50 Games Like Iro Hero

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Super Hydorah, Bleed 2, and Void Invaders 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 #18, Whip! Whip! released the 13 June 2018 and ranked #37, GET HER BACK: A Journey To The Creature Island released the 6 April 2018 and ranked #27.

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This suggestion collection includes shoot-em-up games for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, 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.

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Iro Hero is a vertical shoot em up with beautiful pixel art graphics inspired by many old-school classics. Encounter 10 different types of enemies with over a hundred different behaviors, and defeat 10 final bosses in the vein of classic arcade games. Unlock special skills throughout the game to help you land a final blow or escape from desperate situations.

1# 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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2# Bleed 2 - 2017

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A furiously fun and fast-paced arcade action game, Bleed 2 welcomes back pink-haired heroine Wryn, the worlds greatest and only remaining hero, as she fights to defend the globe from an invading force of villains. Master the art of air-dodging and bullet-reflecting to stylishly take down a relentless barrage of bad guys and bosses (and naughty kittys! 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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4# Rocket Riot - 2016

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Fire up Rocket Riot and blow your way up! Rocket Riot is an action-packed, side-scrolling shooter set with over 200 levels in an amazing-looking pixel art world. Rocket Riot packs hundreds of zany characters, scrappy mini-bosses and tough hard-boiled bosses. Blast your way through the numerous levels or hide behind it, battling the strangest enemies you will ever encounter. Uncover wacky power-ups, navigate through completely destructible environments, or burrow into different areas of the map for surprise attacks. Destroyed objects regenerate, keeping the action fast-paced. But time doesn’t heal all wounds…

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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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8# Galagan's Island: Reprymian Rising - 2015

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Galagan's Island is an Arcade style Space Shooter paying loving homage to classic arcade style & difficulty. This Bullet Hell is sure to satisfy your Shmup Shortage! Featuring 25 LEVELS of handcrafted whimsical charm. Formations so pretty you almost don't want to destroy them.

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10# 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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11# Gunslugs - 2013

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We grabbed a bunch of expendable action hero's from the 80s and we made them team up as the Gunslugs to fight the war against the always evil Black Duck Army. if you run into problems or the game wont work on your device, instead of just rating 1 star, you could help us fix it by providing feedback!.

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15# ACA NeoGeo: Blazing Star - 2017

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Your mission is to take on the sinister AI 'Brawshella' that is the main culprit behind an army of deadly biological weapons. The game features classic high score gameplay with higher points awarded when players land successful charge shots to chain multiple enemies. 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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16# Raiden V - 2016

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A quarter-century after the arcade hit Raiden first left its mark on the shooting genre, the series now comes to the Xbox One in its most modern and advanced form yet! Join the war for Earth's future, where the tide of battle holds constant surprises, in this game that's easy to learn, but difficult to master. Using Xbox One cloud functionality to its fullest, now all players can easily access their data, allowing you and your comrades-in-arms to enter the fray side-by-side!

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17# Mercenary Kings - 2014

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In this frantic 2D action game, you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your comrades have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base, you must do what it takes to stop them. But you're not going in unprepared! Your back-up is made of a crew of rogue geniuses and experts of their field! Able to craft & customize guns'n'blades or upgrading body armor, you've never been this ready to join the fight. Whether its solo or with friends, move out, cut down CLAW and save the world!

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18# 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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19# 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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20# Beat Street - 2017

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Evil gangs are terrorizing Toko City and the citizens need your help! Story driven gameplay Simple controls - anyone can play a beat 'em up! Unlock fighters with unique martial art skills and get iMessage stickers Gorgeous handcrafted pixel art Retro music by Maxo iPhone X support

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21# 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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22# 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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24# Super Muzzle Flash - 2015

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With gorgeous visuals with a unique pixel art style, Super Muzzle Flash is grippingly intense, instantly accessible, and satisfying to master! - Easy, Hard, Insane and Godlike difficulties. - Special "Bonus Points" and "Bullet Time" Ghosts.

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