Welcome to The Barrax Empire, the web's 2D space shooter database.

From the mid eighties to the early nineties, a lot of classic "space shoot-em-up" games were released. These games didn't have any 3D features - they were simple 2D shoot-em-ups like "R-Type", where you have to control your little starship though the levels, fishing for power-ups to get enough strengh for the level's end-boss.

A lot of things have changed since then - the good old Commodore 64, the great Amiga and all the old consoles like Genesis and (S)NES are gone. With the exception of Sony's PlayStation and a few good Emulators, there haven't been any replacements for these fine machines. Sure, there's the PC, but the most shoot-em-ups on a PC platform are shareware games, and not what we consider to be good shoot-em-ups.

It's hard to find something new, although from time to time there have been some new releases for the PSX, which we've enjoyed a lot. We hope that there will be a few shoot-em-ups for the newer consoles soon. This website should help you to find out about new releases. It also includes the classic shoot-em-ups in their latest version. We'll try to get the page updated as soon as possible. If we've missed something, or if you have any informations, questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to send us an eMail (jpmaverick or Zynaps).


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Total: 899 shoot-em-ups on-line    
Last updated: 28-Oct-2002


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