Arrow Flash is a side-scrolling space shooter. The player controls a female spaceship pilot who is sent on a mission into deep space to save the Earth from an assault by an evil dragon from another galaxy. Moving vertically or horizontally, players must avoid or kill the enemies and make it to the end of the level alive where a boss battle awaits. During gameplay, the player can switch at any time between two modes: normal spaceship and flying robot. The two forms use different weapons and also have different special abilities, called Arrow Flash. While the spaceship can fire destructive lasers for major damage, the robot can raise a shield that will protect from enemy attacks for some time and instantly kill anything that touches it. The Arrow Flash attacks can be charged by holding a button for several seconds, or collect icons during your flight to release it quickly afterwards.
- アローフラッシュ - Japanese spelling
- 애로우 후래쉬 - Korean spelling
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Average score: 60% (based on 20 ratings)
Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 14 ratings with 1 reviews)
Arrow flash is this side scrolling game which features cute anime-style super deformed characters. The graphics are good, but not wonderful. It doesn't compare to games like Thunder Force 3, but its still a fun game. Your ship can transform from a space ship to a mecha.
It controls very well and has the virtue of not being too impossibly hard for younger players.
Though the graphics are well drawn, the programmer of the game REALLY like the colors blue, red, pink, and gray; let me just put it that way.
The power ups and weaponry basically suck and the ability to transform your ship from vehicle to mecha is essentially worthless.
The Bottom Line
Gairares, Thunder Force Series, R-Type series, Sidearms (turbo grafx 16), Air Buster
Genesis · by Majestic Lizard (670) · 2006
Electronic Gaming Monthly (December 1990 - Issue 17) listed this games title as V-Attack in its International Outlook section. The V-Attack is actually a super weapon attack that the Arrow Flash ship can do.
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Game added by Unicorn Lynx.
Windows added by Ms. Tea.
Game added March 12, 2005. Last modified January 27, 2024.