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Video Game Genre: Shoot 'em Up
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Shoot 'em Up
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Bullet Hell
Rail Shooter
Shmup
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A Shoot 'em up or shmup has the player control a lone character, often a spacecraft or aircraft, shooting large numbers of enemies while dodging their attacks. Shoot 'em ups call for fast reactions and for the player to memorize levels and enemy attack patterns.

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Video Game Genre: Shoot 'em Up
Fixed Shooter Restricts the player to a single axis of motion, enemies attack in a single direction (such as descending from the top of the screen), and each level is contained within a single screen. Example:
Video Game Genre: Shoot 'em Up
Tube Shooter Features an abstract tube, with a single axis of motion. Example:
Video Game Genre: Shoot 'em Up
Rail Shooter The player moves around the screen shooting targets while the game follows a specific route. Example:
Video Game Genre: Shoot 'em Up
Scrolling Shooter Scrolling shoot 'em up with vertical or horizontal movement. Example:
Video Game Genre: Shoot 'em Up
Bullet Hell The entire screen is often almost completely filled with enemy bullets. Example:
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