Rated 3 out of
Better Late Than Never
It took Sega long enough, but with this compilation we finally have decent ports of Gunblade NYC (1995) and LA Machine Guns (1998). They are simple yet fun on-rails shooters--you fly in a helicopter and blast baddies with an unlimited ammo machine gun. For the most part, these classics look and play just like their arcade counterparts (there's also widescreen support, by the way). I believe the framerate for LA Machine Guns is slightly slower, but it still runs smooth and you probably won't notice the difference unless you have the original arcade machine nearby.
Yes, the graphics are dated and the voice acting is laughable...but the uber-fun gameplay and nostalgia factor are the real stars here. Also be aware that there aren't many extras (just online leaderboards and a ho-hum Score Attack mode), so there's not much to keep you coming back. The Wii is the perfect home for this package though, and it's an invaluable gem for arcade nuts.
Date published: 2012-01-17
Rated 5 out of
Faithful to the original arcade games
First of all, I have to say that I was appalled when I saw this title at the store. The graphics are what you would expect from these kinds of games. But the main reason to have this is the fact that you can change the difficulty in both games, gain extra weapons and you are even able to see how well you do against the world scorewise. The price mightdrive you away but it is totally worth it!
Date published: 2011-10-28
Rated 3 out of
REALLY FUN!!! The first time.
This game is quite fun the first time you play it. But it takes only 2 hours to beat and then your done. I played this game twice once alone and once in two-player co op which for some reason is not as good as in other arcade style shooters. If you have to play every single on rails shooter out there,,, rent this.
Date published: 2011-05-14