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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
Sea Rescue!2012Odyssey 2, Videopac+ G7400...
Jungle Girl2012Odyssey 23.75
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions2011Nintendo 3DSNamco Bandai Games Europe SAS...
Invader Attack2010Windows...
Galaga Remix2009iPhoneNamco Networks America Inc.4.00
Pixel Whirled2009iPhone, Xbox 360Holmade Games...
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me 22009Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.2.43
Space Invaders Evolution2009BlackBerry, J2MEEA Mobile...
Invaders Possibly from Space2009Windows...
Martian Threat2008Odyssey 2Classic Consoles Center2.12
Protoganda II2008WindowsCactus Software3.80
Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade2008Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.4.20
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me2008Nintendo DS, PSP, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.75
RETRO 42008WindowsCactus Software2.00
Space Invaders Infinity Gene2008Android, BREW, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.94
Galaga Legions2008Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games Inc.4.00
Namco Museum Remix2007WiiNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.58
Fractal Fighter2007WindowsCactus Games4.20
Totally Tiny Arcade2007WindowsFlea Circus Games4.36
Namco Museum DS2007Nintendo DSNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.53
Burn the Trash!2007Macintosh, WindowsCactus Games2.75
Star Defender 42007Android, iPad, Macintosh, WindowsAwem Studio3.37
Chicken Invaders: Revenge of the Yolk2006Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Windows PhoneBetacom (UK) S.A.3.50
Rainbow Invaders2006Atari 2600AtariAge...
Crusaders of Space 22006WindowseGames, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Crusaders of Space 2 Windows Front Cover Amazon release
Front cover for Crusaders of Space 2
Galaga Remix iPhone Front Cover
Front cover for Galaga Remix
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Spac3 Invaders Extr3me
Namco Museum Remix Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Namco Museum Remix

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Burn the Trash!
Enter name for the high score table
Screenshot from RETRO 4
This is the screen the player sees when they start up the game
Screenshot from Crusaders of Space 2
Initially loaded screen
Screenshot from Rainbow Invaders
Title screen
Screenshot from Spac3 Invaders Extr3me