Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Genre: Rail shooter

Group Description

A rail shooter is a specific kind of shooter game. In these games, the player only controls a cross-hair or uses a weapon shaped controller to fire at on-screen enemies and hazards. The player moves along a prerecorded path through the levels. In other words, the player is "on rails" and cannot decide where to go. In some rail shooters, the player might have a limited influence into which direction the character moves at junctions.

While most rail shooters feature a first person perspective, this isn't mandatory. Games where the player character is able to move are not rail shooters.

Some shooters show the player in a third person perspective moving along a predefined path, but in addition also allow the player to move his avatar all over (or parts of) the screen. Such games belong to the chase-view shooter genre and should not be included in this group.

Limitations
This group is only for games which feature only this type of game play. Some shooter games might offer a single level in which the path is predefined. These games are excluded from the group.
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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
3D Infinity2010Xbox 360SmileBoom Co.Ltd....
AC-130: Operation Devastation2009WindowsValuSoft, Inc.2.33
Aces of the Galaxy2008Windows, Xbox 360Sierra Online3.90
Alien³: The Gun1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.00
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.33
Assault City1990SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.25
Attack of the Movies 3-D2010Wii, Xbox 360Majesco Entertainment Company...
A/X-1011994SEGA CDAbsolute Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Battle Clash1992SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.60
Bazooka Blitzkrieg1992SNESBandai America, Inc.3.17
Beast Busters1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.50
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment3.02
Chaos Control1995CD-i, DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnIā€¢Motion, Inc.3.22
Child of Eden2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.57
Cobra Command1984Arcade, iPhone, SEGA CDData East USA, Inc.2.92
Combat Queen2002PlayStation 2Taito Corporation4.00
Corpse Killer19943DO, Macintosh, SEGA 32X, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnDigital Pictures, Inc.3.40
Creature Shock19943DO, CD-i, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnVirgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.3.70
Crime Patrol19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.60
Crypt Killer1995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.88
Deadly Tide1996WindowsMicrosoft Corporation3.29
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Denizen2010iPhoneSprimp...
DOOM Resurrection2009iPhoneid Software, Inc....
ExZeus2009Android, iPhoneHyperDevbox Japan2.92
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Selected Covers

Corpse Killer SEGA 32X Front Cover
Front cover for Corpse Killer
Child of Eden Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Child of Eden
Creature Shock DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Creature Shock
Deadly Tide Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Deadly Tide
ExZeus iPhone Front Cover ExZeus version 1.3
Front cover for ExZeus

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Corpse Killer
The colony ship Amazon journeys into the unknown (from the intro)
Screenshot from Creature Shock
The Title Screen is pretty unremarkable, although the first "o" in "Bazooka" is blasted in by some giant cross hairs.
Screenshot from Bazooka Blitzkrieg
Main menu with user selection
Screenshot from Deadly Tide
The intro shows Calista's Stats...
Screenshot from ExZeus