50 Games Like The Bug Butcher

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Horizon Shift, Bleed 2, and Graceful Explosion Machine are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are R-Type Dimensions EX released the 27 November 2018 and ranked #7, Corpse Mob released the 4 June 2018 and ranked #29, Dimension Drive released the 6 December 2017 and ranked #48.

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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.

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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3# 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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5# 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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6# 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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7# 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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10# 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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11# 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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15# BlastZone 2 - 2015

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BlastZone 2 is an action packed side scrolling shooter that will really get your adrenaline pumping! Play solo or join up with a friend locally or online and battle the alien forces that have invaded the planet and take the fight to them! Feel the excitement of breaking through the enemy barricade at high speed!

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18# PARTICLE MACE - 2015

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The most unique and interesting overhead shooter on Steam. This critically-acclaimed game is inspired by Geometry Wars, Robotron, Asteroids and many other classic games. To truly succeed in Particle Mace you must become a master of physics, thrust, and inertia.

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19# Jamestown - 2015

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Jamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony is a neo-classical top-down shooter for up to 4 players, set on 17th-century British Colonial Mars. It features all the intensity, depth, and lovingly handcrafted pixels of a classic arcade shooter, with a modern twist: deeply-integrated cooperative gameplay.

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20# LUFTRAUSERS - 2014

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The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer’s stylish arcade shooter LUFTRAUSERS! Select from over 125 combinations of weapons, bodies, and propulsion systems and take to the skies to battle enemy fighter planes, battleships, submarines, and rival aces for glory, honor, and high scores.

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22# Chicken Invaders 2 - 2015

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Just when you thought it was safe to eat chicken again, the chickens have returned with an organized invasion to take over the entire solar system! Journey to each planet and fight your way through to save the world (again)!

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23# Horizon Shift '81 - 2015

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Screenshot of the video game Horizon Shift '81
Screenshot of the video game Horizon Shift '81
Screenshot of the video game Horizon Shift '81

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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24# 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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25# Resogun - 2013

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RESOGUN is a new exclusive PlayStation®4 shoot ‘em up from the same team that brought you Super Stardust HD, Super Stardust Delta and Dead Nation. Unleash an explosive array of devastating weapons to obliterate hordes of ruthless enemies while making sure you rescue the last survivors and keep your multiplier going! Experience the most intense destruction ever, as the power of PlayStation®4 renders all enemies and levels using hundred of thousands of individual voxels that blow up in real time as you battle your way through. Push yourself to the limits trying to climb the global leaderboards for each game mode and difficulty setting. Join forces with your friends online and show off your skills in action packed co-op multiplayer. Welcome to RESOGUN… the most insanely intensive, ultra-responsive, fully HD, 60FPS shoot ‘em up, only on PlayStation®4!

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