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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.

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
Creature Shock19943DO, CD-i, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnVirgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.3.70
Wild Guns1994SNES, WiiNatsume, Inc.4.43
Microcosm (Collector's Edition)1994DOSPsygnosis Limited...
Revolution X1994Arcade, DOS, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.45
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment3.02
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation4.80
A/X-1011994SEGA CDAbsolute Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Star Fox1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.91
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Star Wars: Rebel Assault19933DO, DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CDJVC Musical Industries, Inc.3.55
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.44
Alien³: The Gun1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.00
Crime Patrol19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.60
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.4.00
Battle Clash1992SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.60
Sewer Shark19923DO, SEGA CDHasbro, Inc. 3.01
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.4.10
Bazooka Blitzkrieg1992SNESBandai America, Inc.3.17
X-Zone1992SNESKemco...
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESArena Entertainment3.06
Starblade19913DO, Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.3.63
HyperZone1991SNESHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.00
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!1991Game BoyLJN, Ltd.2.00
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House1.45
The Punisher1990NESLJN, Ltd.3.12
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Selected Covers

A/X-101 SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for A/X-101
Crime Patrol CD-i Front Cover
Front cover for Crime Patrol
X-Zone SNES Front Cover
Front cover for X-Zone

Selected Screenshots

Intro: Warning from outer space
Screenshot from A/X-101
The main menu
Screenshot from Crime Patrol
Title Screen
Screenshot from X-Zone