Total Nerd 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
A Jax 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
Astro Invader 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
Axelay 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
Bucky O'Hare 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
Contra 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
Contra Force 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
Contra III: The Alien Wars 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
Contra: Hard Corps 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
Contra: Shattered Soldier 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
Crisis Force 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
Devastators 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
Gofer's Ambition Episode II 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
Fantastic Parodius - Pursue the Glory of the Past 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
Gradius 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
Nemesis 2 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
Gradius Gaiden 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
Gradius II: Gofer's Ambition 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
Gradius III: From Legend to Myth 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
Gradius IV 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
Gradius V 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
Gyruss 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
Jackal 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
Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius 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
Juno First 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
Knightmare 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

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Lethal Enforcers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Lethal Enforcers 1992 Lethal Enforcers is a 1992 shooting game released for the arcades by Konami. The in-game graphics consist entirely of digitized photographs. This caused controversy as it allowed players to ...more

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Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fight... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters 1994 Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters is a 1994 arcade and prequel to the original Lethal Enforcers. In contrast with the first game's modern law enforcement theme, Lethal Enforcers II takes place ...more

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Missing in Action is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Missing in Action 1989 M.I.A.: Missing in Action is platform arcade game released by Konami in 1989. The game is a spiritual successor to Green Beret. The game is influenced by popular action movies of the time such ...more

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Stinger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Stinger Moero TwinBee: Cinnamon-hakase wo Sukue!, known as Stinger in the American version is a vertical/side-scrolling shoot-'em-up game released by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System in ...more

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Mystic Warriors is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Mystic Warriors 1993 Mystic Warriors: Wrath of the Ninjas is a ninja-themed side-scrolling action game released as a coin-operated video game by Konami in 1993. It was developed by the same team that also produced ...more

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Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Nemesis 1990 Nemesis is a 1990 shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Konami for the Game Boy, and part of the Gradius series, released for the Game Boy in 1990. Similar to Taito's Sagaia, this ...more

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Nemesis II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Nemesis II 1991 Nemesis II, released as Gradius: The Interstellar Assault in North America and Nemesis II: The Return of the Hero in Europe, is the second Game Boy game in the Gradius series. The game was later ...more

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Neo Contra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Neo Contra 2004 Neo Contra is the tenth video game in the Contra series by Konami. It was developed by Team Neo Kijirushi, a group of staff members within Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, and released for ...more

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Operation C is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Operation C 1991 Operation C, released as Contra in Japan and as Probotector in the PAL region, is a 1991 run and gun game by Konami released for the Game Boy. It is the first portable installment in the Contra ...more

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Otomedius is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Otomedius Otomedius is a side scrolling shooter by Konami which featured personification of space fighters from various Konami games. The main characters are mostly females, designed by Mine Yoshizaki, ...more

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Parodius: The Octopus Saves th... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Parodius: The Octopus Saves the Earth 1988 Parodius: The Octopus Saves the Earth, or referred to just Parodius, is a scrolling shooter video game developed by Konami for the MSX computer and was released in Japan. The game is notable for ...more

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Parodius! From Myth to Laughte... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Parodius! From Myth to Laughter Jan 01 1990 Parodius! From Myth to Laughter, released outside of Japan as Parodius, is a shoot'em up arcade game and is the second title in the Parodius series produced by Konami. The European SNES version ...more

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Pooyan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Pooyan 1982 Pooyan is a classic arcade game manufactured by Stern Electronics under license from Konami in 1982. In it, the player controls "Mama", a pig whose babies have been kidnapped by a

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Project Overkill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Project Overkill 1996 Project Overkill is a shoot 'em up game developed and published by Konami in 1996.

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Quarth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Quarth 1989 Quarth is a hybrid puzzle game/shoot 'em up developed by Konami which was released in 1989 as an arcade game, sold as Block Hole outside Japan. Besides the arcade version, there were also ports ...more

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Rocket Knight Adventures is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Rocket Knight Adventures 1993 Rocket Knight Adventures is a 1993 side-scrolling platformer video game developed and published by Konami for the Sega Genesis. The game was released in North America on August 5, 1993, in Japan ...more

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Rush'n Attack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Rush'n Attack 1985 Rush'n Attack, originally released in Japan and Europe as Green Beret, is an action/platform arcade game released by Konami in 1985. Rush'n Attack is remembered for its Cold War setting and its ...more

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Salamander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Salamander 1986 Salamander, retitled Life Force in North America and in the Japanese arcade re-release, is a scrolling shooter arcade game by Konami. Released in 1986 as a spin-off to Gradius, Salamander ...more

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Salamander 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Salamander 2 Jan 01 1996 Salamander 2 is a scrolling shooter arcade game developed by Konami in 1996. The game is a direct sequel to 1986's Salamander and is a spinoff of the long-running Gradius series. The game is ...more

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Scramble is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Scramble 1981 Scramble is a 1981 side-scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game. It was developed by Konami, and manufactured and distributed by Leijac in Japan and Stern in North America. It was the first ...more

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Sexy Parodius is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Sexy Parodius 1996 Sexy Parodius is a scrolling shooter arcade game. It is the fifth installment of the Parodius series, produced by Konami. Like the rest of the series, it is a parody of the Gradius series and ...more

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Silent Hill: The Arcade is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Silent Hill: The Arcade Silent Hill: The Arcade is an arcade game spin off of the survival horror video game series Silent Hill developed by Konami. The Arcade was first revealed at the 2007 Japan Arcade Operator's ...more

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Silent Scope is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Silent Scope 1999 Silent Scope is an arcade game that puts the player in the shoes of a sniper during a series of terrorist incidents. The game uses a rifle that is mounted on the console, requiring players to ...more

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Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouett... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette 2000 Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette, known in Europe as Silent Scope 2: Fatal Judgement and in Japan as Silent Scope 2: Innocent Sweeper, is a rail shooter game that is the sequel to the popular ...more

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Silent Scope 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Konami Shoot 'em Ups
Silent Scope 3 Oct 17 2002 Silent Scope 3 is a rail shooter game developed by Konami. It is the third installment of the video game series, Silent Scope. It was released in October 2002 only on the PlayStation 2 game