Get ready to give your fire button a bashing in this classic
Japanese shoot-em-up with over 14 levels of action. A brand-new
title previously unreleased in the UK it features a Buzz system
that allows you to power up your craft by absorbing the energy
of enemy bullets. Two games are available to play: Psyvariar
Medium Unit (The original arcade classic) and Psyvariar
Revision (Remake of the original with upgraded BUZZ system,
all-new short bombs and replay mode)...
Japanese shoot-em-up Psyvariar has been released in
the UK after a long wait - maybe too long. This shoot-em-up
is well past its prime (hence the £13 price tag). But
it represents solid retro entertainment that will have you
harking back to the days when you spent most of your free
holiday time hanging around the arcades (or is that just me?)
game is fast and furious, the graphics are acceptable for
this style of game, but it is the music that is memorable
- it will certainly take you back to those wasted arcade fuelled
the most annoying thing about this game is that it is difficult
to find out how to change your screen size. Don't think you
can just turn this on and play it when you get it home. If
you do, then the screen size is so small that you need to
squint to see where your ship is. You need to go to the set
up menu first and widen the screen area. Not really sure why
this is. I've never come across this problem before and it's
not like this game warrants a widescreen presentation.
annoying is the fact that the computer shouts "Level
up" every two seconds (if you're playing the game well)
which starts to grate after a while. I was also unsure of
how the Buzz system worked. One minute I was eating bullets,
the next I was toast.
is also painfully easy to complete. After only two days of
playing we were able to complete Psyvariar Revision and
we are near to completing the Medium Unit game too.
aside, this did keep us entertained as a group. If you are
going to buy this to play alone - I wouldn't bother. But if
you are going to have friends around, then you'll find it's
a great game to work off all that male aggression (or is that
just me again?).
and entertaining as it is, but you might like to see it in
operation before you part with your money.
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