- n. video games, slang A shoot-'em-up.
- Phonetic contraction of shoot-'em-up. (Wiktionary)
“Whilst short, the inclusion of a shmup is a complete stroke of genius and plays very well indeed.”
“I was perusing one of these lists, looking to continue my investigation of how war games represent the political and social climate surrounding war through Genesis roms (a careful study of General Chaos and Urban Strike says wonders about the ill-at-ease America of the 90s, where war was a distant game that had become distant only recently) when I found a shooter, or more accurately perhaps, a "shmup", that piqued my interest.”
“The game takes the best aspects of the "shmup" genre, including 360 degree movement and firing, and revolutionizes the action with a truly HD experience, so players can fight off an onslaught of enemies with precision and clarity.”
“We've had our romance with the side-scrolling platformer, with the shmup, and with the point-n-click adventure.”
“Star Prince - a fairly easy mid-1980s style shmup though the requirement that you play through it twice to complete it makes it harder”
“There are segments of play that include side-scrolling, and even a mini shmup used for one of the lead-up levels.”
“It'd be interesting if the game explored some or all of the various more unusual sins, but it could quite easily end up being just another gory shmup set in hell featuring a ton of cookie-cutter scary-things.”
“The music files, which add an element of coin-collection to the standard shmup fare, are released and float around with a timer attached to them, decreasing in value the longer you leave them uncollected.”
“In Story mode this translates to things like riding a remote control hamster, using a camel as a mounted turret gun, or flying a bee around in one of the game's most inspired levels; a silhouetted, retro shmup experience without a single floaty jump or annoying pitfall in sight.”
“TouchArcade brings word that Cave's ESPGALUDA II, a "bullet-hell" shmup, will be coming to the iPhon ...”
Looking for tweets for shmup.