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.2.11
3D Quasars1986Commodore 16, Plus/4Solar Software...
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumCamerica Limited Inc.2.60
Eagle Plan1992SupervisionWatara...
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.62
Attack Animal Gakuen1987NESPony Canyon, Inc.2.76
Mega Hawk1984Commodore 64Big G Software...
Galaxy Force1989SEGA Master SystemMediagenic2.81
After Burner1989Amiga, Commodore 64SEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Arch Angel2004J2MEWait4u Co., Ltd....
Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon1994DOSLG Electronics Inc....
Tetrastar: The Fighter 1991NESTaito Corporation...
Space Harrier II1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Android, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, Wii, Windows, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.08
Night Striker1989Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnTaito Corporation...
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.3.16
Space Harrier 3-D1988SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.17
Hyper Fighters2012Wii, WindowsFunbox Media Ltd....
Burning Force1989Arcade, Genesis, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.26
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.28
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Selected Covers

Jinmu Denshō TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover
Front cover for Jinmu Denshō
Galaxy Force SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxy Force
Space Harrier 3-D SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Space Harrier 3-D
Attack Animal Gakuen NES Front Cover
Front cover for Attack Animal Gakuen
Blue Lightning Jaguar Front Cover
Front cover for Blue Lightning

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Jinmu Denshō
Title screen
Screenshot from Galaxy Force
Loading Screen.
Screenshot from Hunter Patrol
Title screen
Screenshot from Space Harrier 3-D
Title screen
Screenshot from Attack Animal Gakuen
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