Leaderboard is currently under maintenance!

I'm moving ShmupSpeed to a new framework and in the meantime I've taken down the leaderboard and sharing functionality. Neither was very popular, analytics show that neither get much use at all and people mostly come to the site to try their hand at the "game" a few times then leave.

I do plan to put up a new leaderboard eventually but I'm hoping I can do so in such a way that will make it a bit harder to hack and fill with 999 scores! aims to provide a fun and accurate method of tracking your "Presses Per Second" (PPS). Shoot-em-up game fans work hard to press buttons super fast to kill alien scum and the like, and this site is here to help you practice and gauge your skills.

Here on the site you can use your Keyboard, or any Gamepad controller connected to your PC to test your button mashing mettle. While on the GAME page just start pressing and the timer will start, and your score will go up! Divide by ten and you've got your PPS!

On your phone you can tap on the A & B buttons provided to test your skills on the go!

The inspiration for this site was the Hudson Shooting Watches from Japan, which have not been available for sale since around 2008, shown below, and follows the same logic for calculating PPS:

Hudson Shooting Watch

I'm running this site totally out of pocket, and I am ok with that. If you like the site and want to show your support, the best way to do so would be to donate to charity!

Every year I participate in Extra Life, raising funds for Sick Kids Hospital, supporting the kids who need it most.

If you've got a few bucks to spare, you can visit my donor link here:

Douglas Glover @ Extra Life

Shmup Speed NES Cartridge