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Genre: Chase-view / Space Harrier-style shooter

Group Description

This group contains shooters viewed from a perspective behind the player character as he automatically advances forward on a pre-defined path through pseudo- or real 3D environment. As opposed to rail shooters, the player character can move freely around the screen to shoot at or dodge enemies and other dangerous objects. The player has little or no ability to affect the movement speed.

This genre was given particular attention by Sega, starting with Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (1982), and popularized by Space Harrier (1985).

To be eligible for this group, the player character must be both visible and controllable -- games where the character moves automatically and the player only needs to aim are classified as rail shooters and belong in that group.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Crimson Dragon2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2010WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.85
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.20: Space Harrier 2 - Space Harrier Complete Collection2005PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation5.00
Shoot2005PlayStationPhoenix Games B.V.1.42
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.4: Space Harrier2003PlayStation 23D Ages...
WebWar1998Windows4.00
Space Harrier (Limited Special Pack)1996SEGA SaturnSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Olmang Jolmang Paradise1995DOSGameland...
Izmir1995DOSSoft Town...
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion3.30
Microcosm (Collector's Edition)1994DOSPsygnosis Limited...
MegaMorph1994FM TownsFujitsu Interactive...
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation4.80
Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon1994DOSLG Electronics Inc....
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.44
Tetrastar: The Fighter 1991NESTaito Corporation3.00
Neural Gear1990Sharp X68000Cross Media Soft...
Jinmu Denshō1989TurboGrafx-16Big Club...
Burning Force1989Arcade, GenesisNamco Hometek Inc.3.33
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.1.94
Space Harrier 3-D1988SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.52
Space Harrier II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, iPhone, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.12
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Selected Covers

Space Harrier 3-D SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier 3-D
Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Solar Eclipse
Space Harrier II Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier II

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Izmir
Title screen
Screenshot from Space Harrier 3-D
Game starts
Screenshot from Tetrastar: The Fighter
Title Screen
Screenshot from Solar Eclipse
The game's title screen. The high score table is accessed via the menu bar and it opens in another window.
Screenshot from WebWar