But the best scrolling shoot-'em-ups
(or 'shmups' if you're an Amiga-worshipping 40-year-old) are more like elaborate mazes than straight blasterthons, forcing you to bob and weave through slews of incoming missiles like a prize fighter.
But bloodthirsty, hugely popular shoot-'em-ups
are blamed for leaving players desensitised to violence - and isolated from the real world.
having to sew one arm back on with the other) that could well have been ripped from the many indifferent shoot-'em-ups
littering his resume.
A PLASTIC toy gun meant for computer game shoot-'em-ups
sparked an armed siege on a residential street.
Breaking free from its platform shackles has allowed the bustling community to create top-down racers, tower defence games, RPGs, shoot-'em-ups
, sports games, pinball tables, Pong and Asteroids clones and a raft of other mind-twisting creations.
As David Denby astutely observed in his review of the film in this week's issue of The New Yorker, Nolan is a literal-minded director, and his interpretation of dreams is little but an excuse for elaborate chases and straightforward shoot-'em-ups
One of them revealed the Wimbledon ace's addiction to playing video Tennis and shoot-'em-ups
like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: "He would spend all his time glued to them.
Mann choreographs the heists and shoot-'em-ups
like musical pieces; the sense of bravura that permeates these sequences is integral to the myth of Dillinger the press had tirelessly exalted in.
Certainly not terrible but one for fans of Woo or mindless shoot-'em-ups
, battles and blood are all exciting, very visual and TV-like.
Whether it's online card games, such as AOL's World Series of Poker, or complex, video-driven titles that transform the player into a teenage girl, a Greek god or a suburban housewife, the industry has made great strides to break out of the realm of space shoot-'em-ups
I think these movies are a wonderful opportunity to engage children and adults in the wonders of nature instead of the wonders of shoot-'em-ups
," Boersma says.