Back in '92 I would have loved this - if it had been on a 386 IBM PC running in DOS. Unfortunately, for a rather modern release it feels unfinished if not broken at times. There is almost no music, a lot of sound-effects seem to be missing and the controls feel kind of weird.
There is a certain "flash-game" vibe to this - which is a shame, cause the pixelart/artwork is really nice and the storyline pretty fun for what it is. It seems Metroid-ish at first but is a pretty linear affair. You shoot stuff and then you shoot some more stuff, watching a few comic-style cutscenes in between every now and then and then it's back to shooting stuff.
This could have been really cool with a bit more polish and care (what's with the robots aiming at you the second you enter a new screen?) - in it's current state I can't really recommend this for anyone but the most diehard 2D-fans that absolutely need to try everything that kind of resembles our favourite games from the past.
Posted: November 25th, 2013