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WindowsPC Joker (Feb, 2000)
Dank zwei extra entworfenen Deathmatch-Sektoren kommen hier auch bis zu acht Multiplayer via Netzwerk oder Internet zum Schuss. Wie die Solisten werden auch sie die Steuerung mittels Maus, Tastatur oder Stick bald im Griff haben und dürfen sich an dramatischer Sounduntermalung, gesprochenen Anweisungen des Bordcomputers sowie allerlei 3D-Soundeffekten erfreuen. Kurzum, ein schöner Reaktionstest für SF-Fans.
DreamcastIGN (Dec 05, 2000)
Though the one player game is good, and the visuals are nice, it hurts that BANG! Gunship Elite lacks extra play options, and without online play, this game is hardly worth playing over again. The Dreamcast doesn't need average PC ports, we need GREAT PC ports and it's too bad this game falls into the first category.
WindowsGame Over Online (Jul 24, 2000)
When it comes down to it, Bang! Gunship Elite is a battle of flash vs. substance. It follows the arcade shooter formula to a tee really and if you look close enough, you can see there's not a great deal under all that eye candy. There's nothing unique about Bang! Gunship Elite, so fans of the genre hoping to find something new in this title will walk away unsatisfied. On the other hand, if what you're after is an action-packed, no-brain shooter than Bang! Gunship Elite's gorgeous, high-speed, intense battles will surely do the trick.
DreamcastGameSpot (Jan 11, 2001)
Red Storm hasn't done anything wrong with Bang! Gunship Elite, but the elimination of the multiplayer features found in the PC version of the game limits its appeal. As such, it's an excellent game if you're into single-player sci-fi shooters.
WindowsPC Player (Germany) (Sep, 2000)
Junges, aufstrebendes Programmier-Team hat nettes Spiel mit netter Grafik - so könnte Rayland Bang! angepriesen haben. In der Tat sieht das Ganze mit den Explosionsringen, den Lichteffekten und farbigen Nebeln auch sehr schick aus, der letzte Schliff fehlt jedoch. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad beispielsweise ist so hoch, dass Einsteiger schon nach kurzer Zeit die Maus auf die Matte werfen werden. Außerdem ist die ständige Ballerei gegen Aliens auf Dauer recht langweilig. Es passiert einfach nichts neues bis auf weiter entwickelte Waffen und Feinde. Das erinnert an Roland-Emmerich-Filme: Geradlinig und technisch gut, aber nach dem vielversprechenden Anfang bald öde.
WindowsPC Zone (Aug 13, 2001)
Progress, schmogress, Bang! operates on the same premise (or lack thereof) behind hits like Galaga. Put terrible voice acting, great graphics, huge guns and a license to kill into one title and you've got the gaming equivalent of an Evil Dead film. It may be shallow, but it's entertaining.
DreamcastAll Game Guide (2000)
BANG! Gunship Elite relies too much on the patterns of the past and doesn't so enough to separate itself from the growing crowd. Fans of the genre will want to give it a try, but casual gamers don't need to seek it out.
WindowsAbsolute Games ( (Jul 28, 2000)
А вообще, обидно, что никто до сих пор не додумался совместить что-нибудь суперинтеллектуальное и разнообразное типа Imperium Galactica 2 с продуктом а-ля Bang!, да еще реализовать на том же графическом уровне, что и обе эти игры. Сколько благодарностей со стороны поклонников можно было бы состричь. Смешение жанров не всегда плохо, на мой взгляд, и иной раз способно внести в игру много нового, прибавив ей определенного шарма. Но пока этого нет, сидим на попе ровно, жуем невкусный К'а и ждем Шедевра.
WindowsGamePro (US) (Nov 24, 2000)
Space sim veterans won't find much to challenge their dogfighting skills in Gunship, but the overall difficulty of the missions makes up for it somewhat. If you're up for a relatively mindless space shooter (not simulation), then Gunship should fit the bill nicely.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Sep, 2000)
Im Kampf gegen nimmermüde in Scharen anrückende Gegner hat mich die nette Optik länger vor dem Monitor gehalten, als das laue Spielprinzip. Die Levels sind viel zu gleich, um mich längerfristig zum Weiterspielen zu motivieren. Dazu kommt der gepfefferte Schwierigkeitsgrad. Ein klarer Fall für Profis.
DreamcastHappyPuppy (Jan 31, 2001)
Fate does not smile on Red Storm's console division. The publisher has yet to deliver a decent scaled down port of a solid PC product, and Bang! is no exception. Good looks certainly boost its fashion sense, but take a backseat to ephemeral gameplay. Truthfully, the product is best experienced in fifteen or twenty minute blocks. Apart from these occasional coffee break splurges, it's a veritable waste of time and money. For practical purposes, think of this disc as a professional kickboxer's bombshell girlfriend--you can look, but bad things come to those who touch.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Nov, 2000)
Sure, the game looks good while you’re tearing through nebulas and asteroid fields with 10 vivid weapons, but beyond that, there’s no there there. You can’t substitute cotton candy for the meat and potatoes of strategy and a good plotline. Try STARLANCER or FREESPACE 2 if you want a game with substance, ‘cause BANG’ doesn’t cut it.
DreamcastDaily Radar (2000)
Bang! Gunship Elite is the sort of videogame that needs to have the epilepsy warning printed in 72-point Helvetica bold. This game is so colorful, fast and disorienting that we came close to passing out a couple of times and poking ourselves on the Seaman microphone. It is undoubtedly a gorgeous title, with excellent graphics, but the controls via the Dreamcast's analog stick leave something to be desired, and that something is fun. The game has lots of appeal through the first few levels, but soon all 19 scenarios blend together, as players do just about the same thing over and over again. Collecting weapons and powerups isn't all that novel, and by the time the whole affair is over we were hungry for a different game.
WindowsComputer Games Magazine (Aug 16, 2000)
There is fun to be had with the game; at times it plays just as it was designed, a fun space shoot 'em up that lets you put your brain on auto pilot while you gun down everything that moves. The repetitiveness of the gameplay and a few questionable design decisions negatively affects the overall experience, however. Bang! Gunship Elite is another example of a game that sports graphics that make you want to stand up and cheer and gameplay that induces hair loss due to nerve-bending frustration.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Aug 23, 2000)
Bang! Gunship Elite proves yet again that eye candy alone cannot sustain a title, as the vast majority of its gameplay proves to be extremely tedious. Blasting enemy ships into fragments is entertaining for brief periods of time, but rapidly becomes a chore. Arcade fans looking for some mindless action might find some fun here, but starfighter simulation veterans should steer clear.