A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.
The basic, most common unit of firepower in a shmup, usually refers to enemy weaponry but can also be used to describe the player's weapons, usually the vulcan. Usually appears as a brightly-colored or flashing circle, or â€œblob,â€ but its appearance varies greatly depending on the shmup in question, or even when it comes to individual enemies within a single shmup. Most varieties are indestructible. Sometimes the term â€œshotâ€ or â€œfireâ€ is used to describe bullets, but the previous terms are farther-reaching, referring to all types of offensive projectiles, while â€œbulletâ€ is more specific.