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Urban Strike (Genesis)

Genre
Perspective
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85
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Same great gameplay but missing something.... Robbb (125) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (22 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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100
GamePro (US)
If you dig fighting action and strategy from a helicopter point of view, Urban Strike is excellent. The Strike team strikes again!
92
Game Players
Despite this game's flaws, there aren't any war games that play as good as Urban Strike, so if you're on the war tip, get this game.
90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Even if you're not a fan of B-grade war movies, you should give Urban Strike a go, 'cause you'll probably get it in no time. If (like Crispin Glover) you're a big Chuck Norris fan, all of your friends will probably start to gets annoyed by the sounds of your shameless gushing.
85
Mega Fun
Das ‘94er Remake der lebenden Legende, die auf dem Gebrauchtmarkt mittlerweile zu Höchstpreisen gehandelt wird, wirkt alles andere als eingestaubt. Die bei Jungle Strike schon übersichtliche Grafik wurde zwar kaum aufgemotzt und die Musik blieb alles in allem beim alten, aber die trug auch schon beim Vorgänger ihren Teil zur Atmosphäre bei, nein, EA hat sich nicht erst lange um irgendwelche grafischen Spielereien bemüht, sondern die 16 Megs lieber im eigentlichen Spiel verbraten. Satte 13 Levels, bei denen selbst alte Strike-Hasen ganz schön ins Schwitzen kommen werden, neue Vehikel und nicht zuletzt die Möglichkeit, mal eben seinem Chopper zu entfleuchen und sich in Einzelkämpfer-Manier die Bunker vorzunehmen, Urban Strike ist wieder mal um einiges umfangreicher und abwechslungsreicher ausgefallen. Action-Fans, die vor ausgedehnten Spielesitzungen nicht zurückschrecken und gerne mal strategisch vorgehen, kommen um EA nicht herum.
83
The Video Game Critic
The first two Strike titles allowed you to blow up targets all over the world. These campaigns take place in the dense cityscapes of New York, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. You get to control two types of helicopters, as well as a ground vehicle, and in some stages you can run around and attack on foot! This is probably the ultimate Strike game, and if you're not sick and tired of this series by now, this should do the trick.
83
Game Players
Don't get me wrong --- Urban Strike easily hits the standards set by previous Strike titles and that's more kick than most other games around, but at six levels it's over kind of quick. I have to admit that Urban Strike leaves me hungry for more and looking around for something new to satisfy my gaming appetite.
80
High Score
Urban Strike håller samma kvalitet som sina föregångare men är inte bättre. Jag hade hoppats på lite snyggare grafik och lite mer varierande uppdrag, men man kan ju inte få allt här i världen.
70
Sega-16.com
There are, of course, some people out there who absolutely hate the entire gameplay style of the Strike series. They, of course, can leave this one alone. To everyone else? Well, first I'd recommend you pick up Desert Strike. If you love it, go for Jungle Strike. And if you're still not tired of the formula by then? Pick up Urban Strike. The reason I'd save it for last is because, despite how good the game is, there's something wrong – some monkey wrench lodged deep in the gears and machinations of the coding. (No, it's not just the run-‘n-gun drivel.) It's more basic than that, almost more a sin of omission than commission. It's as if the game simply doesn't possess the genius, the inspiration that powered the first two games. But it's still a great adventure and deserves a play…eventually.