Burai Fighter Reviews (NES)

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Category Description User Score
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 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.8

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1UP! (Dec 20, 2007)
Indiscutablement le savoir-faire se reconnaît et donne lieu à un solide jeu de tir et d'aventure spatiale. Ce n'est pas un shoot'em up qui surprend à chaque détour comme les maîtres du genre le font si bien, il est relativement tranquille dans son déroulement, mais le finir puis tenter de conquérir ses autres modes de difficulté tient en haleine aussi longtemps que notre volonté le permet.
Burai Fighter glänzt durch hohe Spielbarkeit und ein variables, immer wieder überraschendes Gameplay. Ein Muß für Ballerfans!
While the enemies themselves may not be the most interesting, they come quickly and often, which makes blasting them via the great controls a better shooter experience than you might think on the surface.
Video Game Den (Oct 19, 2010)
Unfortunately, Burai Fighter has a couple of flaws - the top-down levels distract from the flow of the game (they are nice additions though) and the difficulty level is quite hard. But all in all, Burai Fighter is an excellent and unique shooter with a solid execution.
Mean Machines (May, 1991)
Since the Nintendo doesn't have many shoot 'em ups in its software range, Burai Fighter is a welcome addition as far as I'm concerned. Although there are only three extra weapons each has nine different grades of power and can be cycled through in the heat of battle - essential, since some weapons are more effective than others in certain situations! On the normal level, the game isn't particularly tough, but the two other skill levels offer plenty of challenge for the experts - I certainly got plenty of fun out of it. If you're a shoot 'em up fan like me who's after a good Nintendo blast, check this out.
Questicle.net (Apr, 2011)
Had Burai Fighter been able to distinguish itself more from some of the other shmups of the day (R-Type, Raiden, Life Force, etc), it could have become a solid little franchise. Unfortunately, compared to a lot of other shmups, it lacks any real graphical prowess or a distinguishing feature to call its own. If you’re a shmup fan, though, don’t write it off. Underrated and undiscovered gems are always a blessing to find in this slowly disappearing genre.
Burai Fighter is one of the best original shooters to come along in a long time.
NES Times (Apr 05, 2009)
So while Burai Fighter doesn't necesarily break too much new ground, that doesn't mean it's not worth at least a look. The gameplay is solid enough to satisfy shmup fans and the different features help it seem like slightly more than just another space title. It may not give the top titles a run for their money, but Burai Fighter is another long-forgotten NES title that at least deserves a look.
Video Games (Sep, 1992)
Bis auf leichte Flackeranfälle ist das Spiel technisch gelungen. Nur die Grafik, die sich im großklotzigen Eienrlei verliert, hat mir nicht gefallen. Dafür bietet die wechselnde Ansicht Kurzweil. Auch wenn Ihr Euch an die Seuerung gewöhnt habt kommen wegen des gesaltzenen Schwierigkeitsgrads selbst erfahrene Spieler ins Schwitzen.