65: Journey to Silius

Genre: Platformer

Developer: Tokai; Sunsoft
Publisher: Sun Corporation
Year: 1990

Basic Idea:  Avenge your father’s cliché death at the hands of terrorists and pretend you’re not fighting Terminators.

Review: From the same people who brought you Blaster Master comes possibly the best game ever based on the Terminator movie.  It can be hard to tell, though, since they lost the license to the movie and had to quickly change the plot and the main character before releasing it.  Thankfully, nobody plays platformers for their plots.

There’s nothing extraordinary about this game.  The graphics are good, not great.  The music is upbeat.  The weapons are fun and the robot/cyborg enemies creative.  The boss battles are fun. The difficulty curve is very fair.  There are much better platformers for the system, but if you’re looking for a new one that isn’t frustrating, this is a good bet.

4 thoughts on “65: Journey to Silius”

  1. I thought you were making up games again until I read the “was supposed to be Terminator” thing and totally remembered that debacle. I never played a second of it, though. The license (that wasn’t really a license” wouldn’t have captured me at that point. Maybe I’ll play this somehow, someday.

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