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Author: dagoss
Posted: July 04, 2012 (12:40 PM)
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I've always enjoyed this game. Trying to fight and dodge enemies with the drone and yourself simultaneously was almost like controlling two players at once. Being able to punch bullets was handy, though I do see your point that more could have been done with those bionic fists. You can throw some drones at enemies, but I've never been very good (I vauguely remember one of the drones you could grab on and fly, but I might be mistaken)

You might be interested to know that the Japanese counterpart, Solbrain, has some significant difference. It was licensed (a TV show, I think) and the opening sequence and character sprite is different. One of the levels is entirely different too. There were probably a lot more difference, but I haven't played either in a while.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: July 04, 2012 (05:17 PM)
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Thanks for the background, dagoss, and it's good to see you post! I actually didn't know that about the licensed background for the title, but I can't say that it surprises me. So many great games from that era were changed radically to work for a North American audience, when perhaps there wasn't anything wrong with the original version.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: July 10, 2012 (02:41 PM)
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Kinda bummed to see you didn't like the game. I've never played it, but remember thinking it looked cool in the Nintendo Power it was featured in and always wanted to play it. I do have the ROM on my computer, but never have gotten to it. That is, assuming I still have the ROM...a year ago, I deleted a LOT of stuff I figured I'd never get to.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: July 10, 2012 (02:44 PM)
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Definitely give it a shot, Rob. You might like it. Some people clearly do, even now. I didn't hate it or anything, but you and I saw and became excited by the same Nintendo Power coverage and I just didn't feel the game lived up to that. Thanks for reading!


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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