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Operation Logic Bomb [Action Game]
U.S. Game Box Front
Gate To The CPU World? I'm Goin' In!
Developer(s) and Others: Jaleco
# of Players: 1
# of Saves: None
Estimated Market Value as of 06/15/2007: $15 - $25 (U.S. Dollars, USD)
Other Info: Also known as Ikari no Yousai.
This is another Jaleco title...though it isn't a beat-em-up like Rival Turf, Brawl Brothers, or The Peace Keepers (AKA the Rushing Beat games in Japan). The basic story behind this game is this: Machinery has gone corrupt in a scientific facility. With little hope for survival, a few rogue scientist develop a cyborg mercenary in the hopes that it can rectify their current situation. That mercenary is you. You must find computer files documenting the events that took place and destroy out of control mecha monsters. The game sponsors some decent animation and cool backdrops. While the areas get a little repetitive, there are some cool effects that take place within the environments to give the game a futuristic feel. You will witness the erosion of the environment as well as "dimensional errors"...the errors are like a virus, only this virus is devouring the real world and not just some computer harddrive! The game also has some decent audio to back it up, though the # of actual BGMs leave something to be desired.
The game uses standard gameplay with some cool events every once in a while to keep things interesting such as your character hacking into computers to witness past events to learn about the present. He can also obtain enemy files and analyze their battle protocols, as well as whatever secret encrypt info the CPUs possess. You will discover various weapons that can be used in different situations. One such weapon has reflective properties and will bounce off of walls. Another weapon is the flamethrower that can get into very tight corners and destroy switches and such.
One of my major gripes though is that there don't seem to be any saves or even passwords, meaning you have to play in one sitting (ack!) and the game is quite challenging. Still, this will delight any gamers looking for a lesser known action game for SNES. This game is rarely referenced to and it really deserves more attention.- Written by Vyse the determined -
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