Freedom Force Reviews (NES)
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The Video Game Critic (Jun 30, 2001)
Freedom Force is a light gun game that's a cut above the rest. Your mission is to shoot terrorists that have taken over an airport. Fortunately, the terrorists all wear the same colored outfits, making them pretty easy to distinguish from the civilians (when will they learn?). Freedom Force features some nifty graphics. I love how the bad guys fall out of windows when shot, and the tied-up hostages also look exceptional. The gun control is dead-on, and the difficulty ramps in a gradual manner. The stages are linear, but enemies tend to pop-up at random, so you can't just memorize the game. A two-player mode is included, but you'll need to take turns.
With some nice graphics/animation and a good challenge, this shooter may not be perfect, but gets the job done.
Questicle.net (Jan, 2012)
There’s only so much one can do with a Zapper game, so there’s not a lot of variety here. Still, it’s far more entertaining than Hogan’s Alley, despite the fact that you’re performing the exact same tasks. It just goes to show that cinematic presentation can liven up even the simplest of gameplay.
Retro Game Reviews (Jul 13, 2015)
Freedom Force really annoyed me as my initial impression was that this could be the best NES light gun game. However, despite the flashy intro and graphics there's little substance here and once you've seen each of the five short levels there's no absolutely incentive to keep playing.
The Game Hoard (May 01, 2018)
Freedom Force gets most of the basics down, and you can go quite a bit just gunning down Bagmen before you start to notice the cracks in the game design. The game is designed to trick and kill you and it doesn’t really feel all that fair when either happens, reducing it from an acceptable shooting gallery to one that you’ll lose interest in quickly. Had the game placed the power-ups, health, and ammo in the stage instead of a box where you have no time to shoot the good ones, Freedom Force would have certainly improved its issues with very little target variety and unjust difficulty. It certainly seems like the limitations exist mostly to pad the game’s short length, with only a few shorts stages and some awful hangman segments before it sets you on another loop of the game. Rather than making more content, Freedom Force stretches it out by adding annoying limitations.