|Oddbob||Shoot 'em up||11.1 MB||Click here to download|
G-Force is a brilliant remake that plays very much like a flat 2D Tempest, in which enemies rain down from the top of the screen in an attempt to crash into your ship. Press the Z or Y key to shoot, and tap the X key to activate the special weapon.
Only two directional arrow keys are ever needed, and use of the superzapper is only allowed once in each level. Playing hints can be found in the same forum thread, though simple strategies can be formulated after a few plays. Highly recommended for a quick fix.
- Windows, Mac
|maw||Shoot 'em up||7.13 MB||Click here to download|
G:plus is an arena shooter created by maw, where the player's ship continually moves in a perpetual orbit around the center of the screen. Use the up and down cursor key to increase or decrease your distance away from the middle.
Each game starts off with a timer counting down from ninety seconds, but can be replenished in increments of ten or thirty by collecting power-ups left behind by the gems you've destroyed. Playable on both Windows and Mac platforms.
|Gaism||Yamoto||Shoot 'em up||1.22 MB||Click here to download|
Gaism is a decent vertical shooter based on three minutes' worth of gameplay, featuring three short levels with adjustable an difficulty level to provide beginners and veterans an equal challenge.
The ship's cannon will always point in the opposite direction of your movement when the shoot key isn't held. Energy can be increased by collecting the yellow orbs, though firing will cause it to drop at a steady rate. A bar is deducted whenever your ship collides with any harmful objects or projectiles until none is left, which will cause the game to end.
|Galaxian 2007||danjo, Danny Boyd||Shoot 'em up||1.82 MB||Click here to download|
Galaxian 2007 is a remake by Danny Boyd with a couple of bells and whistles not found in the original, though gameplay essentially remains the same. Use the arrow keys to move your ship, and hold the shift key to shoot.
Powerups can be collected for temporary firepower upgrades or extra lives.
|Galshell 2 Bullet Rain|
(mature content, nudity)
|Artesneit||Shoot 'em up||8.80 MB||Click here to download|
Galshell 2 Bullet Rain is perhaps the most accessible of all Artesneit releases, though they're not taking it any easier on the nudity content.
It's possible to begin playing from any of the three levels, with plenty of continues to use and a different character assigned to each difficulty. Collect items marked with the letter P to increase your power-up gauge. When it's completely filled, your weapon will receive a decent firepower upgrade.
Not suitable for players with weak stomaches.
|Galshell: Blood Red Skies|
(mature content, nudity)
|Akira Hut Original||Shoot 'em up||6.36 MB||Click here to download|
Good side-scrolling shooters are hard to find. R-Type fans who can't get enough of the alien levels and bosses should give Galshell: Blood Red Skies a try.
No power-ups here though. To upgrade your ship, just collect a certain amount of blood vessels from the enemies you've eliminated.
Highlights of the game are probably the sprite designs. Good enough to end up in any R-Type or Gradius shooter.
|Gamma Bros |
- Windows, Mac
|Pixeljam Games||Shoot 'em up||19.5 MB||Click here to download|
The name Gamma Bros sounds like a platformer but it is in fact a shooter. Use the W, A, S or D key to shoot in any of the four directions. Collect coins to purchase upgrades or health, and get close to an enemy to fire rapidly. You can change characters by touching your partner's ship when it appears on the screen.
A password save function is available, allowing players to continue from the last stage attempted. Access it by pressing the arrow keys while viewing the main menu. There's a Mac version as well.
|Garden of Coloured Lights ||Linley Henzell||Shoot 'em up||2.41 MB||Click here to download|
Garden of Coloured Lights is a new vertical shooter by Linley Henzell, creator of Excellent Bifurcation and the popular Dungeon Crawl. This version features three levels, each with a different theme and end level boss. Sound effects are implemented in a very unique manner, in which every shot fired triggers a different sound based on their colours.
There are plenty of options to choose from, though your ship can only be equipped with a maximum of three. Some requires a cooling period to recharge, while others can be fired constantly with no penalties whatsoever. Weapons are upgraded by using them repeatedly, as represented by gauges shown at the top left of the screen.
|Gaso||Evan Rodriguez||Shoot 'em up||1.28 MB||Click here to download|
Gaso is a bite-sized action game with a small window size, featuring ships and bullets each consisting of about four pixels. Use the A or D key to move your ship around, and hold the numpad 0 key to shoot. Level objectives are explained in the readme file, though the variety does introduce too much complexity into a simple shooter.
The numpad 1 and 2 keys can be used to increase or decrease window size, but only while the title screen is shown. An intriguing project that offers little in terms of gameplay.
|GearToyGear ||Kenta Cho, ABA Games||Shoot 'em up||2.24 MB||Click here to download|
GearToyGear is a 3D tunnel shooter which plays like Kenta Cho's Torus Trooper, although in this mission you are only able to control the speed and flight direction of the ship that you pilot. Shots are fired automatically, and if your initial ship stock isn't enough you can also earn extra lives by scoring more points in the game.
The ship's current speed is indicated by the multiplier shown at the top right corner of the screen. The faster you go, the more points you score. Try not to crash into an obstacle or fly into the path of a laser beam while moving at breakneck speed.
For Windows users, the installation of XNA Framework 3.1 is required to get GearToyGear working. Playing the game with an Xbox 360 controller is recommended.