What is a schmup?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by airpirate545, May 17, 2008.

  1. airpirate545
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    airpirate545 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I've been hearing this word often ever since I joined the community. At first it sounded bad but some "schmups" received praise and such, leaving me udderly confused. So can anyone help me understand what a schmup is?
     
  2. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Shoot'em'up.

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  3. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Shoot'em up.

    Gradius, Raiden, and R-Type are shmups
     
  4. GrayFox Cap

    GrayFox Cap GBAtemp Regular

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    It's a "Shoot Em Up"

    Normally a top view of a shooting game where you are a fighter plane/space ship/anime character on a broom shoot vertically. Also can be done horizontally.

    Examples: Raiden, R-Type, Giga Wing, Ikaruga, NanoStray, etc

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoot_'em_up
     
  5. Orc

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    SHMUP. SEIHOU!