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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
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.10: After Burner II2004PlayStation 23D Ages...
Galaxy Force1988Arcade, SEGA Master SystemMediagenic2.80
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumCamerica Limited Inc.3.68
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.3.21
Alantia: Legend of Blue Star1988PC-98Cross Media Soft...
Neural Gear1990Sharp X68000Cross Media Soft...
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
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.3.70
MegaMorph1994FM TownsFujitsu Interactive...
Olmang Jolmang Paradise1995DOSGameland...
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion3.30
BIONICLE: Atticmedia2001BrowserLego Group, The...
Hunter Patrol1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd.2.00
Crimson Dragon2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Web Wars1983VectrexMilton Bradley Ltd....
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2010WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.1.96
Shoot2005PlayStationPhoenix Games B.V.1.42
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.87
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.44
Microcosm (Collector's Edition)1994DOSPsygnosis Limited...
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Selected Covers

Novastorm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Novastorm
Attack Animal Gakuen NES Front Cover
Front cover for Attack Animal Gakuen
Space Harrier DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Novastorm
Loading Screen.
Screenshot from Hunter Patrol
Title screen
Screenshot from MegaMorph