Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (NES)

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Written by  :  ETJB (447)
Written on  :  Feb 16, 2010
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Above Average Graphic Adventure Game

The Good

Star Trek: 25th Anniversary puts you in control of the original men and women of the star ship named, Enterprise. This science fiction adventure game features impressive graphics, sound and many familiar faces from the 1960's television series mixed in with a few first person perspective space ship battles.

The Bad

The away team missions can sometimes be unnecessarily difficult because of a few faults. First, your other crew members attempt to follow you around (i.e. Mickey Mousecapde or Gilligan's Island) and need to be protected. Second, you cannot move diagonally and will sometimes find yourself blocked by seemingly small things like a bush or thin wall. Third, the hit detection is less then perfect and some of the enemies are difficult to see. Fourth, if you beam up before completing an away mission you have to restart from the beginning. Last, but not least, die hard Star Trek fans will note a few inconsistencies with the storyline.

The Bottom Line

Star Trek: 25th Anniversary features above average graphics and sound, along with a good, albeit not perfect, understanding of the franchises cannon. Most of the time, you are on a planet in a point n' click, science fiction, graphic adventure format. But, their are a few real time strategy elements during the space ship battles. If you can get by the game's major faults, then you will enjoy the ride.