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 orderPublisherUser Score
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.10 - After Burner II2004PlayStation 23D Ages...
Blue Lightning1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.04
Blue Lightning1989LynxAtari Corporation...
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
Mega Hawk1984Commodore 64Big G Software...
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumCamerica Limited Inc.2.63
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
3D Tachyon Fighter1984Memotech MTXContinental Software Ltd....
Alantia: Legend of Blue Star1988PC-98Cross Media Soft...
Neural Gear1990Sharp X68000Cross Media Soft...
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon1994DOSLG Electronics Inc....
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.3.62
MegaMorph1994FM TownsFujitsu Interactive...
Olmang Jolmang Paradise1995DOSGameland...
Ad Astra1984ZX SpectrumGargoyle Games Ltd2.80
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
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.2.09
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion...
Hyper Fighters2012Wii, WindowsFunbox Media Ltd....
BIONICLE: Atticmedia2001BrowserLego Group, The...
Hunter Patrol1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Hover Blade1991Apple IIgsMCX...
Slip Stream1989AmigaMicroDeal Ltd....
Crimson Dragon2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
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Selected Covers

Burning Force Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Burning Force
Total Eclipse 3DO Front Cover
Front cover for Total Eclipse
Crimson Dragon Xbox One Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Crimson Dragon
Blue Lightning Lynx Front Cover
Front cover for Blue Lightning
Space Harrier DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier

Selected Screenshots

The heroine
Screenshot from Burning Force
Title screen
Screenshot from Total Eclipse
Title Screen
Screenshot from Mega Hawk
title screen
Screenshot from Crimson Dragon
Taking Off
Screenshot from Blue Lightning
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