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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Crimson Dragon2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Space Marisar2012WindowsY.G.C.4.80
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2010Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.30 - Galaxy Force II: Special Extended Edition2007PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation...
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.10 - After Burner II2004PlayStation 23D Ages...
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.4 - Space Harrier2003PlayStation 23D Ages...
BIONICLE: Atticmedia2001BrowserLego Group, The...
Space Harrier (Limited Special Pack)1996SEGA SaturnSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Olmang Jolmang Paradise1995DOSGameland...
Izmir1995DOSSoft Town...
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion3.30
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
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.3.57
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.47
Galactic Storm1992ArcadeTaito Corporation...
Tetrastar: The Fighter 1991NESTaito Corporation3.00
Neural Gear1990Sharp X68000Cross Media Soft...
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Selected Covers

Total Eclipse 3DO Front Cover
Front cover for Total Eclipse
Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Solar Eclipse
Crimson Dragon Xbox One Front Cover
Front cover for Crimson Dragon

Selected Screenshots

Game starts
Screenshot from Tetrastar: The Fighter
Title screen
Screenshot from MegaMorph
The game's title screen. The high score table is accessed via the menu bar and it opens in another window.
Screenshot from WebWar
Title screen.
Screenshot from BIONICLE: Atticmedia