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In order to be considered a shmup, the following conditions must be met
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1The game must give you full movement around at least one single axis (X, Y, or Z) (Although tube shooters like Tempest and Gyruss are allowed)
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2If you are not in control of some sort of craft, you must have no movement abilities that are required for progression (no jumping etc.)
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3The focus of the game must be purely reflex driven with a primary focus on dodging projectiles/enemies and destroying some sort of enemy
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4Shmups with an alternate genre such as fighting (Twinkle Star Sprites), Racing (Topple Zip and Kingdom Grand Prix), and Puzzle (Xevious: GAMP no Nazo) are allowed
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Self-imposed rules for ranking shmups
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1Games in a franchise must be played in order of release
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2Any platform I can get footage out of is viable
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3Rankings are my preference and are not meant to be some sort of solid truth
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Banned game/genre list
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1Eroge is right out. (Sorry Steam Hearts/Deep Space Waifu)
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2No Dezeamon or other Shmup Creator as that's only as good as the shmups you make in it
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3Any shmup/RPG that takes multiple hours to get through like Sigma Star Saga and Fuzzical Fighter is also out
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