T2 The Arcade Game

a game by Midway
Genre: Shooting Games
Platforms: GameBoy, GameGear
Editor Rating: 6/10, based on 1 review, 2 reviews are shown
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Terminator Games

Out of the apocalyptic fires of a nuclear holocaust, a lone warrior must journey to save mankind from the brink of extinction. From terminator to protector, you must now save young John Connor from the relentless, quasi-liquid killing machine, the T-1000! As in the coin-op, T2 features incredible scaling and great graphics that plunge you head first into the battle of tomorrow. Power up your gun and get ready to save the human race from technology gone mad!

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Gameboy

System requirements:

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

GameGear

System requirements:

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

Game Reviews

Everyone's favorite pumped-up metal monster, the Terminator, is back and in action on your Game Boy. Surprise, surprise! The action is just as fun and furious as it is on other systems.

Hasta La Vista, Baby

12: The Arcade Game by Acclaim is the latest conversion of the hit coin-op that burst through the arcades like machine gun fire last year. Once again, you're faced with the possibility of being an extinct species, thanks to a race of robots that's trying its hardest to exterminate you. For survival, you've joined forces with a small but determined resistance movement that is trying to protect its leader, John Conner, both in the present and the past. Need further clarification? See the movie.

From a first-person, gun sight-ready, head-on perspective, you'll scroll through a vast assortment of landscapes, including Skynet fortress and the Cyberdyne labs. The graphics are amazingly detailed, which makes up for the lack of color. Because of the small and very dark Game Boy screen, you may want to crank up that contrast and save a couple of eye nerves along the way.

Heavy Metal

You begin armed with only a machine gun, but you collect a variety of power-ups to increase your fighting power, including shields, gun coolant, bullets, and 1-ups. You also get some guided missiles for your protection.

You'll need plenty of ammo, information, and courage to face what's ahead. Each robot, police officer, and Terminator gets up and in your face during the course of the frenzied action. The mechanical assault also gets nasty when weird, furturistic HK's fly by and metallic Endoskeletons try to push you to the brink of extinction.

The game has little music, but that doesn't stop it from being noisy. Every deafening explosion and machine gun burst is clearly defined and very loud. Your ears will know when you've hit something, even if your eyes don't.

Pumping Irony

For a system that sports no color, it's ironic that this Game Boy version of the T2: Arcade game is a faster and more furious game than others. You may find some frustrating flex time over the game's difficulty. Fear not, friends! Saving John Conner has never been more exciting or rewarding. Don't be a girly-gamer, get out the guns and waste 'em!

ProTips:

  • When you have the Terminator cornered in front of the nitrogen truck, shoot ahead of him to unleash nitrogen. Then bring the temperature gauge down to-200 degrees to chill out that homeboy.
  • When you hit stage 2 ofSkynet, you reach some Bunkers set in the wall that have Killer Orbs in them. Shoot out all the Orbs and Bunkers, except for the last two. Wasteallthe T-BOO's in front of the last two Bunkers for a bevy of blasting bonuses, like extra ammo and smart bombs.
  • Don't bother with the flying HK's in the first stage. They're harmless, and you'll need to focus all your attention on the Endoskeletons, which are fast and deadly.

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