Rice Digital takes a look at the best in a genre that doesn't get much in the way of interest these days - the humble Rail Shooter.
PD Saga deserved a mention. Is a better game than Orta, which itself boils down to being a re-boot of the first game in the series.
Saga isnt a rail shooter like the original PD, Zwei and Orta. Its an RPG set in the PD universe. Some honorable mentions would have to go to after burner, galaxy force, space harrier. Sega knew how to make fun rail shooters.
I was so turned-off at the word RAIL and all I could think of was Panzer Dragoon! Rail shooter is about as sexy as Twitch FPS on dial-up. "SPACE HARRIER" ftw!
To be fair, PD Saga isn't a rail shooter - which is what this article is about.
Nice list. I do love PD Orta - but I think both Sin and Punishment games are my favourite rail shooters of all time. Nice to see Killer 7 and TxK on that list too, also Panorama Cotton! Awesome!
Panorama Cotton does look amazing for a Mega Drive game. Also, yeah, Sin and Punishment (N64) would be my favourite too. Also Pokemon Snap. We NEED a new Pokemon Snap for Wii U. It's the perfect console for it.
PD Orta all the way. Loved that game.
Can someone help me remember an old rail shooter on playstation 1!? Had coop and involved dragons and other monsters and stuff. Forgot the name, if you think you know it then help me out thanks !
No Omega Boost on the list? FAIL!!!
I agree, I loved that game so much when it first came out on PS1. Sadly not many did.
DH2 from Die Hard Trilogy should be on there. Isn't Star Fox considered a rail shooter?
The House of the Dead was my favorite I wish they'd make a new one. They forgot Time Crises
Glad to see Rez. One of my favorite for sure
LA Machineguns is one of my favorites.
Lethal Enforcers? Resident Evil the Umbrella Chronicles? House of the Dead Overkill (for the hilarity more than the gameplay)
House of the Dead on the Saturn. Hardcore rail shooter at its finest.
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