Rescue: The Embassy Mission

a game by Seika

Platform: NESNES

Genre: Adventure/RPG

See also:Rescue Games

  • Manufacturer: Kemco/Seika

  • Sound/Music 5

  • Graphics 6
  • Playability 6
  • Overall 6

It's a familiar turn of events: terrorists have seized yet another embassy and are holding hostages. Demands are made and deadlines are set. Innocent lives hang in the balance as leaders decide on a desperate course of action. It's up to you to raid the captured embassy, knock out resistance, neutralize terrorists and free the staff. Kemco/Seika has taken this page directly from the evening news with their new title, Rescue, a challenging game.

Actually, having Rescue is like having two separate games on one cartridge. In the first segment of the game, you must maneuver your three-man sniper team into position around the embassy compound. Selecting your sniper from an overhead map, you must move him through the embassy grounds and into his predetermined "kill" zone. The action begins as you weave your way toward the target, constantly avoiding probing searchlights. Anyone unlucky enough to be pinned by the roving beam will be cut down by off-screen terrorists. You must constantly be on the move - rolling, ducking behind walls and crouching in doorways are the only ways to avoid the searchlights and keep the target alive.

Once you have your snipers in position, the action shifts to a view through their telescopic gunsights. Your next job is to sweep the lit windows of the embassy with the scope and cut down any terrorists lurking in the windows with rifle fire. The little silhouettes representing the terrorists moving behind the window shades is a nice touch. A shot through a window will reward you with a gaping hole and the crash of breaking glass.

The second phase of play begins when a four-man squad is dropped to the roof of the embassy by helicopter. You then control them on their way in. After selecting a team member, you must rappel him down the side of the building and swing him into position through one of the shot-out windows. This is a part of the game that requires patience and skill to master. The control for activating the rappel feature is very sensitive, and on the first few tries I had trouble mastering it (quite often my character propelled himself off into space, instead of through the window).

Once inside, you must search the various floors of the embassy for your hostages. A small map in the lower corner of the screen will aid you by showing your position, a floor plan and the position of two terrorists. As you make your way down the hallways, the point of view is over your shoulder and down the barrel of your machine gun. All the terrorists you encounter must be shot as you sweep the embassy, but be on your guard - too quick on the trigger finger and you'll wind up shooting a hostage instead. The operation ends when all of the terrorists are killed and the hostages freed. Your abilities are assessed when the level where you are told how you fared, your casualty list, etc., ends.

Rescue moves along at breakneck speed as you race against an on-screen timer to fulfill your mission. There are three levels of difficulty and five separate missions ranging from the entry level (training) to the mission code-named Jupiter. Rescue keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through, aided by great graphics and a catchy musical score. Game play is challenging even for experienced gamers and should keep this game from ending up on the "played it once, played It a thousand times list".

So, for all you aspiring Delta Force leaders, Kemco/Seika's is just the ticket.

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  • Machine: Nintendo

Not doing your homework could be a mistake. Every move you make could jeopardize your fellow rescuers, and those held captive.

Rescue: The Embassy Mission. The action comes fast and furious. Itchy-fingered enemy gunmen. A perilous rappel down the sheer face of the Embassy. If you survive that, don't get cocky. You've still got to out-maneuver and out-think your opponents inside and mastermind the escape.

There are 15 levels of difficulty, from "Training Mission" to wickedly-fast "Jupiter Mission". Thrills are delivered in bold strokes, with super high quality graphics and animation.

With Rescue: The Embassy Mission, brainpower is as important as firepower.

reggie posted a review

Not doing your homework could be a mistake. Every move you make could jeopardize your fellow rescuers, and those held captive.

The action comes fast and furious. Itchy-fingered enemy gunmen. A perilous rappel down the sheer face of the Embassy. If you survive that, don't get cocky. You've still got to out-maneuver and out-think your opponents inside and mastermind the escape.

There are 15 levels of difficulty from "Training Mission" to wickedly-fast "Jupiter Mission" Thrills are delivered in bold strokes, with super high quality graphics and animation.

With RESCUE: The Embassy Mission, brainpower is as important as firepower.

reggie posted a review
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