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Description

Total Eclipse is a futuristic 3D shooter set in 2099 where an alien race by the name of the Drak-Sai are out to destroy humanity by destroying Earth and the Sun. The player controls an aircraft called a FireWing through 20 missions with a perspective behind the craft where the player can manuever the ship up and down, left and right and the gameplay angled towards an on-rail shooter. Additionally, there are three different levels of power for each weapon that their craft can wield.

The game is in the style of 3D textured mapping with the story is told through pre-rendered cut-scenes. The PlayStation version is essentially the same except for sped up gameplay and a password feature that allows the player to pick up and play at their choosing.

Screenshots

Total Eclipse 3DO Diving down a tunnel.
Total Eclipse 3DO Use those roll abilities to dodge hazards.
Total Eclipse PlayStation Entrance to first tunnel. All of the tunnel entrances begin and end with a section that looks like this.
Total Eclipse PlayStation Tunnel entrances look like this. You have to fly into the blue shaft to fly down them. It is possible to miss and crash into the wall behind it.

Alternate Titles

  • "Total Eclipse: Turbo" -- Playstation title

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine PlayStation Aug, 1995 89 out of 100 89
GamePro (US) 3DO Mar, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Joypad PlayStation Oct, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Game Zero 3DO Mar, 1995 36.5 out of 50 73
Power Play 3DO Mar, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Edge 3DO Mar, 1994 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 3DO 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games PlayStation Oct, 1995 66 out of 100 66
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Apr, 1994 6.5 out of 10 65
Electric Playground PlayStation Sep 14, 1995 4 out of 10 40

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