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Gemini Wing is good, it's fast, colourful, musical and contains touches of originality, but it is still just another addition to the already crowded vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up market.
The alien horde swoops around with great zeal creating havoc for an unprepared player. A pleasant tune plays throughout the game, and the graphics are of the same cartoon quality as the Amiga's.
The sprites are not quite as smooth or as fast as those in the Amiga version, so the game feels a little stiff when you are playing it. Additionally the soundtrack that was superb on the Amiga sounds strained when transferred to the ST's inferior sound chip, and I guarantee you will turn it down after the first five minutes. Not a horrendous game, but not an essential buy either.
[Budget re-release] Do me a ﬂavour, not another blimmin' oldie shoot-'em-up. Gemlnl Wing is a blaster In the traditional "blow me, there's rather a lot happening on screen" mould. Zillions of power-ups and simultaneous two-player action make the game worth a look if you enjoy that kind of arcade action. Things can get very frantic very fast though.
The action's familiar and can be one- or two-player. The latter variation is quite fun and has the bonus of nicking each other's power-ups. The graphics are poor and the sound is not much better. At £7.99 it isn't really worth it, especially when there's Silkworm and Xenon around for the same price.
[Budget re-release] Having said that, expert shoot 'em up addicts will probably find it a reasonable challenge, and the sticky gameplay is made up for by a brilliant soundtrack.
Es bleibt schließlich festzustellen ,daß GEMINI WING auf 8 Bit nichts taugt, und daß die 16- Bit-Versionen auch nur Durchschnitt sind. Grafik gut, Sound „gut“ bis „sehr gut“, Spielablauf altbekannt bis langatmig.
Dem einen oder anderen mag es noch gefallen, ich dagegen erwarte für mein Geld etwas Interessanteres.