Friday 15 September 2023

Power Strike II (Sega Game Gear review)

Developer: Compile
Publisher: Sega
Released: 1993

Power Strike II is a vertically scrolling shooter and the sequel to GG Aleste (1991, Sega Game Gear).

+ Gameplay is a feast for the eyes, and there's only minimal slowdown despite the non-stop carnage on-screen.

+ Each weapon is satisfying to use and there's a ton of power-up icons to get you back up and running once you lose a life.

+ This sequel introduces smart bombs to your arsenal, which are much needed against the huge, menacing bosses.

+ Beautiful, layered sprite work that often looks 16-bit, and your ship's horizontal movement animation is impressive.

- Main stages lack any notable moments and enemy placement can often feel like a copy/paste job throughout.

- Power Chip icons tend to clutter the screen at the worst possible time, often obscuring your vision of incoming bullets.

- Only includes six levels compared to the original's eight, and the 3D Bonus Stages are a dull distraction.

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