Space Harrier
"Get Ready" can be heard at the beginning of the game and you better be ready, as this is one fast and frantic game! Space Harrier is the kind of game you play when you want nothing but action and plenty of it! This game is no walk in the park, so timid gamers need not apply.

Your character is a gun toting, rocket pack wearing kind of guy who wants to clear his world of all kind of monsters. From the flying fish-faced beasts to the Easter Island Heads to one of the best bosses ever in a video game, the mighty Dragon, you have a menagerie of foes. This game is as weird as it is hectic and that is saying a lot!

But the creatures are not the only thing you have to worry about. There is the landscape that will waste you faster than you can say "Jimminy Cricket". Some of it can be blown up (which is enough to drive Greenpeace insane) and some that must be avoided. There are mushrooms, pillars and giant broccoli plants (I don't think they are actually broccoli plants, but they sure look like it). The graphics are gorgeous and will make you wish you could slow the game down to enjoy them all. Don't stop to look or you will become a permanent part of the landscape as there is always something to kill you.

The best way to play this game is to set the autofire feature that was recently added to MAME and go postal on these creatures. Make sure your joystick is primed as you will be doing some fast moves and if that joystick doesn't cut it, get another one.

Space Harrier is a great game and one that will completely captivate you. While some people think it is too unforgiving in the fact that stuff just pops up everywhere, I think it is awesome! So if you are looking for a challenge, the download this game and "Get Ready"!

This is just a review of the arcade machine.  If you are looking for the actual arcade machine, you may want to check out ebay.  Click below to see if you can find this game.

 

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