ST MAG Review
Issue 58, Feb 1992
Author: not known
Country: France (French version)
Here comes the sequel to wonderful Wings of Death, one of the most beautiful shoot'em
ups, released more than a year
Technically speaking the game is of great quality as its predecessor was and even brings nice
enhancements. One of these improvements is the two player mode. Difficulty level can also be
configured, music options can be chosen and last but not least you can (dis)able the blitter on STE machines.
Graphics are ok but nothing more except for original themes and huge
As far as the game basics are concerned, don’t expect anything original. It’s just another vertically scrolled shoot'em up
(and is therefore mostly aimed at shooters fans).
The musical score is a nice, soft and boring music composed by Mad Max featuring digidrums
(we’ll be happy the day Mad Max starts composing harmonic tunes).
To put it in a nutshell the game difficulty is quite
high, technically impressive but concept was seen a hundred times before. I could also add that some graphics were already seen in Wings of Death
(meaning the level with a green background covered with trees and flowers).
But, again, technique is almost taken to perfection. Now you decide if perfection will be enough to get you to buy the
MUSIC AND SOUNDS
- Good sound fx
- soulless and boring music (you'd better disable it)
- smooth scrolling, huge number of sprites, nothing to complain about
- The technical aspects are so good, that the game is worth buying.
©1992 ST MAG