Wrath of the Black Manta
Taito's Wrath of the Black Manta borrows from many different side-scrolling action games such as Rolling Thunder and Code Name: Viper. Manta utilizes play mechanics such as jumping and fighting, with special messages and graphic/text scenes thrown in to provide clues and move the game along. Each level culminates with a Boss battle before moving on to even more difficult levels of play.
Wrath of the Black Manta looks fine and has all the necessary elements to create a great game, but the lead character just doesn't control as precisely as he should. The intermissions have no real affect on game play, but despite these problems Manta offers enough excitement to deserve its rating.
This game is only slightly above-average in comparison to other action/adventure titles. The characters and backgrounds are drawn well, although the game doesn't quite move as smoothly as it should. Special hidden rooms, graphic/text screens and more are added to expand the appeal of Manta.
This game is nothing spectacular, but it does have some decent thrills. The graphics are O.K. and the game play is fair, but there's nothing overly appealing about the cart in general. If you don't have Rolling Thunder than you might want to check it out.
This game moves quickly and plays well. Manta takes a Rolling Thunder theme and spices it up with well-drawn intermissions and loads of hidden items and locations. Wrath of the Black Manta is not a fantastic game, but action fans shouldn't find this title disappointing.
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Crime and kidnapping have put a death grip on New York, Tokyo and Rio. A solitary figure strives to squelch the misguided dealings of a bunch of underhanded terrorists bent on kidnapping innocent kids. Only the Black Manta possesses the powers that can save them.
- Master the awesome power of ten magical, Ninpo martial arts
- Gather clues that allow you to track down El Toro, the evil drug lord
- Exterminate international terrorists
- Sensational color graphics
- Exciting soundtrack
- Furiously challenging
Wrath of the Black Manta, which is also known as Ninja Cop Saizou, was a game for the NES created by Taito in 1990. The main game character is a ninja called Black Manta, who has to save children from kidnappers.
In this game the player playing as the Black Manta have to go through few levels and to stop a gang and the evil organizer of all the cruel kidnappings, El Toro, using throwing stars and special abilities called the "Ninja Arts". The Black Manta has many powers that he gets after beating a level. The player can choose any pressing "start". These powers can help the Black Manta overwhelm enemies and level bosses more quickly. Part of the fifth (last) level is seen as a FPS from first person perspective. The player is also has to kill one of the bosses from the previous levels.