Big Sky Trooper

a game by LucasArts
Genre: Adventure/RPG
Platform: SNESSNES
Editor Rating: 6/10, based on 2 reviews, 3 reviews are shown
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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Big Sky Trooper
Big Sky Trooper
Big Sky Trooper
Big Sky Trooper

FIRST IMPRESSION

This is an RPG? I don't know about that. There are definitely role-playing elements, but I view this game as more of an action game. There is a little bit of originality but slugs from outer space is a little rehashed from some B-grade horror films. It gives me the creeps on certain nights.

BEST FEATURE

There is no best feature considering the whole game concept needs work. This version is incomplete, however, and maybe it will get better.

WHAT'S MISSING

Fun. This game is geared for a younger RPG crowd (like 3-year-olds) and maybe they'll enjoy it.

WILL YOU LIKE IT?

I can't see many older players enjoying this game with such games as Final Fantasy II and III, and Ogre Battle out there. This game is pretty unique in some ways which some people might find enjoyable. The only thing going for this game is its uniqueness.

  • MANUFACTURER - Lucas Arts
  • DIFFICULTY - Easy
  • THEME - ACTION/RPG
  • NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Game Reviews

Big Sky Trooper is a sci-fi adventure game, produced by JVC and LucasArts for the Super NES in January 1996. The evil Space Slug forces, led by the Sultan of Slime, have launched a sudden attack on humanity, quickly occupying the majority of planets in the galaxy, and forcing the Sidereal Shock Troops to recruit soldiers to counter the threat.

Once selected, it is up to your Big Sky Trooper, piloting a FIDO class starship, to engage the slugs in space and in planetfall and thwart their plans to destroy mythical galactic devices and conquer humanity.

Hmmm is the first word that came to mind as I played Big Sky Trooper, not because my thesaurus was missing, but because the game is such a bizarre mismatch of kid-oriented audiovisuals and complicated game-play. You control a young boy (or girl) enlisted into the Big Sky Troopers to liberate the galaxy from a horde of slugs led by the evil Slug Lord. You're given the helm of the battle cruiser Dire Wolf and the assistance of a computer named FIDO that interacts with you in the guise of a cute little doggy. There are over 100 planets to explore, most of them populated by Slugs that you frazz in an overhead-view shooter sequence that calls to mind an earlier LucasArts game, Zombies Ate My Neighbors. This game isn't just mindless shooting, though-FIDO assigns you various missions that often have you zooming from one end of the universe to the other, looking for particular items or people to interact with.

So why did LucasArts take such a unique gameplay design and put it in diapers? Kids won't understand the game well enough to beat it, and adults will be turned off by the "so-cute-you'll-puke" graphics. With a grown-up plot, this game would score a 7 or 8; as it stands, it's a very strange attempt at a "family" adventure game.

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