Update, : Z-Warp added at rank #2.
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Sophstar (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5

A vertical arcade shoot'em up with an inventive teleport system, lots of fast-blazing action and explosions, tons of boss fights, a risk/reward based score sytem and a proper challenge for both veteran and new players of the genre.


  • vertical
  • shooter
  • bullet-hell
  • shoot-em-up
  • top-down
  • arcade
  • collectathon
  • retro
  • boss
  • vertical-scrolling
  • multiple-endings
  • attack
  • score
  • aliens
  • space

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Z-Warp (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Z-Warp is an intense vertical shoot’em up presented in retro pixel art style, featuring frenetic arcade-inspired action where blasters, bombs and KILLER specials are your only allies.


  • bullet-hell
  • retro
  • vertical
  • boss
  • shoot-em-up
  • pixel
  • old-school
  • shooter
  • replay-value
  • action
  • arcade
  • chiptune
  • difficulty
  • sci-fi
  • vertically

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GUNBIRD 2 (2020)

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Xbox One IOS iPhone PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Let's go on the treasure hunt through the skies of the world! The ultimate "Psikyo Shooter" with online rankings!


  • boss
  • colourful
  • mech
  • vertical
  • classic
  • hardcore
  • retro
  • fight
  • steampunk
  • vampire
  • shooter
  • western
  • bullet-hell
  • scrolling
  • dragon

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#SinucaAttack (2021)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Cleverly crafted indie platform puzzler #SinucaAttack arrives on console, bringing its unique blend of pool ball physics and 2D platforming to new players worldwide. Choose your character, customize your cue stick and leap into a series of fast-paced room escape puzzles where pool balls are your greatest weapons. With each room you enter, challenges get increasingly complex, introducing new stage gimmicks to manipulate and obstacles to overcome. Ricochet your shots off the floor, ceiling and walls to activate switches and open doors. Even use jet packs to reach new heights as stages go vertical! But watch out for pitfalls, and be careful not to trap yourself inside!


  • platform
  • vertical
  • 2d
  • art
  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • fast-paced
  • physics
  • puzzling
  • driving
  • retro

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HORROR TALES: The Wine (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One

Explore a post-pandemic fictional Mediterranean island and confront your fears! Immerse yourself in a seemingly abandoned city and struggle to find a precious Banydebosc red wine bottle to cure your loved ones. But be aware; your Nemesis is watching you.


  • minimalist
  • puzzle
  • vertical
  • physics
  • horror
  • narrative
  • inventive
  • underwater
  • puzzling
  • mature
  • maze
  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • classic
  • atmospheric

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Velocity 2X (2014)

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Playstation 4 vita Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Freed by a precious ally, she must now use her new abilities and the teleporting power of her ship to evade the Vokh and free the universe from this dangerous threat. • Pilot the Quarp Jet at full speed with the Boost feature; use a variety of weapons to defend yourself and master the teleporting technology to outsmart the enemy in this race-tuned space combat. • Neon Future: Take players to the stars with colorfully bold visual effects and a pulsing electronic soundtrack co-created by the award-winning game composer: Joris de Man.

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  • platform
  • shooter
  • vertical
  • side-scrolling
  • aliens
  • fast-paced
  • sci-fi
  • shoot-em-up
  • scrolling
  • puzzle
  • top-down
  • cross-buy
  • twin-stick
  • action
  • boss-fight

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