50 Games Like Z-Exemplar for Nintendo Switch

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Super Hydorah, R-Type Dimensions EX, and Kero Blaster are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are Huntdown released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #41, Battle Princess Madelyn released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #21, R-Type Dimensions EX released the 27 November 2018 and ranked #2.

50 Games like Z-Exemplar for Nintendo Switch, daily generated comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms.
This suggestion collection includes side-scrolling shoot-em-up games. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

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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...

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# 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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4# Cycle 28 - 2018

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A momentum-based space shooter with screen-shaking explosions and a mystery at its heart. First you think it's an arcade game: simple controls, powerful upgrades, and intense dogfights. But you’re stuck living the same day over and over, trying to find out who the enemy are, and what they want.

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5# Iro Hero - 2018

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In a world where humans are used as power supplies, only one man has the will to change it all! Iro Hero is a vertical shoot ’em up with beautiful pixel art graphics inspired by many old-school classics. Staged across 9 action-packed levels, Iro Hero features a unique and fresh four-color polarity system, with interactive elements,...

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6# 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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7# 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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10# Velocity 2X - 2014

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This critically acclaimed sequel to Velocity Ultra weaves together two classic game formats into one seamless adventure, featuring puzzle-platforming action alongside award-winning top-down shoot ‘em-up gameplay!

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13# 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.

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15# 1917 - The Alien Invasion DX - 2016

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Screenshot of the video game 1917 - The Alien Invasion DX
Screenshot of the video game 1917 - The Alien Invasion DX
Screenshot of the video game 1917 - The Alien Invasion DX

1917 - The Alien Invasions is a bullet hell memorization shooter. Dr. Brunhild Stahlmüller upgrades an WW1 Triplane with superior alien technology to attack the invaders. She will avenge mankind and take the battle into the darkness of space until she reach an ancient alien world.

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16# 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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19# ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug - 2016

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"METAL SLUG" is the original entry in one of the most famous action game series ever released. Players control Marco and Tarma who belong to the Special Forces team known as the "Peregrine Falcon Squad." They fight to defeat General Donald Morden, in an effort to take back their stolen weapon known as the "METAL SLUG."

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21# Battle Princess Madelyn - 2018

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Set in the vein of classic Ghouls N' Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, the instantly classic and familiar gameplay will transport old-school gamers back to their heyday, and the self-adjusting difficulty will allow for even the most novice of gamer to pick up and play! Polished gameplay, breath taking visuals, jaw-dropping dual soundtracks and epic adventures await! 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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22# Guns of Mercy - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game Guns of Mercy
Screenshot of the video game Guns of Mercy

The surface has been rendered uninhabitable since the great war against the alien invasion. Buster, Gatlin, Big meka or mini Pods, all the means are necessary and available to blow up tons of invaders in frenetic, retro style levels. Features : - Simple and precise controls - Tons of weapons, characters and tunes to unlock - Earn Golds and Gems to upgrade your capacities - Tons of missions to complete - Crazy Monsters and Bosses - With around a hundred levels, how far will you go ?

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23# 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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24# ACA NeoGeo: Ghost Pilots - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game ACA NeoGeo: Ghost Pilots
Screenshot of the video game ACA NeoGeo: Ghost Pilots
Screenshot of the video game ACA NeoGeo: Ghost Pilots

GHOST PILOTS is a shooting game released by SNK in 1991. The hero flies an old-fashioned seaplane in order to fight the two powerful nations invading their own country. Alongside giant military weapons, a mysterious combat unit arrives and makes for an intense battle.

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25# Ion Fury - 2018

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3D Realms, creators of Duke Nukem 3D, Prey, and Max Payne, are excited to team up with Voidpoint to bring back the legendary Build Engine, famously known for classic first-person shooters like Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood. Ion Fury is the real deal!

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