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Game Groups > Cabal variants

Cabal variants are games where the player simultaneously controls an on-screen hero and cross hairs. The hero may only move left or right to dodge bullets. In some cases the hero may be able to jump or duck. The crosshair can move all over the screen, and the player can use it to point and shoot at enemies. Cabal pioneered this type of game play.

In other shooters, the player's bullets may move along the screen and are capable of hitting any enemy or object that may stand in their path. In Cabal variants, the path of the bullets has no effect on the enemies; in some cases the player's bullets aren't even visible. The player only damages the targets that the cursor was pointing at while shooting.

To be more precise, Cabal-type shooter must have the following characteristics: A main character is viewable in 3rd Person, capable of only left and right directional movement; * Additional maneuvers such as jumping or ducking are acceptable, moving forward or backward is not; * Cross hairs must* be visibly present throughout game play.

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Title Platforms Released
box cover thumbnail Alligator Hunt Arcade, Browser 1994
box cover thumbnail Blood Bros. Arcade 1990
box cover thumbnail Cabal DOS, Amiga, NES, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Arcade 1988
box cover thumbnail Charge 'n Blast Dreamcast 2000
box cover thumbnail Cop-Out ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 1986
box cover thumbnail Double Hawk SEGA Master System 1990
box cover thumbnail Dynamite Duke Genesis, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, Arcade 1989
box cover thumbnail G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Arcade 1992
Gamshara Arcade 2002
box cover thumbnail Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi 2008
box cover thumbnail NAM-1975 Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Wii, iPhone, Android, iPad, Windows Apps, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Arcade, Nintendo Switch 1990
box cover thumbnail Predator 2 DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 1991
box cover thumbnail Rambo III Arcade 1989
box cover thumbnail Riot Arcade 1992
box cover thumbnail Shoot PlayStation 2005
box cover thumbnail Sin & Punishment: Star Successor Wii, Wii U 2009
box cover thumbnail Sin and Punishment Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch 2000
box cover thumbnail Spinal Breakers Arcade 1990
box cover thumbnail The Punisher NES 1990
box cover thumbnail The Untouchables SNES 1994
box cover thumbnail Turok: Evolution Game Boy Advance 2002
box cover thumbnail Wild Guns SNES, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch 1994
box cover thumbnail Wild Guns: Reloaded Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch 2016
box cover thumbnail Zombie Panic in Wonderland Wii 2010