I look around for a good game, because like most people I actually like playing good games. I hear Captain Skyhawk is a good game. I like playing shooters, mainly for their high speed and fast paced action. So I give CS a whirl. Uh...I wasnt quite impressed with it. Thats really too bad since I had heard so many great things about the game, but it just didnt live up to all the praise in my opinion. Why? Well, read on to find out.
As mentioned, Captain Skyhawk is a shooter. The game is a top down shooter and there are about 9 missions in the game. Its more of a flight simulator than a space opera type of game. The only thing is, you look at the plane from overhead rather than from inside of the cockpit.
The graphics are ok, but VERY different for the NES. It obviously has some 3D influences in it, which is all well and good. The game is too green though, because everything is just a solid shade of green, which is very dull. The music isnt quite good at all, but thats ok. My main problem with the game is actually in the actual game.
The game is too precise. It is too precise to be any fun. If you like shooters, then you know most of them whip and whirl by. Well, this game moves at a crawl and theres nothing frenzied about it. Its meticulous and precise, you are even limited as to where can fly. See, in most shooters you can fly the full left to right over mountains and such. In this game you are obviously lower on the ground. You cant fly over the hill, because the game will equate that with flying INTO the hill. This results in a crash. Four lives, and I believe unlimited continues. But whats the point? The game is a pain to play and way too slow.
So much praise for such an undeserving game. This isnt the best shooter on the system. In fact, the shooting scenes of Guardian Legend are probably better than this and that wasnt even the MAIN focus of that game. Im quite sure why I dont like this. Maybe for as good as the graphics kind of look, they are still ugly and almost too technical. The flying, which should be high flying, fast and fun, is just slow and drawn out. I really dont like this game. I say you stay away, but give it a whirl if you are still in disbelief.