Year: 1991
Publisher: Taito

Oh, you didn’t know? The SNES was not only a great fighting game/RPG/action game/platformer console, but it was also amazing when it came to 2D scrolling shooters, with Darius Twin being one of the best. The gameplay was difficult but it was also manageable; unlike SOME of the other scrolling shooters on this list. Those are soon to come.