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Act Fancer is a 1989 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game developed and published by Data East. It features a cyborg battling against alien creatures, while collecting power-ups and defeating bosses to advance levels.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 6331   Released: 1989
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
TodayIsForgotten
1,378,410
Personal Best: N/A
Action adventure/shoot 'em up hybrid similar to The Guardian Legend.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1450   Released: 1987
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
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Personal Best: N/A
Join Lt. Ellen Ripley as she explores the Fiorina 161 prison colony in this six-stage action game with multiple level objectives. You'll have three weapons at your disposal in your effort to rid the colony of aliens: a pulse rifle, a flame-thrower, and a grenade launcher.

A motion tracker will help warn you of impending doom as you make your way through the maze-like air shafts and gloomy cell blocks. Access various computer terminals to receive level blueprints and select your assignments, which range from sealing off doors to rescuing cocooned prisoners. A password system allows you to continue your adventure until the final showdown with the Alien Queen herself.
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Times Played: 7557   Released: 1993
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien
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Personal Best: N/A
Alien 3 is video game based on the movie sequel of the same name. The plot of the movie picks up directly after the end of Aliens. Ellen Ripley, the main character of the Alien series, is in cryo-sleep aboard the space ship Sulaco. Unfortunately, an alien or two has stowed away on the Sulaco, and wreaked havoc within the ship. Thus, it crash lands on the prison colony planet Fiorina 161. Ripley and the unarmed prisoners have to figure out a way to survive the alien who terrorizing the colony until help arrives.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 3833   Released: 1993
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien
david man45
96,690
Personal Best: N/A
Rather than sticking with the movie storyline and making more of an interactive story, Acclaim and LJN decided to make an action/adventure title instead, and good thing they did. It has a few flaws, but they can be overlooked easily enough by the average gamer.The graphics are somewhat above average for the original gameboy. A3 did NOT stick to the movie, but it at least does an average job of explaining why there are numerous aliens to deal with. Controls are VERY good, which is not very often in my experiences with original game boy games. Very responsive, with no lag between actions.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 3039   Released: 1993
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien


Personal Best: N/A
The proper game to the movie. Shoot and climb your way through a space station. As you progress with the game, you'll have to rescue prisoners which are imprisoned by the famous aliens. It's a valuable plattformer with a high difficulty rating. Another markable thing is the soundtrack, which is totally unusual for the alien series. It isn't the ambient styled chiptune, that you're used to, when playing titles of this series. Instead it is a nice done and quite fast action soundtrack.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 2214   Released: 1994
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien


Personal Best: N/A
Alien 3 is loosely based on the movie of the same name. Players take on the role of Ripley and must work their way through a series of expansive and multi-layered levels freeing humans that the Aliens have captured. There is a time limit on each level; if players cannot find and free all the humans before the limit ends, the game is over. Since humans can be trapped in a variety of places on each level, players must thoroughly explore the stages in order to advance.

Players can acquire and use several different types of weapons after finding their ammunition pick-up. Ripley can carry multiple weapons at the same time, but each weapon has a limited ammunition supply. Ripley also has a health gauge that decreases as the Aliens attack or after landing from a long fall. If Ripley's health gauge reaches zero, players lose a life. Finding and collecting the appropriate power-up can replenish the life gauge.

In addition to jumping and shooting, players can use lifts, open doors, climb ladders and even crawl through tunnels in the levels. Players can shoot while crawling, but cannot shoot while jumping. It is possible to shoot vertically or even diagonally while standing, however. Aliens are much faster than Ripley and generally cannot be avoided, so they must be shot. Each creature takes several shots from the standard gun to dispatch, but unlike their movie cousins, do not leave an acid pool when killed.

As with the Mega Drive and Game Gear versions, this is brilliant. Guide Ripley through the treacherous space-ship in a stunning platform adventure. Loads to do and powerups galore make it a winner.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 3235   Released: 1992
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien
theshred
37,920
Personal Best: N/A
Something has gone terribly wrong on the Suliaco's return trip back to Earth. Flight Officer Ellen Ripley finds herself alone on a prison planet, the sole survivor of her ship's unexpected destruction. Unknown to her and the inmates, she has brought an unwelcome visitor with her - an old and deadly acquaitence that could mean death for them all. Loosely based on the live-action sci-fi film starring Sigourney Weaver.

I usually don't like movie translation games, but this one's quite good. Good graphics and you get to be Ripley too.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 6339   Released: 1993
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien
wolf_lord_30
1,889,220
Personal Best: N/A
A side scrolling platform space shoot 'em up.
Muster your courage to face the evil Alien Legion!
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1117   Released: 1989
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup


Personal Best: N/A
The player takes control of a spaceman in a bio-suit. ou must clear a total of 8 progressively harder floors, or stages, which each consists of five regular levels and one boss level. There are a total of 48 levels. Press the fire button to fire your wave gun at enemies. Save the one-eyed Paccets for points and a chance for another shield at the end of level bonus game. In each level there are a certain amount of enemies named Octy, which when defeated will yield power-up capsules. Defeating all of the Octy in a level will open up the gate.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 3709   Released: 1985
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
ECInc2XXX
39,230
Personal Best: N/A
It is the year 2015. A space faring terrorist group known as Scarlet has become strong enough to seal the space lanes around Earth. A sudden, desperate attack planned in secret wounds Scarlet's leader Epsilon, causing a power struggle among the terrorists and giving humanity time to regroup and fight back. Two old foes among the genetically-engineered terrorists now vie for control of the organization, the outcome of which could determine the fate of mankind.

From the makers of the legendary Gunstar Heroes, this platform shoot 'em up is reminiscent of Contra but with more options. Loud graphics and louder audio, looks cool and plays pretty decently.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 5654   Released: 1995
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Dan
213,866
Personal Best: N/A
A side scrolling shoot 'em up with some 3D shooting levels.
You must destroy the Alien Mother Ship to save the Universe!
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1110   Released: 1991
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien Storm


Personal Best: N/A
Alien Syndrome is a run and gun arcade game developed by Sega in 1987.

You must fight your way through large eight-way scrolling levels rescuing their comrades who are being held by aliens. After they have rescued a certain number of hostages the exit opens and they can pass through it in order to fight the end-of-level guardian. If this monstrosity is defeated, they move onto the next stage. As well as two player simultaneous gameplay, Alien Syndrome features pick-ups which assist the player including better weapons and maps of the current level.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 3450   Released: 1986
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien Syndrome
TodayIsForgotten
403,400
Personal Best: N/A
Say hello to one of the best alien themed shooters you'll ever have played. Even though the bosses can give you a really hard time in some stages, this game has a high addictive rate. Just run around in the space station and shoot all that moves. While gunning your way through the nice levels (don't search door openers...just shoot them) you have to rescue the human prisoners, that are standing in several corners. The bird-view and the map are making the game really comfortable to play, since you don't have to guess your way every time a path crosses.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 2077   Released: 1992
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien Syndrome
Jason L. Davis
200,500
Personal Best: N/A
They've come from beyond the galaxy and taken your friends hostage. You're an Earth Command Trooper. You're going to get them back!

Control soldiers who must fight their way through large eight-way scrolling levels and rescue all the captives and make it to the escape hatch before the time bomb explodes. Then face the mother alien at the end of the each level.

If you can get hold of a friend, this game becomes a real pleasure to play as you team up to explore and destroy alien-infested ships.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 2848   Released: 1987
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien Syndrome
Jason L. Davis
209,800
Personal Best: N/A
The year is 2089 of the Galactic Calendar. In this far-flung future, humans have colonized the outer planets. Without warning, the glory of this achievement turned into disaster: A horrible race of aliens has imprisoned an entire colony aboard its space ships! Each of these vessels houses countless numbers of slimy monsters led by a vicious alien "boss". Having miraculously escaped capture, you must go from ship to ship in a valiant effort to save your fellow humans.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 2794   Released: 1988
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: Alien Syndrome
fogelmir
551,500
Personal Best: N/A
You must save your friend as well as your village in 6 stages of animals.

The game plays like this; you take control of a girl who can either run or jump. She's moving at this insane rate of speed away from the screen in 2D. You have to dodge trees and other pitfalls if you decide to run, and if you take to the air, you have to keep away from bouncing, giant animals.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1416   Released: 1987
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
TodayIsForgotten
1,850,500
Personal Best: N/A
Aquaventure is an Action game, developed and published by Atari, which was cancelled before it was released.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 2577   Released: 1983
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
TodayIsForgotten
312,750
Personal Best: N/A
A side scrolling action shooter similar to Rush n' Attack.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1122   Released: 1991
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup


Personal Best: N/A
The game takes place in the future, during a time when Earth's fossil fuels have begun to dwindle. There is a massive war taking place all over the earth for control of these resources, as well as for territorial rights on the moon. The two warring governments, the Axis and Federation, have the ability to go into space and create giant space stations and weapons of mass destruction.

Jake is the game's protagonist. He is a soldier drafted into the Pacific States' Marine Corp and pilots a Federation Assault Suit. The Suit has a humanoid shape, with arms, legs, torso, and head. It is equipped with a variety of weapons and other special accessories, giving it full land and minor air capabilities.

Jake and his platoon are tasked with destruction of Bildvorg, the most powerful mech of the Axis forces. The various missions in the game lead up to the completion of this objective.
~courtesy of Wikipedia
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 2204   Released: 1991
AKA: Cybernator
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
Series: assault suits
TodayIsForgotten
130,910
Personal Best: N/A
Story:
The player takes the role of Chelnov, a coal miner who miraculously survives the malfunction and explosion of a nuclear power plant. Chelnov's body gains superhuman abilities due to the massive amount of radiation given off by the explosion, and a secret organization seeks to harness those abilities for its own evil purposes. Chelnov must battle and defeat the secret organization using his newfound abilities.

Gameplay:
The player controls Chelnov's movements with the 8-way joystick, and the 3 buttons to attack, jump, or turn around. Six types of weapons can be obtained during the game, and collecting power-ups can improve Chelnov's attack power, rapid-firing capability, attack range, or jumping height.

The game is a forced side-scrolling game where the screen continually scrolls to the right at a constant speed. Chelnov will continue to run with the screen even if the player lets go of the joystick. Though the player can move to the left or right of the scrolling screen by entering the corresponding direction on the joystick, it is impossible to stop or move backwards (Chelnov can turn backwards while jumping).
Rating: 4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes
Times Played: 2677   Released: 1988
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
INNUENDO
346,150
Personal Best: N/A
A challenging side - scrolling space platform/puzzle game.
Invade Baal's territory with the help of SX - 006, and destroy his evil threat!
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1182   Released: 1989
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup


Personal Best: N/A
Plot:
In the beginning, it seemed that the Rose Duke Fortress, where the Octi family lurked, the activity of the first rescue corps disappeared several years ago; however, it was not so. The mission that was given at the end are things to annihilate: the brutal space life Octi family.

Gameplay:
Like the previous game, the player controls a spaceman in a bio-suit fighting strange-looking Octy and saving the one-eyed Paccets.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 2395   Released: 1988
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
TodayIsForgotten
68,258
Personal Best: N/A
Battle Kid is very similar to "I Wanna Be the Guy", an indie freeware game for the PC, in terms of the design of the main character and the projectile weapon he possesses, the trial-and-error difficulty, and instant death mechanics of all enemies and hazards. However, the similarities end here as the actual gameplay and control is much more in the likeness of Mega Man games.
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 1920   Released: 2009
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup


Personal Best: N/A
Bay Route is a platform "Run and gun" arcade game developed by Sunsoft and published by Sega in 1989. Players control a soldier and shoot terrorists, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels. Players can select one of four configurations on their gun.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1831   Released: 1989
Keywords: Run N Gun, Shootemup
elrod21
237,550
Personal Best: N/A


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