The original Sega coin-op gained somewhat of a cult following, thanks to the rather gross graphics and horrific screams that would shriek out at you (not a game for the weak-hearted!).

The game pits two human super soldiers, by the name of Ricky and Mary, on a mission to rescue hostages from six starshtps that have been invaded by some of the most disgusting aliens ever seen in a video game.

What this basically means is trolling around a multidirectional scrolling landscape, blasting the aliens, touching the hostages and heading towards the exit before a time bomb goes off. Reach the exit and you have to fight a horrid end-of-level guardian - beat that and it's onto the next ship.

This Sega version is pretty good, with nearty all the features of the original machine, but has some odd gameplay quirks, particularly in the way the screen scrolls, which makes it difficult to see what's coming towards you. With a few tweaks this could have been brilliant. As it stands it's simply a tough shoot 'em up which offers a fair amount of entertainment.

Graphics
81%
Sound
72%
Playability
76%
Lastability
69%
Overall
73%
Rating
73
Reviewer
CVG magazine "Complete Guide to Sega"
Region
UK
Scans
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