Mass Destruction (SEGA Saturn)

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Mass Destruction's graphics are good, except for those cone-shaped trees, which are truly hurting. But it's the silky smooth animation with no slowdown that gives the game its arcade flavor. The awesome soundtrack varies from dramatic action music to techno, and the controls are extremely responsive. I searched high and low for flaws in this game, but there really isn't any. I suppose some might find the action repetitive, but I couldn't get enough of the insane devastation. This is a game for those who prefer to shoot now and ask questions later. Good times!
Shin Force
A fitting title for the non-stop action, killing and massive explosions, Mass Destruction is an old-school action/shooter to be reckoned with. If simple gameplay and a mission to annihilate is your cup of tea, then look no further. NMS Software comes through bigtime, as a gap for the Sega Saturn library has been filled. Check out Expendable on Dreamcast, if you're looking for something newer that's similar.
Video Games
Spielerisch bietet Mass Destruction deutlich mehr Abwechslung als das Vorbild Return Fire, bei dem es ja nur darum ging, die Fahne des Gegners zu erobern. Die unterschiedlichen Missionen in Verbindung mit der guten Grafik (vor allem die Explosionen sind Klasse) würden Euch auch länger bei der Stange halten, wenn - und dieses "wenn" wiegt ziemlich schwer - Mass Destruction nicht so demotivierend leicht wäre.

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With transparencies and other such effects currently de rigueur for console games, some would think it inevitable that Sega would seek to acquire rights to BMG's explosion-packed shoot 'em up. However, while Mass Destruction shows that the Saturn's oft-maligned technology is capable of better than conversions such as Reloaded may suggest, it still subscribes to the style-over-content cause.