Genre: Overhead scrolling run and gun
Group DescriptionSimilar 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.
Front cover for Heavy Barrel
Front cover for Mercs
Front cover for Ikari Warriors
Front cover for Contra: Legacy of War
Front cover for Gun.Smoke
Screenshot from Heavy Barrel
Screenshot from Mercs
Screenshot from Ikari Warriors
Screenshot from Contra: Legacy of War
Screenshot from Gun.Smoke