Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
Maniac robots stalk the streets, factories and army bases around the World. They're after blood. You're one of the few survivors and have been given a metal monster shooter. Before you get to do any droid destroying, you go to a shooting gallery to practice. A picture of a robot or human will appear in a random place. Blast the robots, be nice to the humans. The problem with being a sharp shooter is that the game's difficulty level is set high. Consequently you get nowhere fast.
Assault City is split into numerous levels containing two sub-levels. During the first stage the screen scrolls horizontally and loads of robots appear. You must let rip, quickly, with your laser.
As the onslaught is so hectic, your life bar diminishes rapidly. Thankfully there is a carrier craft that passes regularly: shooting it causes a power-up pill to be left behind. Shoot the pill and your life bar gets partially restored. The second stage in a level involves you destroying a huge super robot.
Assault City is very colourful, full of enemy droids with each level differing significantly. After completing a level, a series of comic bookstyle stills appear which certainly add to the atmosphere.