Omega Boost (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Overall User Score (10 votes) 4.2

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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Omega Boost doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is, a great looking shooter with simple, challenging gameplay. The story is pretty thin, but the folks at Polyphony decided to add a weird twist to make it stand out a bit.
Absolute Playstation
Omega Boost is everything that's great about 2D side scrolling shooters in a 3D world - Well everything except for the 2 player option and massive selection of power-ups that is! The control method was initially a real pain, it took me hours to feel comfortable with it, but once mastered, levels that seemed impossible were passed with ease. The facility to unlock new levels by completing the game in different ways will ensure that you keep re-playing the game over and over rather than just finishing it once and then retiring it to the dusty top shelf in your bedroom.
Omega Boost balaye tout sur son passage et renvoie les autres shoot'em up classiques au placard avec un pot de crème antirides. L'action survoltée est soutenue par des graphismes divins et un gameplay du tonnerre. De l'action pure qui va vous donner des montées d'adrénaline !
Mega Fun
Mit Omega Boost wird uns wieder mal ein astreiner Shooter geboten, der vor allem durch seine einfache und saubere Steuerung überzeugt. Darüber hinaus sorgen die zahlreichen Zwischen- und Endbosse für eine explosive Stimmung in den heimischen vier Wänden. Im Kanmpf mit diesen Monstrositäten gibt es keine Ruhepause, sondern pure Daueraction bis zum Abwinken. Ferner ist das Handling mit den Waffen schnell erlernt, sodass man sich bestens auf die Schlacht konzentrieren kann. Gegenüber Genre-Kollegen, zum Beispiel Ray Storm oder Retro-Force, zeigt sich die 3D-Ballerei jedoch wenig innovativ. Es fehlt mir einfach eine breitere Palette an Waffen, die auch eine Megabombe beinhalten, und Power-ups, die euren Energiehaushalt auffüllen oder euch Spezialfähigkeiten verleihen. Dennoch kann Omega Boost mit einer guten Story aufwarten, die euch durch zahlreiche Zwischensequenzen näher gebracht wird und bietet mit den zehn Extrazonen eine optimale Dauermotivation.
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)
Omega Boost definitely isn't for everyone, but its combination of old-school gameplay and state-of-the-art graphics will make a certain segment of PlayStation owners very happy.
If you’re looking for fast paced action that doesn’t stop then Omega Boost has what you need. The game works for me as a great action game -- the special effects are over the top, the levels are seemingly boundless, and the bosses are huge and imposing. But the game misses the mark on some of the little things. The terrain is slightly monotonous and while the level bosses are cool, there is little buildup leading to them. For those looking for a mindless action fix, Omega Boost will fit the bill and it does have enough secrets to unlock to keep you playing. I like the game -- it’s fun and worth taking out for a spin, but it just misses the mark when it comes to the great shooters.
Super Play (Sweden)
Grafikerna har inte lyckats att göra det speciellt stilrent och att delar av utvecklingsteamet tidigare har varit med och skapat Panzer Dragoon till Saturn märks inte mycket. Omega Boost saknar stil, variation och framför allt själ. Och det är tre goda skäl till att se sig om efter ett annat shoot 'em up.
Power Unlimited
Ik ben bang dat Omega Boost een shooter is waar weinig gamers op zitten te wachten. De aktie is puur maar verveelt binnen twintig minuten. Geloof je me niet? Huur hem dan eerst voordat je al je zakgeld aan deze game besteed.
With more levels and design variety, Omega Boost could've outclassed every other 3D shooter on the market. With so little of either, however, Omega Boost is only a decent game at best.
If you've got that shooter itch, you might want to pass on Omega Boost. Try Einhander or R-Type 3D before you try Omega Boost. Or, if you're willing to go nostalgia tripping, get Panzer Dragoon Zwei for the Sega Saturn (that is, if you can find it). It does just about everything Omega Boost does, but much, much better.
Spel för Alla
Det här spelet är jätteskoj, men blir lite tjatigt efter några timmar. Grafiken känns lite gammal, men funkar ändå alldeles utmärkt i den här typen av spel. När du tröttnat på att gasa runt en bana eller lösa gåtor och knuffa stenblock är Omega Boost ett helt okej spel om du vill slå ihjäl några timmar i stället för monster.
Game Revolution
Omega Boost has a lot of potential, but in the end it turns out to be less than spectacular. It certainly isn't the Gran Turismo of Robotech wannabe games. There are a lot of bright spots in the game, but there is also an equal amount of disappointments. I'd certainly like to see a sequel to this game on the Playstation 2 with all the rough edges hammered out. Right now, it's worth a rental, but not much more.