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What does SHMUP stand for?

SHMUP stands for Shoot 'em Up (game genre)

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With a thousand and one shoot 'em ups out there, it's a worrying prospect that this classic may be drowned out by others' mediocrity or ignored by post credit crunch savers.
SHOOT 'em ups and humour don't usually lie easily together.
Sure there are some OTT slow-motion shoot 'em ups and ridiculous high- speed action, but then that all adds to the melting pot that is the summer popcorn movie.