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Curse Genesis Title screen


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Curse is a basic horizontal-scrolling shooter, one of the first released for the Megadrive, where one pilots a space fighter through deadly environments such as a mutated jungle, a ruined city, and an underground volcano. The game features five stages, and at several points in each stage, a larger boss enemy appears which must be destroyed to continue.

There a variety of weapon power-ups to collect, each with three power levels. There is a spread shot that can cover nearly the entire screen, a bomb that explodes into shrapnel when it connects, and a twisting wide shot that can pass through environmental obstacles. There are also homing missiles, smart bombs, speed-ups, and an option that can be placed on any side of the ship. The ship also has a shield which can absorb damage from smaller bullets, meaning it can take a few hits before exploding unless it's hit by an enemy ship, part of the landscape or some special enemy weapons that just ignore the shield.


Curse Genesis Shooting at the enemy.
Curse Genesis My weapon has upgraded.
Curse Genesis I lost all my lives. Game over.
Curse Genesis Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "カース" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1990 29 out of 40 72
Sega Does May 25, 2016 C 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1990 5 out of 12 42
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Apr 25, 2010 3 out of 10 30
Power Play Feb, 1990 23 out of 100 23


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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60591) added Curse (Genesis) on Nov 07, 2009
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