Vist Genki!

Format: Arcade
From: Banpresto
Year of Release: 1991
Onscreen Language: Japanese

Mobile Suit Gundam

SD Gundam Psycho Salamander no Kyoui

A mediocre scrolling action game in the vein of 'Metal Slug'.

Use different weapons to blast your way through wave after wave of Super Deformed bad guys through six fairly similar stages, by yourself or with a friend. There's no choice of character and the levels are seriously flat, no platforms, no background interaction.

The action is no more involved as you can only shoot horizontally and not while ducking. The shoot-em-up levels fair worse as you are unable to fire behind you making it easy for enemies to cause you damage.

The constant swathe of opponents makes you life difficult and short. The difficulty is lowered slightly in two player but not much.

The graphics are the only high point. Large, well defined sprites swamp the screen and the occasional large boss brings some inspiration to what is a particularly uninspired, run-of-the-mill action title.

Note: Followed by a sequel on the Super Famicom.

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