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Hover Strike: Unconquered Lands -- Atari

Terrakian Pirates have taken over a distant planet. You, fearing the worst for missing colonists, launch a strike against the pirates flying a state-of-the-art armored hovercraft. Save the colony before it's too late in Hover Strike: Unconquered Lands from Atari for the Jaguar CD.

Hover Strike is a "search and destroy" type game where you pilot a hovertank around many levels while blowing crap up. Hover Strike wasn't a bad game on cartridge, but the CD version is pretty much a carbon copy, with the exeption of some new textures, FMV, improved music, and some new levels. The frame rate is still fairly slow and the coders have added textures to levels that were once really cool-looking goraud shaded landscapes. A decent effort.

Well, if you already have the Jag CD and don't already own Hover Strike on cartridge, then Hover Strike on CD is definitely the way to go. While not a fabulous title, nor a very challenging title, Hover Strike is a decent time killer, and you do make regular progress with out to much pain. Graphics are clean and respectable, while sound is average. Playcontrol is nothing to hop about, but it does get the job done. Not bad, but not great.

>>>>> 34.5/50 <<<<< E.Phoenix R.I.P.
Graphics 3.5 4.0
Sound 4.0 3.0
Gameplay/Control 4.0 3.0
Longevity/Playability 3.5 3.0
Overall 3.5 3.0
Total 18.5 16.0