DescriptionSimilar to adaptations of The Terminator on other systems, the Sega CD game is a platformer where the player controls Kyle Reese, who travels back in time from the year 2029 to protect Sarah Connor from the unstoppable killing machine known as the Terminator.
The game consists of 10 levels. Future locations include the post-apocalyptic wasteland of 2029 Los Angeles and the time displacement complex. In the present of 1984, Reese must traverse the streets and rooftops of L.A., as well as the Tech Noir club, the police station, and, for the finale, an automated factory.
Reese is armed with a gun with unlimited ammo as well as a limited number of grenades to dispatch the many enemies, including Terminators and HKs in the future and punks in the present. In addition to these, several bosses must also be fought. The boss battles include several encounters with the Terminator, who naturally cannot be completely destroyed until the finale, but must be driven back to keep him from harming Sarah.
Between levels, the game shows small digitized clips from the film that advance the storyline. The game also features a fully CD-based soundtrack with tracks ranging from heavy rock to electronic tunes.
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The Press Says
|The Video Game Critic||Jul 18, 2003||A-||91|
|HonestGamers||Sep 26, 2012||9 out of 10||90|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Nov 10, 2010||18 out of 20||90|
|SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)||Oct 06, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Apr, 1994||8 out of 10||80|
|Sega-16.com||Jan 22, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Players||Mar, 1994||62 out of 100||62|
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- Video review of the system (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews the Sega CD and gives brief reviews of some games, including The Terminator.)