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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
Neural Gear1990Sharp X68000Cross Media Soft...
Alantia1988PC-98Cross Media Soft...
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
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-88, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, SEGA Saturn, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumNEC Technologies, Inc.3.51
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.3.33
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.1.94
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2010WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.85
Shoot2005PlayStationPhoenix Games B.V.1.42
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.87
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.44
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Microcosm (Collector's Edition)1994DOSPsygnosis Limited...
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.3.29
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.20: Space Harrier 2 - Space Harrier Complete Collection2005PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation5.00
Galaxy Force1988Arcade, SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.20
Space Harrier (Limited Special Pack)1996SEGA SaturnSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.4: Space Harrier2003PlayStation 23D Ages...
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Selected Covers

Burning Force Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Burning Force
Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Solar Eclipse
Galaxy Force II Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force II
Space Harrier DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier
Total Eclipse 3DO Front Cover
Front cover for Total Eclipse

Selected Screenshots

The heroine
Screenshot from Burning Force
Title Screen
Screenshot from Solar Eclipse
Title screen
Screenshot from MegaMorph
Title screen
Screenshot from Attack Animal Gakuen
Loading screen
Screenshot from Galaxy Force II