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Pretty cool game. The object of the game is to fly your ship through nitrous oxide filled tubes and destroy alien bugs and their eggs. The game is really challenging on the easiest difficulty setting. Game play is great as most shooters are. Music is awesome, it is The Crystal Method that does the music. Songs from their Vegas album and featured in this game. Graphics are awesome and very colorful. There are a few power ups in the game that allow you to shoot projectile weapons or a wall of fire to clear the tube ahead of you. You can choose from 5 different ships when you first start. I have not found any difference between the ships except that they look different. The main point of the game is to get the highest score as this is an arcade style shooter. Fun game to play and definitely worth having in your collection. Overall, I give this one an 8 out of 10 stars.
This game came out between the US releases of Final Fantasy 2 and 3 on the Super Nintendo. It was designed and marketed as an entry level RPG for younger inexperienced players. Its not a bad game overall. The game play is very linear and there is not much exploring to do. You always have a NPC that joins you and help you through each level. The weapons throughout the game have different uses and help you get past certain parts of the levels. You do get experience points and you level up and get gold. The way you fight is that you have to run into visible enemies that are in fixed locations in the levels. There are also monster tiles that you can clear by fighting 10 battles. Your reward for clearing these monster tiles is something like gold or a cure item. The game is not real long and not too in depth. I enjoy playing through it every now and then because it is a pretty mindless RPG that you can just veg out and play. Music is pretty decent but the graphics are a little under par for the SNES. Overall I give this game a 7 out of 10.
This game is one screen, what you see above. You are a yellow guy that moves around the screen "painting" as you go. The goal is to paint around a box so it fills in. You avoid green alien looking guys that go around the screen randomly. If you press the fire button, they go away for a few seconds allowing you to pass through them. You have 5 of these power ups per life. When you complete half the level, the green dudes turn into ducks for about 20 or 30 seconds and scatter away from you. When they are ducks you can kill them. The game reminds me of Qix a lot. I believe this is an arcade port. The game play is slow and there are barely any sounds at all. The game is kind of boring and not really very fun. Overall, it gets a 4 out of 10 stars.
I didn't even know this game existed. Platformer game with basic controls. 2 buttons are utilized, one for jump and one to hold down to look around. Very basic but not boring. The game play is actually pretty good and it is pretty fun. You get hit 4 times and you are dead. When you die, or course he says "That's all folks." You have no weapons in the game, you have to stomp your enemies to kill them. Overall, I give the game a 6 out of 10. Fun game that is not horrible to play as most platformers are.
Simple platformer for the TurboGrafx 16. Graphics are superb as most Turbografx games are. Sound and music are on par with the system. Game play is pretty good also. You basically work your way through every stage and fight a boos at the end. Your only weapons are your fist, legs, and head. If you press attack while standing, your elongated arm shoots out. If you crouch down and attack, your elongated head shoots out to attack. If you press up and attack, you get an elongated kick. Only thing kind of annoying is that every time you attack, it says "Bravo" which is a cool thing to have speech in a game for its time but it can get old pretty quick. Overall, I give the game a 7 out of 10 stars. A simple game that is both original and fun.
An above average shooter for the NES. Very busy, lots of stuff going on the screen at once with no noticeable slow down. Game play is decent and the music and sound are on par with the NES. There are lots of power ups and it can become confusing at times which one that you have and what one you are picking up. Overall, I give this game a 6 out of 10 stars. Worth checking out but nothing special to get too excited about. Oh, and the name sounds like a heartburn pill or something. :)
Typical NES platformer. Nothing really special about it. You start with a whip and can get weapon upgrades. You can pick up a knife, rifle, rock, dynamite, and a pistol. I got to the boss at the end of the first stage but got bored. The game is pretty repetitive with not too much going on. I lost interest in it after about 10 minutes. The game play is pretty good and the music and sounds are decent. The graphics are on par for the NES. Overall, I give it a 5 out of 10. Same old same old.
This is an original game. You are basically a dog on a skateboard with a mission. Your mission is to protect the city from evils such as killer plants and killer bees. Watch out for evil dogs on skateboards as well. You pick up power ups like sling shots that shoot 3 rocks at a time. Pick up hamburgers and hearts to replenish your energy. The music in the game is Beach Boys music that sounds like MIDI. The main character is kind of hard to control. You go around and pick up town folk and shoot the evil plants and bees. There is a small arrow that shows you where the next threat is located. You are rewarded with clever catch phrases when you kill things and pick things up. The game gets really boring after about 5 or 10 minutes though. It is too repetitive. Overall, I give it a 6 out of 10. The 6 rating is mostly for originality.
Nothing special about this game. Not even a fun game. Graphics are pretty good for the Genesis but the sound and music are terrible. The game play sucks. The game is very hard to control and seems to be very unrealistic. The music that is blasting over everything in the game is horrible. Overall, I give this game a 4 out of 10. Don't go out of your way to play it. It is below average.
Arcade port of a side scrolling shooting game. Not bad graphics and sound for the NES. Game play is OK, not great. You can use the game pad or the zapper. The difficulty is set pretty high on this game and it is a little difficult to control with the game pad. Your goal is to shoot through six stages that scroll automatically. You rescue hostages and get ammo clips, rocket bombs and other power ups. Watch out for not only people shooting at you but also armored vehicles and helicopters. Not one of my favorite games but it is average for the NES. Overall I give it 5 out of 10 stars.