Saturn | 1998
The mother of all shoot em ups. It is the masterpiece of vertical shooter
perfection and definatley stands as one of the best Saturn titles ever, one of the
best shooters ever and easily one of the greatest games – ever!
Created by Treasure it represents one of their very few forays into the territory of
the arcades. It was released onto the virtually dead Saturn market in 1998 for it
to become a legend. It also showed a ability of the under exploited Saturn with
some of the best graphics to ever be seen.
Your ship is part of a group of rebels who have witnessed the destruction of
Earth. You begin the journey to restore the planet.
Your ship is armed with several weapons. A key element to the game is knowing
which weapon to use at the right time.
Gameplay consists of basically destroying almost everything on the screen.
Though there is an additional depth. For the most part the enemies will be huge
bosses. It has a nice tough difficulty and will take well over 90 minutes to
complete. The 2 player co-op mode is a great feature.
This game is highly collectible. Copes of this game sometimes go to about 200
on Ebay because it is that damn good.
An official sequel was released in 2002 for the Dreamcast and Game Cube