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What does SHMUP stand for?

SHMUP stands for Shoot 'em Up (game genre)

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It's one of those things that's easy to learn but will take a while to master - and once again the Wii has re-invented the whole gaming idea - this is relaxing, artistic and a world away from the shoot 'em ups and driving games.
99 VERDICT: ***** 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.
Perhaps these days of raucous shoot 'em ups and fastpaced racers have spoilt us.