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
Slip Stream1989AmigaMicroDeal Ltd....
Shoot2005PlayStationPhoenix Games B.V....
Galactic Conqueror1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSTitus France SA1.89
Hunter Patrol1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Jinmu Denshō1989TurboGrafx-16Big Club...
Blue Lightning1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.04
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.2.09
Gullwing Falcon1985Commodore 16, Plus/4Gremlin Graphics Software Limited...
3D Quasars1986Commodore 16, Plus/4Solar Software...
Radar Lock1989Atari 2600, Windows, Xbox 360Atari Corporation...
Galaga: Destination Earth2000PlayStation, WindowsHasbro Interactive, Inc.2.60
Eagle Plan1992SupervisionWatara...
3D-Interceptor1984ZX SpectrumVentamatic Software...
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumCamerica Limited Inc.2.63
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.65
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.76
Mega Hawk1984Commodore 64Big G Software...
Ad Astra1984ZX SpectrumGargoyle Games Ltd2.80
Galaxy Force1989SEGA Master SystemMediagenic2.81
After Burner1989Amiga, Commodore 64SEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Tetrastar: The Fighter 1991NESTaito Corporation...
Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon1994DOSLG Electronics Inc....
Arch Angel2004J2MEWait4u Co., Ltd....
Blue Lightning1989LynxAtari Corporation...
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Selected Covers

Galactic Conqueror DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Galactic Conqueror
Galaxy Force SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force
After Burner Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for After Burner
Attack Animal Gakuen NES Front Cover
Front cover for Attack Animal Gakuen
Blue Lightning Lynx Front Cover
Front cover for Blue Lightning

Selected Screenshots

Start Screen
Screenshot from Gullwing Falcon
Title screen.
Screenshot from Galactic Conqueror
Title screen.
Screenshot from Eagle Plan
Title Screen
Screenshot from Mega Hawk
Loading Screen.
Screenshot from Hunter Patrol
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