Just like all the other Sega Genesis games, Vectorman is super hard and time consuming to beat.
In 2049, the human population of Earth embarks on a migratory voyage to try and colonize other planets. They leave mechanical "orbots" to clean up the mess they made on Earth through littering and pollution. Raster, a high-level orbot who watches Earth through a planetwide computer network, is accidentally attached to a working nuclear missile by a lesser orbot and goes insane, becoming an evil dictator named Warhead. He declares himself ruler of Earth, and begins preparing to execute any humans who dare return to their planet.
Enter Vectorman, a humble orbot in charge of cleaning up toxic sludge by simply discharging it into the sun. As he lands on Earth after his last trip, he finds chaos and confusion. Because all the other Orbots are controlled by Warhead (Vectorman having not been affected because he was away), Vectorman takes it upon himself to destroy the errant orbot and restore peace to Earth.
Vectorman uses pre-rendered 3D models in its level and character designs. This gives the game a smooth, computer-generated feel. The original name of the villain, Warhead, was Raster (as in raster graphics, the opposite of vector graphics). Vectorman was considered the answer to Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country at the time, as they both used graphical tricks to look beyond what the console could do.
Th game itself is preety much a straight forward 2D action shooter.Vector man has a unique weapon style that has only been seen on VectorMan and Vectorman 2.This weapon that I speak of is a ball gun on VectorMan hand.This gun shoots little energy circles at enimies that can be shot rrepeadetly if the button is held down.The gun can get temporary upgrades in almost every level.These upgrades include a machine gun, "bolo" gun, and triple-fire guns.
Vectorman has the power to transform into other objects that he uses to get into secret area or just get through a level faster.These upgrades include a bomb to blow up cracked wall,a submarine to mave faster in the few water levels,a drill to cut through floors,a helicopter to get further without having to fight enimies,a sort of airplane to zoom through the level, and a car to run through wall to get to secret areas that may otherwise be unaccesible.
This is a game for hardcore gamers that have the time to keep playing a game all the way through in one shot.