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Solar Jetman is simply one of the best NES cartridges I've had the pleasure to play this year. The Thrust-type gameplay coupled with some great power-ups make this a really playable little game, but then what would you expect from Rare (creators of the original Speccy Jetman games)? On some planets, keeping control your craft is the hardest task - it really is a challenge just to survive! With fabby graphics and super sound, Solar Jetman is a really cosmic cartridge that must be bought - pronto.
Mean Machines (Dec, 1990)
Wow! The old Spectrum Jetman classics were good, but for sheer playability, fun and excitement, Solar Jetman really stomps on them! The prospect of Gravitar-style gameplay with plenty of bolt-on weaponry makes for a totally fantastic game! The gravity alters for each world, and on some of the levels simply keeping control of your ships is the greatest challenge. With a depth of gameplay second to none and amazing graphics and sound, Solar Jetman ranks as the greatest NES cartridge released this year!
Each level takes ages to explore, let alone complete, but those nice chaps at Rare have provided a password option - you only need finish that first level once! Solar Jetman is brilliant. The mission is so vast you could be at it for weeks, but then it's so incredibly playable you won't mind doing just that!
VideoGame (May, 1991)
Solar Jetman é o último sobrevivente de um ataque de piratas espaciais, e deve reconstruir sua nave, explorando 12 planetas desconhecidos e enfrentando muitos perigos.
Solar Jetman är påkostat och mångfacetterat, men innan man samlat på sig en grundutrustning av specialföremål och tränat en del är det avgjort knepigt att navigera omkring i den lilla tyngdkraftsstyrda jetskytteln utan att dundra in i saker hela tiden. Lösenordssystemet är bra eftersom man slipper ta sig genom alla rutinnivåerna varje gång man vill ge sig i kast med dem man inte klarat ännu. Solar Jetman ger god valuta för pengarna i form av speltid och omväxling.
The planetary surfaces are craggy, yet colorful, and the alien armies are creatively designed and well drawn. The music is tastefully understated while sound effects are varied and unusual. All said, it’s a top-notch game that requires dexterity and patience.
The planetary surfaces are craggy, yet colorful, the alien armies are creative and well-drawn, and the character you control looks great in his space suit. The music is tastefully understated, and the sound effects are varied and unusual. This is one of the most unique games available for the NES. Amid an endless array of conventional shooters, Solar Jetman stands out from the crowd.
This is a totally unique game boasting a lot of neat features. Besides a completely original theme (a rare find on the NES) Jetman has a ton of items to find and huge alien caverns to get lost in. A nice break from the plague of unimaginative carts invading the store shelves.
Player One (Mar, 1991)
Solar Jetman part d'une excellente idée. Niveau jouabilité, par contre, c'est pas vraiment ça ! Le jeu est sympa, mais il faut être vraiment méticuleux pour réussir. C'est le genre de soft pas assez speed pour les fans de shoot'em up et trop primaire pour les dingues de Tetris !
Power Play (Mar, 1991)
Der olle Jetman hätte für sein Comeback ein einfallsreicheres Spielprinzip verdient als eine solche etwas abgestandene Thrust/Gravitar/Oids-Mischung. Immerhin ist die Actionvariante mit der tückischen Schubsteuerung auf dem Nintendo noch Neuland und damit eine Herausforderung für alle, die einen ungewöhnlichen Geschicklichkeitstest suchen. Den Extras zum Trotz ist das Spiel auf Dauer etwas einfallslos. Ein bißchen farbenfroher hätte die Grafik ausfallen dürfen. Solar Jetman hat einen gewissen Unterhaltungswert, aber gigantische Motivationsschübe sollte man sich auf Dauer nicht erwarten.
Video Games (Mar, 1991)
Dieses ungewöhnliche Actionspiel verlangt weniger brillante Reflexe als vielmehr eine doppelte Portion Fingerspitzengefühl. Die Steuermanöver sind so vertrackt, daß man mächtig vorsichtig Gas geben sollte, um nicht dauernd schwungvoll an Gestein zu rumpeln. Hat man sich an die Steuerung gewöhnt, bietet Solar Jetman trotz schlichter Grafik eine schöne Ladung Unterhaltung. Die einzelnen Levels sind aber zu umfangreich und verzwickt: Auf höheren Stufen sind Spielzeiten von einer halben Stunde und mehr pro Planet keine Seltenheit. Der Spaß wird breitgewalzt, die Abwechslung hält sich arg in Grenzen.
33 (Jun, 2013)
Kudos and congratulations to Rare for simulating pseudo-realistic physics on an eight-bit system. Jeers for making Solar Jetman‘s potentially satisfying gameplay rely so heavily on them.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 18, 2010)
Some gamers will relish the challenge, but even the first level pushed my patience to the limit. Solar Jetman has a unique visual flair, but its fun factor is crushed under the weight of its outrageous difficulty.

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