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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Alantia1988PC-98Cross Media Soft...
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon1994DOSLG Electronics Inc....
MegaMorph1994FM TownsFujitsu Interactive...
Olmang Jolmang Paradise1995DOSGameland...
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion3.30
Crimson Dragon2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Firefox1984ArcadeAtari, Inc....
Web Wars1983VectrexMilton Bradley Ltd....
Burning Force1989Arcade, GenesisNamco Hometek Inc.3.50
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.1.94
Space Harrier1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, Game Gear, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PC-88, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, SEGA Saturn, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumNEC Technologies, Inc.3.53
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2010WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.85
Shoot2005PlayStationPhoenix Games B.V.1.42
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.87
Microcosm (Collector's Edition)1994DOSPsygnosis Limited...
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.44
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.20: Space Harrier 2 - Space Harrier Complete Collection2005PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation5.00
Space Harrier (Limited Special Pack)1996SEGA SaturnSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Galaxy Force1989SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.20
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.4: Space Harrier2003PlayStation 23D Ages...
Space Harrier 3-D1988SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.52
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom1982Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, PC Booter, SG-1000, TI-99/4A, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumColeco Industries, Inc.3.33
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Selected Covers

Galaxy Force II Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force II
Microcosm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Microcosm
Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Solar Eclipse
Galaxy Force SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from Galaxy Force II
Title Screen
Screenshot from Microcosm
Title Screen
Screenshot from Solar Eclipse
Title screen
Screenshot from Attack Animal Gakuen
Title screen
Screenshot from Galaxy Force