6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

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6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 22nd, 2007, 4:35 pm

These three are updates, but more are on the way.

riftt

6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

Postby riftt » June 22nd, 2007, 4:51 pm

the one thing I dont like about the dreamcast version of Mars Matrix is the mapping of the piercing cannon to a seperate button.  In the arcade you only had ONE button: press it rapidly for the normal rapid-fire shot, tap the button for the piercing cannon, and hold it down for the shield.  I understand why they allow you to map it, but it does take away from the strategy/difficulty


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6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

Postby JasonhasRSI1 » June 22nd, 2007, 9:47 pm

Great to see these games get bumped up, they are great examples of a wonderful genre.

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6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

Postby chrisbid1 » June 22nd, 2007, 10:25 pm

speaking of Dreamcast Shooters, critic should pick up Last Hope, it was originally a Neo Geo homebrew that was ported to Dreamcast. it is more traditional and plays like R-Type

http://www.lasthope-dc.com/


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6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

Postby Cafeman1 » June 22nd, 2007, 11:07 pm

I don't know how you previously reviewed these, but I agree 100% with these three reviews in their current form & grade.

I also prefer Giga Wing, the original, to GW2. Both a great shooters though. Mars Matrix is the strategist's dream. You don't really understand *how* it was intended to be played until you unlock the level 1 strategy video and see the insane combos that you can get. 

It has been at least 2 or 3 years since I've played any of these.

hi there

6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

Postby hi there » June 23rd, 2007, 12:17 am

Yaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnn.... Boring! Review some bad games, critic!


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6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

Postby JasonhasRSI1 » June 23rd, 2007, 11:30 am

Crtic- one thing that I think does not come across clearly in the MM review: the gold cubes that emerge from downed enemies give you experience points that are used to level up your main cannon, not just bonus points. This is a cool radiant silvergun-style feature that I wish was incorporated in more shooters.

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6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

Postby Sudz1 » June 23rd, 2007, 2:42 pm

[QUOTE=hi there]

Yaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnn.... Boring! Review some bad games, critic!

[/QUOTE]

Oh just WAIT until the review for Last Hope finally gets posted that someone else was asking for!!  I have a 'sneaking' suspicion you'll be very happy with that review if Dave's reviews of bad games are your thing :-)
Sudz


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6/22/2007: Dreamcast: Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2, Mars Matrix

Postby riftt » June 23rd, 2007, 3:50 pm

^^as well as the fact that the idea is to combo the golden cubes, not just collect them


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