GATE OF THUNDER (RED / HUDSON SOFT)

SUPER CD-ROM 2 (ENGLISH VERSION)

It was common to hear, in the early 90's, that PC-ENGINE was indeed a nice machine, but it would never really be able to fight against the Megadrive and SNES, since it will NEVER be able to create effects like scalling and rotation (words from SEGA!). Even with the great help of CD-ROM, this wouldn't be enough to survive the fierce battle for videogame consumers...

Then, Hudson Soft and NEC released the now famous System Card 3, with greater memory storage than its predecessor, along with the shooter Gate of Thunder, which CD also brings us some big successes from RED: Bonk's Adventure, Bonk's Revenge and a hidden surprise, Bomberman!

 

Until now, System Card 3 and Gate of Thunder releases are considered remarkable marketing plays in the history of games. In the beginning, the first screen with the Super CD-ROM2 logo vanish towards the background, WITH PERFECT SCALLING AND ROTATION EFFECTS!! And SEGA, putting the tail between the legs, feels "that" dark cloud flying over its head! :)

And what about Gate of Thunder? Well, to make that SEGA's bad day even worst, Gate of Thunder was clearly inspired on one of the biggest Megadrive hits: Thunder Force III, from Technosoft. So, take TF III (which I really enjoy), add a breathtaking opening sequence, a rocking CD soundtrack and an even better playability...we have an absolute classic in the world of shooters, even when compared with games from more recent systems! And SEGA...again with the tail between the legs! :)

  

This text had become a little longer than expected, and there's still too much more to be said about Gate of Thunder, but it was essential to tell a little bit of its history. Besides, words are not enough to fully describe how astonishing Gate of Thunder really is. A friendly advice: YOU JUST CAN'T MISS THIS GAME!!

OBS: For those who already have this CD, get in touch with us to know how to access the hidden Bomberman. I could have put this information online, but a little bit of mystery is nice to everyone!! :)

 

Marcelo Reis

 

UNIVERSO PC-ENGINE

Graphics

92%

Playability

100%

Musics and Sound Effects

100%

Interest

100%

OVERALL

98%

BACK

www.000webhost.com