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atari yars

Genre: Overhead scrolling run and gun

Group Description

Similar to the Genre: Side scrolling run and gun genre, this group features protagonists who are on foot and who constantly move forward with guns blazing in order to mow down a seemingly endless assault of enemy combatants. While the protagonist in these game may enter vehicles this is usually for only a temporary time period.

The gameplay should be viewed from either a top-down or bird's-eye view perspective.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Thunderflash2020Android, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesRatalaika Games S.L....
Zenodeath2020WindowsTeam Grybanser Fox...
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.9 - Gain Ground2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 33D Ages...
Pocky & Rocky with Becky2001Game Boy Advance, Wii UNatsume, Inc....
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad1998Android, Arcade, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Neo Geo, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Wii, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox OneD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.41
Shock Troopers1997Android, Arcade, Blacknut, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PSP, Wii, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox OneD4 Enterprise, Inc.4.09
Operation Carnage1996DOSBeaucomm Interactive4.04
Contra: Legacy of War1996PlayStation, SEGA SaturnKonami of America, Inc.2.85
Threat1995DOSGame Factory, The...
Pocky & Rocky 21994SNESNatsume, Inc.4.03
FixEight1992ArcadeToaplan Co., Ltd....
Desert Breaker1992ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Alien Syndrome1992Game GearSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Pocky & Rocky1992SNESNatsume, Inc.4.17
Ninja Commando1992Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Wii, Windows Apps, Xbox OneD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.33
Total Carnage1991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Jaguar, SNESMalibu Games2.47
Operation C1991Game BoyUltra Software Corporation4.07
Outzone1991Amiga, Atari STLankhor...
Desert Assault1991Antstream, ArcadeData East USA, Inc.3.34
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.3.62
Out Zone1990ArcadeToaplan Co., Ltd....
Mercs1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, SEGA Master System, Wii, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.48
Caliber.501989Arcade, GenesisMentrix Software, Inc.2.47
SAR: Search and Rescue1989Antstream, Arcade, PlayStation 3, PSPSNK Playmore Corporation...
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumDomark Software, Inc.2.87
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Selected Covers

Pocky & Rocky with Becky Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Pocky & Rocky with Becky
Operation Carnage DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Operation Carnage
Zenodeath Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Zenodeath
Mercs SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Mercs

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Pocky & Rocky with Becky
Title screen
Screenshot from Operation Carnage
Screenshot from Mercs
Screenshot from Contra: Legacy of War
Title screen
Screenshot from Desert Breaker
Game group created by Alaka (86392), additional games added to group by lights out party (59357), BdR (7059) and Ser Ult (20)
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