Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
Anyone who saw our last issue would’ve noticed the MS review (67% Force) and understandably be wary of the GG version. Well think again, it’s completely different and features much smarter graphics.
For those unfamiliar with the G-LOC scenario (what planet are you from?), you’re a fighter pilot who must complete several missions ‘in order to save the world from the onset of evil forces’.
As with the MS, it’s totally different from its coin-op namesake. But unlike the MS version, it’s brilliant — amazing 3D graphics zoom about all over the screen and landscapes look suitably rugged.
You view the action through the cockpit, rolling left or right, button firing the machine guns and launching heatseeking missiles.
Unusually, the Start button doesn’t pause the game. Instead, it fires your afterburners, propelling you away from attacking aircraft.
After each mission you’re awarded completion and time bonuses. This allows you to upgrade you aircraft, including such things as more fuel, missiles, bigger fuel tank etc.
One word sums up this game: amazingly good (that’s two —Ed). The graphics and effects are astounding and. while sparse, sound effects are very good.
Any and every GG owner should rush out and buy this straight away. What a pity there isn’t a GG to MS converter.
Don’t underestimate the capabilities of the wee Game Gear — G-LOC is brilliant on the small screen! It’s fast and incredibly furious; everything about it says ‘speed’. The graphics are great, nicely coloured and shaded, and animation’s top notch. You’ll sway that Game Gear of yours from side to side as you view the goings on from your cockpit, it’s that good! Buy G-LOC, now! Oh, and while you’re at it, invest in some travel sickness tablets, too!
An inaccurate conversion but brilliant in its own right