Saturday, February 19, 2022
Here I am, thinking that 1982 doesn't really mean much, and here's a game that actually is something. The debut game of Street Fighter II producer Yoshiki Okamoto, who also by some convoluted means, is partially responsible for Red Dead Revolver. Nevertheless, while this man is famous, and this game did make Konami a lot of money, it doesn't exactly have a pedigree.
I never thought I'd have to hammer down the shoot button for an automatic weapon. 1/10
You have five types of enemies, spread out over five stages. You can put these into two categories, dudes who fly around/chase you, dudes who fly left-right. Its actually a good strategy to fly down and up on stages when these guys show up. 2/10
There's not really much to distinguish one endless sky from the next beyond what shows up. 0/10
It works. Its nothing special either way. 3/10
Another endless fight game in an endless expanse of something. 0/10
Its okay. The ships move around smoothly, but I didn't like the palette of the player's ship. 2/10
Generic shooting sounds. 1/10
Curiously, this is one of the 1001 Games You Must Play Before You Die. I don't really feel like that's true. I don't really feel like this is distinguished enough from any other arcade title to be deserving of that much attention.