Journey to Silius Reviews (NES)
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Our Users Say
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||3.5|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||4.0|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||3.4|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||4.3|
|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.||3.0|
|Overall User Score (18 votes)||3.8|
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VideoGame (Apr, 1991)
O planeta Silius foi colonizado, mas forças terroristas conspiram contra o desenvolvimento da colônia. O pai de Jay foi assassinado, e ele deve voltar e vingar sua morte. Terá cinco estágios para isso. Este cartucho tem um "chip" adicional de som.
The running, gunning, platforming action is a blast (literally and figuratively). The controls are tight and the gameplay is a stiff challenge, thanks to moving platforms, scarce health pickups, and lots of enemies and obstacles, including lasers firing from gun emplacements and spiders that crawl on space station walls. The grade-A action is complemented nicely by a rousing musical score.
NES Center (2001)
Trotzdem bleibt Journey to Silius ein absolutes Vorzeigespiel auf dem NES. Sunsoft's Action-Spektakel kann in spielerischer Hinsicht Konami's "Probotector"-Serie problemlos die Stirn bieten und technisch diese sogar übertrumpfen. Alle Fans mit einem Hang zu actionreichen Ballerschlachten dürfen sich Journey to Silius nicht entgehen lassen und selbst Action-Muffel werden dank der Qualität des Spieles begeistert sein. Also, worauf wartet ihr noch: Habt ihr keines, holt euch eines!
Random Access (Dec 09, 2019)
Despite the game being rather hardcore as I approached the end (those pair of final bosses would make anyone sweat profusely, no matter how skilled), I'm overall quite impressed by Journey to Silius. I knew Sunsoft was capable of great NES games such as Blaster Master and Batman, but this lesser-known title deserves just as much attention. Although it's not readily available on any digital marketplaces, if you're lucky enough to stumble across a cartridge of this and can actually play it, give it a try — it's worth the journey.
Questicle.net (Jun 12, 2012)
It will take a lot of guts – both literally and figuratively – for Jay to complete his journey. But if you’ve got the stomach for the occasional disappointment and a heart that will not admit defeat, it’s a journey well worth taking.
Classic-games.net (Mar 20, 2017)
Journey to Silius is a great game and an underappreciated part of Sunsoft’s catalog. Run and gun action games were not plentiful on the NES with this being one of its better titles. Top notch production values and solid gameplay mean this should be part of everyone’s 8-bit library.
Retro Game Age (Dec 05, 2011)
It doesn’t rise to the same level as the Contras and Mega Mans of the world but it doesn’t need to. Journey to Silius is enjoyable despite its few issues and went under the radar at release, much like Metal Storm. You can probably buy it for a few bucks now and I say go hard. Shedding light on games like this is one of the reasons I enjoy working on this site and I recommend this game wholeheartedly.
Video Game Den (May 15, 2011)
It is unfortunate that some excellent games have grown obscure, and RAF World is definitively one of them. It is an awesome and underrated game that shouldn't be missed by fans of the genre.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) (Sep, 1990)
This game isn't going to win any awards for being new or innovative, but Sunsoft does manage to introduce some new and genuinely playable twists to the standard action/shooting theme. Nothing incredible, but a nice game in the end.
Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) (Jan, 1991)
Här var det skjuta för hela slanten. Känslan är väl något enklare än i t.ex Probotector. Bl.a är det synd att man inte kan spela två spelare samtidigt. Det bästa med spelet är ljudet. Musiken är helt otroligt för att komma ifrån ett 8 bitars Nintendospel.
Retro Game Reviews (Sep 10, 2015)
Journey to Silius is a short but tough game that has some decent run 'n' gun action. The controls are a bit wonky and it doesn't have much replay value but if you don't mind a challenge that's 'NES hard' you might get some enjoyment out of it.
The Video Game Critic (Mar 26, 2003)
Journey to Silius isn't particularly bad in any way, but there's nothing special about it either. It's your standard side-scrolling shooter set in a futuristic world of spaceships and robots. You control a kid out to avenge his father's death. The shooting action is pretty mediocre, only slightly improved by the fact you can collect and switch between weapons. The scenery is clean but sterile and uninteresting. The single highlight of the game lies in the first stage, where you can see cannons firing in the distance before their shots rain down in the foreground. If only the rest of the game was so innovative. The futuristic music is well done, but after repeated plays Silius feels more like an ordeal than a journey.