Raptor: Call of the Shadows (DOS)

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Written by  :  James Hague (17)
Written on  :  Jul 20, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

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Par for the course in a stale genre

The Good

Fast, smooth, and polished. Mindless fun.

The Bad

The pattern-oriented vertically scrolling shooter became very stale between 1983 and 1994. Raptor doesn't add anything new or interesting to this type of game. In fact, if you go back to the genre-defining Xevious from over ten years earlier, you'll find that it is more sophisticated than Raptor in many ways.

The Bottom Line

A vertically scrolling shooter with well-done VGA graphics. If you liked Raiden, you'll like Raptor.