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29th May '18 8:09:42 PM GunarmDyne
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* The remake of ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' features a few segments that are horizontal shoot-em-up stages when playing as Mercedes. As she is a fairy and the only playable character with a ranged weapon, they suit her quite well.
25th Apr '18 4:25:02 PM Adeon
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** As does Half-Genie Hero.
12th Mar '18 3:55:46 PM Malady
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* ''RedFaction 2'': "Shrike's Wild Ride" and "Tank on the Town".

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* ''RedFaction ''VideoGame/RedFaction 2'': "Shrike's Wild Ride" and "Tank on the Town".



* ''{{Driver}} 3'' features rail shooter mission in France.

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* ''{{Driver}} ''VideoGame/{{Driver}} 3'' features rail shooter mission in France.
7th Mar '18 12:21:38 PM nombretomado
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** The [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] spin-off, ''Sparkster'' has an overhead variant in the seventh stage, that ends with Sparkster and [[EvilCounterpart Axel Gear]] battling each other in giant robots.

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** The [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] {{UsefulNotes/SNES}} spin-off, ''Sparkster'' has an overhead variant in the seventh stage, that ends with Sparkster and [[EvilCounterpart Axel Gear]] battling each other in giant robots.



** ''The Death and Return of Superman'', a BeatEmUp by Creator/{{Sunsoft}} for the SuperNintendo, had similar segments.

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** ''The Death and Return of Superman'', a BeatEmUp by Creator/{{Sunsoft}} for the SuperNintendo, UsefulNotes/SuperNintendo, had similar segments.
7th Mar '18 8:56:05 AM nombretomado
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** You can play this sequence as a minigame afterward, and you can select from two ships: the R-360 cabinet you use in the story mode, and the Syrinx, which was meant to be the main ship for ThunderForce VI on the Dreamcast before it got scrapped. The final boss theme, ''The Justice Ray Part.3'' is also on the "Broken Thunder" soundtrack for ThunderForce VI.

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** You can play this sequence as a minigame afterward, and you can select from two ships: the R-360 cabinet you use in the story mode, and the Syrinx, which was meant to be the main ship for ThunderForce VI ''VideoGame/ThunderForce VI'' on the Dreamcast before it got scrapped. The final boss theme, ''The Justice Ray Part.3'' is also on the "Broken Thunder" soundtrack for ThunderForce VI.''VideoGame/ThunderForce VI''.
4th Mar '18 6:39:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SuperStarWars'':

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* In ''SuperStarWars'':''VideoGame/SuperStarWars'':
17th Feb '18 11:50:25 PM nombretomado
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* Level 2 of ''Battletoads'' for GameBoy is a horizontal-scrolling shmup level. Level 7 of the original ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' would be this, except that you can't shoot anything. Level 4 of ''Battletoads and Double Dragon'' is a turn-and-thrust shooting stage clearly based on ''VideoGame/SolarJetman'' (a previous {{Rare}} game for the NES), and the final level of the arcade ''Battletoads'' is best describable as a 2D side-view rail shooter. Another horizontal shooter level is "Pot Holing," exclusive to the UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} port of ''Battletoads''.

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* Level 2 of ''Battletoads'' for GameBoy is a horizontal-scrolling shmup level. Level 7 of the original ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' would be this, except that you can't shoot anything. Level 4 of ''Battletoads and Double Dragon'' is a turn-and-thrust shooting stage clearly based on ''VideoGame/SolarJetman'' (a previous {{Rare}} Creator/{{Rare}} game for the NES), and the final level of the arcade ''Battletoads'' is best describable as a 2D side-view rail shooter. Another horizontal shooter level is "Pot Holing," exclusive to the UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} port of ''Battletoads''.
10th Feb '18 5:31:21 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** In ''Touched!!'', Ashley's boss stage has you controlling the Earth itself, dodging bullets and other stuff before finally shooting away at an alien mothership, similar to a heavily toned-down version of ''Videogame{{/Touhou}}''.

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** In ''Touched!!'', Ashley's boss stage has you controlling the Earth itself, dodging bullets and other stuff before finally shooting away at an alien mothership, similar to a heavily toned-down version of ''Videogame{{/Touhou}}''.''Videogame/{{Touhou}}''.
2nd Feb '18 8:42:35 PM Ramidel
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* ''[[VideoGame/AlexKidd Alex Kidd In The Enchanted Castle]]'' has the In The Air level, where Alex is required to use the missile-firing Pedicopter to fly over a long distance and get to the castle. The Pedicopter can be used in other levels too, but it's not required there and there's very rarely opportunity for long shmup runs.
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.
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