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
Tin Star1994SNESNintendo of America Inc....
Alien³: The Gun1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Crime Patrol19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.51
Star Wars: Rebel Assault19933DO, DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CDJVC Musical Industries, Inc.3.61
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.52
Star Fox1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.89
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge1993SNESNintendo of America Inc....
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.94
Bazooka Blitzkrieg1992SNESBandai America, Inc....
Battle Clash1992SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.60
Sewer Shark19923DO, SEGA CDHasbro, Inc. 3.19
HyperZone1991SNESHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.04
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....
Starblade19913DO, Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.4.28
Rail Chase1991ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
The Punisher1990NESLJN, Ltd.2.90
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House...
Assault City1990SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.64
Space Gun1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumTaito Corporation3.01
To the Earth1989NESNintendo of America Inc....
Mechanized Attack1989Arcade, NESSNK Corporation of America2.85
Roller Coaster Rumbler1989Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSHi-Tech Expressions, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Assault City SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Assault City
Roller Coaster Rumbler Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Roller Coaster Rumbler
Crime Patrol CD-i Front Cover
Front cover for Crime Patrol
Novastorm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Novastorm

Selected Screenshots

Title (Light Phaser version)
Screenshot from Assault City
Title Screen
Screenshot from Rail Chase
Area 1
Screenshot from L.A. Drugs Bust
Text Title and Loading program (EGA)
Screenshot from Roller Coaster Rumbler
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