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Down Load (TurboGrafx-16)

Down Load  TurboGrafx-16 Title screen


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Nearing the end of the 21th century, human society entered a development stage that was dubbed "neo capitalism". Powerful mega-corporations built gigantic computer systems which were able to create entire virtual worlds, where humans sought refuge from the grim reality and the certainty of death. But crime flourished in the cyber world as well; a unit of special agents called "cyber divers" was created in order to fight criminal organizations. Syd is one of such cyber divers. His companion Ohala was once trapped in the cyber world and never returned. And now, another friend of his, the lovely Deva, tells him that she has been arrested while trying to investigate Ohala's disappearing. It's time for Syd to ride his flying bike and get to the bottom of the business - in real world as well as in the dangerous virtual reality.

Down Load is a side-scrolling shooter. The player controls Syd on his flying bike, which acts, for all purposes, like other aircrafts in comparable games. Before each mission, the player selects one of the two available main weapons: vulcan cannon (spreading fire, up to five directions if powered-up), and laser beam (powerful, focused fire; beams are added with power-ups). The secondary weapons include homing missiles, a bomb-like gadget, and a shield - all with limited ammunition/energy.

The stages include real-world locations as well as abstract "computer-like" virtual reality worlds, with geometrical figures and computer-related objects as enemies. Boss enemies usually guard the exit to each level, and utilize a variety of shooting patterns to stop the hero. Anime-style cut scenes advance the story between the missions.


Down Load  TurboGrafx-16 ...while this, in my opinion, should be ranked up there with "you spoony bard": I AM SHAKING! LONG TIME NO JACK IN! :)
Down Load  TurboGrafx-16 Now this boss looks cool! Dig the color!
Down Load  TurboGrafx-16 Wait a sec, Deva... I gotta wear a shirt...
Down Load  TurboGrafx-16 ...until you fight in abstract white

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Alternate Titles

  • "Download" -- Common title
  • "ダウンロード" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic Mar 27, 2016 A 100
1UP! Sep 07, 2007 87 out of 100 87
Player One Sep, 1990 84 out of 100 84 Dec 07, 2016 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70
Power Play Aug, 1990 67 out of 100 67


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Unicorn Lynx (181677) added Down Load (TurboGrafx-16) on Dec 07, 2010