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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.

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Total Eclipse 3DO Diving down a tunnel.
Total Eclipse PlayStation The first area has a swamp theme. These somewhat Tron-inspired enemies are one of the most common in the game.
Total Eclipse PlayStation Magma Prime. The second area has a lava theme.
Total Eclipse PlayStation An out-of-the-way hidden tunnel entrance and extra life collectible.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Total Eclipse: Turbo" -- Playstation title

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine PlayStation Aug, 1995 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) 3DO Apr, 1994 10 out of 12 83
GamePro (US) PlayStation Oct, 1995 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) 3DO Mar, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Game Zero 3DO Mar, 1995 36.5 out of 50 73
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Oct, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Apr, 1994 6.5 out of 10 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Sep, 1995 5.5 out of 10 55
Electric Playground PlayStation Sep 14, 1995 4 out of 10 40
IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1996 4 out of 10 40

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