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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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
3D Quasars1986Commodore 16, Plus/4Solar Software2.40
After Burner1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.48
After Burner II1987Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, J2ME, NES, Nintendo 3DS, TurboGrafx-16SEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.72
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion3.30
Alantia: Legend of Blue Star1988PC-98Cross Media Soft...
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.87
BIONICLE: Atticmedia2001BrowserLego Group, The...
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom1982Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Coleco Adam, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, PC Booter, SG-1000, TI-99/4A, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumColeco Industries, Inc.3.21
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
Crimson Dragon2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Galactic Storm1992ArcadeTaito Corporation...
Galaxy Force1988Arcade, SEGA Master SystemMediagenic2.80
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.1.96
Hunter Patrol1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd.2.00
Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon1994DOSLG Electronics Inc....
Izmir1995DOSSoft Town...
Jinmu Denshō1989TurboGrafx-16Big Club3.00
MegaMorph1994FM TownsFujitsu Interactive...
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.44
Microcosm (Collector's Edition)1994DOSPsygnosis Limited...
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumCamerica Limited Inc.3.68
Neural Gear1990Sharp X68000Cross Media Soft...
Night Striker1989Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnTaito Corporation2.60
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Olmang Jolmang Paradise1995DOSGameland...
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Selected Covers

Galaxy Force SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force
Attack Animal Gakuen NES Front Cover
Front cover for Attack Animal Gakuen
Night Striker PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Night Striker
Galaxy Force II Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force II

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Galaxy Force
Title screen
Screenshot from Attack Animal Gakuen
Title screen
Screenshot from Night Striker
Loading screen
Screenshot from Galaxy Force II