining distinction of these games from other shoot 'em ups is the lack of scrolling and the inability to break the confines of one screen until all of the enemies on it have been eliminated and the player moves on to a new stage.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Pony Killer2014AndroidKarlin Games...
Jungle Girl2012Odyssey 23.75
Sea Rescue!2012Odyssey 2, Videopac+ G7400...
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions2011Nintendo 3DSNamco Bandai Games Europe SAS...
Invader Attack2010Windows...
Pixel Whirled2009iPhone, Xbox 360Holmade Games...
Invaders Possibly from Space2009Windows...
Space Invaders Evolution2009BlackBerry, J2MEEA Mobile...
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me 22009Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.2.43
Galaga Remix2009iPhoneNamco Networks America Inc.4.00
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me2008Nintendo DS, PSP, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.75
Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade2008Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.4.20
Galaga Legions2008Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games Inc.4.00
Space Invaders Infinity Gene2008Android, BREW, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.94
RETRO 42008WindowsCactus Software2.00
Martian Threat2008Odyssey 2Classic Consoles Center2.12
Protoganda II2008WindowsCactus Software3.80
Star Defender 42007Android, iPad, Macintosh, WindowsAwem Studio3.37
Namco Museum DS2007Nintendo DSNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.53
Fractal Fighter2007WindowsCactus Games4.20
Burn the Trash!2007Macintosh, WindowsCactus Games2.75
Totally Tiny Arcade2007WindowsFlea Circus Games4.36
Namco Museum Remix2007WiiNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.58
Chicken Invaders: Revenge of the Yolk2006Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Windows PhoneBetacom (UK) S.A.3.50
Astro Fury2006WindowsStrategy First, Inc.2.50
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Selected Covers

Astro Fury Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Astro Fury
Pixel Whirled Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Pixel Whirled
Namco Museum DS Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Namco Museum DS
Star Defender 4 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Star Defender 4
Pony Killer Android Front Cover
Front cover for Pony Killer

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen.
Screenshot from Astro Fury
Title screen
Screenshot from Namco Museum DS
Title screen.
Screenshot from Star Defender 4
Title screen
Screenshot from Pony Killer
Screenshot from Burn the Trash!