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Atomic Robo-Kid Special
  opened by paleface at 02:40:30 06/01/04  
  last modified by paleface at 12:25:50 03/05/24  
  paleface [sys=PCE; cat=Shooter_Horiz; reg=JPN]
Robo-Kid has a remarkable amount of firepower--maybe that's what makes him special. But seriously, the dude has big guns, and ripping through baddies and bosses with them is pretty darn fun. I like also how he has free movement and can hover/fly anywhere with his jets, and although this is primarily a horizontal shooter there are levels where his is heading up or down or backwards, too. He can even run along the ground!
The first ten stages or so are a bit on the easy side. For me it got hard suddenly at stage 12. Ouch. But it's good fun and the pace of the shooting, and the graphics that go with it, really sort of pump you up--you almost feel the heat of the onslaught the Kid dishes out (in fact there's a cool heat flicker effect on his shiny silver body when he fires).
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