X, the story about a little tank with a big heart.....Now if ever
there was a game where the only purpose is to blow up stuff up,
this is it. The Granada X is a new weapon that some third world
country has developed, a quick little mobile tank with lots of firepower.
Your mission is to eliminate all the enemy targets on each level,
which are represented on the radar as red dots. Each level has a
different setting and theme, but the task at hand is to terminate
those pesky red dots with extreme prejudice.
is a free roaming shooter, meaning the tank can go anywhereon the
screen and explore a sonsiderably sized playing field. The controls
are well set too, with a rapid fire machine gun, a powerful but
slow barrel blast, and a third button used to hold the tank into
position so that you can move one way and fire another. Normally
the barrel faces the way you are moving, but holding the lock button
down puts an end to that. This free roaming was a nice break from
strictly traditional shmups. There are also little square options
to follow you around, circle spreadshots that attach to the barrel,
and spiral powerups which blow up the entire screen when shot.
best part of Gx is the variety of the levels (as seen in the review).
Each layout gives a fresh new spin on "find the enemy and destroy".
The action is fast paced, the game is pretty challenging (you can
set your player stock to six, and get three continues), and for
me had a lot of replay value. This game is similar to Metal Sotker
for the PC Engine, so fans of this style of game should check it