Category:Run and Gun

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Run and Gun is a genre of video game where the player must run along a scrolling screen and shoot at enemies to advance. It's a sub-category of scrolling shooters, and can be distinguished because run and gun's don't usually force scrolling on the player, but allow advancement at their own pace. Also, in a run and gun, the player is usually bound to the ground and must jump over hazards like pits, while a scrolling shooter usually gives a free range of motion around the screen.

Run and guns are one of the earliest video game genres and began quite primitive. Some examples of classic run and guns include:

As the hardware improved, larger, more complex run and gun games were created that incorporated elements of adventure. For example: