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2D shooters in the vein of Space Invaders. Short for Shoot 'em Up.

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Moving your ship a very short distance to the left or right to narrowly avoid aimed shots.

aimed shot

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A shot which is specifically targeted at a spot, usually the current location of a player.

arcade mode

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The "normal" version of the game. Usually identical to the version found at arcades, or with a few minor tweaks.

arrange mode

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A bonus mode that has a significant change compared to the regular arcade mode, such as a new scoring system or different attack patterns from enemies.


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A system that will automatically use one of the player's bombs (if there are any in stock) when the player is hit instead of causing a death.


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When a player can hold down a button to keep their ship constantly firing bullets. Older games often did not have this feature and the player would have to press the fire button repeatedly for the ...

base point value

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Refers to the value of an action before a scoring multiplier is applied.

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