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aKIBa55 avatar 8:26 AM on 09.27.2012
Review - RoboCop versus The Terminator (Sega Genesis)



RoboCop Versus The Terminator
Sega Genesis
Release: May 19, 1994
Developer: Virgin Interactive
Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Playing through this game was... an experience, to say the very least. There is a lot I like about the game, but there are just as many problems. So let's dive right into it.

This version of the game involves everyone's favorite robotic cop, er... RoboCop. SAC-NORAD has decided to contact Cyberdyne Systems about building SkyNet. They use some of RoboCop's technology in the design, and when SkyNet is activated, of course, shit hits the fan, as SkyNet sends back Terminators to cripple the Resistance. RoboCop is tasked with saving the day.



The gameplay is pretty standard fair action shooter platformer thing, and honestly this is where the game does its very best. The character and enemy animations are amazing to look at, and when RoboCop fires his pistol, the exhaust shines on his armor. If you stand still for too long, he'll spin his gun around and put it away, and when you finish a stage or get a life, he'll say "EXCELLENT." which is pretty bad ass. Enemies explode into piles of goop which is actually pretty funny, and the bosses look great. RoboCop versus The Terminator consists of 10 levels in which you'll DIE A LOT. And do I mean a ton. Most of the time, it wasn't even enemies, it was the environment. To even get through as far as I did, I had to use a life code, which I'll accidentally leave here. Accidentally. (Push start while in the game, then push CC, AA, BB, CC, AA, BB to get 54 lives! Note that this WILL start you off at the very beginning of the game, so do it at the first level).



The sound and music are GOD AWFUL. This could quite literally be the worst music and sound effects combination I've ever heard on the Genesis. Enemies squeal annoyingly when they die, and the music and pick up sound effects all sound out of place in such a cool looking game. If you're going to play this, i'd recommend turning off the sound and playing your own music, otherwise you'll end up becoming for frustrated and annoyed.



I mentioned a couple of problems previously, but let's go ahead and list the good and the bad here.

The Good:

Cool animations
Fun game play
Interesting boss
EXCELLENT

The Bad:

Crappy sound effects in general
Obscene difficulty
Having to cheat to even play
Killer environments



VERDICT
So, overall, I'd say the game is pretty average, and if you're a fan of either franchises involved, its worth a playthrough just to see your favorite characters shoot the living shit out of each other.

 
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