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.

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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Star Wars: Rebel Assault19933DO, DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CDJVC Musical Industries, Inc.3.61
Crime Patrol19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.51
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.52
Star Fox1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.89
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge1993SNESNintendo of America Inc....
Alien³: The Gun1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Bazooka Blitzkrieg1992SNESBandai America, Inc....
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.94
Sewer Shark19923DO, SEGA CDHasbro, Inc. 3.08
Battle Clash1992SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.60
Rail Chase1991ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESArena Entertainment3.17
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!1991Game BoyLJN, Ltd....
HyperZone1991SNESHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.04
Starblade19913DO, Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.4.28
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House...
The Punisher1990NESLJN, Ltd.2.90
Assault City1990SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.64
Space Gun1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumTaito Corporation3.01
Safari Guns1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSAction Sixteen...
Jungle Warfare1989Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumVirgin Mastertronic Ltd....
Line of Fire1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSEGA Europe Ltd.2.99
Beast Busters1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari STActivision, Inc....
To the Earth1989NESNintendo of America Inc....
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Selected Covers

Battle Clash SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Battle Clash
Microcosm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Microcosm
Crime Patrol CD-i Front Cover
Front cover for Crime Patrol
Star Fox SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Star Fox
To the Earth NES Front Cover
Front cover for To the Earth

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Battle Clash
Title Screen
Screenshot from Microcosm
The main menu
Screenshot from Crime Patrol
The title screen of the US version, showing the four heroes.
Screenshot from Star Fox
Title Screen
Screenshot from Rail Chase
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