Review by SaintDarkSide
Reviewed: 05/06/03 | Updated: 05/06/03
Hasta la vista, baby!
Could it be true? The same exact arcade version brought to the Genesis system? Yes that is correct. All the elements and gameplay in the arcade version is showing off it stuff on the Genesis. If you are a die hard arcade fan and a fan of the terminator series, you will be one happy camper. All the explosive, gun blazing action is brought to you in this nifty little package right in your own home!
Okay folks, if you followed the movie truthfully and want to get into the game then you should have no trouble and confusion for the game follows Terminator 2 the movie pretty well. For all you newbies who want to get into the game, to make it as easy as possible, you play as a Terminator. You are from the future captured and reprogrammed by the human resistence group. You must get to and save John Connor first before the T-1000 does. While doing this the safety and well being of mankind lies in your hands. You are mankinds last hope for survival!
Another thing for all you arcade fans, you are probably wondering if the game is any good due to the use of the paddle. Well good news, you can use the paddle or the Sega Genesis Menacer. The Menacer brings back all the fun you had at the arcades when playing this game. The paddle is suprisingly fun to, everything is easy to use and follow through. You are put in the eyes of the Terminator. You use a little circle target to take out your enemies who want to bring you down. The game flows well with this system of targeting and never gets confusing or frustrating, but fun and exciting. Keep this in mind though, all the challenge from the arcade version never left. You WILL find yourself at some challenging points but hey, it just adds to the fun. There is also a 2 played cooperative mode to lighten the load and make it that much more fun. This game is as good as gold and one of the best shooters in my opinion. The 2 played cooperative gameplay is amazing. There are loads of weapon pick-ups and goodies as well playing alone or with a friend. Very enjoyable.
The graphics bring everything from the arcade version to you so it's pretty much the same, nothing changed. Are you happy yet? do you want to get the game yet? well im not finished so keep on reading...The graphics are pretty cool and aren't the least bit drab or annoying. The game is fast paced of course and the levels are heavily detailed with gun blazing goodness. You will be in an at home arcade heaven. The sounds are really up-beat and keep you enjoying it as you blast your way through the game.
I would be proud of anyone who beats this challenging game but you have a ways to go when you start out. I put emphasis on the word challenging. This is a game that should never get old with you, it draws you in from beginning to end. The replay value is high due to the intense arcade like action and 2 played co-op.
Are you interested yet? well you should be because this game is so well worth it. If you come across this game buy it, it will be worth every single penny!
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