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The most popular 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

Raiden
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Star Goose!
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Xenon 2: Megablast
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Raiden

DOS19944.1/5 Seibu Kaihatsu Inc.
Raiden is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu and first released in arcades in 1990 and later for many home computers and consoles. Raiden follows the classic vertical scrolling shoot 'em up format. Players control a spaceship known as the R-9C "Red-Ray" and navigate vertically scrolling levels filled with wave...
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Star Goose!

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.
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Xenon 2: Megablast

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...
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Raptor: Call of the Shadows

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1994protecteddemo4.1/5 Cygnus Studios
Raptor: Call of the Shadows is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Cygnus Studios and published by Apogee Software. The game was first released in 1994 for MS-DOS and later ported to other platforms. In Raptor, players control a fighter jet through various levels filled with enemy aircraft, ground targets, power-ups and boss...
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Tyrian 2000

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.
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River Raid

DOS1995freewareremake4.1/5
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Fury of the Furries

DOS19934.1/5 Kalisto Entertainment
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Mad TV

DOS1991freeware3.8/5 Rainbow Arts
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Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom

DOS19953.8/5 Pop Software
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Flying Tigers

DOS19944.1/5 Ticsoft
Flying Tigers is an abandoned vertical-scrolling sci-fi themed shoot 'em up game developed and released by Ticsoft in 1994 for MS-DOS only. Flying Tigers is the first chapter of the two parts Flying Tigers video game series.
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Action Fighter

DOS19893.9/5 Sega
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007: License to Kill

DOS19894/5 Quixel
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Spy Hunter

DOS19843.7/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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International Soccer

DOS19943.9/5 Zeppelin Games
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Knightmare

DOS19863.6/5 Konami
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Airborne Ranger

DOS19884.2/5 MicroProse Software
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Heavy Barrel

DOS19893.8/5 Data East
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Highway Hunter

DOS19943.2/5 Safari Software
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Xenon

DOS19883.9/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon, released in 1988, was a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers. Xenon was initially released for the Commodore 64, and later, it was ported to other platforms, including DOS, the ZX Spectrum and Amiga.In Xenon, players control a futuristic tank-like craft and navigate through levels filled with enemy ve...
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Nebulus

DOS19884.1/5 Hewson Consultants
Nebulus, also known as Tower Toppler in some regions, is a classic video game released in the 1980s. It was developed by John M. Phillips and published by Hewson Consultants. The game was initially released for various home computer systems, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, and others. It later saw ports to different platforms. Neb...
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Ajax

DOS19893.4/5 Konami
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Night Shift

DOS19904.3/5 LucasArts
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Xenon 2000: Project PCF

Windows XP/98/952000remake3.8/5 Bitmap Brothers
Xenon 2000: Project PCF is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up video game and originally released in 2000. It is a sequel to the earlier game "Xenon 2: Megablast," which was developed by The Bitmap Brothers and released in 1989.In Xenon 2000, players control a spaceship and engage in fast-paced shooting action as they face off against waves of enemy ...
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Flying Tigers 2

DOS19943.3/5
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Major Stryker

DOSWindows XP/98/951993freeware3.9/5 Apogee Software
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Ikari III: The Rescue

DOS19903.5/5 SNK Corporation
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Ballistix

DOS19893.8/5 Reflections Interactive
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Highway Fighter

DOS19954/5 Safari Software
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Silpheed

DOS19884/5 Game Arts