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The best vertical-scroller games

A vertical-scroller is a video game in which the action is shown in a top down perspective and the environment scrolls from top to bottom. Characters usually don't have to move to scroll the screen (expecially in shoot'em ups).

Most popular vertical-scroller games

Xenon 2: Megablast
Star Goose!
Raptor: Call of the Shadows
shooterDOS, Windows XP/98/95

Vertical-scroller games

  • flying-tigers-1-03
  • nightshift-1
    DOS19904.3/5 LucasArts
  • airborne-ranger-04
    DOS19884.2/5 MicroProse Software
  • total-carnage-07
    DOS19944.2/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
  • xenon2-4
    DOS19904.2/5 Bitmap Brothers

    Xenon 2: Megablast is a classic shoot'em up developed by Bitmap Brothers and released by Image Works in 1990 for DOS and for a plethora of other systems. Xenon was good, Xenon 2 was far better. Compared to today standards Xenon 2 is perhaps a mediocre shoot 'em up, but at the time every shooter fan loved it. Plus, it was developed by Bitmap Brother...

  • raiden-05
    DOS19944.2/5 Seibu Kaihatsu Inc.
  • jackal-03
    DOS19894.2/5 Konami
  • toobin-2
    DOS19894.2/5 Domark Software

    Toobin is an abandoned action game developed by Domark Software and released in 1989. Toobin runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy Color, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum. It's a conversion from a popular arcade game (at the time).

  • furyfurries-3
    DOS19934.2/5 Kalisto Entertainment
  • tyrian2000-02
    DOS1999freeware4.1/5 Eclipse Software

    Tyrian 2000 is an old DOS science fiction classic shoot'em up, developed by Eclipse Software and designed by Alexander Brandon, Jason Emery, Daniel Cook. Tyrian 2000 is one of the most popular shoot'em ups ever published for DOS and it's still remembered by retro gaming fans to this day.

  • nebulus-1
    DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
  • raptor-1
    DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4.1/5 Mountain King Studios
  • jamesbondlicence-3
    DOS19894/5 Quixel
  • star-wars-2-04
  • captain-dynamo-02
    DOS19934/5 Codemasters
  • dawn-raiders-02
    DOS19904/5 Softstar Entertainment
  • stargoose-1
    DOS19884/5 Logotron

    Star Goose is a classic video game developed by Logotron and released in 1988 for various home computer systems of that era, including the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC. It is a top-down, vertically scrolling shooter that combines elements of shoot 'em up gameplay with exploration and power-up mechanics.

  • Silpheed-02
    DOS19884/5 Game Arts
  • highwayfighter-2
    DOS19954/5 Safari Software
  • madtv-1
    DOS1991freeware4/5 Rainbow Arts
  • overkill-04
    DOS1992freeware3.9/5 Tech-Noir
  • major-stryker-03
    DOSWindows XP/98/951993freeware3.9/5 Apogee Software
  • actionfighter-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Sega
  • international-soccer-06
    DOS19943.9/5 Zeppelin Games
  • xenon-1
    DOS19883.9/5 Bitmap Brothers

    Xenon is an abandoned vertical scrolling classic shoot'em up developed by Bitmap Brothers and released in 1988 for DOS. It was also published for ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, C64. Xenon was followed by the much acclaimed Xenon 2: Megablast.

  • invasionbatsdoom-1
    DOS19953.8/5 Pop Software
  • ballistix-05
    DOS19893.8/5 Reflections Interactive
  • goal-07
    DOS19933.8/5 Dini & Dini Productions
  • indianatempledoom-1
  • spyhunter-1
    DOS19843.6/5 Midway Manufacturing Company