The best classic and old school Vertical-scrolling games

Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands is the sequel to Bubble Bobble and was developed and published by Taito in 1987 for arcade only. It would remain arcade only until 1990 when it was ported to the Amiga, Commodore 64 and others.

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: arcade fantasy jumper platform 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

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

Commando

Commando

Commando is a 2D action shooter arcade created by Capcom in 1985. It was ported first to the BBC Micro and ZX Spectrum. In the years following its release it was ported to multiple...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: arcade shoot em up top-down vertical-scrolling walkabout war

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

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

Pinball Mania

Pinball Mania

Pinball Mania is an arcade pinball game developed by Spidersoft Limited and published by 21st Century Entertainment in 1995 for DOS and Amiga. This game is sort of a tie-in with th...

Year: 1995 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: aga arcade bat and ball pinball vertical-scrolling

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors is a vertical scrolling shooter coin-up created by SNK and published initially in 1986. It was ported to many home platforms, including Commodore 64, Apple II, NES, Amstrad CPC.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade co-op coin-up conversion run and gun tank vertical-scrolling walkabout war

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

Rainbow Islands Extra

Rainbow Islands Extra

Rainbow Islands Extra is a vertical-scrolling arcade created by Taito in 1990. Rainbow Islands, also known as Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2, is a sequel to Taito's hit title Bubble Bobble.

Year: 1990 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2020-02-21Tags: 2d coin-up conversion fantasy jumper platform vertical-scrolling

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

Monster Business

Monster Business

Monster Business is an arcade platformer developed by Eclipse Software and released by Ascon in 1991 for Amiga and Atari ST. Inspired to famous coin-ups such as Mr. Do and Dig D...

Year: 1991 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2021-01-16Tags: arcade clear screen maze platform vertical-scrolling