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 Software...
3D Tachyon Fighter1984Memotech MTXContinental Software Ltd....
After Burner1987Arcade, SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.48
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.3.23
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...
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.3.20
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
Crimson Dragon2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Galactic Storm1992ArcadeTaito Corporation...
Galaxy Force1988Arcade, SEGA Master SystemMediagenic...
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.1.96
Hover Blade1991Apple IIgsMCX...
Hunter Patrol1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Hyper Fighters2012Wii, WindowsFunbox Media Ltd....
Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon1994DOSLG Electronics Inc....
Izmir1995DOSSoft Town...
Jinmu Denshō1989TurboGrafx-16Big Club...
MegaMorph1994FM TownsFujitsu Interactive...
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.62
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Selected Covers

Burning Force Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Burning Force
Microcosm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Microcosm
Crimson Dragon Xbox One Front Cover
Front cover for Crimson Dragon
After Burner II Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for After Burner II

Selected Screenshots

The heroine
Screenshot from Burning Force
Title Screen
Screenshot from Microcosm
Title screen
Screenshot from Hover Blade
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