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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Shoot2005PlayStationPhoenix Games B.V....
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.1.96
Hunter Patrol1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
3D Quasars1986Commodore 16, Plus/4Solar Software...
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.52
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumCamerica Limited Inc.2.61
Galaxy Force1988Arcade, SEGA Master SystemMediagenic...
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc....
Tetrastar: The Fighter 1991NESTaito Corporation...
Jinmu Denshō1989TurboGrafx-16Big Club...
Space Harrier II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, iPhone, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.11
Space Harrier 3-D1988SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.17
Hyper Fighters2012Wii, WindowsFunbox Media Ltd....
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.3.20
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
After Burner1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.27
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion...
Night Striker1989Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnTaito Corporation...
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2009Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.44
After Burner II1987Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, J2ME, NES, Nintendo 3DS, TurboGrafx-16SEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.48
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, 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
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
WebWar1998Windows...
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Selected Covers

Total Eclipse 3DO Front Cover
Front cover for Total Eclipse
Night Striker PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Night Striker
Galaxy Force SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force
Solar Eclipse SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Solar Eclipse

Selected Screenshots

Game starts
Screenshot from Tetrastar: The Fighter
Title screen
Screenshot from Total Eclipse
Title screen
Screenshot from Night Striker
Game selection screen.
Screenshot from Shoot
The game's title screen. The high score table is accessed via the menu bar and it opens in another window.
Screenshot from WebWar
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (174088), additional games added to group by Trypticon (10734), yenruoj_tsegnol_eht (!!ihsoy) (2458), Victor Vance (6327), Infernos (12035), Sciere (373744), Kohler 86 (7292), Alaka (37984), Kabushi (159709), Игги Друге (44993), Parf (7308) and 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58378)