Reviewed by Dyson Turner
When I played this in the arcade, I thought it was one of
the coolest games around. Then I played the Genesis version,
almost could not tell the difference. The graphics were that
and so was the great Sound FX. Everything in this game was
great. Not too many problems with this one.
Not sure if there was a story, but it seems to be during a
war. You shoot down enemy planes, with all this fun who
cares if there was one?
These graphics were great. The plane looked nice and so did
the driving area. It had the usual behind the plain
perspective that I enjoyed in flight simulators. It had a
scrolling effect, with the enemy plains getting larger, and
more detailed when they came closer. All in and all
everything was very detailed, enemy planes and yours.
There was some inspirational music that went along. The
songs were directly from the arcade, but some how weren't
the same quality, a usual Genesis flaw. Besides that they
weren't quality they still were good. The Sound FX couldn't
have been better. Arcade sounding explosion guns and
missiles sounded great.
Game Play 8/10
This was a one player game. You had about 6 missions. Each
mission you would start with about 20 missiles. There were
huge missile planes, which you locked on to for a extra fuel
and missiles. The controls were a breeze, lock on, the
regular gun and missiles. There were boss plains you had to
fight, against, they were harder than usual plains, and took
many missiles to bring them down. After a few hits your
plain went down, you had about 5 continues, which was enough
to bring at least an intermediate player to the end. You had
some complicated moves to help you avoid the missiles like,
360-degree turns, quick and accurate controls were a must to
pull these off. The difficulty on this game was intermediate.
There wasn't any save or password feature though.
I truly enjoyed both versions of these games. Maybe a few
extra levels would have made it better for the experts.
Still a good challenge though. If this is your first flight
simulator then this is a good place to start, because of the
easy controls and handling. I like this better than most new
simulators because of the simplicity of the game. This game
is easy to play and enjoy, you don't have all the gauges and
things to watch, like altitude and a whole lot of weapons.
Flight Simulation fans will like this one.