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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
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
Web Wars1983VectrexMilton Bradley Ltd....
3D Tachyon Fighter1984Memotech MTXContinental Software Ltd....
Mega Hawk1984Commodore 64Big G Software...
Hunter Patrol1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Space Harrier1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Game Gear, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PC-6001, PC-88, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, SEGA Saturn, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumNEC Technologies, Inc.3.63
3D Quasars1986Commodore 16, Plus/4Solar Software...
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.76
After Burner1987Arcade, SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.47
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
Galactic Conqueror1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSTitus France SA1.89
Alantia: Legend of Blue Star1988PC-98Cross Media Soft...
Space Harrier II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Android, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.08
Galaxy Force1988ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.2.08
Space Harrier 3-D1988SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.17
Galaxy Force1989SEGA Master SystemMediagenic2.81
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumCamerica Limited Inc.2.63
Night Striker1989Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnTaito Corporation...
Jinmu Denshō1989TurboGrafx-16Big Club...
Blue Lightning1989LynxAtari Corporation...
Slip Stream1989AmigaMicroDeal Ltd....
After Burner II1989NESSun Electronics Corp.3.80
After Burner1989Amiga, Commodore 64SEGA Enterprises Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Space Harrier 3-D SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier 3-D
Burning Force Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Burning Force
Space Harrier DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier
After Burner II Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for After Burner II

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Space Harrier 3-D
The heroine
Screenshot from Burning Force
Title screen
Screenshot from Space Harrier
Title Screen.
Screenshot from After Burner II
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