Droid Assault

System: PC

Year: 2008

Developer: Puppygames

Website: puppygames.net / Steam

Description: “Discover a unique tactical arcade shooter, with the fun addictive gameplay of 8-bit classics. You’ll need your wits and the help of your acquired droid squad to stay alive in this fast-paced retro actionfest. Wreak havok through 50 atmospheric levels of destructible scenery, avoid mines and turrets, and battle 48 different robot types from lowly Guardbots to the latest in Assassins, Special Ops and Battledroids.”


Revolver360 RE:Actor

System: PC

Year: 2014

Developer: Cross Eaglet

Website: crosseaglet.xii.jp / Playism

Description: “In this long awaited shooter from action masters Cross Eaglet, enemies are not just right in front of you. They’re all around you! Using a unique perspective rotation mechanic, players can bring enemies and items into view, putting the odds in their favor in an otherwise impossible situation.”


Ultratron

System: PC

Year: 2013

Developer: Puppygames

Website: puppygames.net / Steam

Description: “Experience the addictive gameplay of old-school arcade favourites, updated and improved for the 21st century! Unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay make Ultratron a fun and hypnotic arcade blast.”


Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

System: PC, Xbox 360

Year: 2005

Developer: Bizarre Creations

Website: Steam

Description: “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is a old school style shooter, but remixed for the 21st century with next generation graphics and deep, modern gameplay. Playing is simple: you are a geometric “ship” trapped in a grid world, facing off against waves of deadly wanderers, snakes, and repulsars. Your aim is to survive long enough to set a high score! “


Sine Mora

System: PC, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, iOS, Android

Year: 2012

Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture, Digital Reality

Website: sinemoragame.com / Steam

Description: “Sine Mora is a horizontal shoot’em up that provides a unique take on challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, Sine Mora is a gorgeous shoot’em up that offers 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. With many ways to manipulate time, Sine Mora features over 50 weapon combinations to complete each beautiful stage that form fits to the player’s skills with scaling difficulty. Soundtrack composed by Akira Yamaoka and featuring boss designs by Mahiro Maeda.”


Ether Vapor Remaster

System: PC

Year: 2012

Developer: Edelweiss, Nyu Media

Website: ethervapor.com / Steam

Description: “Ether Vapor Remaster is a cinematic 3D arcade shooter and visual treat from developer Edelweiss. Explosions, lasers, ships and backgrounds are breathtakingly rendered. The dynamic camera uses vertical, horizontal and cinematic chase cam views to switch up the action and highlight the drama. Use multi-lock-on to shoot tens of missiles at a time and even blow up an entire battleship in the challenging Bonus Zones.”


Jamestown

System: PC

Year: 2011

Developer: Final Form Games

Website: jamestowngame.com / Steam

Description: “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. “


Crimsonland

System: PC, PS4

Year: 2014

Developer: 10tons

Website: crimsonland.com / Steam

Description: “Thousands of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? In Crimsonland you will unlock new weapons and perks constantly improving your abilities and arsenal. Your screen will be filled with literally hundreds of monsters and thousands of giblets. Grab your gun and prepare for endless hours of intense top-down shooter fun!

The original Crimsonland was released in 2003. After the game was greenlit at the end of 2013, 10tons decided to give the game a complete tune-up. The brand new 2014 version introduces countless gameplay fixes, a new chapter with new enemies, new perks, and new weapons. On top of that we’ve done a complete art overhaul! ”