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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US) (Jul, 1993)
This game will keep you entertained, but not forever. Appropriately, Time Gal challenges your sense of timing, but once you get the hang of it, you'll likely whip through this game. However, during the ride, you'll see and hear the best that the Sega CD has to offer...for now.
GameFan Magazine (Dec, 1992)
LD games never really interested me, pumping in your life's savings to memorize a game. But now that you can play at home it's a whole new experience. Even though the theme is a bit looney I had a lot of fun playing Time Gal (heck, I'd buy it just to watch the animation) but it could have used a little more interaction. There's always Road Blaster.
Hobby Consolas (Oct, 1993)
Un programa espectacular e impactante, que intenta romper con la monotonía de los "juegos de siempre", y a fe que lo consigue.
HonestGamers (May 30, 2007)
Take a chance and you’ll find that Time Gal is an excellent laserdisc-type adventure – but first scrape that hefty kid off the dance pad, will you? Yecch.
Oldies Rising (Apr 06, 2014)
Time Gal ne plaira pas à tout le monde, et ce jeu s'adresse forcément à ceux qui ne sont pas allergiques à ce type de gameplay. Si comme moi faire une petite partie de Dragon's Lair ou Road Avenger vous donne le sourire et vous fait passer un bon moment, Time Gal est fait pour vous. Plein de bonne humeur, techniquement réussi et avec ce côté animé japonais qu'on affectionne tant, il ne souffre que des défauts inhérents à ce type de jeu. La version Mega CD fait honneur à ce support mais préférez la déclinaison japonaise plus authentique et non censurée.
Like Road Avenger, Time Gal is a great action game with the arcade Dragon's Lair type control. Although the earlier levels are quite easy as you have a fair amount of time to react to the on-screen prompt. The animation is very impressive and fans of Japanese animation will love it. I expect to see several games of this format soon, and I hope they all take a lesson in good programming from this.
Who is the luckiest girl in the world? In my estimate, the star of Renovation's newest Sega CD game is by far the luckiest. But the question of whether it's good luck or bad luck is entirely up to you and your control-pad reflexes. Though you never really feel like you're in control of Time Gal's movements, the zany action has an undeniable appeal that takes up a lot of the slack. And if it sounds like the above description fits only an elite group of gamers... well, a year ago I would have agreed, but I have a funny feeling that a lot of people are going to like Time Gal. I know I did.
While it won't keep you entertained for more than a weekend, Time Gal does offer up a good amount of thrills that's great to come back to a few months later.
Mega Fun (Aug, 1993)
Ganz so begeistert wie Kollege Stefan bin ich nicht. Dafür ist Time Gal einfach zu simpel, will sagen hinter der tolle Fassade steckt einfach eine zu verschwindend kleine Portion Spielspaß. Das uralte Dragons Lair-Spielprinzip ist schlicht und ergreifend völlig überholt und verlangt außer Auswendiglernen eigentlich nichts vom Spieler (von Taktik, Reflexen oder ähnlichem ist weit und breit nichts zu entdecken.) Da Time Gal zudem noch nicht gerade eines der längsten Spiele ist, wird ein Protest zum Thema Preis-Leistungsverhältnis schnell laut. Wer jedoch zu der Riege der eingefleischten Wolfteam-Freaks gehört, für den ist Time Gal ein Pflichtkauf, wer sich nicht in diese Sparte rechnen kann, sollte lieber von einem Kauf absehen.
Mean Machines (Jul, 1993)
Impressive to look at, Time Gal is really an expensive personal cartoon, rather than a game. There's no real lasting interest, making for a CD title that's definitely not worth £40.00.
Si Road Avenger vous avait plu, Time Gal ne devrait pas vous décevoir. Sans atteindre son aîné, ce jeu offre quelques nouveautés de gameplay intéressantes pour ce type de jeu. Reste plus qu'à accrocher au style « dessin animé interactif » et comprendre l'anglais car ce jeu n'est à ma connaissance jamais sorti en Europe (juste aux USA et au Japon).
Video Games (Aug, 1993)
Time Gal eignet sich in erster Linie für Laserdisk-Freaks, die sowieso jeden Titel haben müssen und auf fernöstliches Supermarkt-Gedudel stehen. Die für solche Filme typische Mischung aus Gewaltszenen und Erotik werden verkappte Digital-Spanner allerdings vergeblich suchen. Auch sonst ist Time Gal nicht eben empfehlenswert, weil kaum spielbar. Geschmackssache!
Sega Does (Jan 25, 2017)
Like all of the other FMV games on the Sega CD, Time Gal looks washed out and blurry, especially when compared to the LaserActive version. The Sega CD version also seems much harder to me. It does have an equally catchy opening theme song, though, and it is in English, so you can actually understand what the different choices are in the time stop segments.
50 (May 11, 2006)
If there's one genre that the Sega CD has not been found lacking, it's that of FMV games. You might say it went above and beyond the call of duty in this area...way beyond. Yes, there's a ton of crap out there, but if you hold your nose and look around a bit, you'll find that some are actually worth playing. Particularly worth a glance are the animated FMV games released by Renovation, the stalwart supporter of everything Sega that vanished mysteriously during the transition from sixteen to thirty-two bits. A great developer upheaval that was, and they sadly didn't survive it.
Defunct Games (Feb 12, 2013)
Even if you can get past the childish voice acting and the nonsensical plot, you're still left with a game that is nothing more than fifteen minutes of quick-time events. Neither the story nor the character are interesting enough to take my mind off of the lousy gameplay. Time Gal may be better than Dragon's Lair, but that doesn't mean you should add it to your collection.
Retro Game Reviews (Mar 10, 2015)
Considering the other excellent titles Wolf Team developed for the Mega CD (i.e. Road Avenger, Cobra Command) I was very disappointed with Time Gal. While the animation is stunning I found the rest of the game to be boring, frustrating and overall quite dull.
The Video Game Critic (Oct 11, 2002)
Another strange thing about the game is how Time Gal turns into a chubby cartoon character whenever she dies. I guess this was meant to soften the violence. When a real person gets crushed by a mammoth, it's tragic, but when it happens to a cartoon character - it's funny!