Short for "shoot-em-up". A videogame genre in which you usually play the role of a spaceship or a soldier and must destroy everything in your path.
Contra is the best shmup ever!
Short for "shoot-em-up"
A videogame genre in which you play the role of a spaceship pilot(3rd person view, up or side view) and shoots at everything on-screen(enemies, power-ups, etc).
R-Type, Gradius, Starforce, Pulstar, Batsugun, Gaiares, Ikaruga, Zero Gunner 2, Gunbird, Soukyugurentai
The Contra games are run 'n gunners you twit, not shmups.
Gradius, Batsugun, Gaiares, Ikaruga, Zero Gunner 2, Gunbird, Soukyugurentai -- those are shmups.
Contra, Alien Hominid, Gunforce, Gunstar Heroes, Gunner's Heaven -- those are run 'n gunners.
A slang term for "Shoot 'em ups" when discussing video games. Also defined as a FPS (first person shooter) or simply shooter games.
"Xbox 360 sure has a lot of upcoming shmups!"