DescriptionThis is a Gradius style top down shooter with the standard power-ups of Laser, Wide Shot, and Shield.
Each power-up can be enhanced up to three levels. You can also pick up AI Drones that can be powered up as well.
You can use up to four drones or they can be placed into reserve. Three types of drones are available. Laser, Wide Shot and Repair. Each can be powered up to 4 levels. Repair drones carry out repairs that restore your damage meter when they are not fighting.
The 3D component of this game has you switching between high-altitude and low-altitude to face the enemies.
- "バーティカルフォース" -- Japanese spelling
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The Press Says
|GameFan Magazine||Nov, 1995||83 out of 100||83|
|Nintendo Life||May 26, 2009||70|
|Defunct Games||May 22, 2005||69 out of 100||69|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Feb, 1996||6.8 out of 10||68|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Dec 10, 2003||6 out of 10||60|
|Electric Playground||Jun 14, 1996||4.5 out of 10||45|
|GamePro (US)||Apr, 1996||2 out of 5||40|
|The Video Game Critic||Jul 17, 2003||D||25|
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