best horizontal and vertical shooter SNES games?

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  1. Prime
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    I looked at the Essentials for the SNES but i can't pick out the all the horizontal and vertical shooters.

    What are the best best horizontal and vertical shooters for the SNES?
     
  2. Rayder

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    Here's a list I found in 10 seconds of Googling.

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    Side Scrolling Shooter

    BioMetal

    Blazeon

    Darius Twin

    Earth Defense Force

    Gradius 3

    Phalanx

    R-Type 3

    Super Nova

    Super R-Type

    Thunder Spirits

    UN Squadron

    Xardion

    Hope that helps you. [​IMG]
     
  3. Prime
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    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Was a slight hint that i should ask questions on GBAtemp i should always use google?

    Anyways, thanks.
     
  4. TrolleyDave

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    One of my favourite horizontal shooters on the SNES was always Gradius 3 and another is Parodius. R-Type 3 is also pretty good but not really my type of shooter.

    If you want a really good shoot em up go for Super Smash TV, one of my favourite blasters on any system. It's not a horizontal or vertical shooter though, it's an run around and shoot game with 8-way shotting. Awesome game.
     
  5. TLSpartan

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    I only played the original on the NES. I can see how it would be superior to the NES version. Fun game though
     
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    Which game?
     
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    I've always been partial to U.N. Squadron myself. Not the most complex of horizontal shooters, but still fun nonetheless.
     
  8. Devante

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    Why hasn't Axelay been mentioned yet?????
     
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    Super Turrican.
     
  10. Mazor

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    Sunset Riders. Excellent horizontal shooter with co-operative play.
     
  11. Skyler

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    The best Vertical 2D shooter is proberly Super Aleste (called Space Megaforce in USA).
    It's like an older brother of Gun Nac on the NES with similar power-ups etc, but in the more hard-core Super Aleste you're not fighting giant robot bunnies and stuff. [​IMG]
     
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    I was going to suggest that one too. [​IMG]

    EDIT: Gadzooks! I didn't realise how old this thread was!