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-Interceptor1984ZX SpectrumVentamatic Software...
3D Quasars1986Commodore 16, Plus/4Solar Software...
3D Tachyon Fighter1984Memotech MTXContinental Software Ltd....
Ad Astra1984ZX SpectrumGargoyle Games Ltd2.80
After Burner1987Arcade, SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.47
After Burner1989Amiga, Commodore 64SEGA Enterprises Ltd....
After Burner II1989NESSun Electronics Corp.3.80
After Burner II1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, J2ME, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA 32X, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, ZX SpectrumSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.35
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion...
Alantia: Legend of Blue Star1988PC-98Cross Media Soft...
Arch Angel2004J2MEWait4u Co., Ltd....
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.76
BIONICLE: Atticmedia2001BrowserLego Group, The...
Blue Lightning1989LynxAtari Corporation...
Blue Lightning1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.04
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.3.16
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
Crimson Dragon2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Eagle Plan1992SupervisionWatara...
Galactic Conqueror1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSTitus France SA1.89
Galactic Storm1992ArcadeTaito Corporation...
Galaxy Force1988ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Galaxy Force1989SEGA Master SystemMediagenic2.81
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.2.09
Hover Blade1991Apple IIgsMCX...
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Selected Covers

Attack Animal Gakuen NES Front Cover
Front cover for Attack Animal Gakuen
Galaxy Force SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force
After Burner II NES Front Cover
Front cover for After Burner II
Blue Lightning Lynx Front Cover
Front cover for Blue Lightning
After Burner SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for After Burner

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Hover Blade
Title screen
Screenshot from Attack Animal Gakuen
Title screen
Screenshot from Galaxy Force
Title screen
Screenshot from After Burner II
Taking Off
Screenshot from Blue Lightning
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