Tomcat Alley

Moby ID: 8335
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Tomcat Alley is one of the last of Sega's TruVideo games for the SegaCD, featuring you and your F-14 Tomcat doing what you do best - dogfighting Russian Migs!

This time, a renegade Soviet commander is threatening the United States with chemical weapons from his base in the Mexican desert, and its up to you and your wingmen to fine-tune your air-to-air combat strategies to make the entire western hemisphere safe again!

Tomcat Alley was one of Sega's last TruVideo games, featuring what is called "Active Matrix" software, which allows for many different outcomes to any given situation. This means only one thing - much more interaction and variation than previous FMV (Full Motion Video) games!

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  • トムキャットアレイ - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 68% (based on 29 ratings)

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Average score: 3.1 out of 5 (based on 12 ratings with 1 reviews)

Top Gun Meets FMV!

The Good
Tomcat Alley was the first (and only) Sega CD game to feature full screen, full motion video (FMV). It also featured smooth controls, a story line taken from the post-Cold War headlines and introduced a degree of random gameplay.

The Bad
The full motion video is still blocky, grainy and, at times, difficult to watch. For the most part, game play is limited to quickly locking onto specific targets with your controller.

The Bottom Line
In 1994, Tomcat Alley was probably one of the most popular Sega CD games. It was as close as most gamers could expect to get to Top Gun and, for the most part, was fun to play.

SEGA CD · by ETJB (428) · 2010

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  • FLUX Magazine
    • April 1995 (Issue #4) - #81 in the Top 100 Video Games of All-Time

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Game added by ehushagen.

Windows added by Virgil.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Big John WV, Kayburt.

Game added February 4, 2003. Last modified January 28, 2024.