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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.44
Star Wars: Rebel Assault19933DO, DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CDJVC Musical Industries, Inc.3.61
Star Fox1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.88
Battle Clash1992SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.60
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.98
Sewer Shark19923DO, SEGA CDHasbro, Inc. 3.19
X-Zone1992SNESKemco...
Bazooka Blitzkrieg1992SNESBandai America, Inc.3.17
HyperZone1991SNESHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.04
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESArena Entertainment3.21
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!1991Game BoyLJN, Ltd.2.07
Rail Chase1991ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.90
Starblade19913DO, Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.4.26
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House1.45
Assault City1990SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.64
The Punisher1990NESLJN, Ltd.2.90
Space Gun1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumTaito Corporation3.01
Roller Coaster Rumbler1989Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSHi-Tech Expressions, Inc.4.00
Beast Busters1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.50
Line of Fire1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSEGA Enterprises Ltd.2.99
Mechanized Attack1989Arcade, NESSNK Corporation of America2.85
Safari Guns1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSAction Sixteen3.50
Jungle Warfare1989Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumVirgin Mastertronic Ltd.3.40
To the Earth1989NESNintendo of America Inc.3.12
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Selected Covers

Novastorm DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Novastorm
Star Fox SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Star Fox
Beast Busters Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Beast Busters
Starblade 3DO Front Cover
Front cover for Starblade
Sewer Shark SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Sewer Shark

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Novastorm
The title screen of the US version, showing the four heroes.
Screenshot from Star Fox
Title screen
Screenshot from Beast Busters
Title screen
Screenshot from Starblade
Title Screen
Screenshot from Sewer Shark