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Currently browsing:   Vertical shooter  Action titles
Shoot 'em up ("SHMUP") games that are played from the top-down, bird's eye view perspective, in which enemies attack you from the top of the screen. This subgenre also includes shooting gallery games, isometric shooters, Space Invaders clones, as well as first-person-perspective SHMUPs (e.g. Ocean Battle). Also see Horizontal shooter, Freeform shooter, and Military shooter subgenres.

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Name
Publisher
Year
Avg. Rating
Cosmic Crusader
Funtastic
1982
7.26
Xwing Fighter
International PC Owners Inc. (IPCO)
1982
5.16
Czorian Siege
Computer Applications Unlimited
1982
4.12
Attack on Altair
Windmill Software
1982
4.3
Attack
IBM
1982
6.87
Conquest
Windmill Software
1983
7.58
Zap'Em
IBM
1983
6.66
Sea Dragon
Adventure International
1983
8.33
Fleet Sweep
Mirror Images
1983
7.2
Sky Jaguar
Freeware
1984
7.38
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom
SEGA
1984
6.83
Devastator
Freeware
1984
6.5
Zaxxon
SEGA
1984
7.83
Sopwith
Freeware
1984
8.87
Flightmare
Freeware
1984
7.94
Striker (Freeware)
Freeware
1985
8.75
Sopwith 2
Freeware
1985
8.73
Bedlam
Beam International
1987
7
Strike Zone
Keypunch
1987
5
Hyperdyne Sidearms
Capcom
1987
8.38
Sky Runner
Cascade
1987
8.53
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeSilpheed
Sierra On-Line
1987
8.91
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeStargoose
Logotron
1988
8.86
Uridium
Mindscape
1988
7.82
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future
Box Office
1988
4.68
Starquake
ShareData
1988
8.83
Xenon
Image Works
1988
7.8
Menace
Psygnosis
1988
6
Blood Money
Psygnosis
1989
7.56
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeWings of Fury
Brøderbund
1989
8.76
Thunder Blade
SEGA
1989
4.63
Phantom Fighter
Emerald Software
1989
0
Sky Shark
Taito
1989
8.8
Crazy Shot
Hi-Tech Expressions
1989
7.5
Xenopods
SoftDisk Publishing
1989
7.25
Sarge
Capcom
1989
8.37
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAjax
Konami
1989
7.9
Meteors
SoftDisk Publishing
1989
7
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAction Fighter
Firebird
1989
7.92
P-47
Firebird
1989
8.44
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