bullet hell

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bullet hell (uncountable)

  1. (video games, attributive) A genre of two-dimensional shoot 'em up in which the playfield is almost filled with a barrage of enemy bullets.
    • 2003, "Billy Bissette", SAY IT AIN'T SO!!! (on newsgroup rec.games.video.sega)
      Mars Matrix is a bullet hell game that is pretty well designed.
    • 2008, Brian Ashcraft, Jean Snow, Arcade Mania: The Turbo-charged World of Japan's Game Centers
      A few of the game cabinets are connected to flat-screen TVs so bystanders can stop and ogle. Grimy VCRs are hooked up to bullet-hell shooting games...