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NES 12 3.7
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NESNES Player (2001)
Didn't really provide much competition for the Megaman series as far as sales go, but it still does provide competition as far as gameplay goes. A great game for anyone who's a fan of Megaman games or platform games for that matter. I highly recommend this game to anyone who owns an NES.
The fun levels themselves all are different in look and layout and enemy design is pretty nice, as it gets switched up somewhat to match the level environments. Enemy boss battles are balanced and satisfying, if a bit too simple depending on your current assortment of items. Throwing boomerangs has never been this fun, at least in 8-bit form.
NESMean Machines (Nov, 1991)
The wealth of power-ups add a lot to the action, as does the maze-like structure of the complex, meaning you have to find a route through instead of just walking left to right. Power Blade is a fun game which sensible NES owners should sally forth and purchase at the earliest opportunity.
NESThe DOS Spirit (Jul 08, 2013)
Joda, det ble mange timer med dette spillet til tross for at jeg rundet det utallige ganger. Dette spillet vil jeg anbefale til alle som er nysgjerrige på NES-spill.
83 (Jan 29, 2013)
One excellent feature not found in many (if any) 8-bit action games: when the Warrior gets hit, he doesn’t fly backwards like Mega Man or Simon Belmont. This is a tremendous help later on when he’s bouncing from platform to platform and enemies are shooting or flying directly at him. As an action title, Power Blade doesn’t have the unbridled creativity of Bionic Commando, but it’s fast-paced, difficult, and rewarding. An overlooked gem.
NESRetro Game Age (Oct 07, 2011)
Power Blade isn’t as popular as it should be considering how good it is. I can remember the extensive coverage Nintendo Power lavished on it but it seemed to go under the radar. Don’t make the mistake of avoiding it if you like any of the best classics for the NES since Power Blade has elements of nearly all of them wrapped in a neat package.
The bottom line is this: Power Blade is one the better action games there is for the NES. I'm really surprised it never gained the popularity of the other series (then again, it was released at a time when 16-bit systems were gaining grounds.) Still, any side-scroller fan owns it to themself to pick up this game and have fun.
The sectors surrounding the Control Center are equally challenging to compete. You can either them in any order. If one Sector is giving you trouble, move on to another and return when you have better weapons.
NESVideo Games (Feb, 1992)
Alle Gegner sind fair platziert, jeder Level ist auf kurz oder lang mit Hilfe des Paßwortsystems lösbar. Das Level-Design ist abwechslungsreich, Langeweile kommt so schnell nicht auf. Powerblade sei allen Leuten empfohlen, die Spiele wie mega Man mögen oder kompetent ins Actionsgenre reinschnuppern wollen.
NESNES Center (2001)
Fans der Mega Man Serie und von anderen Genre Vertretern sei Power Blade aber trotz der oben aufgezählten Schwächen im direkten Vergleich ans Herz gelegt: Der Titel aus dem Hause Taito ist ein echter Geheimtipp und lädt immer wieder mal für ein kurzes Durchspielen ein!
An sich bietet Power Blade nichts Neues. Viel Action mit leichten Adventureeinschlag, passable Grafik und netter Sound verbinden sich zu einem recht durchschnittlichen Spielerlebnis. Wer jedoch Spiele dieser Machart mag, wird mit Power Blade so manche kurzweilige Stunde verbringen...
NESPlay Time (Feb, 1992)
Gleich am Anfang fällt mir außer der schlechten Hintergrundgrafik und der vorsintflutlichen Animation auch der hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad auf. Ferngelenkte Raketen und allerlei andere Geschosse rasen auf den Spieler zu und können, wenn überhaupt, erst kurz vor ihrem Ziel vernichtet werden. Die verschiedenen Musikstücke wurden nicht besonders einfallsreich komponiert, fügen sich jedoch ohne Probleme in das Gesamtbild ein. Ein äußerst durchschnittliches Spiel!