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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Genesis release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.3
Overall User Score (14 votes) 2.4

Critic Reviews

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Power Unlimited (Mar, 1994)
Felgekleurd, Doom-achtig 3D-schietspel waarin je de ontvoerde rockgroep Aerosmith moet bevrijden. Met mooie meiden, rock & roll en CD'tjes als power-ups, wat wil je nog meer. De graphics zijn subliem en het bloed spettert ouderwets over het scherm.
There are lots of little problems with this game, from graphics to sound to playability, but the biggest problem I had was the fact that it doesn't support a Game Gun. What kind of SPED develops a shooting game without Game Gun support? It is baffling --- almost as baffling as the idea of putting a game that showcases music on a system like the Genesis.
36 (Jan, 2005)
If you’re really desperate for a Genesis shooter and you’re a big enough fan of Aerosmith that you’d spend hundreds of dollars on Steven Tyler’s chewed gum, I suppose I could recommend purchasing Revolution X. Using a light gun, this game's gameplay could be vastly improved, but sadly, this title doesn’t support that peripheral at all. The game does at least have a two-player mode going for it, which bumps up the replay value inasmuch as you can play through the game with a friend and laugh at the ridiculousness of killing strippers with CDs; but really, that’s all the game’s good for – a few small chuckles and a lunge for the power button.
30 (Feb 03, 2011)
All in all, the Genesis can do so much better in terms of light gun shooters (the Lethal Enforcers series and T2:The Arcade Game come to mind) than what you'll get with Revolution X. Also released on the SNES as well as the Playstation and Saturn, you'd be better off checking out either of the 32-bit versions to find a more polished product, but regardless of whichever console version you end up getting your hands on, you won't stick around too long for this revolution to conclude.
GamePro (US) (Feb, 1996)
Genesis games have matured to the point where developers can deliver eye-popping games like Vectorman - which means Acclaim has no excuse for slapping together this miserable arcade conversion.
Game Players (Feb, 1996)
The motion-captured enemies lack any life and the backgrounds are worse than ugly. And you can't even shoot Aerosmith! If 'Janey's Got A Gun' is your favorite song and you dress like Steve Tyler, then get this game. However, if you like video games that entertain, look elsewhere.
Defunct Games (Feb 28, 2013)
Between the terrible graphics, unintelligible digitized soundtrack, poor gameplay and unnecessary cameos by a band well past their prime, Revolution X is the perfect storm of awful. As far as mindless shooters starring 1970s hair bands goes, this is one of the worst. What I wouldn't give for a first-person shooter starring Enya.