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Novastorm

MobyRank MobyScore
3DO
66
2.5
PlayStation
51
2.3
SEGA CD
...
2.1
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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 3DO Intro shot 1
Novastorm FM Towns The game begins with an explosion!
Novastorm SEGA CD Tracking a giant bug.
Novastorm SEGA CD A mutant.. thing awaits you at the end of the tunnel.

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 (8737)
A solid arcade shooter every gamer should experience... DOS Accatone (5187)
A really good game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1995 10 out of 12 83
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Mar, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Dec, 1995 8 out of 10 80
High Score DOS Jan, 1995 4 out of 5 80
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Dec 26, 2011 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) PlayStation Dec, 1995 2.5 out of 5 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Mar, 1995 5 out of 10 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Feb 09, 2014 D 25

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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 (69577), Trixter (8737), Adam Baratz (1352) and Terok Nor (18347)