10 Shmups That Deserve More Attention

Shmups: step right up to be shot right down


Shmups have fallen to the wayside in recent years, in part due to the resurgence of their more popular 3D first-person brethren. However, the genre retains a passionate fanbase who appreciate its simplicity, non-existent learning curve and eye to skillful play.

But even among its legion of aficionados, there are several titles which fall under the radar and have simply failed to garner much attention despite their positive qualities. This list will examine 10 shmups which deserve more attention, with an emphasis towards the PC and more recent entries, as well as being open to titles with influences from all over the shooter spectrum.

Without further ado…

Delano Cuzzucoli
Delano is a lifelong gamer who resides in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. He's also a political student, artist, geek, writer, historian, skeptic, linguaphile, IT nerd and electronic music fan. An eccentric lover of the strange and beautiful who is equal parts harmony and discord.
  • MyBodyIsReady

    Was interested in this article until I found out you wanted me to click on 11 different pages.

    • Delano

      Hi there.

      I’ve now condensed the article down from 11 pages to 6 by combining two entries into each page. Hope that helps.

      • MyBodyIsReady

        Yeah that’s much better. I’ll give it a red now. Nice one

  • LazyDemoni

    I’ve actually played a few of these. I’ll try the rest sometime.

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