DescriptionSolar Eclipse is a 3D shooter that takes place on and near the many moons of Saturn. You are a hot-shot pilot with a troubled past. You've been re-assigned to a new squadron aboard a Tomlinson-class carrier. There's trouble on a mining colony on the moon Janus. Your squadron is sent in to investigate, and uncover a lot more than they went looking for.
Solar Eclipse plays kind of like a sequel to Total Eclipse for the 3DO. Gameplay is pure arcade-style shooter. You can view the game from a behind-the-ship perspective, or an in-cockpit perspective, but the scrolling is on rails. You can only travel in one direction. In each of the 9 missions you will find wave after wave of enemy ships, and a powerful boss ship at the end.
The story in this game is told through a series of full-motion video clips. In addition to between-level scenes, FMV messages from your squad mates appear from time to time while you play the game.
- "Titan Wars" -- Japanese/European Title
- "タイタンウォーズ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Genre: Chase-view / Space Harrier-style shooter
- Genre: Rail shooter
- Visual technique / style: Live-action cutscenes
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The Press Says
|GameFan Magazine||Dec, 1995||92 out of 100||92|
|Electric Playground||Dec 21, 1995||8 out of 10||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Jan, 1996||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Game Players||Feb, 1996||73 out of 100||73|
|GamePro (US)||Feb, 1996||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Feb, 1996||7 out of 10||70|
|Mega Fun||May, 1996||61 out of 100||61|
|The Video Game Critic||Dec 24, 2000||D||25|
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