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Whip Rush (Genesis)

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Whip Rush is a side-scrolling (with certain vertically scrolling descents and ascents) shooter similar to Gaiares and R-Type.

The player starts with 3, 4, or 6 ships depending on the difficulty level selected. In addition to moving and shooting, the ship has Power Claws that can be rotated and extended for offensive and defensive purposes. Power Claws can be equipped up to two units and can shoot bullets. The Laser is forward firing only but is rapid and strong, missiles can shoot back and forth and when shot from the Power Claw they will home in on enemies. Fireballs shoot in the opposite direction of your ships travel. The upgradeable weapons are Laser, Missile, Fireball, and Power Claw.

Unlike most other games, the ship has variable speed, which comes in handy when maneuvering different kinds of obstacles and enemies.


Whip Rush Genesis Stage 1: Above the city
Whip Rush Genesis Out into the blue
Whip Rush Genesis American title screen
Whip Rush Genesis Under the sea

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Alternate Titles

  • "ウィップラッシュ 惑星ボルテガスの謎" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Whip Rush: Wakusei Voltegeus no Nazo" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews Jun 04, 2009 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Tilt Sep, 1990 15 out of 20 75
Power Play Jul, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1990 25 out of 40 62
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Feb 06, 2009 6 out of 10 60 Sep, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 01, 2005 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Apr 20, 2006 D+ 33


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Eric Smith (2980) added Whip Rush (Genesis) on Feb 08, 2007