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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
Jurassic Park1994ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.39
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.4.00
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.47
Alien³: The Gun1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.50
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
Star Fox1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.88
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.98
Bazooka Blitzkrieg1992SNESBandai America, Inc.3.17
Battle Clash1992SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.60
Sewer Shark19923DO, SEGA CDHasbro, Inc. 3.19
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESArena Entertainment3.21
Starblade19913DO, Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.4.28
Rail Chase1991ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.90
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!1991Game BoyLJN, Ltd.2.07
HyperZone1991SNESHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.04
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
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House1.45
Safari Guns1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSAction Sixteen3.50
To the Earth1989NESNintendo of America Inc.3.12
Line of Fire1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSEGA Europe Ltd.2.99
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Selected Covers

Sewer Shark SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Sewer Shark
Starblade 3DO Front Cover
Front cover for Starblade
Lethal Enforcers SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Lethal Enforcers
X-Zone SNES Front Cover
Front cover for X-Zone
Star Fox SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Star Fox

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Sewer Shark
Title screen
Screenshot from Starblade
Area 1
Screenshot from L.A. Drugs Bust
Title screen.
Screenshot from Lethal Enforcers
Title Screen
Screenshot from X-Zone