Review by Larcen Tyler
Reviewed: 04/24/00 | Updated: 07/16/01
A game that was programmed by anything but!
Shadow Yamoto may make a cameo in this game, but even she can't save this game from being a lousy side scrolling fighter! Nor can the real time interaction between three characters or the gruesome death moves (that barely even look gruesome!)
The characters move like they've got to go to the bathroom, and their attacks are so slow they look as though they're intentionally going slow so as not to hurt the enemy. Even the blood, which is poorly animated, fails to make this game look good!
A cheesy computer voiceover is just the beginning of the awful sounds. There's hardly any music to speak of, and the background sound effects barely put the Genesis sound hardware to the max. Even the screams and groans are either too overexaggerated or just too cheap. What were they thinking?!
The barely responsive controls are just one of the downers of this game. If you don't have a six button pad, be ready for button combos galore! If you do, be warned that, either way, the game is hardly responsive no matter how you play. Pulling off fatalities are basically just a matter of getting the right button combination at the right time (and even then, I saw better in the first Mortal Kombat!)
So what do you do? You try to infiltrate an undersea base controlling three stooges..err...operatives at once. While one person is doing something, another does something else. It's important to keep an eye on every person, as they can get attacked when you're not looking. However, most of the missions objectives consist of just beating up some enemies, throwing a switch or using a computer (which takes a minute or two!) and then wait for the next objective, which is pretty much the same. Lather, rinse, and repeat. Yawn.
If you're a diehard gamer looking for a challenge, this MAY be the game for you. Otherwise, this game is not what the title claims it is!
Rating: 1.5 - Bad
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