Shooting games are some of the most popular video games out there. The fact that it does not take a genius to be able to play makes it a favorite since it is all about having fun shooting stuff using your virtual gun. They range from a one-player to multiple-player systems, where the scenarios are hunting ducks, military operations or even zombie wastelands among many more. Take a look below and understand what they entail.
The online shooting games can engage either the virtual player or connect more than one human player with another. With the internet connectivity, you have the ability to play the same game with someone else, either as allies or foes, in that you will be playing the same game even though the other person is on a different location. The way it usually works is that you can connect to the internet while playing the game and from that point, you can choose to work together or compete against each other.
They range from ‘shoot ’em up’ games,where the player has limited movement where the players avatar can only move in a given direction most probably forward and sideways to either first, second or even third person shooters where the player has the ability to control more than one avatar’s view. The games are usually characterized by the genre they are in and some even are able to interchange between the light gun which you use the pointing apparatus of your computer or arcade game console or the weapon of your real life hunting rifle in case you want to ‘kill as many duck as possible’ (this is the meaning of the wordkill).
Mortal Kombat Armageddon, a sub series of the Mortal Kombat arcade game, is an example of a game with the same concept. As a depiction of the sport, it has several animal type characters, with the meaning generally being that you can only perform certain actions depending on the characters that you choose. You can also use ‘atars’ in this game to represent you on the field. A popular variation of the sport is ‘shoot ’em up’ where the action takes place in a city, and the location can range from busy streets to outer space. Often these games have virtual ‘teams’ in which you ‘assist’ your ‘teammate’ so that you can play together in teams to increase your score.
This sport is said to have started with its first appearance in the arcade game Dragon Ball. It then went on to appear in productivity software Sproutlestar and Amstrad CPC. The sport also showed its first graphical appearance with the sport in Defender, one of the first games made for the C16 computer and the sport didn’t really become popular in the UK until the 80s with the launch of Space Invaders. The 80s would see the launch of a multitude of arcade and home computer games in the sports genre, which is largely down to programmers being able to copy many of the first arcade sport games. The 80s also saw the launch of a variety of other computer games, usually a sequel to a previously existing game, but often featuring original new sport concepts. One of the major 80s arcade games was the series of Top Gear who were often formed the same characters as the fictional sports team, giving the sport a more realistic feel.
Many of the 80s arcade games had at least one character that could be customised with new outfits and items. Such was the case of Splinter Cell, which was originally created by Tom Clancy for his own computer, but was then used to promote the game Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. There was also the Grand Theft Auto series, which featured many different models of cars, including sports cars, mainly exclusivity, and also large trucks. These models were often as tall as signifies their importance in the sports auto racing niche.
As the 2000s progressed, most new applications continued to use two players, and this is where the sport began to move onto consoles. Games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat ended up being popular on home consoles. But as more and more people were using home consoles, these sports games began to fade out of most people’s awareness. But it was still able to hold its’ own, especially as it was one of the first sports games to really hit the mainstream.
In the 2000s, the sport was the hottest thing in the gaming world. Games like NBA LIVE and PS3 NBA 2K were built around the sport, and it was the first category of games that was truly ‘on the go’. This is how it was able to become such a big category for gaming when other categories of games were still being produced that were already years behind the times.
While it was still fairly new or relatively new to most people, it was still able to gain popularity even though most people had long since moved on to more modern sports games.