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Novastorm

MobyRank MobyScore
FM Towns
...
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3DO
66
2.5
DOS
71
3.7
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Description

In the distant future humans have left Earth, carrying its ecosystem with them. However, the journey to the stars lasted longer than they had thought. Computers took control of navigation, and humans had nothing else to do but sleep, dreaming of a new paradise. When the mysterious Scarab-X forces attacked, the Scavenger 4 squadron became humanity's only hope for survival.

Novastorm is a rail shooter in which players blast enemies against a cinematic backdrop, trying to kill the computer-controlled fighters before they take over the world. Unlike first-generation interactive movies with action, the game has hooks into the environment: if the player-controlled fighter moves into the path of a pre-rendered obstacle, there is a collision and the craft takes damage.

Screenshots

Novastorm SEGA CD Introducing... YOU!
Novastorm SEGA CD Keeping the triple-shot is a challenge, however.
Novastorm DOS High Score Entry
Novastorm SEGA CD The enemies become a lot quicker even this far in the game.

Alternate Titles

  • "Scavenger 4" -- FM Towns title

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User Reviews

The soundtrack elevates this rail shooter to greatness. DOS Chris Adderley (4)
The Full-Motion Shooter DOS James P. Wong (2400)
Don't let the term 'Interactive Movie' throw you -- this is a very good shooter. DOS Trixter (8736)
A solid arcade shooter every gamer should experience... DOS Accatone (5187)
A really good game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Dec, 1994 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Mar, 1995 4 out of 5 80
High Score DOS Jan, 1995 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) 3DO Apr, 1995 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Players PlayStation Nov, 1995 45 out of 100 45
The Video Game Critic 3DO Dec 07, 2010 C- 42
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Feb 09, 2014 D 25
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1999 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

The game received two awards in GameFan's 1994 "Megawards" (Vol 3, Iss. 1)

  • Overall Best Shooter Game of the Year
  • Best 3DO Shooter Game of the Year

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Contributed to by Corn Popper (69643), Trixter (8736), Adam Baratz (1352) and Terok Nor (18433)