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...
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumCamerica Limited Inc.2.61
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.62
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.76
Galaxy Force1988Arcade, SEGA Master SystemMediagenic...
After Burner1989Amiga, Commodore 64SEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Jinmu Denshō1989TurboGrafx-16Big Club...
Tetrastar: The Fighter 1991NESTaito Corporation...
Arch Angel2004J2MEWait4u Co., Ltd....
Space Harrier II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, iPhone, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.13
Space Harrier 3-D1988SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.17
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
Hyper Fighters2012Wii, WindowsFunbox Media Ltd....
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.3.23
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.30
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion...
Blue Lightning1989LynxAtari Corporation...
Night Striker1989Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnTaito Corporation...
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2009Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.44
After Burner1987Arcade, SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.48
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Burning Force Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Burning Force
Novastorm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Novastorm
Attack Animal Gakuen NES Front Cover
Front cover for Attack Animal Gakuen
Hyper Fighters Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hyper Fighters
Galaxy Force II Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force II

Selected Screenshots

The heroine
Screenshot from Burning Force
Title screen.
Screenshot from Jinmu Denshō
Title Screen
Screenshot from Novastorm
Title screen
Screenshot from Arch Angel
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