Silent Debuggers

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a game by Data East
Platform: PC Engine (1991)
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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Silent Debuggers
Silent Debuggers
Silent Debuggers
Silent Debuggers

Looking for an exciting job that pays well? One that enables you to travel and see the stars? All that and more can be yours when you join the ranks of the few. ..the proud... the Debuggers!

What's a "debugger," you ask? Debuggers are futuristic mercenaries, rental warriors who will do any job for the right amount of money. In Silent Debuggers a single player, first person shoot-em-up from NEC, you take on a role as one of these tough troubleshooters.

Oh my, Ohme

Silent Debuggers is an action-packed game, even though it lacks diversity. You begin your extraterrestrial bug hunt on the first floor of the cargo space station Ohme, with your fellow Debugger Leon. Reports have come in that this station is filled with riches-and alien monsters. There are six levels to Ohme, naturally all the wealth is stored on level 6. To reach the big bucks, you must wipe out the alien infestation on the lower levels.

This would be easy as taking data from a computer, if it weren't for the fact that the whole place is set to explode in exactly 100 minutes! And, of course, the only way to deactivate the time is by reaching the main computer on Level 6.

Debugger Power

No respectable Debugger takes on a mission like this without the proper arsenal. When you begin you're armed with a hand laser. But your buddy Leon offers you six sidearms to choose from: a machine gun, a beam gun, a homing gun, and three types of launchers. As you progress through the levels, you find more equipment.

Of course, this "equipment" isn't exactly what you'd find in your local army surplus store. You can get everything from enhanced scanning devices to jump jets that let you move quickly. These things come in very handy when you encounter some of the near-invincible aliens.

Creatures of a Different Color

Silent Debuggers has its buggy points. There are only a few types of aliens, and the only visible difference between each one is its color. As far as appearances go, imagine a brain with two arms attached. You now have a perfect picture of what the Debuggers face!

The other spacey fact about this cart is that the aliens don't really fight in any special ways. They just run into you, presumably to take a bite out of your face. It would have been nice if the different aliens had some unusual power or at least a different style of attack.

Alien Action

Silent Debuggers is a fun game that overcomes its shortcomings. Even though the action doesn't vary much, it's exciting enough to keep you entertained for hours on end! The sound effects are pretty realistic, even though the graphics are average. All in all, this adventure challenges both your mind and your reflexes. Silent Debuggers should make some noise.


  • Don't always chase the aliens. They usually after you if you stay in one place. This way, you'll never be ambushed!
  • Each time you continue, you lose 5 minutes. If you continue more than three or four times, it's a good idea to start over. The later levels take a long time to beat!
  • The sleep device helps hold the aliens in place while you let 'em have it!

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PC Engine

System requirements:

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

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