50 Games Like The Bug Butcher

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R-Type Final 2, Horizon Shift, and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are R-Type Final 2 released the 29 April 2021 and ranked #1, Asteroid Blasters released the 25 April 2021 and ranked #34, Chicken Invaders Universe released the 16 April 2021 and ranked #27.

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

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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.

1# R-Type Final 2 - 2021

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R-Type has returned! The legendary side-scroller is back and better than ever with beautifully rendered 3D graphics, exhilarating shoot-'em-up gameplay, and a multitude of stages, ships, and weapons that will allow you to conduct a symphony of destruction upon your foes.

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Price: $5-$15

3# Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved - 2014

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Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the Manage button on the product details page on your console. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved includes all of the great content & features from Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and more: -Over 100 total levels including 40 all-new -Classic games modes in stunning HD -15 3D grids including 5 all-new and 12 battle modes including Pacifism, King, Claustrophobia and 4 all-new modes -6 unique companion drones including Attack, Collect, Ram, Snipe, Defend and the all-new Sweep drone -New Hardcore mode for Geometry Wars purists with no drones or supers and a separate leaderboard -Cooperative and Online Competitive Multiplayer modes -Community and Friend Leaderboards

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Price: $5-$15

4# Atomic Guardians - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Atomic Guardians
Screenshot of the video game Atomic Guardians
Screenshot of the video game Atomic Guardians

ATOMIC GUARDIANS is a fully CO-OP arcade retro shoot 'em up, where one player flies the ship, and the other player mans the shields. Fight your way through a never ending horde of Brutal Bosses, Alien Monsters and Gigantic Asteroids as you rack up a new world-wide high score. Play with up to three friends, and see how long you can last!

Atomic Guardians similarities with The Bug Butcher:
Price < $5

6# 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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Price: Free

10# Natsuki Chronicles - 2019

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New dramatic horizontal shoot ’em up that takes place in the same setting as Ginga Force. An immersive story that follows protagonist Natsuki. Discover the story of her past as a rookie pilot up to present day with events that are parallel to those in Ginga Force.

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Price: $15-$25

11# Rangok Skies - 2021

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War has started! Rangok Skies is a vertically scrolling arcade shooter inspired by the genre classics. Highly replayable with 4 different characters, each with their own unique ship, weapons, and bombs. Includes 2-player local co-op.

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Price: $15-$25

12# 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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Price: $5-$15

14# 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.

Galagan's Island: Reprymian Rising similarities with The Bug Butcher:
Price < $5

16# R-Type Dimensions EX - 2018

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The new 3D graphics are accompanied by fully reimagined arrangements of the timeless R-Type music tracks! 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). R-Type Dimensions is protected under US and international copyright laws 1987-2018 Tozai, Inc. and/or Irem Software Engineering Inc.

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Price: Free

17# Sine Mora EX - 2017

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Sine Mora EX is a side-scrolling shoot'em up that provides a unique challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, Sine Mora is a gorgeous shoot'em up offering both a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. The story mode can be also played in local co-op mode.

Sine Mora EX similarities with The Bug Butcher:
Price: $15-$25

18# 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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Price: $5-$15

20# Neon Shooter - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Neon Shooter
Screenshot of the video game Neon Shooter
Screenshot of the video game Neon Shooter

Neon Shooter is a fast-paced dual stick style shooter that is full of neon colors, bright particle effects, and enemies to destroy. Be ready to jump in and destroy enemies, collect coins and power ups, and upgrade your traits to reach the highest score possible!

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Price < $5

21# Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury
Screenshot of the video game Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury
Screenshot of the video game Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury

An epic 4 player co-op armor shooter with RPG upgrade system and fully destructible world. You can control both land and sea vehicles or even a Mecha, which can be combined with 4 drivers to create different classes to fight a fast paced epic battle with monstrous tanks, trains and battle cruisers!

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Price: $5-$15

23# ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG X - 2017

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METAL SLUG X is an action shooting game released by SNK in 1999. Using METAL SLUG 2 as a base, a variety of new weapons and enemies have been added. Furthermore, with position changes of bosses and more, the game's difficulty has been completely readjusted.

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Price: $5-$15

24# Gangsta Paradise - 2021

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Time to take matters into your own hands... Matters or guns... it doesn't matter. Your city was safe from crimes for a long time. But these times had to end. A mafia boss Al Calzone came with his thugs and wants local business owners to pay tribute for "protection". Some people started to pay cash, some paid with theirs lives. It was only a matter of time when they will visit your mothers' flowers store. You can't wait, time to get rid of these mobsters and show who is the real boss here.

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25# Horizon Shift '81 - 2015

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The player controls a ship in the centre of the screen, enemies approach from the top and bottom and the player is able to switch up and down to deal with the encroaching hoard. The player is also able to jump (jumping upside down is an interesting new challenge) and is equipped with a bomb which wipes the screen of enemies as well as restoring the horizon. 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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Price: Free

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