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8th Jan '18 7:15:59 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the third mission of ''GhostRecon: Advanced Warfighter 2'', you man a helicopter minigun turret to destroy an enemy convoy. The first ''GRAW'' has two levels of this type, one where you're clearing a landing zone near Zocalo Plaza, another while being dropped at Chapultepec Castle.

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* In the third mission of ''GhostRecon: Advanced Warfighter ''VideoGame/GhostReconAdvancedWarfighter 2'', you man a helicopter minigun turret to destroy an enemy convoy. The first ''GRAW'' has two levels of this type, one where you're clearing a landing zone near Zocalo Plaza, another while being dropped at Chapultepec Castle.
29th Dec '17 12:36:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''20th Anniversary PacMan World'' has a ''{{Galaga}}''-like space shooter level.

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* ''20th Anniversary PacMan World'' has a ''{{Galaga}}''-like ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}''-like space shooter level.



* In ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3]]'', of all things, completing the game would let you choose one of a number of rewards (though the game wouldn't tell you what they were until you picked one). They included character bios, fatality demonstrations, particularly hard bonus fights... and a {{Galaga}}-themed shoot-em-up minigame.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3]]'', of all things, completing the game would let you choose one of a number of rewards (though the game wouldn't tell you what they were until you picked one). They included character bios, fatality demonstrations, particularly hard bonus fights... and a {{Galaga}}-themed ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}''-themed shoot-em-up minigame.
26th Nov '17 9:04:21 AM MisterCPC
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* Quite common in the [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO]] video games. Titles such as [[VideoGame/LEGOBatman LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham]] have sidescrolling shooter examples, with the player moving left or right in a circular area. Other games, like [[VideoGame/LEGOStarWars Star Wars]] or [[VideoGame/LEGOMarvelsAvengers Marvel's Avengers]] use the rail-shooter type.
8th Nov '17 1:33:44 PM Galacton
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A common type of UnexpectedGameplayChange often found in [[ActionGame Action]] and [[PlatformGame Platformer]] games, the Unexpected Shmup Level is a level in which your character ends up going through a sequence reminiscent of an old school ShootEmUp, usually of the 2D side scrolling space shooter kind (think Gradius or the like). Usually preceded by your character gaining access to a vehicle or PowerUp that allows them to fly. Because of it's [[TheClimax climactic]] nature, this is a relatively common gameplay style for final levels and FinalBoss battles.

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A common type of UnexpectedGameplayChange often found in [[ActionGame Action]] and [[PlatformGame Platformer]] games, the Unexpected Shmup Level is a level in which your character ends up going through takes to the sky in a sequence reminiscent of an old school ShootEmUp, usually of the 2D side scrolling space shooter kind (think Gradius or the like). Usually preceded by your character after gaining access to a vehicle or PowerUp that allows them to fly.do this. Because of it's [[TheClimax climactic]] nature, this is a relatively common gameplay style for final levels and FinalBoss battles.



* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games have a tradition of becoming ShootEmUps for penultimate battles, usually in conjunction with an EleventhHourSuperpower, starting with the second game in the series, ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', and reaching an apotheosis in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' (and again in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra''). As it's standard for the series, ''unexpected'' is probably the wrong word, but, let's face it, the rest of the levels are about a cuddly pink thing running around and eating stuff.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games have a tradition of becoming ShootEmUps for penultimate battles, usually in conjunction with an EleventhHourSuperpower, starting with the second game in the series, ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', and reaching an apotheosis in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' (and again in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'').''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. As it's standard for the series, ''unexpected'' is probably the wrong word, but, let's face it, the rest of the levels are about a cuddly pink thing running around and eating stuff.
31st Oct '17 6:50:58 AM AnotherGamer
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* The PS (and assumedly PSP) version(s) of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' have a pretty elaborate shooter minigame available a [[TechnoWreckage broken-down hi-tech town]] called Groovy Arche, starring the resident BlackMagicianGirl, you guessed it, Arche, complete with 3 weapons that can be powered up and used simultaneously, bombs, complex scoring system and lots of voice clips unique to the minigame. Too bad it's only 2 levels long and to get to the second one, you need to score high enough in the first one, which is no easy feat. It was popular enough to be made into a separate cellphone game.

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* The PS (and assumedly PSP) version(s) of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' have a pretty elaborate shooter minigame available at a [[TechnoWreckage broken-down hi-tech town]] called Groovy Arche, starring the resident BlackMagicianGirl, you guessed it, Arche, complete with 3 weapons that can be powered up and used simultaneously, bombs, complex scoring system and lots of voice clips unique to the minigame. Too bad it's only 2 levels long and to get to the second one, you need to score high enough in the first one, which is no easy feat. It was popular enough to be made into a separate cellphone game.
14th Oct '17 9:16:21 PM flameclaw0x7
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Can overlap with ActionBasedMission.

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Can overlap with ActionBasedMission.
ActionBasedMission. Compare RPGElements.
6th Sep '17 7:22:57 AM FarSider
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* VideoGame/MegaMan series:

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* VideoGame/MegaMan Franchise/MegaMan series:



** And the jet ski section of Wave Man's stage in ''5''.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX 8'' has two of the 8 maverick stages as behind the rail shooters.

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** And the jet ski section of Wave Man's stage in ''5''.
''VideoGame/MegaMan5''.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX 8'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'' has two of the 8 maverick stages as behind the rail shooters.
6th Aug '17 2:27:41 PM SemioticTitan
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A common type of UnexpectedGameplayChange often found in [[ActionGame Action]] and [[PlatformGame Platformer]] games, the Unexpected Shmup Level is a level in which your character ends up going through a sequence reminiscent of an old school ShootEmUp, usually of the 2D side scrolling space shooter kind (think Gradius or the like). Usually proceeded by your character gaining access to a vehicle or PowerUp that allows them to fly. Because of it's [[TheClimax climactic]] nature, this is a relatively common gameplay style for final levels and FinalBoss battles.

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A common type of UnexpectedGameplayChange often found in [[ActionGame Action]] and [[PlatformGame Platformer]] games, the Unexpected Shmup Level is a level in which your character ends up going through a sequence reminiscent of an old school ShootEmUp, usually of the 2D side scrolling space shooter kind (think Gradius or the like). Usually proceeded preceded by your character gaining access to a vehicle or PowerUp that allows them to fly. Because of it's [[TheClimax climactic]] nature, this is a relatively common gameplay style for final levels and FinalBoss battles.
26th Jul '17 6:31:00 AM Piterpicher
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** ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition''[[labelnote:*]]an AffectionateParody of ''Sonic'', taking the form of a LetsPlay of a fictitious UpdatedRerelease[[/labelnote]] has a side-scrolling shooter level (blatantly "borrowed" from ''VideoGame/SeGaGaGa'') in which you fight various Sega game systems. By that point, it's probably the most sensible thing that's happened.

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** ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition''[[labelnote:*]]an ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition''[[labelnote:*]]an AffectionateParody of ''Sonic'', taking the form of a LetsPlay of a fictitious UpdatedRerelease[[/labelnote]] has a side-scrolling shooter level (blatantly "borrowed" from ''VideoGame/SeGaGaGa'') in which you fight various Sega game systems. By that point, it's probably the most sensible thing that's happened.
9th Jun '17 11:46:26 PM BNSF1995
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** The game was originally called Dinosaur Planet and got shoehorned into the Star Fox universe. The shooter levels were added in an attempt to make it more like Star Fox.

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** The game was originally called Dinosaur Planet and got shoehorned into the Star Fox universe. Planet, but Nintendo demanded Rare include ''Star Fox'' characters in order to increase its marquee value. The shooter levels were added in an attempt to make it more like Star Fox.''Star Fox''.
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