User Rating: 7.9 | Vectorman GEN
In Vectorman you play as a pollution cleaning robot ,known as an Orbot, tasked with saving the Earth from another Orbot hell bent on destroying the planet after getting a nuclear warhead attached to it. One of the main selling points of this game is its fluid animation in the games character’s. Everything just moves so smoothly. The backgrounds on the other hand are mostly bland and don’t have much going for them. There are about 16 stages and on the most part they are pretty expansive and are just packed with enemies. Some levels place Vectorman on a train track to take down a boss. These stages do their best to recreate the Mode 7 effects seen on the SNES, but it just doesn’t seem the same. The sound effects in this game are just your average action game sounds. Nothing too fancy here. The music uses a fast techno type beat and seems to fit the futuristic robot theme. The controls are dead on, helping Vectorman move about the maps. However, it would have been nice to have some type of rapid fire throughout the game instead of having to find a power up. It gets tiring have to drill away at the controller when fighting all those enemies you encounter. Speaking of power ups there are quite a few different kinds of them. You have the different types of ammo like the aforementioned rapid fire, a wave gun, and some kind of bolo weapon. On top of that you also have transformation power ups that change Vectorman into something useful depending on his environment, like a drill, a fish, or even a bomb that destroys all enemies and weak walls around him. Overall Vectorman is quite a fun game with plenty of action and different types of enemies. The bosses are all challenging and require some quick thinking to defeat them. The stages do a good job of making things repetitive by changing the style of play. This game is definitely a good game to add to your Genesis collection.