Burai Fighter

a game by Taxan
Genre: Shooting Games
Platforms: NESNES, GameBoy
Editor Rating: 6.5/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Monsters Games

Burai Fighter, designed by game expert Ken Lobb, incorporates several types of proven play formulas within the same shooting theme. Burai Fighter casts you in the role of a super soldier, armed with a pulse rifle as well as the ability to travel over and through any of the different game landscapes. Burai is also loaded with different weapon enhancements which can each be independently powered-up. Prepare for multi-scrolling, overhead rounds, and all the shooting you could ever want.

People say:

8.0

Burai is an exemplary shooter. The power-up build-up feature is a welcome change of pace, and the built-in rapid-fire is nice and almost a necessity in a shooting game this intense. A varied cast of attackers, power-ups, and backgrounds further increase the challenge and surprise. Fantastic!

8.0

A shooter that is highly reminiscent of Section Z, with a wide variety of weapons and power-ups along with non-stop action. Burai is better than the average shooter with a password that keeps the game interesting. The scrolling is smooth and the game remains challenging. Not easy, but fun.

6.0

Across between Forgotten Worlds and Side Arms, which combines side and overhead shooting action. This is one of the better shooters for the NES, with excellent background graphics, great game play and plenty of power-ups. This one should keep shooter fans busy!

8.0

Burai Fighter is one of the best original shooters to come along in a long time. This game comes with multiple skill levels to tailor the game to your ego. The power-up build-up is a great touch and although the controls are strange at first, Burai succeeds in the end.

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NES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Gameboy

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

  • Manufacturer: Nintendo

In a remote corner of the galaxy lives a race of super-brains known as the Burai. Their vast mental capabilities are focused upon one goal: the conquest of the universe! They are creating huge armies of robo-mutants, which will soon overrun the galaxy - unless you can stop them! You must somehow penetrate the seven manufacturing bases of the Burai, where you will battle the most fearsome army of mutant rogues ever imagined - including the monstrous super-mutant guarding each base. But with your awesome arsenal of weaponry, victory may be within your reach. It's up to you to rid the universe of the evil Burai once and for all!

Some people, or shall we say some creatures, are just never satisfied! In fact, some are just plain greedy! To be more specific, it seems that the Burai, a race of super-brains, aren't happy with just one measly galaxy. No way, the greedy monsters have decided that they've just got to have the whole Universe all to themselves! And, to make matters even worse, they've created massive armies of creepy robo-mutants to do their dirty work. Alas, there's nothing left to do but dig out your laser cannon, strap on your proton pack, and get ready to shoot your way through seven horrifying levels of monster mania, some with a gruesome big boss at the end, and others with mutant-infested enemy bases. Beam me up, Scottie!

Like it's NES' big brother, GameBoy Burai Fighter is a multidirectional scrolling shooter loaded with action and plenty of enemy to destroy. The weapon select capsule returns offering several types of firepower and by destroying certain enemy, new weapon power-ups are revealed. Accumulate several of the same type to increase the performance of that weapon. Large bosses and long levels highlight this shooter.

People say:

7.0

I liked the NES version of Burai Fighter more than most, and the GameBoy version is equally as intense. Finally a good shooter for the GameBoy! Multiple options and lots to shoot at, including good level definition make this game a blast in my book!

6.0

A better than average Game Boy shooter. It's well designed for the small and slow moving screen as there are no surprises of getting hit by a bullet that is either too small or to fast to see. It is challenging and not easy by any means. Good weapon enhancements.

5.0

Burai didn't really grab my attention on the NES and it doesn't do much for me when shrunk and slowed down on GB. Good shooter as far as play and options but not as intense as Nemesis.

7.0

Actually, a rather entertaining action game for the GameBoy. Very similar to the NES version, this one plays well and keeps me in combat for a good time! Blurring is not a problem with this version on GameBoy as others tend to be! Space samurai Burai - Banzai!

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