Suddenly STG


Air Fortress would absolutely not belong in this thread because that game is an even split between STG and platforming (and in fact the platforming comes as more of a surprise than the STG)


Guardian Legend = top down + STG
Air Fortress = platform + STG
Blaster Master = top down + platform


Yoshi’s Woolly World has at least two hori shmup level sections. I feel like a shmup level or two is pretty much standard in Nintendo franchise sidescrollers now. Woolly World shares a developer and ethos with Kirby’s Epic Yarn, so the inclusion of a shmup level is not entirely surprising.