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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
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.9 - Gain Ground2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 33D Ages...
Pocky & Rocky with Becky2001Game Boy Advance, Wii UNatsume, Inc....
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad1998Arcade, Browser, Linux, Macintosh, Neo Geo, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Wii, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox OneD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.83
Shock Troopers1997Arcade, Blacknut, Browser, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PSP, Wii, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox OneD4 Enterprise, Inc.4.04
Contra: Legacy of War1996PlayStation, SEGA SaturnKonami of America, Inc.2.85
Pocky & Rocky 21994SNESNatsume, Inc.4.03
Desert Breaker1992ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Ninja Commando1992Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Wii, Windows Apps, Xbox OneD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.33
Pocky & Rocky1992SNESNatsume, Inc.4.17
FixEight1992ArcadeToaplan Co., Ltd....
Alien Syndrome1992Game GearSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Desert Assault1991Antstream, ArcadeData East USA, Inc....
Total Carnage1991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Jaguar, SNESMalibu Games2.57
Outzone1991Amiga, Atari STLankhor...
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.3.63
Out Zone1990ArcadeToaplan Co., Ltd....
Mercs1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, SEGA Master System, Wii, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.46
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, SAM CoupĂ©, ZX SpectrumDomark Software, Inc.2.78
SAR: Search and Rescue1989Antstream, Arcade, PlayStation 3, PSPSNK Playmore Corporation...
Caliber.501989Arcade, GenesisMentrix Software, Inc.2.47
Gain Ground1988Arcade, Genesis, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, WindowsRenovation Products, Inc.3.61
Time Soldiers1987Amiga, Antstream, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.34
Heavy Barrel1987Antstream, Apple II, Arcade, DOS, NES, Nintendo Switch, Windows, ZeeboData East USA, Inc.3.41
Bullet1987ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
The Real Ghostbusters1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumActivision (UK) Limited2.86
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Selected Covers

Shock Troopers PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Shock Troopers
Ninja Commando Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Commando
SAR: Search and Rescue PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for SAR: Search and Rescue
Smash T.V. SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Smash T.V.
Pocky & Rocky SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Pocky & Rocky

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Shock Troopers
Title screen
Screenshot from Bullet
Start screen (USA)
Screenshot from Desert Assault
Screenshot from Ninja Commando
Title screen
Screenshot from Desert Breaker
Game group created by Alaka (78528), additional games added to group by lights out party (37130), BdR (6839) and Ser Ult (5)