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Time Soldiers (SEGA Master System)

63
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

One or two player slow scrolling action shooter gametrader (229) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.1


The Press Says

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78
The Games Machine (UK)
Shockingly unoriginal but spectacularly exciting for two players.
75
Power Play
Nach viel Mittelmaß endlich wieder ein handfestes, gutes Actionspiel fürs Master System. Time Soldiors basiert auf einem uralten Spielprinzip: Man steuert sein Männchen an vielen Gefahren vorbei und schießt fleißig zurück. Die vielen Levels und die Idee mit den Zeitzonen geben dem Spiel einen speziellen Reiz. Auch technisch kann das Programm überzeugen; die Grafik ist bunt, abwechslungsreich und größtenteils frei vom berüchtigten Sega-Sprite-Geflacker. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad steigert sich allmählich; spielt man zu zweit, wird er merklich leichter.
73
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
As a conversion of the Denshi coin-op, this is a very competent piece of programming. As usual, the two-player element adds a lot to the game, and if you're likely to have a friend around who's willing to accompany you, Time Soldiers is well worth a purchase.
70
All Game Guide
Time Soldiers provides a lot of action with an interesting time travel concept. It is rather hard so you really need to play with a friend.
65
GamesCollection
Ennesima conversione da parte di Sega per la piccola console di casa,stavolta però i risultati non sono entusiasmanti probabilmente proprio a causa dei limiti hardware
63
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Ein wenig größere Sprites, ein paar Menniken weniger auf dem Screen, genauere, an die Epoche angepaßte Grafiken und zur Abwechslung mal 'n etwas realistischeren Soundeffekt mit eingebaut - schon wäre den SEGA-Leuten ein perfektes Game gelungen. So müssen wir leider bei der Bewertung ein paar Abstriche machen. so daß wir zu folgendem Ergebnis kommen:
50
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The SNK coin-op wasn't brilliant and, unsurprisingly, this version doesn't improve upon the matter. The visuals are sparse, the action is a little slow, and unfortunately after a goes goes it all becomes a bit ho-hum.
45
Defunct Games
All this is not to say you can't find some entertainment value in Time Soldier, but it's not a journey that's ultimately worth your time or trouble. Considering that there are better games that are exactly likes this on the Master System, you should do yourself a favor and stay as far away from Time Soldier as you possibly can. The other games might not let you fight dinosaurs, but you don't really want to anyway!
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The Video Game Critic
The programmers went crazy with the bosses - each stage has no less than FOUR. Most look pretty cool, like the hydra, minotaur, medusa, and Tyrannosaur Rex. The sub-bosses die pretty quickly if you just whale away at them, but defeating the "big" bosses can take forever! Besides that major annoyance, the controls are not very good. My shots never seem to go where I want them to. I normally enjoy games like this, but the lousy controls, uninspired graphics, and emphasis on bosses turned me off. Note: You can "continue" repeatedly by tapping the fire button after using your last life. You'll lose your weapons but your score will not reset.