The best classic and old school V-scrolling Shoot-em Up games

Tyrian 2000

Tyrian 2000

Tyrian 2000 is a direct re-release of the original sci-fi vertical scrolling shooter Tyrian, developed by Eclipse Software and released by Epic Megagames for MS-DOS.

Year: 1999 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2015-05-11Tags: arcade freeware science fiction shoot em up v-scrolling shoot-em up

Xenon 2: Megablast

Xenon 2: Megablast

Xenon 2: Megablast is a vertical scrolling space shooter designed by Bitmap Brothers, originally produced for the Amiga and Atari ST in 1989, and later converted to the PC, Sega Master System and other platforms.

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: aliens arcade cyborgs shoot em up space flight v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

Banshee

Banshee

Banshee is an Amiga original shoot-em-up, inspired to classic vertical scrolling shooters such as 1942. It was developed by Core Design and released for AGA only machines (Amiga 1200 and CD32) in 1994.

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game aviation co-op flight shoot em up steampunk v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway is a shoot 'em up developed and published by Capcom for arcade machines in 1987. Later on, the title was ported to several computers and consoles such as...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: 2d aviation coin-up conversion flight historical battle top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling war ww2

S.W.I.V.

S.W.I.V.

S.W.I.V. is a top-down shooter for 1 or 2 players created by Random Access and published by The Sales Curve in 1991 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and other platforms.

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players 2d amiga original game co-op helicopter top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up

Xevious

Xevious

Xevious is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade released by Namco in 1982 and ported to multiple platforms, including MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Apple II. The Atar...

Year: 1987 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-08-19Tags: arcade science fiction shoot em up v-scrolling shoot-em up

Tyrian

Tyrian

Tyrian is a science fiction shoot-’em-up game developed by Eclipse Software and published by Epic MegaGames in 1995 for DOS. It became freeware in 2004 and has been ported to suit iPad and iPhone in 2010 and 2009, respectively.

Year: 1995 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-01-25Tags: arcade freeware science fiction shoot em up v-scrolling shoot-em up

Battle Squadron: The Destruction Of The Barrax Empire

Battle Squadron: The Destruction Of The Barrax Empire

Battle Squadron: The Destruction Of The Barrax Empire is the successor of one of the most popular vertical scrolling shooters for Amiga, Hybris. It was developed by Cope-com and pu...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: 2 players amiga original game arcade co-op multiplayer shoot em up v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

Xenon

Xenon

Xenon is a vertical scrolling shooter, created by The Bitmap Brothers initially for the Atari ST in 1988 and ported to Amiga, ZX Spectrum, and MSX the same year. The game is the prequel to the much more popular Xenon 2: Megablast.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: amiga original game shoot em up space v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

Hybris

Hybris

Hybris is a vertical scrolling shoot-’em-up developed by Cope-com and published by Discovery Software International in 1988 for Amiga only. This sci-fi shooter, primarily created...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: amiga original game arcade shoot em up spaceship v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

007: Licence to Kill

007: Licence to Kill

007: Licence to Kill is an arcade shooter developed by Quixel and published by Domark limited in December 1989. The game is based off the hit James Bond movie of the same name, and it follows through with the movie plot.

Year: 1989 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: espionage ham mode helicopter licensed movies multi-type naval shoot em up spy v-scrolling shoot-em up watercraft

Wings of Death

Wings of Death

Wings of Death is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up developed by Eclipse Software and published by Thalion Software in 1990, released originally for the Atari ST and then ported for the Amiga.

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-19Tags: atari st fantasy shoot em up v-scrolling shoot-em up

Frenetic

Frenetic

Frenetic is a vertical shooter created by Core Design and released for Amiga and Atari ST in 1991. It's a very traditional game that perfectly fits in the space shoot-em-up genre,...

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-11-05Tags: shoot em up space top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling

Vaders

Vaders

Vaders (also know as Vader) is a vertical scrolling shooter developed by Softgang for the Amiga and released in 1987 by Anco. Sadly, it is known as one of the worst games ever created for this platform.

Year: 1987 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-03-10Tags: amiga original game shoot em up space v-scrolling shoot-em up vertical-scrolling