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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.27: Panzer Dragoon2006PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation3.80
Time Crisis 42006Arcade, PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
Ghost Squad2004Arcade, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.42
Target: Terror2004Arcade, WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
ExZeus2003PlayStation 2, WindowsConspiracy Entertainment Corp.2.83
The House of the Dead III2002Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.42
Time Crisis 32002Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.06
Virtua Cop: Elite Edition2002PlayStation 2Acclaim Entertainment Ltd.3.53
Panzer Dragoon Orta2002XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.84
Twin Caliber2002PlayStation 2Rage Games Ltd.3.67
Combat Queen2002PlayStation 2Taito Corporation4.00
Requiem Hurts: Kankin2001WindowsIllusion3.44
Time Crisis: Project Titan2001PlayStationNamco Limited3.68
Iridion 3D2001Game Boy AdvanceMajesco Sales, Inc.3.03
Sin and Punishment2000Nintendo 64, WiiNintendo of America Inc.4.00
Silent Scope1999Arcade, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2Konami of America, Inc.3.34
The Typing of the Dead1999Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsEmpire Interactive Entertainment3.31
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone1999Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.69
Pokémon Snap1999Nintendo 64, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.39
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.46
Knife Edge: Nose Gunner1998Nintendo 64Kotobuki System Co., Ltd.3.25
The Lost Ride1998CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Maximum Force1997Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.2.69
Time Crisis II1997Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Limited3.80
Judge Dredd1997PlayStation, PS VitaActivision, Inc.4.14
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Selected Covers

Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Snap
Sin and Punishment Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Sin and Punishment
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Time Crisis: Crisis Zone
Time Crisis 4 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Time Crisis 4

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Requiem Hurts: Kankin
Title screen
Screenshot from Pokémon Snap
Introduction: Michiko's rebels are slain, your friends cried out for you before they died.
Screenshot from Sin and Punishment
Look out!
Screenshot from Time Crisis 3