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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 orderUser Score
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.1.96
Hunter Patrol1985Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd.2.00
3D Quasars1986Commodore 16, Plus/4Solar Software2.40
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.44
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumCamerica Limited Inc.3.68
Night Striker1989Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnTaito Corporation2.60
Galaxy Force1988Arcade, SEGA Master SystemMediagenic2.80
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.87
Jinmu Denshō1989TurboGrafx-16Big Club3.00
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
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.3.21
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion3.30
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2010Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.44
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.3.47
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
After Burner II1987Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, J2ME, NES, Nintendo 3DS, TurboGrafx-16SEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.72
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
WebWar1998Windows4.00
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation4.80
Space Marisar2012WindowsY.G.C.4.80
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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
Panorama Cotton Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Panorama Cotton
After Burner II Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for After Burner II

Selected Screenshots

The heroine
Screenshot from Burning Force
Title Screen
Screenshot from Solar Eclipse
Title screen
Screenshot from Panorama Cotton
Title Screen.
Screenshot from After Burner II
Title screen
Screenshot from Galaxy Force