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
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation...
Wild Guns1994SNES, Wii, Wii UNatsume, Inc.4.39
Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters1994Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CDKonami (America), Inc.3.35
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment2.37
Tin Star1994SNESNintendo of America Inc....
Virtua Cop1994Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Entertainment, Inc.3.96
The Last Bounty Hunter19943DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, DVD Player, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.4.28
Midnight Raiders1994SEGA CDSEGA of America, Inc....
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge1993SNESNintendo of America Inc....
Star Wars: Rebel Assault19933DO, DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CDJVC Musical Industries, Inc.3.61
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.30
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.62
X-Zone1992SNESKemco...
Sewer Shark19923DO, SEGA CDHasbro, Inc. 3.09
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.94
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!1991Game BoyLJN, Ltd....
Starblade19913DO, Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.4.23
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESArena Entertainment3.17
Space Gun1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumTaito Corporation3.01
The Punisher1990NESLJN, Ltd.2.90
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House...
Safari Guns1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSAction Sixteen...
To the Earth1989NESNintendo of America Inc....
Line of Fire1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSEGA Europe Ltd.2.99
Jungle Warfare1989Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumVirgin Mastertronic Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Wild Guns SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Wild Guns
Starblade 3DO Front Cover
Front cover for Starblade
Lethal Enforcers SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Lethal Enforcers

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Wild Guns
Title screen
Screenshot from Starblade
Title screen.
Screenshot from Lethal Enforcers
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