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Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (NES)

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MobyRank
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Lunar Lander's revenge comes with equipable ships! WildKard (12146) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
ASTEROIDS with more to it. Not a BAD game!!! Weston Sharpensteen (32) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.5
Overall MobyScore (18 votes) 3.2


The Press Says

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94
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Solar Jetman is simply one of the best NES cartridges I've had the pleasure to play this year. The Thrust-type gameplay coupled with some great power-ups make this a really playable little game, but then what would you expect from Rare (creators of the original Speccy Jetman games)? On some planets, keeping control your craft is the hardest task - it really is a challenge just to survive! With fabby graphics and super sound, Solar Jetman is a really cosmic cartridge that must be bought - pronto.
94
Mean Machines
Wow! The old Spectrum Jetman classics were good, but for sheer playability, fun and excitement, Solar Jetman really stomps on them! The prospect of Gravitar-style gameplay with plenty of bolt-on weaponry makes for a totally fantastic game! The gravity alters for each world, and on some of the levels simply keeping control of your ships is the greatest challenge. With a depth of gameplay second to none and amazing graphics and sound, Solar Jetman ranks as the greatest NES cartridge released this year!
92
Total!! UK Magazine
Each level takes ages to explore, let alone complete, but those nice chaps at Rare have provided a password option - you only need finish that first level once! Solar Jetman is brilliant. The mission is so vast you could be at it for weeks, but then it's so incredibly playable you won't mind doing just that!
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All Game Guide
The planetary surfaces are craggy, yet colorful, the alien armies are creative and well-drawn, and the character you control looks great in his space suit. The music is tastefully understated, and the sound effects are varied and unusual. This is one of the most unique games available for the NES. Amid an endless array of conventional shooters, Solar Jetman stands out from the crowd.
48
Power Play
Der olle Jetman hätte für sein Comeback ein einfallsreicheres Spielprinzip verdient als eine solche etwas abgestandene Thrust/Gravitar/Oids-Mischung. Immerhin ist die Actionvariante mit der tückischen Schubsteuerung auf dem Nintendo noch Neuland und damit eine Herausforderung für alle, die einen ungewöhnlichen Geschicklichkeitstest suchen. Den Extras zum Trotz ist das Spiel auf Dauer etwas einfallslos. Ein bißchen farbenfroher hätte die Grafik ausfallen dürfen. Solar Jetman hat einen gewissen Unterhaltungswert, aber gigantische Motivationsschübe sollte man sich auf Dauer nicht erwarten.
41
Video Games
Dieses ungewöhnliche Actionspiel verlangt weniger brillante Reflexe als vielmehr eine doppelte Portion Fingerspitzengefühl. Die Steuermanöver sind so vertrackt, daß man mächtig vorsichtig Gas geben sollte, um nicht dauernd schwungvoll an Gestein zu rumpeln. Hat man sich an die Steuerung gewöhnt, bietet Solar Jetman trotz schlichter Grafik eine schöne Ladung Unterhaltung. Die einzelnen Levels sind aber zu umfangreich und verzwickt: Auf höheren Stufen sind Spielzeiten von einer halben Stunde und mehr pro Planet keine Seltenheit. Der Spaß wird breitgewalzt, die Abwechslung hält sich arg in Grenzen.
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The Video Game Critic
Some gamers will relish the challenge, but even the first level pushed my patience to the limit. Solar Jetman has a unique visual flair, but its fun factor is crushed under the weight of its outrageous difficulty.