Solar Striker review - Nintendo Gameboy
Hmm, a shoot 'em up. Would you be shocked to learn that aliens have invaded Earth, and that you and your souped-up ship are the world's only hope? You wouldn't? Well, neither were we. Solar Striker is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up complete with power ups and dozens of unpleasant ET's who can't wait to be vapourised.
Control is simple enough, with fire and movement being your only options as you make your way to the Reticulon base. The obligatory bosses appear at the end of each level, with their own form of attack.
What the Mean Machines staff thought
This shoot 'em up is adequate in all respects, but lacks the excitement and thrills to make it a real winner.
After a couple of goes I got bored of this. It's alright, but there are no real surprises to keep you going back to it.
Richy Girth - 07 Dec 2008, 14:40 GMT
I actually got eye strain or something playing this in dim light for like 6 hrs with no rest other than Tetris breaks.
I couldn't seem to focus on things/people's faces for a terrifying while after I'd stopped playing the gameboy all that afternoon/evening..
Ahhhhh.....Those were the days...