50 Games Like ACA NeoGeo: Pulstar

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Velocity 2X, Super Hydorah, and R.TYPE are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION released the 12 November 2018 and ranked #9, Iro Hero released the 31 May 2018 and ranked #31, Mass O' Kyzt released the 2 February 2018 and ranked #36.

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This suggestion collection includes side-scrolling shooter games for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

2# Super Hydorah - 2018

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Super Hydorah is a nonlinear horizontal shoot’ em up designed to offer a challenging experience, sublimating the richness of traditional shmup classics. Face the menace of the Meroptians aboard the Delta Force, alone or with your friends in this game with direct action and nostalgic art.

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3# R.TYPE - 2013

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Choose between two difficulty settings, utilize two different control options and soar through eight jam-packed levels, each with its own unique boss. - Universal version - Enhanced Touch mode - Eight levels and two different control options: touch and virtual D-pad - Two difficulty settings - Available in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese - Full Retina Display support - Game Center: unlockable achievements + online leaderboards

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4# Leviathan Starblade - 2016

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Leviathan Starblade is a vertical scrolling shmups (shoot’em up), but along with the standard forward facing guns each player ship also comes equipped with a turret. This turret can fire or swing your Starblade in any direction. The Starblade can be used to cut down most enemy projectiles.

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5# R-Type - 2013

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R-Type is set in the 22nd century, and the player flies a futuristic fighter craft called the R-9a "Arrowhead", named for its shape, and because it is the ninth model in the 'R' series of fighter craft (but it is the first of the series to actually be used in combat; the previous models were all prototypes). The mission is to 'blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire'. The R- in the series title originally stood for "ray", as in a ray of light. It was a reference to the many different types of ray-like weapons in the first R-Type. his was later retconned in R-Type Final to refer specifically to the production code as well as a term of endearment for the player fighter craft, the "Round Canopy". The original R-Type was well received by most gaming critics. However, it was also infamous for its relentless difficulty. It earned 7th place in IGN's Top 10 most difficult games to beat. The gameplay of R-Type is noticeably distinct among shoot 'em ups. Invariably the player will lose, not because of an inequality in firepower, but because of the design of the levels themselves. There is usually a 'correct' way to get through a level, but players must learn these by experience - i.e. by losing and restarting from earlier in the level. The game innovated with its weapon system compared to contemporary shooters, featuring a chargeable shot (beam-meter), and detachable 'force' pod; levels were designed to require different tactics and ideal weapons (air-air, diagonal, or air-ground laser).

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6# Z-Exemplar - 2017

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Z-Exemplar is a side-scrolling shooter in the tradition of R-Type, Gradius, Nemesis and other classic arcade games from the past. Borrowing its aesthetic from the computers of yesteryear (specifically the Sinclair ZX Spectrum) Z-Exemplar combines bright, bold, 8-bit pixel art with frantic action and an epic mission to conquer a galaxy of...

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8# 1942 MOBILE - 2017

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About 1942 Set in the Pacific theater during World War II, this vertically scrolling shoot 'em up tasks players with battling through the entire enemy fleet. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: The game has been optimized for the unique play experience of smartphones and may differ in some ways from prior releases.

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9# SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - 2018

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To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on PlayStation4. SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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10# The Bug Butcher - 2016

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The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot em up game where peril comes from above. So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space. The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter “Super Pang” where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists. You are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs. Harry’s current assignment takes him to an infested futuristic research facility on a distant planet. The surviving and dwindling number of scientists employed him for his slaughtering skills. Harry’s mission: survive until the decontamination of the building is complete, hoard coins like his life depended on it, and protect the scientists at all costs. Watch out for the spiders they have a particular fondness for rubber encased scientist brains. After landing, you will move from room to room through the facility blasting rockets, lasers, and wielding the power of lighting upwards at anything not human. Ravenous swarms and ferocious waves of bugs of every size will attempt to kill you, but luckily there will be weapon and health pick-ups to aid Harry on his quest. Fierce reflexes are mandatory for survival, but Harry’s brutal power-ups will let the guts fly and make the larva cry! If you love games with humor, perfect platforming, grotesquely cute art, nightmarish bosses, and real personality then The Bug Butcher will suit your fancy.

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11# 3D Fantasy Zone - 2015

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Additional features include: adjustable difficulty settings, the ability to save your game for later review, inclusion of both the Japanese and Overseas versions of the original game, a Stage Select feature that allows players to save and resume progress mid-game, and adjustable difficulty settings. 3D Fantasy Zone™ also offers players an unlockable mode with new weaponry and gameplay and an original song called UPA-UPA.

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12# Graceful Explosion Machine - 2017

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"Skillfully pilot the advanced Graceful Explosion Machine (GEM) fighter while blasting swarms of crystalline enemies with your ludicrously overpowered quad-weapon array! Lost in deep space, you'll shoot, dash and combo your way through jewel-hued alien worlds, fighting to find a way home."

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13# M.A.C.E. Space Shooter - 2017

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Handdrawn 2D graphics in HD resolutions, parallax scrolling, explosion effects and optimized games mechanics, combined with the proven gameplay are transporting the "Spirit of Amiga" in today's Age. In MACE, the player navigates a spaceship across three different worlds with 6 vertical scrolling levels and various enemies, trying to destroy or avoid them.

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15# Wolf of the BF: Commando MOBILE - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Wolf of the BF: Commando MOBILE
Screenshot of the video game Wolf of the BF: Commando MOBILE
Screenshot of the video game Wolf of the BF: Commando MOBILE

Armed with a sub-machine gun and a limited supply hand grenades, players battle through legions of enemy troops in this classic vertical scrolling shooter. Note: The game has been optimized for the unique play experience of smartphones and may differ in some ways from prior releases.

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17# Syder Arcade - 2013

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Killing zombies never gets old, but sometimes you just need a break. Get back to some serious old-school gaming with Syder Arcade! Syder Arcade is a love letter to Amiga games of the ‘90s, no coins, no upgrade grinding, just your tenacity and a motherload of alien invaders.

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20# Void Invaders - 2015

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Jump back to the good old days of arcade machines with Void Invaders: a colourful, chaotic and explosive arcade shoot-em-up game inspired by classics such as Galaga and Space Invaders!

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21# Horizon Shift - 2015

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Horizon Shift is an explosive wave based single screen shooter with a ton of new ideas and platformer elements. Do what it takes to protect your horizon from the ever encroaching enemy attack!

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22# Super Galaxy Squadron EX - 2017

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Super Galaxy Squadron is a fast-paced vertical shooter designed for human beings as well as shmup veterans. Featuring multiple game modes, a challenging but merciful difficulty curve, forgiving health system, and seventeen playable ships.

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23# Enemy Mind - 2014

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A retro shooter with a new power: the power to become any ship.Lost in the depths of space, you are a being of pure psychic energy with the uncanny power to take over and control anything you see in order to survive.Built for PC, Enemy Mind lets you battle your way through 70+ waves of challenging enemies.

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24# Gunslugs 2 - 2015

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Gunslugs 2 takes the action chaos genre further than ever before... into space and beyond. Rockets, tanks, choppers, train crashes, huge metal robots, aliens and hordes and hordes of the Black Duck army minions !

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25# RayCrisis - 2017

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RAYCRISIS, the final installment in TAITOs classic RAY series of arcade shooting games, locks on to iPhone! You can also control the launch timing of the lock on laser yourself, and you can aim for a high score as well as an arcade. WR-01R with high power of normal shots, WR-02R with many simultaneous lock ons, WR-03 with homing bullets, which aircraft to play with is up to you!

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