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Run Saber Reviews (SNES)

Run Saber SNES Title screen


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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
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Critic Reviews

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The game could have been longer, but it's still a great trip!
Netjak (Aug 22, 2003)
While this game definitely has its fans, there's not a very large number, and I'm guessing that the game didn't sell too well, getting overshadowed by a more popular release of something. If you're a Strider fan in need of a good clone for the SNES, this is definitely what you're looking for. If you're just a fan of good action games, this is a solid buy as well, that is worth your time finding. If you're an emulator user (which, by the way, Netjak doesn't condone because of legality issues) looking for something new, then this is worthy of taking up a space speck of space on your hard drive. There's a lot of fun to be had in Run Saber, and it's definitely one of the most overlooked games I've ever come across.
Play Time (Nov, 1993)
Das Gesamtbild läßt uns die wüste Erde in blauen, grauen und grünen Tönen erscheinen und der Sound motiviert nachhaltig zum Kampf gegen das Böse.
Power Unlimited (Mar, 1994)
Niet al te moeilijke combinatie van platformspel en beat 'em up waarin cyborgsoldaten van het Run Saber project het opnemen tegen het klonenleger.
Defunct Games (Nov 08, 2013)
Regardless of whether you consider it a rip-off or homage, Run Saber is a fun action game that is full of surprises. The boss battles are exciting and the levels are full of interesting twists and turns. Run Saber never matches the highs of Strider, but it does offer an exciting adventure with a cool science fiction story.
Video Games (Nov, 1993)
Gegenüber dem großen Spielhallenvorbild geizt das Recycling-Modul mit Extras: Das Waffenarsenal besteht aus einer aufgepeppten Wumme und grünen Drachen, deren Verwüstungsfaktor sich in Grenzen hält. Trotzdem behalten die Aliens nur selten die Oberhand. Erstens zeigt Euch stets ein Pfeil, wo‘s zum Ausgang geht, Verlaufen ist also ausgeschlossen. Zweitens liegt der Schwierigkeitsgrad meist unter dem Genredurchschnitt. Weitere Mängel: Gerade im Zwei-Spieler-Modus kommt das Scrolling den flinken Sprites oft nicht hinterher. Jetzt aber genug der Kritik: Schließlich fehlt von Strider auf dem Super Nintendo noch jede Spur und im Duo-Modus besitzt Run Saber einen nicht zu verachtenden brachialen Charme. Wenn Euch der Sinn nach Action-Fastfood für Zwischendurch steht, ist probespielen angesagt, denn Spaß macht‘s allemal.
Total! (Germany) (Jan, 1994)
Ihr werdet jetzt sagen: „Das Gameplay ist so frisch wie Papas Socken!“ Wie recht Ihr doch habt! Neue Spielidee sind rar, dafür wurde kräftig bei Actiongames wie „Strider“ geklaut. Daß das Spiel dennoch halbwegs Spaß macht, liegt hauptsächlich an der sauberen technischen Umsetzung. In Sachen Grafik bewegt sich „Run Saber“ im oberen Drittel. Die Figuren sind gut gezeichnet und agieren vor imposanten Backgrounds. Der Bildschirm scrollt brav und ruckelfrei dem ganzen Geschehen hinterher.
The games major issue is, that beyond a few choice encounters, Run Saber doesn't offer much in the way of remembrance. The music is decent, level design about perfect (plenty of room to explore), graphics average, and the simple slashing/jumping gameplay is easily forgotten in a sea of games like this. If you have someone willing to play through an overly average title, it becomes something you'll remember, but only then.
Super Play (UK) (Aug, 1993)
What Run Saber desperately wants to be is Strider No, come on, it does. Everyone's saying it. But while Strider is a fantastic game, with brilliant graphics and loads to do, Run Saber is firmly average. It's got one or two interesting ideas in it, but there's just not enough there to fire the imagination and keep it blazing. Despite some attractive backdrops here and there, the levels all seem really dull and bland, and the baddies just sort of walk or fly around the screen shooting at you. There's the odd boss that wobbles about in Mode 7, and a bizarre bit when your running about on the top of a plane, but nothing that sticks in the mind. I quickly got bored.