Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship

a game by Tradewest
Genre: Shooting Games
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 8.2/10, based on 2 reviews, 3 reviews are shown
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship
  • Machine: Nintendo

The magnificent Golden Warpship was once the most powerful vessel in Solar Jetman's galactic fleet. But then the ship was stolen by space pirates, taken apart, and hidden in distant areas of the galaxy. Solar Jetman is the only hope for its recovery.

In Solar Jetman: The Hunt for the Golden Warpship, you play an interplanetary hero on a quest to rebuild the missing spacecraft. Your search for the scattered pieces takes you through 12 alien worlds filled with menacing armies, black holes, booby traps, and strange gravity.

Each time your mothership lands on an alien planet, Solar Jetman emerges in a jetpod. It might take awhile to get the hang of flying the jetpod because it's sensitive to the pull of each planet's gravity, and the gravity varies from planet to planet.

As you explore each new world, you'll find alien booty that's yours for the taking. The jetpod's tractor beam activates automatically when you get close to the loot, but keep an eye out for alien attackers. You have to deactivate the pod's shields to use the tractor beam, and your power is reduced when you have an object in tow.

When you are attacked, the jetpod can fire a stream of bullets at your enemy. By collecting enough alien loot to earn extra points, you can buy more powerful weapons.

You can't leave in the mothership until you collect all the essential items hidden on the planet. These items include a missing piece of the Golden Warpship (one piece is hidden on each planet) and enough fuel to continue your mission.

A distant descendant of the classic arcade hit Asteroids, Solar Jetman is a shooter with a twist. The search for the Golden Warpship adds challenge to the game, and the different gravity fields make handling your ship more difficult than in most shooters. While the main game screens are fairly average, the planet surfaces, warp zones, bonus rounds, and outer space graphics may be sharp enough to impress players who think they've seen everything.

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System requirements:

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

Game Reviews

The magnificent Golden Warpshipwas once the most powerful vessel in Solar Jetman's galactic fleet. But then the ship was stolen by space pirates, taken apart, and hidden in distant areas of the galaxy. Solar Jetman is the only hope for its recovery.

In Solar Jetman: The Hunt for the Golden Warpship, you play an interplanetary hero on a quest to rebuild the missing spacecraft. Your search for the scattered pieces takes you through 12 alien worlds filled with menacing armies, black holes, booby traps, and strange gravity.

Each time your mothership lands on an alien planet, Solar Jetman emerges in a jetpod. It might take awhile to get the hang of flying the jetpod because it's sensitive to the pull of each planet's gravity, and the gravity varies from planet to planet.

As you explore each new world, you'll find alien booty that's yours for the taking. The jetpod's tractor beam activates automatically when you get close to the loot, but keep an eye out for alien attackers. You have to deactivate the pod's shields to use the tractor beam, and your power is reduced when you have an object in tow.

When you are attacked, the jetpod can fire a stream of bullets at your enemy. By collecting enough alien loot to earn extra points,you can buy more powerful weapons.

You can't leave in the mothership until you collect all the essential items hidden on the planet. These items include a missing piece of the Golden Warpship (one piece is hidden on each planet) and enough fuel to continue your mission.

A distant descendant of the classic arcade hit Asteroids, Solar Jetman is a shooter with a twist. The search for the Golden Warpship adds challenge to the game, and the different gravity fields make handling your ship more difficult than in most shooters. While the main game screens are fairly average, the planet surfaces, warp zones, bonus rounds, and outer space graphics may be sharp enough to impress players who think they've seen everything.

The Golden Warship has been disassembled by a group of alien space pilots and hidden on 12 different worlds in the galaxy. You must explore all the planets, find the pieces and reconstruct the ship. Collect extra fuel and buy more powerful weapons as you search the worlds. Use your tractor beam to latch on to and tow unknown alien treasures you find. Refuel the mothership and move on to new worlds

People say:

9.0

EXCELLENT! Solar Jetman is one of the best original entries I've seen in a long time, taking the basic premise from the rarely-seen coin-op Gravitar and bringing it home to the NES. Tradewest & Co. have done a fantastic job with this flying, collecting, shooting game with no equal!

8.0

Wow! Tradewest has a great hit here with something that is sorely needed for the NES - a new and original concept. It takes a while to get used to the controls but once gotten used to, the game is very addicting. And difficult! The password feature is good as it's a long game.

7.0

This is a totally unique game boasting a lot of neat features. Besides a completely original theme (a rare find on the NES) Jetman has a ton of items to find and huge alien caverns to get lost in. A nice break from the plague of unimaginative carts invading the store shelves.

9.0

Solar Jetman is an interesting game because it is so different from everything else. The game play is hard to get used to, and will take some time to master the moves. The massive mazes are long and challenging, making the game even more difficult to master. But still fun!

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