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List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups

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List of popular Shoot 'em up games developed by Konami, listed alphabetically with cover photos art available. These famous Shoot 'em up games were all developed by Konami, so if you're a fan of the company you might recognize many of these titles. This list of fun Konami Shoot 'em up games can be filtered for specific information, such as what year the game came out and who the publisher is. Looking for a list of fun to play Konami Shoot 'em up games? Well this is the perfect resource for exactly that.

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A Jax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1987
A Jax, eventually renamed A-Jax, is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by Konami in December 1987. Similar to Contra and its "Gryzor", there was a European ...more
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Astro Invader is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Jan 01 1980
Astro Invader, originally released in Japan as Kamikaze, is an early Konami arcade game and the first arcade game ever released by Stern Electronics.
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Axelay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1992
Axelay is a 1992 scrolling shooter video game developed and published by Konami of Japan for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was released on September 11, 1992 in Japan, later ...more
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Bucky O'Hare is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1992
Bucky O'Hare is an arcade game produced by Konami in 1992.
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Contra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1987
Contra, distributed as Gryzor in Europe and Oceania, is a 1987 run and gun action game developed and published by Konami originally released as a coin-operated arcade game on February 20, 1987. ...more
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Contra Force is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1992
Contra Force is an action shooting game released by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992 exclusively in North America. It is a spinoff of the Contra series, being the third game ...more
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Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1992
Contra III: The Alien Wars, released in Japan as Contra Spirits and in the PAL region as Super Probotector: Alien Rebels, is a 1992 run and gun game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System ...more
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Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1994
Contra: Hard Corps is a side-scrolling run and gun-style shoot-'em-up video game released by Konami for the Sega Genesis in North America and South Korea in 1994. It was also released for the ...more
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Contra: Shattered Soldier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
2002
Contra: Shattered Soldier, originally released in Japan as Shincontra, is a video game that is part of the Contra series by Konami. It was developed by Team Kijirushi, a group of staff members ...more
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Crisis Force is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Aug 27 1991
Crisis Force is a vertical-scrolling shooting game released by Konami exclusively in Japan for the Family Computer on August 27, 1991. As Konami's final shooting game for the Famicom, the game ...more
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Devastators is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1988
Devastators is a 1988 third-person shoot 'em up arcade game by Konami. Devastators was made available on Microsoft's Game Room service for its Xbox 360 console and for Windows-based PCs on ...more
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Gofer's Ambition Episode II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1988
Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction is a 1987 computer game, developed and published by Konami exclusively for the MSX platform. It was only released in Japan and Europe. The game is part of the ...more
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Fantastic Parodius - Pursue th... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Jan 01 1994
Fantastic Parodius - Pursue the Glory of the Past, known outside of Japan as Fantastic Journey, is a scrolling shooter arcade game and the third title in the Parodius series produced by Konami. ...more
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Gradius is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1985
Gradius is a 1985 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Konami, originally released as a coin-operated arcade game in 1985. It was the first game in the ...more
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Nemesis 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1993
Nemesis 2 is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game released for the MSX computer in 1987 by Konami. The game is a sequel to Nemesis, the MSX version of Gradius, but is unrelated to the arcade ...more
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Gradius Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Jan 01 1997
Gradius Gaiden is a 1997 horizontal scrolling shooter video game developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation console. The game was released exclusively in Japan on August 28, 1997 and ...more
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Gradius II: Gofer's Ambition is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Jan 01 1988
Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou, known as Vulcan Venture in arcades outside Japan, is a horizontally-scrolling shooter originally released for the arcades in Japan in 1988. It is the sequel to ...more
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Gradius III: From Legend to My... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1989
Gradius III is a 1989 scrolling shooter video game developed and published by Konami, originally released for the arcades in Japan and other parts of Asia on December 11, 1989. It is the third ...more
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Gradius IV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1999
Gradius IV: Fukkatsu is the fourth arcade installment in a series of scrolling shooter video games developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. It was preceded by Gradius III, released in ...more
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Gradius V is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Jan 01 2004
Gradius V is a Japanese-developed shoot 'em up video game published by Konami for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console in 2004. Gradius V was largely developed under contract by Treasure, ...more
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Gyruss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1983
Gyruss is a shoot 'em up video arcade game developed by Konami, and released in 1983. It was designed by Yoshiki Okamoto, who had earlier created Time Pilot for Konami. Gyruss was licensed to ...more
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Jackal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1986
Jackal, also distributed under the title of Top Gunner, is an overhead run'n gun-style shoot-'em-up video game by Konami released for the arcades in 1986. The player must maneuver an armed jeep ...more
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Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1995
Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius, known on the Sega Saturn and PlayStation as Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius ~forever with me~, is the fourth game in a series of parody shooters produced by Konami. The ...more
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Juno First is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1983
Juno First is a shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Konami and released in 1983. It was licensed to Gottlieb in the United States. The game is a vertical scrolling shooter, with a third-person ...more
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Knightmare is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
1986
Knightmare, known in Japan as Majou Densetsu, is a 1986 MSX vertical scrolling shooter computer game. The player is a knight, Popolon, who has to fight his way through several levels to defeat ...more