1 Review by Lo-Fat
This is a scary shooter. Not in the sense that it's scary as in
horror, but the aspects of the game. It is all serious. There's
no wise jokes or any English, except for the score and stuff. When
I saw this in the mag in the back, I thought that it was really
worth buying cause it looked so cool.
assuming these are your players, but the whole thing's in
Japanese so I don't really know! They look awfully moody anyway.
I had no idea. I ordered it from one store, and they didn't charge
me for some unknown reason, then Game Cave sent it to me without
asking and while I was gone my parents paid for it. Damn, so now
I have 2! I really thought Galactic Attack was hard, but now I look
at it and see that it really isn't all that bad. SG is HARD. The
first level means nothing, 2nd is a little harder, you have to keep
yourself together in the 4th, and then comes the 5th, and you are
literally bombarded from all directions by 40 things on the screen
You need to look directly at your ship for this level, then the
6th is weird cause you get in some weird laser field and have to
move out of the way otherwise you get wasted
Yes they are great aren't they.
Even though the sound isn't great, the music tracks make up for
it greatly. I personally love the 3rd level's "tough orchestra"
It kinda took from the GA idea of hitting the guys on different
Z-Levels, but it does it differently. You hold shoot and a web comes
out and you get to hit the ones above too, to an extent. The web
only goes so far up, down, left, right, forward, and backwards.
Really cool. Also you get to choose from 3 TOTALLY different guys.
One might shoot better, one with a better web, one faster, so on.
Also you get the super bombs that do little damage, the way it should
Even on Easy this game is tough. But if you are a real arcade game
player you will play on normal from the beginning. It's kinda tough
to see the bullets sometimes, but that can be good for yer eyes.
All those extras like the Battle Garegga game make you come back
for more. Maybe it's the speed of the game that you gotta love.
Get this damn game, for Saturn cause it does 2D better. Mail me
and I'll send you the Saturn one for something. PSX owners can get
the crappy PSX version if they want. Have fun!
2 Comments by Malc
Blue Sky, Crimson Warriors... apparently thats what Soukyugerentai
means. Ah, enlightening. Souky (is it is wont to be called by English
speakers) is a vertically scrolling blaster on Saturn and Playstation
with some amazing effects and set-pieces, accompanied by apt booming
film-style music, the sort you'd typically hear in the action sequences
of Independence Day. Turn the music UP!
On first play, I wasn't really that enamoured with Souky. Colours
start off drab, and a few nondescript ships wander onscreen to be
shot at. Enjoy this quiet while it lasts, and practice your web
weapons, as shortly all mayhem breaks loose in later levels.
The second level sees your craft blasting through space, destroying
platforms and satellites, then it's heading towards Mars and diving
through cloud cover, spraying bullets at hordes of speeding tanks
to waste the enemy's stronghold. Graphics and gameplay pleasingly
improve the further you get, with some inventive baddies, and wonderfully
realised backgrounds, many of which use the saturn's scaling and
hi-res effects to full advantage. Later on there's giant green robots
popping out from asteroids and battleships and more robots and...
ooh, I need a lie down with all the excitement....
A brilliant blaster in the classic japanese style, it does nothing
particularly new, but what it does do it does damn well. Get it!
Raystorm style lasers attacking the first boss. Sorry about the
pics, I used me diggy camera but it's not that good when the sun
is streaming through the window.
Level 2, flying over the earth blasting some lovely hi-res sub-bosses.
Just blown up by the level 2 end boss, a giant rotating satellite