So right now I'm working on making a horizontal shooter for the first time. It's still really early in development-wise. Since I've never made one before I decided to do some research (aka Youtube and gaming) on what makes this genre fun to play. I've figured out most of what I'm going to do but there are some things still in a grey area for me. I was wondering if there are any fans on here that could give in their two cents. - What's your favorite shooter and why? I really enjoy the Parodius franchise, Darius Twin, and Gynoug - I've been thinking about how I'll place enemies in each level. From what I've seen there's not much planning that goes into it besides making sure it's not too crowded or too empty. Anyone else seen anything different? - Do you prefer games that have multiple routes like Darius Twin, or games with just one?