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IV – Video Game Genres


PLATFORMERS



Platforming Games 101 – All You Need To Know (Racketboy)
Video Game Genre – Cinematic Platformer [13 min]
Video Game Genre – 3D Platformer [10 min]
Top 20 3D Platformers – Part 1 [10 min]
Top 20 3D Platformers – Part 2 [11 min]

Quality Platformers – Part 1 (Gameplay Videos Of Selected Platformers)
Quality Platformers – Part 2 (Gameplay Videos Of Selected Platformers)


SHMUPS


100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience (“a 68 min. historical documentary focusing on the evolution of arcades and arcade culture in Japan.”…offers segments about shooting games, fighting games and rhythm games and the business aspect etc. very interesting. check out the 5 min trailer)
Japan: History of Shooting Games [27 min]
Shmups 101: A Beginner’s Guide To 2D Shooters (Racketboy)
Genre Spotlight: Shmups Extravaganza (All Shmups for Genesis/Mega Drive)
Ultimate Sega Dreamcast Shoot em ups [10 min]
Top 10 2D Shooters [8 min] (ScrewAttack)
Quality Shmups (Gameplay Videos Of Selected Shmups)

A Brief History of Shoot’em-ups 1 (Classic Gaming)
A Brief History of Shoot’em-ups 2 (Classic Gaming)
A Brief History of Shoot’em-ups 3 (Classic Gaming)
The History of Robotron: 2084 – Running Away While Defending Humanoids (Gamasutra)
The History of Defender: The Joys of Difficult Games (Gamasutra)


FIGHTING GAMES



100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience (“a 68 min. historical documentary focusing on the evolution of arcades and arcade culture in Japan.”…offers segments about shooting games, fighting games and rhythm games and the business aspect etc. very interesting. check out the 5 min trailer)
Beat ‘Em Ups 101: All You Need To Know About Brawlers (Racketboy)
Fighting Games 101: All You Need To Know To Battle (Racketboy)
Fighting Games [21 min] (G4 Icons)
Top 10 Fighting Games [7 min] (ScrewAttack.com)
Top 10 Beat ‘Em Ups [6 min] (ScrewAttack.com)
Top 10 Worst Fighting Games [8 min] (ScrewAttack.com)
Top 10 Dreamcast Fighting Games [13 min]
Quality Brawlers (Gameplay Videos Of Selected Sidescrolling Fighting Games)



Music Games [21 min] (G4 Icons)
Scary Games [21 min] (G4 Icons)