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Grind Stormer (Genesis)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Description

This cartridge combines two different localized flavours of the original arcade game. There are two modes, Grind Stormer and V Five. Both offers the same levels and enemies, but have a different approach to how the player can use power-ups.

In this hectic, top-down, vertically-scrolling shooter where the screen is constantly filled with enemies and bullets, players have a constant, unlimited firing rate, enhanced by power-ups that include missiles, target-seeking bullets, shields, additional speed, extra power and bonus points. In Grind Stormer the ship always moves at a fast speed and the player can collect bombs that damage the entire screen and fend off bullets. The other variant V Five takes a Gradius-approach to power-ups, having the player advance through a selection of power-ups shown on the right by collecting tokens. In the first mode power-ups are immediately applied. In the second mode the ship is much slower and the player needs to decide to spend tokens on speed power-ups right away or save them to advance to seeking bullets or additional power.

The game difficulty, amount of lives and continues can be set in the options. After using a continue, the player immediately receives a "Special" power-up granting four wingmen.

Screenshots

Grind Stormer Genesis These floating islands can approach from behind and kill instantly.
Grind Stormer Genesis Boss of the second level
Grind Stormer Genesis Turrets shooting laser beams.
Grind Stormer Genesis The bombs destroy everything on the screen and provide a temporary shield.

Alternate Titles

  • "V V" -- Japanese title
  • "ヴイ ファイヴ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) May, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Power Unlimited Jun, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1994 6.8 out of 10 68
MAN!AC Jul, 1994 67 out of 100 67
Sega-16.com Oct 22, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Game Players May, 1994 58 out of 100 58
The Video Game Critic Mar 23, 2003 C- 42

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Sciere (234307) added Grind Stormer (Genesis) on Dec 24, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Marcin Ostrowski (32627)