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Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.4 is out now with more classics

By Liam Dawe,
If you're a shoot 'em up fan you've been eating good recently, with another quality set of games out now in the Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.4.

Megacopter: Blades of the Goddess releases in June, inspired by classic Desert Strike

By Liam Dawe,
Anyone remember Desert Strike? Jungle Strike? Urban Strike? Well, Megacopter: Blades of the Goddess is for you! Built like the classics, although it looks a lot more wild, like something out of a fever dream.

Multiple shoot 'em ups from Taito like G-Darius HD got fixed up for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Taito and M2 have been bringing some updated shoot 'em up classics to Steam with lots of enhancements, and players seem to love them. Now titles like G-Darius HD should work great on the Steam Deck.

Upcoming bullet hell shooter Cosmic Carnage looks wild

By Liam Dawe,
Need more bullet hell goodness for your Linux PC or Steam Deck? Good news, Cosmic Carnage looks pretty wild and it will have Native Linux support.

Whisker Squadron: Survivor adds Twitch Integration and Cursed Choices

By Liam Dawe,
Whisker Squadron: Survivor is a lot of fun, blending the cool retro space-shooter action of Star Fox with the upgrades and repeating runs made popular by Vampire Survivors and the latest update sound great!

Steam SHMUP Fest is live now

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for the pew pew pew? Steam is hosting their very own SHMUP Fest, so keep an eye out for stray bullets heading towards your wallet.

Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.2 definitely delivers

By Liam Dawe,
If you're a fan of retro games and you love your shoot 'em ups, you should check out Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.2.

More retro goodies coming in the Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.2

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for another blast from the past? After the success of the first set, Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.2 has been announced from Bitwave Games and Toaplan.

Rightfully, Beary Arms is an incredibly bizarre bullet-hell shooter

By Liam Dawe,
Rightfully, Beary Arms is a weird and wonderfully whacky twin-stick shooter rogue-lite that's now in Early Access with Native Linux support and it works on the Steam Deck too.

Save your owner as a space-pup in shoot 'em up ProtoCorgi

By Liam Dawe,
ProtoCorgi is a shoot 'em up with a difference. You're not a spaceship, you're not even a person, you're a dog on a quest to save their owner.

Klei Entertainment announced space survival game Dread Pilots

By Liam Dawe,
I love pretty much everything Klei Entertainment make and Dread Pilots looks great, a space survival game where you're exploring a mysterious and hostile pocket universe called the Dread.

All Your Base Are Belong to Us — Zero Wing (and other classics) hit Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Zero Wing along with other shoot 'em up classics Out Zone, Twin Cobra and Truxton from Toaplan and Bitwave Games have their brand new PC releases out.

Zero Wing, Twin Cobra and other Toaplan classics get upgraded for PC

By Liam Dawe,
All your base are belong to us. Toaplan are having some absolute classics revived including Zero Wing, Out Zone, Twin Cobra and Truxton with a PC release and enhancements. Oh, and Native Linux support to ensure they're great on Steam Deck too.

Void Scrappers blends Vampire Survivors mechanics with a space shoot 'em up

By Liam Dawe,
Void Scrappers recently released with Native Linux support and it is Steam Deck Verified. A pretty great game if you love the mechanics of Vampire Survivors but want something different.

Yars: Recharged marks a return of the 1982 Atari 2600 classic

By Liam Dawe,
Atari continue to get their classics revamped and remade for modern audiences, with the latest being Yars: Recharged that's a reimagining of the 1982 Atari 2600 classic and best-seller Yars' Revenge.

Void Scrappers is an upcoming space horde shooter inspired by Vampire Survivors

By Liam Dawe,
Vampire Survivors has basically reignited the horde shooter genre now right? Developer 8BitSkull (Fates of Ort) has announced their next game with Void Scrappers.

Uh oh, Gunlocked is like Vampire Survivors in space and just as absorbing

By Liam Dawe,
Have you burned out on Vampire Survivors and want something new? Or perhaps you just prefer spaceships? Gunlocked is here to give you more action.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 10: For I Have Sinned

By Hamish,
At heart XEvil is a basic deathmatch, but it is the anarchic elements that keep it entertaining. There is no reason XEvil has to die a death, other than its modern obscurity. Another with the talent could revive XEvil and bring all of its features back home again.

Action-packed 'combat-puzzle' roguelite Red Tether is out now

By Liam Dawe,
It's actually called ---Red---Tether--> but that would look a bit odd in the headline. A new release from indie dev Sleeper Games, it's a thoroughly unique looking shoot 'em up with pretty fun looking gameplay.

REVO is a neon-soaked twin-stick bullet-hell dream out now

By Liam Dawe,
With a great soundtrack and action that won't let your attention leave it, REVO is a fresh twin-stick bullet-hell that will make you sweat and it's great.
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