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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.


Novastorm SEGA CD Yet again - lots of distracting cut-scenes
Novastorm SEGA CD Mmmmm, sand
Novastorm SEGA CD Another mid-boss. Unlike most other bosses in the game, this guy is completely sprite-based!
Novastorm SEGA CD The bug is sick of running from you, and makes a stand.

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Alternate Titles

  • "诺瓦风暴" -- Chinese spelling
  • "Scavenger 4" -- FM Towns title

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Video Games & Computer Entertainment Mar, 1995 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Mar, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Play Time Jan, 1995 60 out of 100 60 Dec 26, 2011 5 out of 10 50


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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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Corn Popper (69323) added Novastorm (SEGA CD) on Mar 03, 2004
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