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Genre: Chase-view / Space Harrier-style shooter

Group Description

This group contains shooters viewed from a perspective behind the player character as he automatically advances forward on a pre-defined path through pseudo- or real 3D environment. As opposed to rail shooters, the player character can move freely around the screen to shoot at or dodge enemies and other dangerous objects. The player has little or no ability to affect the movement speed.

This genre was given particular attention by Sega, starting with Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (1982), and popularized by Space Harrier (1985).

To be eligible for this group, the player character must be both visible and controllable -- games where the character moves automatically and the player only needs to aim are classified as rail shooters and belong in that group.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Crimson Dragon2013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Space Marisar2012WindowsY.G.C....
Hyper Fighters2012Wii, WindowsFunbox Media Ltd....
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor2009Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.51
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.30 - Galaxy Force II: Special Extended Edition2007PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3SEGA Corporation...
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.20 - Space Harrier 2: Space Harrier Complete Collection2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3SEGA Corporation...
Shoot2005PlayStationPhoenix Games B.V....
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.10 - After Burner II2004PlayStation 23D Ages...
Arch Angel2004J2MEWait4u Co., Ltd....
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.4 - Space Harrier2003PlayStation 23D Ages...
BIONICLE: Atticmedia2001BrowserLEGO System A/S...
Galaga: Destination Earth2000PlayStation, WindowsHasbro Interactive, Inc.2.60
WebWar1998Windows...
Panzer Dragoon Mini1996Game GearSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.35
Space Harrier (Limited Special Pack)1996SEGA SaturnSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Izmir1995DOSSoft Town...
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.76
Ai no Omochashi: Space Gigolo - Red Cobra1995PC-98Illusion...
Blue Lightning1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.25
Olmang Jolmang Paradise1995DOSGameland...
MegaMorph1994FM TownsFujitsu Interactive...
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
Iljimae-jeon: Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon1994DOSLG Electronics Inc....
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation...
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.31
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Selected Covers

Total Eclipse 3DO Front Cover
Front cover for Total Eclipse
Blue Lightning Jaguar Front Cover
Front cover for Blue Lightning
Panzer Dragoon Mini Game Gear Front Cover
Front cover for Panzer Dragoon Mini

Selected Screenshots

Game selection screen.
Screenshot from Shoot
Title screen
Screenshot from MegaMorph
Title screen
Screenshot from Total Eclipse
Intro
Screenshot from Blue Lightning
Title screen
Screenshot from Panzer Dragoon Mini
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