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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Shoot2005PlayStationPhoenix Games B.V.1.42
Galaxy Force II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.1.94
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.44
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.87
Tetrastar: The Fighter 1991NESTaito Corporation3.00
Space Harrier II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, iPhone, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.12
Galaxy Force1988Arcade, SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.20
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
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
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion3.30
Burning Force1989Arcade, GenesisNamco Hometek Inc.3.33
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.3.51
Space Harrier 3-D1988SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.52
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2010WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.85
WebWar1998Windows4.00
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation4.80
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.20: Space Harrier 2 - Space Harrier Complete Collection2005PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation5.00
Neural Gear1990Sharp X68000Cross Media Soft...
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.4: Space Harrier2003PlayStation 23D Ages...
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
Microcosm (Collector's Edition)1994DOSPsygnosis Limited...
Web Wars1983VectrexMilton Bradley Ltd....
Space Harrier (Limited Special Pack)1996SEGA SaturnSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Alantia1988PC-98Cross Media Soft...
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Selected Covers

Novastorm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Novastorm
Space Harrier II Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier II
Space Harrier 3-D SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier 3-D
Burning Force Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Burning Force

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Novastorm
title screen
Screenshot from Space Harrier II
Title screen
Screenshot from Space Harrier 3-D
Title screen
Screenshot from Alantia
The heroine
Screenshot from Burning Force