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Earth Defense Force Reviews (SNES)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
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But is it better than Super R-Type? Well, yes, it is actually, because it doesn't slow down as much. Better than UN Squadron? Hmmm... that's a tricky on. Suffice to say that all Famicom-owning action freaks shouldn't hesitate in adding this to their collection. We're still waiting to see Nintendo's little marvel pushed to its limit, but until that day comes this'll do nicely, thank you.
Video Game Den (Nov 28, 2010)
All in all, Super E.D.F is a solid shooter, not the best for the Super Famicom system but still a really good one.
Zur technischen Seite ist zu sagen, die Grafik und auch der Sound sind eigentlich recht gut, fast Spielhallenqualität. Die ganze Sache krankt leider an der fehlenden Originalität. Solche Ballerspiele hat man schon zu oft gesehen. Noch nicht einmal Extrawaffen hat es zu bieten. Daran hätte man noch ein wenig feilen können. Außerdem tritt mal wieder die übliche Famicom-Krankheit zutage. Die Kiste schmiert ganz schön ab, wenn viele Objekte zu sehen sind, aber ansonsten kann man‘s durchgehen lassen.
1UP! (Feb 20, 2009)
Abordable sur Super Famicom, Super E.D.F. l'est beaucoup moins sur Super Nintendo, devenant un jeu d'experts. Si vous êtes l'un d'eux, tant mieux pour vous, vous n'y perdrez rien, mais si d'ordinaire vous vous débattez avec les shoot'em ups, vous risquez d'avoir rapidement votre compte. Notre note finale concerne bien sûr la version européenne; la japonaise aurait peut-être pu atteindre les 70%. Pas plus, parce que, quel que soit le talent ou l'état d'esprit du joueur, on a toujours affaire à un jeu très moyen, trop martial, qui prend de l'ampleur et montre des promesses seulement lorsque la fin approche. Pour espérer en arriver là, il faut traverser trois ou quatre niveaux qui n'ont rien de folichons. Cela en vaut-il vraiment la peine ?
Video Games (May, 1992)
Obwohl die Aliens recht hausbacken anrücken, kann Earth Defense Force teilweise entzücken. Technisch solide, fordert das Spieldesign Denkvermögen (“Von wo griff die 7. Formation im 2. Level gleich wieder an?“) und gekonnte Joypad-Kommandos. Ein überdurchschnittliches Ballerspiel, das halbwegs gefällt.
This shooter has a lot of potential, much of which is realized with some nice graphics and a varied compliment of weapons.
HonestGamers (Jan 13, 2004)
Besides the negligible matter of the world ending though, EDF is an enjoyable, though pedestrian experience, worth picking up for bargain basement prices if only to try your hand at doing the impossible.
The Video Game Critic (Oct 26, 2006)
Yes, EDF is one of those "all or nothing" games where you'll suck for ten games, and then get lucky and plow through the entire thing. Slowdown is a factor, but it can be a blessing in disguise, making projectiles much easier to dodge. Despite its old-school flavor, EDF's soundtrack is poor, and sometimes cuts out for no discernable reason. Earth Defense Force might keep shooter fans occupied for a little while, but much of that time will be spent contemplating how much better this should have been.