“SHOCK TROOPERS ”, the fan favorite 2D top-down view action shooting game released exclusively on NEOGEO MVS in 1997, returns to the battlefield on Steam!

Progress through the battlefield, choosing the best routes and strategy! MAIN FEATURES・ARCADE:

Choose a character and go on your mission solo in “Lonely Wolf” mode, or form a team of three soldiers from the eight mercenary characters available, and try to rescue Dr. George and his granddaughter who have been kidnapped.

The route you choose at the beginning will affect the progress of the game, allowing you to enjoy an original gameplay experience time after time.


Connect to Steam and clear missions with a brother-in-arms far away via the Online Co-Op Play feature.

Engage with a fellow countryman or foreign ally, and try to put an end to the evil plans of the terrorist group called the “Bloody Scorpions”!


Check your current rank & score in “SHOCK TROOPERS” at any time, as well as those of your friends and other top troopers!


Configure your language, video and language display, and adjust sound volume settings to your preference for the most pleasant “SHOCK TROOPERS” experience ever.

** WILL NOT RUN ON Windows XP **

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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Originally released in 1997 for Neo Geo and later for the living room, although you will notice differences between the current version and the original, 'Shock Troopers' firmly retains the charms of the top down shooters from the 80's,
Watch a short gameplay of shock troopers here:
In the game you will have to rescue 'Dr George' and his granddaughter from the hands of the 'Bloody Scorpion' through a series of challenging levels with boss fights.
Also quite unique to this game that seems to be a small combination of top down and sideways gameplay at times.

Review from Steam

Shock Troopers is a classic shoot 'em up from the 90s, although one I was unfamiliar with until I grabbed the NEOGEO bundle back in 2019 (Metal Slug, on the other hand, I've known for a long time). Unlike Metal Slug, this one plays in a top-down view through most of the game, though there's a bike section that plays more like an old 2D sidescroller.
Anyway, what's Shock Troopers about? Well, you play as a member of some sort of military squad fighting against a terrorist group named "Bloody Scorpion". Their villanous leader, named Leader, has kidnapped Cecilia, the granddaughter of a scientist named George, so that George works for Bloody Scorpion. However, Cecilia just so happens to be the girlfriend of Jackal, one of the characters you can play as. Other than a few extra bits of dialogue, and Jackal crying out her name after almost every stage, not much changes in the story. And honestly, it doesn't really matter, this game is all about shooting bad guys and watching them explode into bloody messes. You shoot soldiers, you shoot tanks, you shoot bigger soldiers, you shoot bigger tanks. Sometimes you shoot helicopters, and you definitely shoot Leader.
The game also allows you to either play in Lonly Wolf mode, or Team Mode. And yes, "Lonly" is how it's written in the game. It's a Japanese game, and apparently when it was made there wasn't as much attention paid to having accurate translations. Anyway, what's the difference between these two modes? In Lonly Wolf mode, you play as a single character, while in Team Mode, you pick three characters that you can switch between. Besides that, there's also coop, so that another player can join and control a separate character. What I found cool about the game is that, at the start (and around the halfway point) you can choose one of three "routes", with each route having its own, themed levels; there's the Jungle route, the Mountain route, and the Valley route. There's also several different weapon pick-ups spread through the game, which can give you some extra firepower.
All in all, this is a fun game, so I can recommend it. Word of warning, though, for achievement hunters: a couple of achievements are bugged; not unobtainable, but they might have you scratching your head, so pop over to the game's discussion forums to look for a solution.

Review from Steam