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Action Fighter (SEGA Master System)

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2.8
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Much better than Spy Hunter *Katakis* (37838) unrated
A shooter of mixed genres, flying and driving. Ash_1 (55) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Excellent Spy Hunter clone. gametrader (229) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 2.8


The Press Says

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86
Defunct Games
Overall Action Fighter is a case of the imitator being better than the source material, largely due to the Master System's more powerful hardware. It does lose marks for terrible music, sensitive controls and overall lack of originality. But don't let Action Fighter fool you, it's worthy of your collection.
75
GamesCollection
Action Fighter è una conversione interessante. Il titolo è un gioco valido di classico stampo arcade che riesce a far divertire il videogiocatore. Vi sembra poco?
75
The Video Game Critic
The concept behind Action Fighter is absolute money, but a few rough edges prevent it from being an elite Master System title. First off, I hate how you instantly explode when you touch a freakin' guardrail. Since the road tends to suddenly branch or become narrow, you'll be crashing on a regular basis, disrupting the flow of the game. If the guardrail just slowed you down, that would have made the game much better. By the same token, I found the controls to be extremely touchy. There's nothing worse that being outfitted with brand new weapons, only to suddenly veer into a guardrail accidentally! Other flaws include the cheesy looping soundtrack and the fact that your score doesn't truly seem to convey how well you played. Action Fighter is fast and addicting, but could have benefited greatly from some fine tuning.
70
Tilt
La réalisation de ce jeu est de qualité. Les graphismes sont corrects, l'animation fort précise et la bande sonore de qualité. Un regret : l'effet de 3D n'est pas vraiment bien rendu. Cette cartouche bien réalisée est de plus fort attrayante. Que demander de plus ?
69
Génération 4
Ce jeu est un assez bon jeu d'action mais il est trop répétitif. Les graphismes sont honorables et la sonorisation lassante, ce qui est rare sur SEGA.
63
The Games Machine (UK)
Action Fighter is not a demanding game, with its fairly basic graphics, limited appeal and simplistic gameplay, but it is enjoyable, reasonably addictive and provides a good few hours distraction.
50
SEGA-Portal.de
Action Fighter hat gute Ideen, wie das verwandelbare Fahrzeug und die Abwechslung zwischen Fahren und Fliegen, allerdings sind die Level einfach zu lang und zu öde. Hinzu kommen recht langweilige Endgegner. Schlecht ist das Spiel nun nicht, aber über den Durchschnitt kommt es einfach nicht hinaus.
50
All Game Guide
What is missing from this Spy Hunter look-alike is the roadway control. Rather than having the opportunity to do fantastic sideswipes and rams at a reasonable speed, the car loses too much control and flies to the sides of the road much too easily. With the deadly guardrails and frequently narrow lanes, you crash and burn too often, and the Sega van doesn't provide the cool road defense gear that made Spy Hunter so much fun. No oil slicks or smokescreens -- sorry. While not bad in itself, Action Fighter lacks many gameplay elements that made Spy Hunter much better. Couple this with fairly basic first-generation Sega Master System graphics and Action Hunter is left with a little more historical significance than the simple shooters of Sega's early days.
40
Game Freaks 365
In conclusion, this really isn't a game you should make it a point to own unless you're a collector. Actually, that's not good enough, you should really only be a collector who insists upon having everything if you want this title because it's one of the blandest games I've ever played. It lacks everything even though it had it all there, right in front of it, to do something fun. It just didn't, and it's dismal.