Dead Angle

a game by Seibu Kaihatsu Inc.

Platform: Sega Master SystemSega Master System

Genre: Shooting Games

  • Type: Shooter
  • Difficulty: Avg.
  • Levels of Play: 7

In this target-shooting arcade translation, you command a one-man hit squad going after the most notorious gangsters around the world. You must locate the Big Boss and rescue the girl in the final scene before you'll have any peace.

Each level is packed with gangster agents filling the screen with gunfire. You must first track them down on the large scrolling playfield, line-up your sights and blow 'em away. Don't hit civilians and get those power-ups!

People say:

6

I liked Dead Angle in the arcades as a good follow-up to Empire City. Targeting the bad guys and loading them with lead is done well and the whole game is easy to grasp and play. The entire package in Dead Angle, including the graphics and sound, are complimentary to the Sega 8-Bit.

5

Sega's best shot (no pun intended) at a decent game this season. Don't look for anything spectacular through. It's Gangster Town without the light gun, and with an auto-fire stick anyone will finish this one in a day. Although the graphics are great, it's not enough to blow you away.

6

I liked Empire City a lot in the arcades, and this is a good extension of that game. The graphics are pretty good and the game play does get hectic in a few places, but it's not anything real spectacular. This is good, but no where near being great.

6

Dead Angle is an interesting twist on the normal shooting games, and I liked the first-person perspective that the game uses to make you feel like YOU are the target. It gets repetitive after a while with no real changes from round to round, but it's pretty enjoyable.

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  • Number of Levels: 7
  • Theme: Shooter
  • Difficulty: Easy-Average
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Available: Fall, 1989

TAKE AIM AT THE BIG CRIME BOSSES!

Dead Angle puts you in the shoes of a CIA operative with a suicide mission. You've been assigned to round up the most notorious mob families from around the country, and use whatever means are necessary to bring them to justice. You've been given a full-automatic machine gun to enforce your authority, as well as a license to kill if these kingpins don't come clean.

Each level of play is divided into two segments. You must first hold your own against a seemingly countless stream of gun-toting thugs and henchmen who dart out from every corner of the horizontally and vertically scrolling screens. Hunting down and stopping the Boss villain of that area must then be done in order to progress to the subsequent levels of play.

Since the play environments are larger than the screen itself, you must use the multi-directional prompt that appears in the center of the playfield to steer you toward the active areas. You can also shield yourself from attack for a few moments by using the "cover-up", option that let's you avoid getting hit by enemy gun fire. Doing this can save precious health, but when it's done, bullets are slowly deducted from your reserves.

You begin your battle in Napoli and, using leads that you acquire from the crime lords of Italy, return to America to take on mob families in New York and Chicago. This leads to action-packed shoot-outs with mobsters in hotels, at water ports, and in the mansion of the Big Boss himself! Each encounter introduces new characters and even deadlier Bosses who attack with everything from knives to grenades!

Dead Angle is an exceptional Sega translation of the Fabtek coin-op game which was essentially a sequel to the Romstar arcade piece titled Empire City 1931. While the games maybe old, and the concept repetitive, the wonderfully detailed environment's constant bombardment of activity help elevate this game into a whole new category of shooters.

POWER-UP HEALTH AND WEAPONS

Throughout the course of play, two different power-up enhancements will appear. The white medicine chest enables you to recover valuable health that's lost when you sustain injuries. The machine gun adds much-needed ammo to your reserve supply. To capture these power-up items, locate them in your sights and fire away! The benefits they bring will automatically be tallied onto your meters at the bottom of the screen!

Battle Reputed Gangsters in the U.S.!

  • You begin your fight in Italy where the Enrico family plans to make your stay as unpleasant as possible!
  • Before you can even check into your hotel in New York, the Orazio family attacks with all kinds of thugs and snipers!
  • The Port of New York serves as the battleground for your fight with the Salvatore family. Can you stop this gun-toting Boss?
  • When you reach Chicago, you must battle the Vincent family, headed up by this knife-throwing end Boss!
  • In the halls of the Big Boss' mansion, you'll discover a grenade throwing underling of the deadliest mobster of them all!

It takes a steady hand and nerves of steel to eliminate the Big Boss' henchmen! Lead the bad guys with your sights and fire away!

reggie posted a review

Stop the Bydo and reclaim the galaxy! The TurboGrafx version of R-Type is the best yet, with outstanding graphics, sounds, and game play!

Adapted from the Fabtek arcade game (which was loosely considered to be a sequel to Empire City 1931), it's you against the mob. Here's your chance to clean up the country, one city at a time. Besides eliminating the biggest crime lords in the country, your mission is also a personal vendetta against the gangsters who have your main squeeze hidden somewhere in one of the nation's largest cities. Armed with a machine gun and a bad attitude, you head down deserted streets and through dark alleys in search of the crime kingpins. It's constant action as gangsters continually pop out of buildings, from behind barrels, and from seemingly out of nowhere!

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