Vist Genki!

Format: Mega Drive
From: MA-BA
Year of Release: 1994
Onscreen Language: Japanese
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Sailor Moon

Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon
(Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon)

An updated and improved version of the Angel Super Famicom game released a year earlier.

While the basic gameplay is the same the level design has been drastically changed with all the sceneary smashing you'd expect added and many other alterations made to spice things up a bit!

For instance while the first section of the first level is much the same the following section takes a different direction to it's SFC predecessor. Rather than follow up with an identical street scene the MD game instead moves the battle inside a moving lift, where you are able to throw enemies through the glass and to their doom. This is in turn followed by a boss confrontation on the shop's roof complete with conversation between your character, the boss and Tuxedo Kamen.

Stage 2 is very much the same as the Super Famicom game, except set at night. The second section, in the cake house, has a slightly different design with large chocolate walls added for you to punch through. Again the boss character is changed.

From level three onwards it's a completely different game. Rather than the plagaristic, conveyor belt strewn factory it instead takes place on top of two moving trucks. New enemies are thrown in with each subsquent level adding a much wider range than it's predessor.

On the downside the cost of all these improvements is the two player mode. Also missing are special 'charge' attacks and the music is merely functional.

It's still nothing new but given the choice I'd play this one over Angel's Super Famicom game any day.

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