Shoot'em Up Video Games

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Shoot'em Up Video Games

Xah Lee, 2006-09, 2010-08-10

The following are a type of video game called “shoot'em up.”

These games are extremely mathematical. In the sense that the core concept is to predict projectile direction.

R-type doppelganger

R-Type (1987)

The “shoot'em up” died out due to 3D games of course. But There are a few new ones released after 2000.

Geometry wars 2

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2. Released on Xbox Live Arcade on 2008-07-30.

Geometry Wars is like a modern version of R-Type.

Space Harrier (1985)


Some fascinating readings:

A highly recommended book for game programing is: 《Game Engine Architecture》 (2009), by Jason Gregory, et al. amazon.

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