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This 32X-exclusive sci-fi shooter is similar gameplay-wise to Sega's arcade game Zaxxon. The graphics consist of a diagonally scrolling playfield which creates a pseudo 3D environment. The backgrounds are drawn using 2D scrolling planes, but the enemy and ship objects are drawn using 3D flat-shaded polygons.

Although the basic goal of each of the 9 levels is to shoot everything without getting shot, the game has a strategic element. Your basic spacecraft has very little firepower, and can only sustain one hit. To make matters worse, there are very few power-ups. In order to survive, you have to jump on top of enemies and take control of their weapons systems. This system allows for a large variety of player-controllable ships.

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Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 SEGA 32X First Boss
Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 SEGA 32X Stage 1
Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 SEGA 32X Stage 2, with falling girders.
Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 SEGA 32X I hate spiders!

Alternate Titles

  • "Parasquad" -- Japanese title
  • "Motherbase" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Jun, 1995 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Jul, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Play Time Jul, 1995 68 out of 100 68
Mega Fun Jun, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Video Games Jun, 1995 58 out of 100 58
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1995 5.4 out of 10 54
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jul, 1995 5 out of 10 50
Game Players Jul, 1995 36 out of 100 36
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jan 30, 2005 3 out of 10 30
All Game Guide 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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quizzley7 (21163) added Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 (SEGA 32X) on Nov 25, 2002