Final Zone 2
|a game by||Renovation|
|Editor Rating:||6.3/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||6.0/10 - 1 vote|
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A renegade weapons society, responsible for killing billions is threatening the Earth. You and your crew have to take the enemy head on and defeat them with their own weapons! Put on your special suit in this overhead view shooter, and collect the special weapons and power-ups as you fight through 7 grueling rounds. You can choose from 5 characters, each has different weapons and fighting abilities.
Final Zone 2 has that great CD-ROM introduction (complete with vocals!), and wild intermissions with real speech, but when you trim all this away, you're left with a fairly routine walk-and-shoot in the same vein as Commando. The graphics aren't anything to write home about either.
Why bring this out on CD? Other than a few great intro scenes and intermissions the game could have been done on a card. The game is much too short and not up to the high standards we expect from a CD game. Good voice though!
Final Zone 2 is a bit disappointing for a CD-ROM game, it only has 7 levels and they're really not that difficult. The cinema displays and music are great, but the game is repetitive and needs more action to spice it up. Needs more variety in game play options.
Final Zone 2 its another great CD game for the TurboGrafx. The graphics are great, the voices are excellent, and the music isn't dull and boring. The game play is fast and there is a lot of action. The one complaint is that you can't keep moving while you shoot. Too short!
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Another new CD release from NEC is Final Zone II, a military shoot-em-up. Unlike Magical Dinosaur Tour, however, Final Zone II doesn't do a great deal with the CD format. Aside from a colorful opening sequence, a few transitional scenes, and the musical soundtrack, it probably could have been done on a cartridge.
At the beginning of Final Zone II, you take the role of Captain Howard Bowie, the commander of the Federal Army's premier fighting force. The world has been almost completely overrun by an enemy force known as ZOD. The evil ZOD has destroyed your spy satellite and now wants to destroy you.
Luckily, you've managed to find one of ZOD's New Age Power Suits. With the help of this suit, you're about to take on the whole lot of 'em all by yourself.
The game has seven stages, each more difficult than the last. In stages 1 through 3, you play Captain Bowie, but starting with stage 4 you can choose another Federal Army soldier. The action scrolls down the screen vertically instead of horizontally as in most other games. Each soldier you play has both a primary and a secondary weapon. Button II controls the primary weapon, and Button I fires the secondary weapon. For instance, Captain Bowie's primary weapon is a rapid-fire Vulcan Phalanx gun, while his secondary weapon is a bazooka. Another soldier, Hanna Franks, has a laser beam launcher as a secondary weapon, while Randy Hanson carries both a laser beam turret and a missile launcher. Other soldiers have, different weapons, and each character has a different New Age Power Suit as well. As you destroy enemies, you can pick up more ammunition and replenish your strength.
Final Zone II is fairly difficult from the beginning and gets even more challenging as it continues. As a straight shooter, it's enjoyable and very addictive.
But while there are plenty of good action games for the Tur-boGrafx, there's only one Magical Dinosaur Tour. So the thumbs-up this month goes to the great lizards of old, and let's hope we see more products just like it.