Shoot 'em up games (affectionately called 'shmups') have a long and storied history in the timeline of computer games, from the pioneering Spacewar (1962) and Space Invaders (1978) to genre classics such as R-Type, Raiden, and Tyrian. A genre marked by vibrant graphics, addictive gameplay, and razor-thin margins between perfect success and explosive death, shooters have captivated gamers via arcade machines, desktop computers and games consoles. It's no different in today's mobile gaming environment, with retro classics being resurrected for mobile play, as well as new games taking inspiration from the best of the genre. If you're looking for a good game for your Android device, why not give these excellent 'shmups' a shot?
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