- list in alphabetical order
- alternate titles are included, use CTRL + F to find them

1942 - Joint Strike (PSN)
Abadox (NES)
Acrobat Mission (SNES)
Action Fighter (Master System)
Adventures of Dino Riki / Shin Jinrui - The New Type (NES)
Aegis Wing (Xbox Live)
Aerial Assault (Master System)
Ai Cho Aniki (PC Engine CD)
Air Buster / Aero Blasters (Mega Drive)
Airgrave (Playstation)
Airwolf (NES)
Andro Dunos (Neo Geo)
Android Assault / Bari-arm (Sega CD)
Armed Formation F (PC Engine)
Arrow Flash (Mega Drive)
Astebreed (PC)
Astro Boy - The Video Game (Playstation 2)
Astro Tripper (PSN)
Astro Warrior (Master System)
Atlantean (PC Engine)
Attack Animal Gakuen (NES)
Avatar Squadron (Xbox Live)
Avenger (PC Engine CD)
Axelay (SNES)
Balloon Bomber 2005 (PSP)
Baltron (NES)
Barunba (PC Engine)
Batsugun (Saturn)
Battle Crust (Dreamcast)
Battle Squadron (Mega Drive) 
Bio-Hazard Battle / Crying (Mega Drive)
Bio-Ship Paladin / Spaceship Gomora (Mega Drive)
Biometal (SNES)
BlaZeon (SNES)
Blazing Star (Neo Geo)
Blue Wish Resurrection (PC) 
Bomber Raid (Master System)
Border Wars (Xbox Live)
Bullet Soul (Xbox 360)
Burning Angels (PC Engine)
Burning Force (Mega Drive)
Caladrius (Xbox 360)
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (NES)
Cardinal Sins (Xbox 360) 
CD Denjin - Rockabilly Paradise / Super Air Zonk (PC Engine CD)
Chaos Field (Dreamcast)
Cho Aniki (PC Engine CD)
Cho Aniki [Kyuukyoku Muteki Ginga Saikyou Otoko] (Playstation)
Choplifter (Master System)
Choplifter (NES)
Cloud Master / Chuka Taisen (Playstation 2)
Cloud Master / Gokuraku Chuka Taisen (PC Engine) 
Coryoon (PC Engine)
Cosmic Epsilon (NES)
Cotton - Fantastic Night Dreams (PC Engine CD)
Cotton Original (Playstation)
Cotton 100% (SNES)
Cotton 100% (Playstation)
Cotton 2 (Saturn)
Crisis Force (NES)
Crossfire / Super Airwolf (Mega Drive)
Crossfire (Xbox Live)
Curse (Mega Drive) 
Cyber Core (PC Engine)
D-Force / Dimension Force (SNES)
Daisenpu (PC Engine)
Daisenpu Custom (PC Engine CD)
Dangerous Seed (Mega Drive)
Darius (Playstation 4)
Darius Alpha (PC Engine)
Darius Plus (PC Engine)
Darius II / Sagaia (Master System)
Darius II / Sagaia (Mega Drive)
Darius II (Saturn)
Darius II (Playstation 2)
Darius Force / Super Nova (SNES)
Darius Twin (SNES)
Darius Gaiden (Playstation)
Darius Gaiden (Saturn)
Darwin 4081 (Mega Drive)
Dead Moon (PC Engine)
Deathsmiles (Xbox 360)
Deathsmiles II X (Xbox 360)
Deep Blue (PC Engine)
Defender of Zorgaba (Xbox Live)
DeltaZeal / ΔZeal / G-Stream G2020 (Xbox 360)
Dezaemon → E.D.I.T (NES)
Dezaemon → Daioh Gale (SNES)
Dezaemon Plus → Daioh Gale Ver. 2 (Playstation)
Dezaemon 2 → Biometal Gust (Saturn)
Divine Sealing (Mega Drive)
DonPachi (Playstation)
DonPachi (Saturn)
DoDonPachi (Playstation) 
DoDonPachi (Saturn)
Double Strike (NES)
Down Load (PC Engine)
Down Load 2 (PC Engine CD) 
Dragon Spirit - The New Legend (NES)
Dragon Spirit (PC Engine)
Dragon Spirit (Playstation) 
Dragon Spirit (Playstation 2)
DUX (Dreamcast)
DUX Version 1.5 (Dreamcast)
Earth Defense / The Earth Defend (Mega Drive)
Earth Defense Force / Super EDF (SNES)
Einhänder (Playstation)
Elemental Master (Mega Drive) 
Eliminate Down (Mega Drive)
Espgaluda (Playstation 2)
Excellent 10 → Beams (FM Towns)
Excellent 10 → Brenner (FM Towns)
Exed Exes (NES)
Fantasy Zone (Master System)
Fantasy Zone (NES)
Fantasy Zone (PC Engine)
Fantasy Zone (Saturn)
Fantasy Zone II (Master System)
F-15 City War (NES)
Final Blaster (PC Engine)
Final Soldier (PC Engine)
Fire Mustang (Mega Drive)
Fire Shark / Same! Same! Same! (Mega Drive)
Firepower 2000 / Super SWIV (SNES)
Flying Hamster, The (PSN)
Flying Hero (SNES)
Flying Shark / Sky Shark / Hishouzame (FM Towns)
Forgotten Worlds (Master System) 
Forgotten Worlds (Mega Drive)
Forgotten Worlds (Playstation 2)
Formation Z (NES)
Fren-zE (Playstation 2)
G Vector (Saturn)
Gadget Twins (Mega Drive)
Gaia Seed (Playstation)
Gaiares (Mega Drive)
Galaga '88 (PC Engine)
Galaga '88 (Playstation 2)
Galaxy Force II (Mega Drive)
Galaxy Force II Neo Classic (Playstation 2)
Game Paradise!, The (Saturn)
Gatchaman - The Shooting (Playstation)
Gate of Thunder (PC Engine CD) 
Gekirindan (Playstation 2)
Gekirindan (Saturn)
Ghost Blade (Dreamcast)
Giga Wing (Dreamcast)
Giga Wing 2 (Dreamcast)
Gleylancer (Mega Drive)
Global Defense / S.D.I. (Master System)
God Panic (PC Engine CD)
Gokujyou Parodius (Saturn) 
Gokujyou Parodius / Fantastic Journey (SNES)
Gradius (NES)
Gradius (PC Engine)
Gradius (Playstation)
Gradius (Saturn)
Gradius II (NES)
Gradius II (PC Engine CD)
Gradius II (Playstation)
Gradius II (Saturn)
Gradius III (Playstation 2)
Gradius III (SNES)
Gradius Gaiden (Playstation)
Gradius IV (Playstation 2) 
Great Paper Adventure, The (Xbox Live)
Grid Seeker (Playstation 2)
Grind Stormer (Mega Drive)
Guerrilla Strike (Playstation 2)
Gun Frontier (Playstation 2)
Gun Frontier (Saturn)
Gunbird (Playstation)
Gunbird (Playstation 2)
Gunbird (Saturn)
GunHed / Blazing Lazers (PC Engine)
Guwange (Xbox Live)
Gyrodine (Playstation 2)
Hana Tahka Daka!? (PC Engine) 
Hani in the Sky (PC Engine)
Harmful Park (Playstation)
Hawk F-123 (PC Engine CD)
Heavy Unit (PC Engine)
Heavy Unit (Mega Drive)
Heavy Weapon (PSN)
Hellfire (Mega Drive)
Hellfire S (PC Engine CD) 
Homura (Playstation 2)
Hunt for Red October, The (NES)
Hyper Duel (Saturn)
Hypership Out of Control (Xbox Live)
Hyperzone (SNES)
Ice Cream Surfer (Playstation 4)
Image Fight (Saturn) 
Imperium (SNES)
In the Hunt / Kaitei Daisensou (Playstation)
In the Hunt / Kaitei Daisensou (Saturn) 
Insector X (Mega Drive)
Insector X (NES)
Insector X (Playstation 2)
Ironclad / Chotetsu Bri'kinger (Neo Geo)
Isagoras (Xbox Live)
Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (SNES)
JoyJoy (Xbox Live)
Judgement Silversword (Xbox 360)
Karous (Dreamcast)
Keio Flying Squadron (Sega CD)
Keio Flying Squadron 2 (Saturn) 
Ketsui (Xbox 360)
Kiaidan 00 (PC Engine CD)
King of Fighters - Sky Stage (Xbox Live)
Kolibri (Sega 32X)
Ku2++ (FM Towns)
Kyūkyoku Tiger (PC Engine)
L-Dis (PC Engine CD)
Last Hope (Neo Geo)
Last Resort (Neo Geo)
Legion (PC Engine CD)
Let's Go! Burunyanman Portable (PSP)
Life Force (Saturn)
Line of Fire (Master System)
Lords of Thunder / Winds of Thunder (PC Engine CD)
Lords of Thunder (Sega CD)
Macross (NES)
Macross - Scrambled Valkyrie (SNES)
Magic Carpet 1001 / La Alfombra Magica (NES)
Magic Girl (Mega Drive)
Mamoru-kun (Xbox 360)
Mars Matrix (Dreamcast)
Master of Weapon (Mega Drive)
Master of Weapon (Playstation 2)
MechFish (Xbox Live)
Mega SWIV / Super SWIV (Mega Drive)
Metal Black (Saturn)
Metal Black (Playstation 2)
Metal Fighter (NES)
Metamor Jupiter (PC Engine CD)
Muchi Muchi Pork! (Xbox 360)
MUSHA / MUSHA Aleste (Mega Drive)
Mushihimesama (Playstation 2)
Mushihimesama (Xbox 360)
Mushihimesama Futari Ver 1.5 (Xbox 360)
Nanostray (Nintendo DS)
Neo Geo Heroes - Ultimate Shooting (PSP)
Neo XYX / Neo Zaikusu (Neo Geo)
Nexzr (PC Engine CD)
Night Striker (Sega CD)
Novastorm (Sega CD)
Oh Noes!! 2: Attack of the Space Burger! (Xbox Live)
Omega Five (Xbox Live)
Ordyne (PC Engine)
Ordyne (Playstation)
Over Horizon (NES)
Override (PC Engine) 
P-47 - The Freedom Fighter (PC Engine)
Panorama Cotton (Mega Drive)
Paper Sky (Xbox Live)
Papillon Gals / Incantation (NES)
Paranoia / Psychosis (PC Engine) 
Parodius (PSP)
Parodius Da! (NES)
Parodius Da! (PC Engine)
Parodius Da! (SNES)
Parodius Da! (Playstation)
PC Denjin - Punkic Cyborgs / Air Zonk (PC Engine)
Pester (Xbox Live)
Phalanx (SNES)
Phelios (Mega Drive)
Philosoma (Playstation)
Pixelosity (Xbox Live) 
Planet Joker (Saturn)
Platypus (PSP)
Pop'n TwinBee (SNES) 
Power Gate (PC Engine)
Power Strike (Master System)
Power Strike II (Master System)
Predator 2 (Master System)
Prehistoric Isle in 1930 (PSP)
Prehistoric Isle 2 (Neo Geo)
Prismatic Solid (Xbox Live)
Psychic Storm (PC Engine CD)
Psycho Chaser (PC Engine)
Psyvariar Medium Unit (Playstation 2)
Pulstar (Neo Geo) 
R-Type (Master System)
R-Type (PC Engine)
R-Type (Playstation)
R-Type (Xbox Live)
R-Type Complete CD (PC Engine CD)
R-Type II (Playstation)
R-Type III - The Third Lightning (SNES) 
R-Type Delta (Playstation)
Rabio Lepus (Playstation 2)
Rabio Lepus Special (PC Engine)
Radirgy (Dreamcast)
Radirgy Precious (Playstation 2)
Raiden (PC Engine)
Raiden (Playstation)
Raiden Trad (Mega Drive)
Raiden Trad (SNES)
Raiden Trad (FM Towns)
Raiden II (Playstation)
RayForce / Layer Section / Galactic Attack / Gunlock (Saturn)
RayForce (Playstation 2)
RayStorm (Playstation) 
Rayxanber (FM Towns)
Rayxanber II (PC Engine CD)
Rayxanber III (PC Engine CD) 
Recca (NES)
REDUX - Dark Matters (Dreamcast)
Rendering Ranger R2 (SNES) 
Retro Force (Playstation)
Rez (Dreamcast)
Robo Aleste / Dennin Aleste (Sega CD)
Robocco Wars (NES)
Robodemons (NES) 
Rock-on (PC Engine)
Salamander (NES)
Salamander (PC Engine)
Salamander (Saturn)
Salamander 2 (Playstation) 
Salamander 2 (PSP)
Salamander 2 (Saturn)
Satazius (PC)
S.C.A.T. / Final Mission / Attack in New York (NES)
Scavenger 4 (FM Towns)
Score Rush (Xbox Live)
Scramble (Playstation)
Scramble (Playstation 2)
Scramble Spirits (Master System)
SD Gundam - V Sakusen Shidou (SNES)
SD Gundam 2 (SNES)
Sea of Dreamland / La Gran Aventura Submarina (NES)
Search & Destroy (Playstation 2)
Section Z (Playstation 2)
Seicross (NES)
Sengoku Ace (Playstation 2)
Sengoku Blade (Saturn)
Sengoku Blade (Playstation 2)
Sengoku Cannon (PSP)
Shienryu (Saturn)
Shikigami No Shiro (Playstation 2)
Shikigami No Shiro II (Dreamcast)
Shoot 1UP (Xbox Live)
Shooter, A (Xbox Live)
Side Arms (PC Engine)
Side Arms (Playstation 2)
Silpheed (Sega CD)
Sine Mora (Xbox Live)
Skull Fang (Saturn)
Sky Force Anniversary (Playstation 4)
Sky Ninja War (Xbox Live) 
Sky Shark (NES)
Sol Divide (Playstation)
Sol Divide (Saturn) 
Sol-Deace (Mega Drive)
Sol-Feace (Sega CD)
Solar Jetman (NES)
Soldier Blade (PC Engine) 
Söldner-X - Himmelsstürmer (PSN)
Söldner-X 2 - Final Prototype (PSN)
Sonic Wings / Aero Fighters (SNES)
Sonic Wings / Aero Fighters (Playstation 2)
Sonic Wings 2 / Aero Fighters 2 (Neo Geo)
Sonic Wings 3 / Aero Fighters 3 (Neo Geo) 
Soukyugurentai (Saturn)
Space Harrier [arcade] (Playstation 2)
Space Harrier (PC Engine)
Space Harrier (Saturn)
Space Harrier (Sega 32X)
Space Harrier II (Mega Drive)
Space Invaders Evolution / Space Invaders - Galaxy Beat (PSP)
Space Invaders Extreme (PSP)
Space Invaders - Infinity Gene (Xbox Live)
Space Shot (Playstation)
Space Turtle Battleship (Mega Drive)
Spriggan / Seirei Senshi Spriggan (PC Engine CD) 
Sqoon (NES)
Stahlfeder (Playstation)
Star Fox (SNES)
Star Parodier (PC Engine CD)
Star Prince (Nintendo DS)
Star Soldier (NES)
Steam-Heart's (PC Engine CD)
Steel Empire (Mega Drive)
Steredenn - Binary Stars (Playstation 4)
Stinger (NES)
Strike Gunner S.T.G (SNES)
Strike Witches (PSP)
Strike Witches (Xbox 360)
Strikers 1945 (Playstation) 
Strikers 1945 (Saturn)
Strikers 1945 II (Saturn)
Sturmwind (Dreamcast)
Submarine Attack (Master System)
Super Cobra (Playstation) 
Super Darius (PC Engine CD)
Super Darius II (PC Engine CD)
Super Fantasy Zone (Mega Drive)
Super R-Type (SNES)
Super Raiden (PC Engine CD)
Super Shooting Towns (FM Towns)
Super Star Soldier (PC Engine) 
Super Stardust HD (PSN)
Super Thunder Blade (Mega Drive)
Supercharged Robot VULKAISER (PC) 
Sylphia (PC Engine CD)
TaleSpin (NES) 
Tasac (NES)
Task Force Harrier EX (Mega Drive)
Tekkaman Blade (SNES)
Terraforming (PC Engine CD)
Tetrastar - The Fighter (NES)
Thunder Blade (Master System)
Thunder Blade (PC Engine)
Thunder Force II (Mega Drive)
Thunder Force III (Mega Drive)
Thunder Force III (Saturn)
Thunder Force AC (Saturn)
Thunder Spirits (SNES)
Thunder Force IV / Lightening Force - Quest for the Darkstar (Mega Drive)
Thunderbirds (NES)
Thunderbolt II (NES)
Thunderbolt II (Mega Drive)
Thundercade (NES)
Tiger-Heli (NES)
Tiger-Heli (Playstation)
Toilet Kids (PC Engine)
Toy Shop Boys (PC Engine)
TransBot / Astro Flash / Nuclear Creature (Master System) 
Trizeal (Dreamcast)
Trizeal (Playstation 2) 
Trouble Shooter / Battlemania (Mega Drive)
Truxton / Tatsujin (Mega Drive)
TwinBee (NES)
TwinBee (PSP)
Twin Cobra (NES)
Twin Cobra (Mega Drive)
Twin Cobra (Playstation)
Twin Eagle - Revenge Joe's Brother (NES)
Twin Hawk / Daisenpu (Mega Drive) 
Twinkle Star Sprites (Neo Geo)
Twinkle Star Sprites (Saturn)
Twinkle Tale (Mega Drive)
Two-Tenkaku (Playstation)
Undeadline (Mega Drive)
Under Defeat (Dreamcast)
Vampire Rage (Xbox Live) 
Vapor Trail (Mega Drive)
Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (Playstation 2)
Verytex (Mega Drive) 
Viewpoint (Neo Geo)
Violent Soldier (PC Engine)
Vorpal (Xbox Live)
War in the Gulf / La Guerra del Golfo (NES)
Wartech - Senko No Ronde (Xbox 360)
Whip Rush (Mega Drive)
Who's That Flying? (PSN)
Wings of Wor / Gynoug (Mega Drive)
Wonder 3 → Chariot (Saturn)
Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair (Mega Drive)
Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair (Playstation 2)
X-Multiply (Saturn)
X2 - No Relief (Playstation)
XDR - X-Dazedly Ray (Mega Drive)
XII Stag / XII Zeal (Playstation 2)
XII Zeal (Xbox 360)
Xenon 2 Megablast (Mega Drive)
Xevious (NES)
Xexex (PSP)
Xexyz (NES)
Zanac (NES)
Zap Zap: Pew Pew (Xbox Live)
Zed Blade / Operation Ragnarok (Neo Geo)
Zero Gunner 2 (Dreamcast)
Zero Wing (Mega Drive)
Zero Wing (PC Engine CD)
Zombie Nation (NES)


  1. >ctrl+f
    >no silkworm

    1. you mean Silkworm on the NES?
      I haven't played that one yet

  2. Hello.

    I just discovered your blog. I'm fascinated by all the games you have cleared on one credit.

    How long does it take on average for you to clear a single game on one credit? An afternoon? A week? A month?

    Also, if I'm new to shmups, which games would be good for a beginner to 1cc?

    Thank you.

    1. How long it takes to clear a game certainly depends on how much time you're willing to invest in it. Yes, this seems obvious, but with very little time available lately I can certainly vouch for that. :)

      Tough games will demand more time, of course. It took me lots of practice and some months to clear Raystorm and Raiden II, for example.

      In the end your skills will be the determining factor. The good news is that with more play comes more practice, and noticing real personal improvement is one of the coolest things about getting into this particular gaming genre.

      I don't know which systems you own, but for a beginner I'd say Thunder Force III (MD), Gradius III (SNES) or Jamestown (PS4/PC/Steam) are all good starting points. Some bullet hell shooters by Cave also come with novice modes that cater to beginners, such as Mushihimesama and Dodonpachi Resurrection, both currently available on Steam.

      Hope you have lots of fun shmupping!

  3. This blog is amazing. Very happy I found it. I'm just starting out on the shmup path at the ripe old age of 35. Under Defeat and Raiden IV Overkill (PS3) take up most of my time at the moment, and I'm fascinated by Ketsui, even though I don't own it yet. I'll be sure to pick up some of your recommendations on PSN. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks for the kind words.

      Those are great game picks for the moment, regardless of how ripe we actually are!

  4. Hey nice website you have there!

    I’m curious though, out of all the games listed here which would you say was the most challenging? Are there any modes/shmups you couldn’t actually 1CC?

    1. I've answered this question beore somewhere, but I don't remember which games I mentioned hehehehehe

      Some really challenging ones were Gradius III, Raiden on the FM Towns, Ketsui, Action Fighter, Judgement Silversword, Raystorm.

      A game that I couldn't beat no matter how much I tried was Star Force for the NES.