DescriptionGhost in the Shell is a 3D shooter based on the original comic by Masamune Shirow rather than Mamoru Oshi's film. The story is set in the future and focuses on a team of policemen led by the female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi, which fights technology-related crimes. The player takes the role of a new member in Kusanagi's anti-terrorist squad and gets to accomplish missions on the Fuchikoma, a spider-like AI equipped tank. During the course of the twelve missions a plot starts to surface concerning a giant skyscraper, the Aereopolis II.
The Fuchikoma can be controlled from either third- or first-person view. It is permanently equipped with a machine gun, homing missiles (which are activated by holding the attack button), and limited supplies of grenades; there are no other weapons or tools in the game. The Fuchikoma can also jump, strafe, stick to the walls, climb on them, and even move on the ceilings. Missions mostly take place in enclosed outdoor or indoor areas and often involve destroying specified targets. Two of the missions are rail-shooting sequences.
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- "Koukaku Kidoutai: Ghost in the Shell" -- Japanese title
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|Mecha-spiders and sexy cyborgs galore!||Zovni (9312)|
|Gamezilla||1998||81 out of 100||81|
|IGN||Dec 01, 1997||8 out of 10||80|
|Super Play (Sweden)||Jul, 1998||79 out of 100||79|
|Mega Fun||May, 1998||76 out of 100||76|
|Video Games||Apr, 1998||75 out of 100||75|
|GameSpot||Dec 10, 1997||7.3 out of 10||73|
|GamePro (US)||Nov, 1997||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Svenska PlayStation Magasinet||Jun, 1998||7 out of 10||70|
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DevelopmentThe main animation studio responsible for the Ghost in the Shell movie, Production I.G., contributed over 10 minutes of new animations to the game using the original character design (by Shirow) instead of the one featured in the movie. Also, the entire cast of voiceactors from the movie (save for Kusanagi) return to reprise their roles.
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- Wikipedia: Ghost in the Shell (Information about Ghost in the Shell at Wikipedia)
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