Insector X (Genesis)

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Mecha Insect forces collide in this side-scrolling shooter, set in a garden, passing buildings and other scenery. Fight wasps, bees and flies to decide the fate of the back yard.

There are three skill levels, with more enemies on the higher ones, and each level ends with a boss. As well as your main weapon, who can collect power-up tokens for special weapons, which are made available randomly.


Insector X Genesis Main Menu
Insector X Genesis Creepy Pregame Animation
Insector X Genesis Title Screen
Insector X Genesis Temple of the Insects

Alternate Titles

  • "インセクターX" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Gonchung Gundan" -- Korean Mega Drive title
  • "곤충군단" -- Korean Mega Drive spelling

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Better than the arcade version, but that doesn't say much. Majestic Lizard (655) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

Zero Nov, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Raze Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1990 31 out of 40 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70 Oct 12, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Dec, 1990 70 out of 100 70
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) May 29, 2010 4 out of 10 40


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Pat Cdr (1222) added Insector X (Genesis) on Mar 25, 2005
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