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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Selected Covers

Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Solar Eclipse
Microcosm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Microcosm
Novastorm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Novastorm
Hyper Fighters Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hyper Fighters

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Arch Angel
Game selection screen.
Screenshot from Shoot
Game starts
Screenshot from Tetrastar: The Fighter
Title Screen
Screenshot from Solar Eclipse
Title screen
Screenshot from MegaMorph
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (174057), additional games added to group by Trypticon (10737), GTramp (54550), yenruoj_tsegnol_eht (!!ihsoy) (2451), Victor Vance (7525), Infernos (15135), Sciere (442268), Kohler 86 (7295), Alaka (45610), Kabushi (180565), Игги Друге (44998), Parf (7301) and 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58338)